Stir Fry

A stir-fry is a versatile, quick and delicious meal. On nights when I’m tired and want something fast this is my go-to dish. You can combine different vegetables, proteins and aromatics to make dinners that are unique mixtures of color and taste. There’s little work involved in preparing a stir-fry, and it can be done ahead of time. Read More

When Your Lights Go Out

One of the biggest complaints I hear from women is they don’t have enough energy. This one habit change I’m about to share can make a world of difference. You’d probably agree that getting between 7 and 8 hours of sleep at night is a good thing... Read More

An Apple A Day . . . .

Here’s my stand on snacking:  I recommend consistently eating three, full and balanced meals daily and not snacking.  Some people need to eat six small meals a day for medical reasons.  Of course how many meals you eat is an individual choice. However, I’ve found that snacking usually means eating foods that are highly processed, high in carbs, calories and sugar.  And this can lead to an accumulation of fat stored around your middle, and it can lead to fatty liver as well. One of the things I love most are apples.  Apples are easy to carry, they’re small, pack Read More

The (Mental) State We Live In

Are you overwhelmed with all the things on your to-do list? You’re not alone. To be clear, I’m talking about the to-do list with major objectives such as how to achieve your perfect future, what you think you ought to have, where you ought to be in life and what you still need to accomplish. Read More


Quinoa is an edible seed that is considered to be a complete protein, meaning that it contains all nine of the essential amino acids (in pretty much equal amounts) that the human body needs and does not make itself. The method you use to prepare quinoa, such as boiling or steaming, will not jeopardize the quality of these essential amino acids. In addition quinoa also contains minerals such as zinc, iron, manganese and magnesium. Read More

Eating in the right frame of mind

Our 24/7 culture has us burning the midnight oil and eating on the run.  There are the demands of our work, our families and other responsibilities that keep us moving at warp speed.  Yet despite this go, go lifestyle, there are those of us who are disappointed that our metabolism isn’t keeping pace with our super active lifestyle or our revved up drive.  We’re putting on weight. It’s difficult to know what to eat these days.  What kind of food is best for eating on the run?  A busy schedule?  There’s so much conflicting advice that it’s no wonder we Read More

A Gift For Yourself?

Absolutely! This holiday season, why not give yourself a gift, too. While you may receive a present or several from your family, friends, colleagues or loved ones, you’ll be surprised by the good vibes you experience when you receive something from yourself. Giving to yourself is a measure of your self-worth and not a measure of selfishness. As Buddah said, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” What are you doing when you’re giving? You’re showing that you care. You’re bestowing love. You’re imparting kindness. You’re offering affection. So today I’m urging Read More