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  • Happy Holidays!

    T’is the season!!  🙂  (And it is truly my FAVORITE) Wishing you all a magical holiday season, and a very happy and healthy New Year that’s filled with love and light!! May all of your dreams come true. Love, Dina xx

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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.  

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  • TURKEY CHILI

    Those of you who know me, know I like to eat healthy. So when I cook meat dishes, I tend to substitute ground turkey for ground beef. I find turkey lighter. There’s less saturated fat, so it’s leaner. I also find it easier to digest than red meat. And since…

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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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  • 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.  

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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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  • Thanksgiving 2016 : Let’s SPATCHCOCK a turkey!

    It’s that time of year again, and we are cooking up a storm!!  

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  • TURKEY BOLOGNESE

    This original recipe came from Rachele Celeste.  I put my own personal spin on it, by adding/modifying a few ingredients (*).  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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  • FUN WITH PERISCOPE

    Alright alright… It’s official.  You guys dig Periscope.  There’s just something about that live streaming that we all just can’t seem to get enough of. I made my  PERISCOPE DEBUT  back on Christmas 2015 from my winter vacation spot, and having been so completely overwhelmed by your participation and following, I…

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