Bites of Insights

Here you will find little “bites of insights” on ingredients and cooking. Some are chef secrets for cutting prep time; some are interesting facts about ingredients; some are tried and true formulas for getting things done efficiently. Over the course of this blog I will hold nothing back and expose all my secrets (for cooking that is). So check back frequently.

Olive Oil LOVES Your Heart!

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What it Does – Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease Lowers high blood pressure Decreases risk of coronary artery disease and stroke How Olive oil works? Helps control bad cholesterol levels Increases good cholesterol levels High in antioxidants like Vitamin … Continue reading

Don’t Eat Stale Eggs!

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Fresh Eggs or Aged? Laying hens usually molt for three to four months out of the year. During that time they normally lay very few eggs. Commercially produced eggs from chickens that are raised in overcrowded conditions and are forced … Continue reading

Sacredness of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving: A Sacred Ceremony “Three Sisters”  is the respectful name given by the Native Americans to the threesome of corn, beans and squash.  These simple foods were in abundance at harvest and a staple from the earliest times.  They were … Continue reading

Farmed Salmon or Wild; Which is Safer?

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Apparently, wild salmon gets the vote.  Please see this very important and informative article written by Nutrition Action; click here to view entire article.

Immunity-Boosting Beauties

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New article by Suzanne in the SB Fitness Online Magazine.  To view full article click here.

Comfort Foods for Crazy Weather!

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Crazy weather were having – one night I want a hot and hearty stew and another I just want a big large salad.  Did you know our bodies are always trying to readjust our internal temperature to the climatic changes … Continue reading

Keeping it Sweet…

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During the holidays, it seems everywhere you go someone is offering you holiday candy, fruitcakes, pies or anything they want to get out of their house and away from their lips. Ah, sweet temptation!  Although it is pretty challenging to … Continue reading

Soy ~ Queen of Versatility!

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Soy – Queen of Versatility! What is tofu? Tofu is the queen of versatility of all soy products. It’s also known as bean curd or dofu (Chinese) and is a great replacement for meat entrees.  It is made from the … Continue reading

For the Love of Soups

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Who can resist a steaming bowl of homemade soup on a cool, fall or winter day? And if your family is like mine, they will love coming home to the wonderful aromas of fresh home cooked soup. There is no … Continue reading

Smart Carbs for the Holidays

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Carbs have gotten a bad wrap for years and so they should. But then again, do you know what are carbs?  When I ask students and patients the answer is usually, “pasta, breads, potatoes.”  Yes they are carbohydrates but did … Continue reading