Homemade for your Valentine: DIY Extracts

Thinking of making a homemade Valentine gift for someone this year? Extracts are easy and fun to make. Better yet, they’re compact and nonperishable, which means they’ll be welcome in everyone’s kitchen (including yours!). Creating your own extracts is as simple as adding good-quality vodka to your base ingredient: cocoa nibs for chocolate extract, coffee […]

Enjoying a Healthy 2018

The idea of eating better often makes it onto New Year’s resolution lists, but usually in the form of calorie-counting or portion control. Goals focused on restriction and short-term thinking generally don’t work for lots of reasons, chief among them because restriction isn’t fun and doesn’t make food taste better. So how about focusing on […]

Warm Chicken Lemon Rice Soup Recipe

Michigan winter means cold!  So to stay warm we eat a lot of soups in our family.  In fact, my daughter actually eats soup most days for breakfast.  This recipe features lots of eggs and I suggest you opt for free-range, organic eggs if possible from your local farmer. CHICKEN LEMON RICE SOUP  1-1/2 cups […]

Get Moving in 2018

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had an amazing 2017 and now its time to get moving in 2018! Many people make fitness resolutions at the beginning of they year, but studies show only about 25% stick to them.  How about incorporating some simple strategies to get yourself moving and exercising more in 2018!  Here are some […]

Homemade for the Holidays: Chocolate Bark

You’ve probably seen fancy chocolate bark in stores, but did you know how easy it is to make your own customized version? You can even make multi-flavor bark by sprinkling on strips of different toppings. You probably already have the ingredients for it on hand, too! Just mix and match these toppings to create your […]

Kid-Made Healthy Holiday Treats

The best part of any holiday is spending time with family and friends—it’s a lot more fun to make treats together in the kitchen than battle for parking places at the mall! If you have little ones around, they’ll want to be involved, too, so it’s great to have recipes on hand just for them. […]

Warm Spices = Cozy Holidays

Some people create festive centerpieces for the dinner table while others like to decorate their front yards with lights and reindeer, but everybody has one favorite holiday tradition in common: warm, sweet spices that make winter seem a whole lot cozier. Feeling chilly? Put on a pot of chai tea or make a mug of […]

Black Friday Sale!

It’s Black Friday!  Time to shop right?  Well, as many of you know I have co-authored five books with Dr. David Brownstein including The Guide to Healthy Eating, The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet, The Guide to a Dairy-Free Diet, The Soy Deception and our newest one The Skinny on Fats.  We are offering 10% off […]

Making the Most of Leftover Turkey

I can’t wait to pick up my fresh pasture raised turkey from RC Organics tomorrow!  Last year Thanksgiving was amazing and my organic turkey was moist and tender and delicious.  However, you could argue that leftover turkey is the best part of a Thanksgiving meal—you get to enjoy the bird without having to do any cooking. If you’re […]

Bulletproof Your Morning

For most people, morning isn’t morning unless there’s coffee involved. Twenty years ago, that often meant burnt, long-past-its-prime coffee from the office coffee pot. Happily, even office break-rooms now sport espresso machines, while coffeehouse menus list fair-trade, shade-grown, organic beans that might have even been roasted in the coffeehouse that morning. One thing has stayed […]