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Understanding Fat, Once and for All

  Fat has been given a bad rap.  In the 1980’s, the surgeon general warned against the effects of a high fat diet, encouraging all to follow a low-fat diet for optimal heart health.  However, over the next 30 years, the prevalence of heart disease would soon be on the rise,
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Benefits of Beets and Beet Greens

“Would you like me to cut off the greens, miss?”  said the man at the market.  He was referring to the greens connected to my beets. “No sir!!”  I yelled back.  The beet greens are one of my favorite greens and not only do they taste great, they boast many
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Gut Brain Connection

The gut is the very core of our health. It digests, absorbs, transports and breakdowns food into nutrients so that your body can absorb what it needs to get the vitamins, minerals and energy it requires to survive daily.  The gut alone is home to trillions of bacteria that work
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Breakfast of Champions. Break the Fast.

We have heard it all our lives…Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Well, it is still true!  Eating breakfast helps to start your day off right and literally “break the fast” from sleeping all night.  I whipped this breakfast up with left over
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Veggie Tacos with Black Beans and Fresh Herbs

One of my throw together lunches or dinners!  I love cleaning out the fridge.  Why not just throw it all into a taco?  It is balanced with Protein, plenty of healthy fats from avocados and tons of veggies!  The cilantro gives a fresh flavor and the lime balances the acidity. 
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Mediterranean Avocado Salad with Fresh Herbs

It is that time of year when you want something fresh, light and tasty!  This salad has summer written all over it.  With the fresh flavor of avocados, saltiness of olives and the flavor of dill and parsley, you can’t go wrong!  I love fat!  This salad is full of healthy
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Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup

It’s that time of year again!  The time of year when I crave something warm and hearty.  While digging around in my fridge, I found a way to combine the following and it is now a staple for the fall and winter months.   I hope you enjoy it! Ingredients: 4 medium Yukon gold
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Don’t Fear the Fat

  It seems like fat is getting a bad rap lately. The grocery store shelves are filled with “low fat” and “light” products.  These products have less fat and often less calories, so they must be the best option for weight loss and overall health,
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Shallots

Another take on “greens and beans”, but with sweet potatoes.  The savoy flavor of the shallots, garlic and  potatoes is perfect for the winter months! Enjoy! 1 medium sweet potato or yam, cut in 1″ cubes 1 bunch kale, washed and chopped 1 shallot, minced 1 clove
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The Connection Between Food and Mood

  More than ever,  given our lifestyles and demanding jobs, stress affects us on a daily basis.  With smart phones, laptops and home offices, we are never away from our work.  However, not all stress is considered negative.  Eustress, or positive stress,  is in fact what
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