04Apr/16

Recipe: Chicken Soup with wild rice, quinoa and lentils

https://youtu.be/syp70qhPK00 Learning how to make a soup is one of the building blocks of cooking for yourself. Soup is the original one-pot meal!    This easy recipe takes about 10-minutes of prepRead More…

01Apr/16

Health and Fitness: 21-Day Fix and Easy Food Portioning

Exercise and Portion Control made easy (hint hint busy parents)

19Feb/16

The Zika virus is not causing birth defects (but I know what is)

This is some very compelling information about the current concern surrounding Zika virus. Information is power. Thanks Marianna for sharing.

05Feb/16

Winter Cold Tip

Four Thieves is a must have in your medicine cabinet. I diffuse it in our house and put it on our feet, and have seen a significant decrease in colds in ourRead More…

21Jan/16

Aerobic Exercise is Good for Your Brain

Yet another good reason to exercise. Find something you love to do, and do it! I do a basic 7-minute workout every AM, and then 4-times a week do something fun outside: hike,Read More…

11Jan/16

An article that anyone who drinks water should read (this means you!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/magazine/the-lawyer-who-became-duponts-worst-nightmare.html This paragraph from this article explains why I keep as many chemicals as possible out of my house. “Under the 1976 Toxic Sub­stances Control Act, the E.P.A. can test chemicals onlyRead More…

23Nov/15

Recipe: Fall Harvest Salad

Every November my child’s school has a Thanksgiving feast and I always make a giant kale-based (I don’t like lettuce…too wilty) salad. The first picture shows the salad before I dressed it,Read More…

28Oct/15

Halloween Candy Science Experiments

Just in time for Halloween, TIME magazine posted this not quite NEW news item http://time.com/4087775/sugar-is-definitely-toxic-a-new-study-says/ So if you are like me and only let your child eat a few pieces of candy,Read More…

17Oct/15

Recipe: Curried Chicken Salad

Trader Joe’s has an amazing ready-made curried chicken salad in their refrigerated section, and I liked it so much I decided to try and replicate it. It’s easy to make ahead andRead More…

02Oct/15

Recipe: Great for any occassion Mediterranean Lentil Salad

I love lentils!!! They are a great side dish, main dish, cocktail party dish…you get the picture. This is one of my favorite new recipes. You’ll have to excuse me because IRead More…