“Real Food for Infants and Toddlers” Soon to Be Released!

This little book, “Real Food for Infants and Toddlers” has it all. The message from a whole food plant based nutritionist (that would be me) about food, culture and the Standard American Diet (SAD) will raise your awareness on why our diets have changed dramatically and how big food focuses on enticing toddlers to want […]

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Pandemic vs. Epidemic – Keeping a Perspective

As of this writing there is good news the curve for new infections may be flattening in some states for the corona virus (COVID-19.) Today’s estimate for number of possible deaths in the U.S could be as high as 60,000 during this pandemic. But an epidemic exists taking more lives in the U.S. than this […]

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Three Stress Free Ways to Becoming a Better Cook

From what I have observed in the past 10 years as a nutritionist advocating more home cooked meals, I’m thinking that spending more time in the kitchen, especially now while staying inside, is not a welcomed change. And, if it hasn’t happened yet, I’m sure boredom with either more take out or more cooking will […]

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Morning Oatmeal with Raspberry Topping

This delicious and satisfying morning oatmeal provides not only a great tasting start to the day but also 10 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber while also being low calorie and low cost. See notes at the end of the recipe. Plus it’s versatile. If you don’t have the suggested toppings, try blueberries and […]

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Five Ingredient Nourishing Lentil Soup

Just 5 ingredients and half an hour provides delicious, satisfying and creamy lentil soup without the cream! Adding to the great nutrition is the added benefit that this soup costs about .72 per serving! Prep time: 35 minutes (includes cooking time) Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1 T extra virgin olive oil 2 medium […]

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Delicious Whole Food Snack Bars

Just 5 ingredients makes this delicious dessert bar that travels well too if you want to take them along during the day. Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 15 snack size bars Ingredients: 1 c pitted dates (it’s best to buy Medjool dates with pits and remove pits before using) 1 T almond butter 1 c […]

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Creamy Chocolate Truffles

There is no need to eliminate chocolate from a healthful diet as long as it’s made with these great ingredients. This quick and easy recipe is packed with delicious nourishing ingredients. Prep Time: 15 minutes  Servings: About a dozen (medium size) Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal (can be made in your food processor by processing […]

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Learning More About the Blue Zone of Sardinia

Sardinia, Italy’s second largest island after Sicily, mainly hosts travelers as a vacation spot known for it’s for its beaches and its emerald coast – I visited for a completely different reason. I was on a mission to see as much of the interior of the island as possible. In particular, I wanted to visit […]

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