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Taco Salad: A Tortilla Lover’s Way to Move On


One of the hardest things about adjusting to my slowing metabolism and suburban lifestyle has been adapting our favorite recipes into healthier ones. This, unfortunately, has meant giving up a lot of our favorite foods- or at least dramatically reducing how often we eat them.
For instance, my favorite dinner is Taco Night. While […]

Losing Weight with Rocco DiSpirito


Having you noticed that celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, 42, looks a bit thinner these days?  A semi-regular fixture on both NBC’s Biggest Loser and Bravo’s Top Chef, he recently shed 25 pounds and is cooking much lighter and leaner these days.
On a recent (March 3rd) episode of Biggest Loser, he showed the contestants how to eat right, and […]

Savor the Holidays with Pumpkin Tofu “Ricotta”


Ok, it’s getting near the holiday season. If your office brought in left over Halloween candy like mine did - it may have already kicked in. While we can’t declare the office a treat-free zone, we can be more conscious of what we’re eating. And if we’re really nice, we can bring something healthy to […]

Slow Cooking for Your Health


Fall is the perfect time to start cooking again. The kitchen isn’t as stuffy and you won’t break out in a sweat just thinking about turning on the stove. Plus you can easily cook with no oil and less salt in a slow cooker.
Tip: It’s also a great way to cook dried beans. Just store […]

What’s for Lunch? Cooking Light’s Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp


I’ve been given a strict order to take my lunches to work this week.  Seems my “lunch budget” has gotten somewhat out of control.  And I know it’s better for me to bring something from home; everything available to me around the office is either fast food, or the kind of restaurant where it’s hard […]

Should You Eat More Fish?


For years we heard the mantra: eat more fish. Get those Omega-3’s. Fish is healthy. Unfortunately, now the tides have turned (apologies for the bad pun). Now we hear that we shouldn’t eat fish more than twice a week, or once a week, or three times a week. The mercury levels could cause us harm. […]

Eat Like a Gladiator


It’s hard to believe that it was way back in 1989 when the American Gladiators show first hit television screens, but it was. Given their massive physique, the gladiators need some pretty powerful diets to keep up with the demands of the competition, and they eat as much protein in one day as we […]

Veggin’ Out with “Meaty” Mushroom Burgers


I looove veggie burgers. Not really the faux meat ones made with soy, but rather the ones that taste like what they are, veggies and grains. Well, at long last, thanks to the inspirational Chicago Diner recipe from The Non-Dairy Queen, I made my first attempt at homemade veggie burgers. Though totally […]

The Athlete Gourmet - Pizza Party


The night before a race, it’s nice to get together with your friends, other participants as well as family, significant others and other cheerleaders. While many races offer a pre-race pasta party or something along those lines, I’m usually completely afraid of those, with visions of starving athletes and troughs of Chef Boyardee-esque spaghetti. As […]

Who Needs Cheese for an Incredible Pizza?


I confess … I was never really a fan of cheese, so from that perspective, the dairy-free diet has been fairly easy for me. However, I do adore pizza. Not willing to give up my first love, I began making my own pizza crust from scratch many years ago (since many store-bought crusts […]