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Recipes

Chicken Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings

Is anyone else over winter? I'm so done with cold weather. Overnight it dumped more snow here. Thankfully, it's a snow day. So we will indulge in some cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. Which I think I deserve after shoveling 4 inches of snow off my driveway. A big pot of warm soup sounds great… Continue reading Chicken Chili with Cornmeal Dumplings

Nutrition, Recipes

DASH diet and Salmon and Farro Sheet Pan Dinner

If you've been hear awhile, you know that I don't encourage "dieting" - following a restrictive diet plan for a specified period of time until you achieve a health goal. Why? Because that isn't sustainable. I want you to create a "diet" for your life, a plan you can follow all the time. Then when… Continue reading DASH diet and Salmon and Farro Sheet Pan Dinner

Nutrition

Heart Health and Exercise

Today is National Walk Your Dog Day. We don't have a dog for a multitude of reasons. When one of my daughter's asks for a dog, I tell her she got a baby brother. So today, I walked said baby brother. We both enjoyed the fresh air. With it being American Heart Month, does walking… Continue reading Heart Health and Exercise

Recipes

Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding

Once in college, I was with a group of friends. One girl got very excited to tell us she had brought mint hot chocolate mix for a treat. The rude and sarcastic contingent of the group asked her why she didn't just bring chocolate milk and toothpaste. And the next time we got together, that… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding

Nutrition

Wine and Heart Health

Today is National Drink Wine Day. Drinking wine has often been reported to have cardioprotective effects - meaning it helps prevent heart disease. The question is, what is the science behind that and does it hold up? The question began with something called the French Paradox, which has been seen in some other European countries… Continue reading Wine and Heart Health

Recipes

Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza

Have you been getting take out during the pandemic? We have occasionally. Our restaurants haven't been as closed as some places, so we haven't had to stick to take out. Have you had good experiences? I will admit, we have had mixed success. Our main take away is that there is a reason that pre-pandemic… Continue reading Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza

Nutrition

Growth mindset through sacrifice

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. For much of the Christian world, this begins Lent, a 40 day period of fasting from certain "luxuries" and showing greater devotion to God. This is seen as a representation of Christ's fasting for 40 days and a preparation for Easter. Growing up, I frequently remember friends giving up chocolate or… Continue reading Growth mindset through sacrifice