RECIPE: Crockpot Quinoa

I’m told I need to get a crock pot.  Because we a have a Vitamix (love it!), a toaster oven, a coffee bean grinder (the Hub’s), a French press as well as a food processor, I’m not keen on adding to the arsenal.  But I have friends that swear by their crock pots, that they can load up in the morning, leave to slow-cook all … Continue reading RECIPE: Crockpot Quinoa

Think First

So, we’ve already discussed that there many reasons we eat.  Most often, it is NOT because we are hungry.  It’s because we are at a social outing, we’re nervous, we’re bored, we’re thirsty, we’re lonely, we’re still bored, we’re curious, we want to feel good…the list goes on.  So, another version of the  “Would I eat an apple?” RULE is the following exercise. Before you eat … Continue reading Think First

RULE: Think First

So, we’ve already discussed that there many reasons we eat.  Most often, it is NOT because we are hungry.  It’s because we are at a social outing, we’re nervous, we’re bored, we’re thirsty, we’re lonely, we’re still bored, we’re curious, we want to feel good…the list goes on.  So, another version of the  “Would I eat an apple?” RULE is the following exercise. Before you eat … Continue reading RULE: Think First

RANT: Pump the Brakes, Kid

Ever since I started talking more about nutrition and coaching folks to a healthier,  happier life, I’ve gotten the sense my inner circle thinks they can’t eat a donut or a hotdog if I’m around.  I feel a bit like an off-duty cop must feel, eager to get home, while people in front of him keep slamming on their brakes because a COP just pulled … Continue reading RANT: Pump the Brakes, Kid

RULE: Meet other Proteins

I’m not here to take sides. If you love meat, you love meat. I get it. Sometimes the smell of a cheeseburger on a nearby grill, sends me floating cartoon-style on a levitating wave of vapor in the direction of said burger.  But most of the time, I’m looking for other protein options. I used to think Beef, Chicken, and Pork were the only proteins … Continue reading RULE: Meet other Proteins

RECIPE: Healthy Brownies

So I know we’ve all vowed to be healthier and eat healthier this new year.  And we’re all drinking green smoothies and detoxing each day.  But just in case you find yourself with an unrelenting chocolate craving, and need a dessert that won’t undo all the hard word, check these yummy gems out! This recipe I’ve not yet tried, but was passed a long to me from a … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Brownies

RECIPE: Mom’s Super Salad

My mother does a good job of whipping up something from whatever she has lying ’round or whatever she can defrost. She’s a petite lil’ lady who ‘grazes’ all day, usually on cheese and bread or veggies. Below is her recipe for a “Super Salad” she likes to make: (her words, not mine): romaine lettuce and lots veggies: green onions chopped finely cut red cabbage grated … Continue reading RECIPE: Mom’s Super Salad