Creating a Plan of Action for the New Year

The count down begins! Only 2 more days until 2015! What New Years resolutions are you making this year? Change can often be difficult if we don’t have a plan of action. Some of our favorite foods and the frequency in which we eat them can sometimes draw us toward them without us even thinking about it. To overcome this “hard wiring”, […]

New Years Appetizers!

I can feel a New Years party coming on, can you? I had so much fun creating these delicious appetizers! I wanted something elegant that would make my guests moan in delight without them even thinking about how “healthy” it was. These next few recipes are great examples of how eating for a healthy body doesn’t have to taste bad, […]

The Perfect New Years Eve Dinner

When you know you’ll celebrating the new year with liberal doses of lip lickin’ libations, it is a good idea to have a fatty meal before you party. Not a bacon cheeseburger and french fries, but some quality fat such as coconut oil, ghee, butter, fish oil, or walnut oil. Fat will stick to the stomach lining and lube the intestines, sometimes […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! May your digestion be strong, your blood sugar levels balanced, and your heart filled with joy!  One final dish marks the closing of the holiday:  Last Course Cheese and Fruit Sampler Served at the end of the meal, Italians prolong the time spent with family and friends with one last course. This course […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes: Cioppino

My family screamed a little bit at the idea of serving seafood on Christmas, but once they sat down to this meal, I could tell that all resistance had melted away. This seafood recipe couldn’t get any easier or tastier for that matter. Cioppino is an an Italian dish that is extremely rich in nutrients, particularly minerals. It is full of flavor and […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-Style Christmas Eve

As a cook, sometimes I itch to veer away from the traditional holiday roast and make something different. This year I decided to scratch that itch. My search led me to a Southern Italian tradition called “Feast of the Seven Fishes” in which Italians “fast” on Christmas Eve. At first I was appalled at the idea, but the more I read about this […]