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Perfectly Poached Eggs to Combat Holiday Munchies

In the past, unless it was worked into a baked good, I avoided eggs like the plague. I despised their taste and texture … yet, in just the last few years, they have begun to grow on me a bit.  I still have my limitations.  In an omelet packed with veggies or poached is just about […]

Healthier Ways Come to Starbucks?

It’s fall, and as always Starbucks has a few new treats. Sometimes it’s hard to get up and actually make breakfast, even if it is a smoothie. Can Starbucks new offerings help us pick up the slack in our mornings?
Before the fall menu, they added the Vivanno smoothies. There are two flavors, both made with […]

Savoring Sugar-Free with Nutty Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Rice

For the past year I have been gradually reducing the added sugars in my diet.  These efforts have culminated into this past month, when I have managed to forgo all added sugars whatsoever.  That’s right … no white sugar, maple syrup, or even agave.  I admit to a sprinkling of stevia in that “green drink” […]

Fishless Omega 3s

While on a cruise, I enjoyed one of the most wonderful dishes I had ever tasted. The taste of Conch fitters while sailing toward the Bahamas was magnificent . But my joy over a spectacular dish took a turn for the worse. It started with itchy eyes and a scratchy throat, but […]

Easy Raw Recipes to Supercharge Your Day

One would think that raw food, essentially food in its most simplistic form, would be so incredibly simple to make. Yet, for some reason the very idea of eating raw just sounds so darn complicated. Soaking nuts for hours and even days, purchasing pricey juicers, slowly dehydrating fruits and veggies … who has the […]

Testing the Limits of the Latest Superfood

As reported last week, Natural Products Expo West 2008 was abuzz with new-to-market superfoods. Yet one in particular has garnered a great deal of curiosity for its nutritional merit, incredible versatility, and unique modern history. Decades ago, I recall sitting in front of the TV, listening to Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet jingle that still rings clearly in […]

Tools for the Diabetic Baker (Or Those Who Love Them)

My husband has decided that this year is the year he is going to work on his baking skills. Baking is really all about chemistry, and, unfortunately, the results can be a little unpredictable when attempting to replace sugary ingredients with lower glycemic substitutes. For example, if you are baking bread and the recipe calls […]

The Athlete Gourmet - Power Breakfasts

While on this new intensive workout plan my husband and I have been doing, I’ve found that my usual breakfast hasn’t been quite enough to sustain me till lunch. So after looking around and testing different heartier breakfast options, I’ve settled on one that seems to always do the trick. The best part […]

How I Learned to Like Breakfast

Like a lot of women (and men too probably), when I was in college, I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I’d skip breakfast, have a bacon cheeseburger (with fries) or a personal pizza for lunch around 2 and eat whatever came to mind sometime around 6 for dinner. My calorie and fat […]

Back-to-School Breakfast

Even though it’s been five years since I actually went back to school, I’m still totally inspired by the start of fall. It doesn’t matter that my day-to-day isn’t changing. My brain sees notebooks and pencils and thinks, “Yes, it’s time to start fresh!”
Most people make resolutions at New Year’s. I make mine in the […]