Tahini Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are delicious and nutrient dense. Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is quite nutrient dense. Just one tablespoon of tahini has 89 calories, 3 grams of protein and 1.4 grams of dietary fiber. In one small serving, men get 4 percent of their recommended daily intake of fiber and 5 percent of daily protein, while women gain 6 percent of…


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Nearly 50% of Americans Have Heart Disease

 February is heart health awareness month. Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans.   According to a recent study from the American Heart Association published in the journal Circulation, nearly 50% of adult Americans have heart disease.  Part of this is because of more stringent guidelines for high blood pressure. Hypertension is…


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Island Back Bean Bowl

Ok, I am really into "bowls" lately. I love them because you can get really creative and they come together quickly. I think about building them like this..... Start with a grain, such as rice, farro, quinoa, millet, barley or a non grain but something starchy like a potato. Add a vegetable protein like beans, tofu, seitan, or tempeh. Add at least…


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Getting Back to Meditation

  I have been an on and off meditator for the past five years. I can be consistent for up to a year and then I can get derailed. When this happens, and I want to get consistent again, I consult my meditation teacher Candice Oksenhorn. I spent this past Saturday afternoon with her in her dining room reviewing various essential oils that could help support…


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Farro and Veggie Power Bowl with Peanut Sauce

This is a fast, healthy and delicious after work dinner favorite.  This dish comes together in no time, especially if you have premade the farro the night before, or over the weekend. The peanut sauce is so good and you will have plenty left over.  My favorite way to use the left over peanut sauce is to pour it over steamed chinese cabbage or bok choy…


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My Favorite Books of 2018

These are my favorite books of 2018 because they educated, expanded and inspired me. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. This is the most impactful book for me in 2018. It it is not pictured here because I leant it to a friend.  The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.…


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Pecan and Coconut Encrusted Tofu with Raw Cranberry Relish

I have been making this dish for special occasions for many years per the request of my husband. This is one of my favorite go to special occasion recipes, and now it is yours. It is slightly more labor intensive than most of my other recipes, but it is so worth the extra effort! This recipe is inspired by a cooking class I did years ago with Mark Reinfeld. I…


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My Favorite, and Most Trusted Book on Nutrition

Ketogenic diets are all the rage, but what about Paleo? Should we all go vegan?  Is gluten really bad for us? I hear it over and over again from my clients, that nutrition is so confusing, and that the experts just can't seem to get on the same page so we might as well just eat what we want.  The first mistake is listenting to someone who purports…


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Need a Boost in Your Mood? Take Your Workout Outside.

I was not surprised when I recently read that outdoor workouts actually provide a greater mental health boost over indoor workouts.  Maybe it is the exposure to bright sunlight, or maybe it is just the fact that we are out in nature, part of nature. I notcie that I do feel happier when I can get my workouts done outdoors. Myabe it is the exposure to…


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My Favorite Books of 2017

There are soooo many good books out there.  These are five of my favorite in the health and well-being category.   Altered Traits by Daniel Goldman, a psychologist and a well know science writer, and Richard Davidson, a respected neuroscientist.  This book presents the scientific basis, and the practical benefits of meditation. Meditation actually…


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