Dairy – Friend or Foe?

Are you tired? Have digestive issues? Suffer from acne? Read a little more to determine if diary could be the culprit! Dairy is a complex food that we can react to multiple ways. Many folks suffer from lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest the sugar found in most dairy products. Lactose intolerance can […]

Halloween Chili

So, I couldn’t let this year’s Halloween pass by without divulging a bit on our family tradition.  I grew up in Colorado so typically, by the time Halloween rolls around, it’s pretty dogon cold out there. I have distinct memories as a child of dressing up in these elaborate costumes my mother would graciously sew […]

Beautiful Breakfast

We have heard time and time again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day…so as we continue to learn about and pursue optimal nutritional choices, it’s important to understand why.  When we finally turn off the lights at the end of the day, our bodies are hard at work. Reproductive and sleep hormones kick […]

The AI Diet – SHOPPING PART 1 (Vegetables, Fruits, Grains)

There is no question about it – the grocery store is not only overwhelming to navigate, but clever promoters leave no stone unturned in terms of how to best entice you to buy more.  This is why I suggest making a list.  A list…like mom used to do?  Yes, exactly!  Okay. So, creating a list actually requires […]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2 Week Challenge)

So many “diets” of today promote a quick-fix, easy solution versus focusing on long-term, sustainable change.  Our society is geared for instant gratification, hence the reason why marketers love to promote everything from a packet of hunger-reducing sprinkles you pour over food to the ever-famous diet pill.  Well, as it stands true for most things in life, there is no such […]

Seasonal Winter Vegetables with Red Quinoa

This combination of sweet vegetables with pungent pesto is great for a nutritious and delicious grain and vegetable bowl. I found this one while sifting through a number of recipes under the Health & Nutrition section of the NY Times! The quinoa is the protein source for this meal, offering all 9 essential amino acids, […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachios and Thyme

Roasted cauliflower pairs particularly well with olive oil and thyme, and this recipe adds pistachios for an additional flavor and crunch, but roasted until brown, cauliflower needs no accompaniment. Roasted Cauliflower with Pistachios and Thyme    Makes 4 servings.   INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup shelled pistachios 2 small to medium-sized heads of cauliflower, cut into large but bite-sized […]