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September 2013

What’s New?

Usually, the New Year is when everyone sets goals and makes resolutions, but there’s no time like the present to do just those things. Here are some ideas that may inspire you to bring health and happiness into your home starting now: Re-establish bedtime and mealtime. From breakfast to snacks and dinner, routines are possible, […]
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Braised Chicken in White Wine with Kale, Tomatoes & Black Beans

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. It was a very special and memorable event for me. I hosted a cooking demonstration of my delicious and healthy braised chicken, followed by a three-course lunch, wine tasting and book signing. Below is the recipe for […]
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Plum, Heirloom Tomato and Field Greens with Walnuts & Smoked Cheddar

Plums are in season, so you can find lots of different varieties at the market right now. Inspired by this sweet, tender stone fruit, I developed a salad that’s easy to make and truly satisfying. Even better, this salad is helpful, if you’re trying to improve heart health. A new Yale University study published in […]
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Satisfy Your Snack Attack with Beer-Bacon Almond Brittle

Enjoyed for centuries, almonds are actually stone fruits. Almonds are a great source of vitamins and minerals and are one of the most nutrient-rich tree nuts on earth. One serving (about 23 nuts) each day has been shown to lower cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. A handful of almonds makes the perfect snack […]
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Banana Almond Muffins

Eons ago, the Romans showered newlyweds with almonds for good luck. While I’m doubtful that enjoying these banana-almond muffins will improve your chances of winning the Powerball, I do have some confidence they will make you healthier. The egg, yogurt and almonds provide plant-based protein; wheat germ and whole wheat flour offer fiber, and the […]
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DIY Nutrition: Creative and Healthy Homemade Lunches

Brown bag lunches used to mean boring turkey sandwiches and pre-packaged snacks. A quick search on Pinterest reveals that lunch has come a long way! Think fancy bento-style boxes filled with fresh farmer’s market finds. However, packing a healthy lunch doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just follow my easy tips for getting creative at the […]
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Favorite Things: PlanetBox Lunch Boxes

If you’re looking to assemble smarter, healthier, to-go lunches, then look no further than the PlanetBox line. These smart lunchboxes guide you in packing a well-balanced meal. They are half bento box and half TV dinner tray offering segmented containers perfect for promoting variety and portion control. These are not your old-fashioned metal lunch boxes! […]
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