RECIPE: Goat Cheese and Chard Rolls

WARNING: This dish is super Yummy.  It does have more steps and ingredients than what I’m comfortable handling, but if I can do it you can do it. A client sent me this recipe from “bite this” and I’ve made it 3 times this month, impressing my dinner guests (and myself) each time! I did have to go to 2 different grocery stores to get … Continue reading RECIPE: Goat Cheese and Chard Rolls

RECIPE: Great Green Salad

By now, hopefully you’ve gotten the memo on eating more greens! Greens boost immunity, prevent cancer, give us energy, and pack a powerful nutritional punch to keep our bodies functioning optimally!  So figure out ways to include them in your meals EVERY DAY! I usually start my day with a spinach smoothie and have a salad with my lunch.  Below is a simple green salad … Continue reading RECIPE: Great Green Salad

RECIPE: 7 Easy Exercises for Travel

I want to keep you guys fit while on the go! All that sitting (on planes, buses, cars and while dining) makes us pretty weak and floppy! So below are some simple exercises to keep your core strong and your balance good! You can do most of these on the plane, in the boarding area, on a train, bus, or car, at your desk! or … Continue reading RECIPE: 7 Easy Exercises for Travel

RANT: Wants and Needs

Sing it with me! “You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometimes… you get what you need” Awwww yeah. Sometimes what you need and what you want coincide: “I need a vacation” and “I want a vacation” or “I want to take a nap” and “I need a nap”  (hypothetically, of course) But more often than not, what you want and what you need are diamterically opposed: “I need to work out, but I want to go for cocktails” or “I need to go … Continue reading RANT: Wants and Needs

RANT: Give a Little Thought

For those of you who celebrate Valentines Day, or feel the need to recognize your loved one with something sweet, this year consider something other than the the trite box o’ chocolates. Don’t get me wrong, I like real chocolate as much as the next addict, but most of what’s being peddled this time of year ain’t really chocolate (it’s milkfats, additives and sugar with … Continue reading RANT: Give a Little Thought

RANT: Food Addiction

I totally ‘get’ addiction. I can fully relate to patients who struggle with substance abuse.  There are desserts I’ve tasted that I would knowingly steal and sell my mother’s jewelry just to taste again. There are days when I ‘need’ chocolate, and will rummage through cabinets and drawers with the same tenacity as a junkie searching for ‘smack’.  If under extreme duress, a plate of warm, fresh-baked, … Continue reading RANT: Food Addiction

RANT: Labels and Ingredients

The first few ingredients listed on a package label represents what the food primarily consists of, subsequent ingredients are found in decreasingly smaller amounts.  For example, potato chips’ first ingredient should be potatoes, then some kind of oil and then some salt.  Start to look at labels and notice what the first three ingredients are (of course make sure there aren’t any chemicals later in the list … Continue reading RANT: Labels and Ingredients