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1 12, 2020

A Great Nutrition Resource for All

By |2020-12-01T12:42:57-05:00December 1st, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on A Great Nutrition Resource for All

My coauthors and I are excited to bring you this excellent resource for heart-healthy living. It's on bookshelves and available online at a bookstore near you: DASH Diet For Dummies®, 2nd edition. It's About Healthy Living DASH isn't a fad diet. It's about meal planning and lifestyle change. [...]

2 11, 2020

New Options for Holiday Cooking

By |2020-11-02T10:44:36-05:00November 2nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|1 Comment

You may be hosting a smaller gathering this year, so how can you change up your menu while still keeping it special? You can get together safely and still have fun, but do stay abreast of pandemic safety guidelines. Here are  a few of my ideas: Make fewer [...]

27 10, 2020

Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

By |2020-10-27T15:10:09-04:00October 27th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Planning Good Times: A Guide to Holiday Gatherings During a Pandemic

It’s likely that the fall activities you normally have on your calendar have changed this year. With restaurants open to limited capacity, football tailgating canceled, and large family gatherings indoors off limits, what can you do to stay engaged with family and friends? I've often said if you [...]

9 09, 2020

Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

By |2020-09-09T14:47:23-04:00September 9th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Why Aren’t You Eating More Fruits and Veggies?

You probably have heard that eating more fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit. You may have seen the MyPlate graphic, which depicts a picture of a plate that is 50% covered in fruits and veggies. So why don't you eat more of them? Better Health, Better Mood [...]

11 08, 2020

My New Book Launched: DASH Diet for Two

By |2021-01-11T10:55:29-05:00August 11th, 2020|Book Review, DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|1 Comment

Drum roll please...I'm very excited to see my new cookbook launch today. This is the first cookbook I've authored solo. It's full of recipes that I have cooked for my family. You'll enjoy 125 healthy recipes that can fit into a DASH lifestyle that helps lower blood pressure. [...]

22 07, 2020

DASH Diet for Prevention

By |2020-07-24T14:10:50-04:00July 22nd, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Recipe, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on DASH Diet for Prevention

Do you know if your parents or other family members have high blood pressure or heart disease? Diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk can all be reduced with a healthy diet. My new cookbook for two will hit stores on August 11. The 2-serving recipes are [...]

7 07, 2020

How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

By |2020-07-10T16:43:38-04:00July 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|Comments Off on How to Host a Picnic During a Pandemic

Back in April, I was hopeful July would bring good news about less spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately, some people didn't get the memo, that even though business and restaurants were opening up, you still had to distance from people and wash your hands. We now know that being [...]

25 06, 2020

Summer Mango Tonic

By |2020-08-31T07:26:57-04:00June 25th, 2020|Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Summer Mango Tonic

I had 2 mangos on the counter that were quickly ripening and had several black spots on them. Rather than pitch them, I simply peeled them, peeled off the spots, and cut the remaining fruit off the stone. To preserve them, I placed the mango pieces in an [...]

24 06, 2020

Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

By |2020-06-25T08:55:24-04:00June 24th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Trends, Just for Fun, Wellness|Comments Off on Clean Eating = Clean Kitchen and Pantry

While I don't love the vaguely defined term "clean eating", I do love a clean kitchen. Many of you may find that after stocking up for a pandemic, you may have items leftover that you didn't use. A recent consumer survey completed by the International Food Information Council [...]

13 06, 2020

Fast Facts About Seafood

By |2020-06-17T10:23:13-04:00June 13th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Fast Facts About Seafood

Did you know that choosing seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Seafood has many health benefits for children and adults. Seafood is quick to prepare, comes in a variety of forms (fresh, frozen, canned) and has health benefits. Including it in your diet doesn't have [...]