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 […]

Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Fall is here, and so are pumpkin-flavored everythings: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin granola bars, even pumpkin rice cakes. (And of course pumpkin beer.) Unfortunately, most of these commercially made pumpkin foods don’t contain much real pumpkin. If you do want to enjoy the real deal, though, it’s easy, especially when you think of pumpkin […]

Brain Foods for Kids (Adults Too!)

No matter how old you are, you want your day to get off to a great start. Kids especially need good fuel for their brains from the minute they wake up all the way through to the evening—that homework won’t finish itself! Besides, if they aren’t able to pay attention in class during the day, […]

Autumn = Apples!

Happy first day of fall! During the fall months, orchards start bursting with apples, from tart apples meant for baking to sweet apples meant for snacking. Some apples are red or pink; others are yellow or russet. Some varieties are even pink when you cut them open! (“Pink Pearl” apples have been around since the […]

Brain Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet

Please enjoy this guest post… Gluten-free has been a health fad for many years now and I can see why. To start, several studies have already associated this diet to a healthier brain. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat and is a cause of celiac disease. While only around 1.8 percent of […]

K.I.S.S.S. – Keep it Simple Summer Snacks

Summertime means traveling in the car, outdoor concerts and events, and taking kids to the park or the pool. With so many activities happening, you’re bound to get hungry along the way. If it’s a really hot day, you might want to take along a small cooler, but otherwise, these portable and simple options are […]

Ripe & Juicy: Making the Most of Summer Fruit

Summer time is fruit time! Berries are bursting, peaches are perfect, and melons are mouthwatering. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or planning a picnic, summer fruit tastes good and is good for you. Bonus point: compared to tropical fruits like bananas and mangos, summer fruits have less sugar and a lower glycemic impact. […]

Easy Swaps & Ideas for Going Gluten-Free

If you’re thinking about trying out a gluten-free lifestyle, summer is a great time to give it a go—with seasonal produce filling market tables and farm animals producing their best eggs, butter, and cheese, it’s a snap to switch your main ingredients from processed wheat-based ingredients to fresh-from-the-farm goods. Peak flavor means that it’s even […]