Healthy Eating

Dill and Caraway Soda Bread

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In keeping within the plant-strong guidelines of the 28 Day Health Challenge I’m testing out for Whole Foods Market, I made a hearty and tasty homemade lentil stew for dinner tonight.  Loaded with carrots, celery, tomatoes, lentils and my homemade vegetable broth, it was a comforting supper for a dreary and rainy evening. To serve [...]


Sauteing and Roasting Vegetables Without Oil

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Today marks the halfway point of the 28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge Whole Foods invited me to try.  I have now gone two weeks without any meat, dairy, eggs, sugar or oil, and I’m starting to feel just fine.  The first several days were tough – probably because my body was going through sugar withdrawal! [...]


My Own Little Patch of Green in the Big City

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I love living in a big city.  We never suffer a shortage of things to do, I walk e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e., we have plenty of friends nearby and just about anything we could possibly need is with a few blocks of our home.  City living offers so much. But, I often lament my lack of private green [...]


Cookbook Love

I am a cookbook geek.  Whenever I have a few minutes to myself, one of my favorite things to do is read through a good cookbook.  In the same way most people devour a delicious novel, I pour over every page of a new cookbook hoping to uncover inspiration and new ideas.  It seems like [...]


A Good Read

Even though I live in a big city, I strive to make my life as homemade as possible. I believe that avoiding processed junk (food and household products) is a healthier and happier way to live. Recently I stumbled on a great book that is all about going back to the basics — The Self [...]


Mmmm…dinner

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Came up with a good dinner recipe tonight. Just like salad, its easy to create new and unique pasta recipes using whatever you have in the pantry and fridge. As long as I have a few key ingredients on hand, I can almost always put something together. Here’s my list of kitchen must-haves: Wedge of [...]


Ewwwwwwwww!

I read an article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about the additives manufacturer’s sneak into “healthy” foods. As most people reading this blog may already know, the word “natural” is not regulated by the FDA (unlike the word “organic” which is regulated). Therefore, food manufacturers can use the word however they please. For example, packaged [...]


When to Opt for Organic?

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It can be hard to know when to spend extra money on organic produce and when to purchase conventionally. I rely on this list from the Environmental Working Group to help me sift through the options. It lists the 12 worst offenders and the top 15 cleanest conventional options. At this point, I’ve got this [...]


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