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  • MY FAVORITE EXERCISE: THE PLANK

    The thought of starting a new exercise regimen can be quite daunting. Feeling out of shape or weak can be disheartening and can sometimes make a goal just seem so far out of reach. Discouragement sets in before the start, and can often put off that start date until tomorrow,…

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  • ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

    Growing up on the East Coast, I always looked forward to Fall.   Leaves on trees changing color, a slight chill in the air, and coming home from school to the welcoming fragrance of whatever mom happened to be cooking for dinner.  There’s just something about coming in from the…

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  • Cooking ‘scope TODAY!

    Oh YES!! Autumn is FINALLY among us! And in celebration, of the ridiculously hot summer being over,  I am just all sorts of excited to get back in the kitchen and cook for you this afternoon. So, “what’s on the menu?” you ask.   A hearty, healthy and most delicious…

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  • Cauliflower Fried Rice

    I love Chinese fried rice as much as the next gal. I mean, what’s not to love about it?  It’s delicious; the texture, the flavor, all of it.  When I was a kid, my mother showed me how to make fried rice with left over white rice.  As an adult,…

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  • Healthy Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with chicken sausage and avocado

    People ask about my diet all the time.  When they do, I tell them, “It’s simple, clean, and tasty.”   I typically eat my largest meal in the beginning of the day, (kind of like gassing up before a long road trip)  and tapering off as the day goes on. This way,…

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  • OPINION: Weight Loss and Sugar Addiction

    When starting any weight-loss program, it’s really easy to become impatient and want to see results quickly.   Whether we have a special event we want to look our best for, or just wanting to be a better physical version of ourself, we sometimes make big changes to our diet…

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  • SUMMER BEAN SALAD

    Here’s a simple, healthy recipe that’s as easy to prepare as it is easy on your wallet.  It’s rich in plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates, beneficial dietary fiber, healthy fat, and packed with vitamins and minerals. This salad is not only delicious and filling, it’s really, really good for you. As a…

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  • Let’s Talk Diet…

    First and foremost, I’d like to go on the record and say that while I enjoy writing, I do not have a degree in English; nor am I a doctor, although I may have played one on TV at one point or another. 🙂  Having said that, with all the…

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