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11 03, 2022

Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

By |2022-03-28T17:02:01-04:00March 11th, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Healthy Aging, Wellness|Comments Off on Zero Waste Cooking Strategy: Cook Once Eat Thrice

What would you do if someone gave you $1500 right now? That's the amount of food that the average American wastes in a year. I recently had the pleasure to be a guest on dietitian Ellie Krieger's  podcast, One Real Good Thing. We spoke about my new book [...]

21 02, 2022

Simple Granola Squares

By |2022-04-29T10:49:07-04:00February 21st, 2022|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Simple Granola Squares

If you're like most people, you have a couple of overripe bananas around at least a couple of times a month. Sure there's banana bread, but that gets old and is a little more time consuming than these simple bars. These oat squares are not too sweet. You [...]

20 02, 2022

Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

By |2022-02-20T10:55:45-05:00February 20th, 2022|Food Facts, Food Trends, Food waste|Comments Off on Properly Storing Fruits and Veggies

When it comes to food waste, it really starts with how you shop and store your food when you return from the grocery store. Perishable foods like dairy, fruits and vegetables need to be stored right to last longer. Here are some tips for making the most of [...]

15 02, 2022

Secret Ingredient Chicken Chili

By |2022-02-20T10:27:29-05:00February 15th, 2022|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Facts, Food waste, Recipe, Wellness|Comments Off on Secret Ingredient Chicken Chili

Zero Waste Cooking is about making nutritious money-saving meals that don’t waste food. It helps your food dollars go farther, and simplifies your life. My new book offers tons of helpful hints about shopping for, storing and using up food. Keeping canned food in the pantry is a [...]

6 02, 2022

Check Your Pour: What’s a standard drink?

By |2022-02-06T19:16:20-05:00February 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Check Your Pour: What’s a standard drink?

Dry January has passed but many "sober curious" individuals are cutting back on alcohol as a lifestyle choice. Are you trying to limit the alcohol in your diet? What is a Standard Drink? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans  moderate alcohol consumption is comprised of 2 drinks [...]

21 12, 2021

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

By |2021-12-21T15:38:22-05:00December 21st, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family meals, Food Trends, Food waste, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste Now and in the New Year

You are at the grocery store. Stop. Think. Do you really need that? Will you be home to eat it?   The holidays are often a time of impulse buys, including grocery items. It may stem from concerns that you won't have enough food for your family or [...]

13 12, 2021

Zero Waste Baking: Perfect Pumpkin Bread

By |2022-02-14T12:36:46-05:00December 13th, 2021|Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Trends, Recipe|Comments Off on Zero Waste Baking: Perfect Pumpkin Bread

My upcoming book , Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies®, features recipes for the everyday consumer - everything from starters to main dishes to desserts to cocktails. The goal: to help you reduce the food waste in your home kitchen. One strategy of Zero Waste Cooking is learning how to substitute [...]

6 12, 2021

The Holidays: Be Mindful with these 5 Tips

By |2021-12-06T13:54:31-05:00December 6th, 2021|DASH Diet/Wellness, Weight Management|Comments Off on The Holidays: Be Mindful with these 5 Tips

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they can also be stressful. You may be dealing with added financial burdens, a heavier work load, scheduling conflicts, or are grieving a recent loss - it all adds up to stressful moments amongst the joyful. That stress can lead to [...]