Amish Country

  We love farmer’s markets and this one was especially inspiring.  We were told this area is an agricultural paradise because of the rain, long growing season and incredibly rich soil.  The Brussels sprouts were massive. The gorgeous red tomatoes next to them do not provide adequate size comparison, as they were also extra large!… Continue reading Amish Country

The Best Thing on Sliced Bread Since Sliced Bread

  This is SOOOO delicious!! There’s a place called Finn’s on the beach that makes their own kombucha, almond butter toast, Acai bowls and this AMAZING avocado toast with chipotle flakes, bee pollen and gray or pink Himalayan salt.  I tried to make it at home with chipotle flakes I bought from Publix but, the… Continue reading The Best Thing on Sliced Bread Since Sliced Bread

Recent Fare…

We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.


I forgot Taco Tuesday!  We have been doing Taco Tuesday forever!  I don’t even know how it slipped my mind?!  Could it be the constant need for attention and minute by minute planned activities in addition to the impossible idea that I might be able to go to the bathroom alone, much less complete a… Continue reading Oops! 

Royal Tea

I decided to take the kids to royal tea today which included finger sandwiches, scones and an entire tier of cakes and pastries.  As my English friend, Emma always says, “The British do like their sweets”!   As a dietitian, it’s almost instinctual to enforce a cap on confections.  I managed to bite my tongue… Continue reading Royal Tea

Good Morning Friends!

Several months ago, I gave my husband a gift of a cedar garden box for the blazing, hot top deck off our bedroom.  I grew up with garden vegetables year round, as my grandparents and Dad were both avid gardeners.  Organic fruits and vegetables aren’t cheap and we both thought it would be great to… Continue reading Good Morning Friends!

National Milk Chocolate Day!

  In celebration of national milk chocolate day all the kiddos had three squares of Hershey’s, the great American chocolate bar! We saved three squares for Daddy. Now on to water balloon fighting! Summer fun!!! If you feel overwhelmed by all the nutrition advice, calorie recommendations and diet trends, read these: Fact. Not Fad., Let’s Crunch Numbers!, Help… Continue reading National Milk Chocolate Day!

Last Night’s Dinner

Last night was Taco Tuesday. We started Taco Tuesday almost a year ago and its been bitter-sweet. I have kept it up, as the kids would ask me even before breakfast if it was Taco Tuesday and a response of yes would inevitably be followed up by a, “YES!” and an old school “Saved by… Continue reading Last Night’s Dinner

What’s for Dinner

I have drawn a blank on meal ideas lately or haven’t managed to muster up the motivation needed to get past a few day’s meals at a time. Plus, it’s summer and I have three meals a day to plan as well as activities for all.

What’s for Dinner

Pasta carbonara with salad and maybe some diced beets and organic grape tomatoes for the little one since he isn’t a big fan of raw lettuces….yet.  Pasta carbonara isn’t the healthiest of dishes, however my family has Italian roots and my husband would be delighted if I served pasta seven days a week. Plus, it’s… Continue reading What’s for Dinner

What’s for Dinner

My friends often ask me what I cook to get ideas for home cooked meals or need ideas for including more vegetables. I’m going to try to post my dinner meals daily so, here’s what’s cooking tonight: Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken (I’m using boneless thighs but, chicken breasts are a lighter option and will be… Continue reading What’s for Dinner

The Crossfit Craze

It’s so great to be in shape and to look great and feel good about yourself. It’s important to be devoted to things and to have hobbies.  But, I gotta tell ya, I’m not measuring out 7/8 of an apple and eating exactly 3 almonds four times a day.  Although I have been known to… Continue reading The Crossfit Craze

So, Here’s What I’ve Been Up To…

My two step daughters are turning 7 and 9 on Wednesday.  Believe it or not, their birthdays are on the exact same day. We decided to have a birthday party for them a week early since they are scheduled to be at their Mom’s on Wednesday. I was hoping for something simple but, as any… Continue reading So, Here’s What I’ve Been Up To…


I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to cooking for family and friends.. Garlic!! There are very few recipes I make that don’t include a clove or two…or five! If I follow a recipe that calls for two cloves, I don’t hesitate to use four. These delightful little bulbs have insignificant calories,… Continue reading GARLIC!

Isn’t It Really All About Protein and Carbs?

// // NO WAY! One way to begin taking a step in the right direction is to eat more vegetables! I have had so many friends tell me that if there’s one thing I do well in the kitchen, it’s cooking vegetables. I can even get my kids to eat them! Let’s face it; vegetables… Continue reading Isn’t It Really All About Protein and Carbs?

Fact or Fad? Always Buy Hormone Free Chicken.

// (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I must apologize to my avid followers for my hiatus.  I was busy having a baby.  Beautiful, wonderful, baby boy.  If you don’t hold your breath awaiting a new post or bite your nails as you read my blog, anticipating a revolution of nutrition knowledge, what is WRONG WITH… Continue reading Fact or Fad? Always Buy Hormone Free Chicken.

Fact or Fad? Artificial Sweeteners Are BAD!

Since artificial sweeteners hit the market, we’ve all been able to satisfy our sweet tooth without the calories, but, are these fake sugars safe? Unlike supplements, food additives are regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). After extensive research studies, some expanding over years and including multiple studies, evaluations and re-evaluations, the FDA approves additives… Continue reading Fact or Fad? Artificial Sweeteners Are BAD!

The Gluten Epidemic

What is gluten anyway? Gluten is a mixture of two proteins, glutelin and gliadin found in wheat, oat, rye and barley.  Gluten is what makes pizza and bread dough stretchy.  Gluten has really gotten a bad rep over the past few years, frequently labeled as a “bad” food.  An estimated 1.6 million Americans eliminate gluten… Continue reading The Gluten Epidemic

Have you heard….

about the HCG diet?  For a little over $100, you get a container of non-FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved pregnancy hormone that coupled with an insanely low-calorie diet will help you lose a lot of weight, fast!  The only way this diet works is if you start by eating 2 days worth of really… Continue reading Have you heard….

“According to a recent study”

Many popular magazines and websites frequently reference new studies and recent test results, but how do you know if this information is accurate?  Sometimes these references come from scientific research articles, however they could be taken out of context or they may not be from reputable resources at all.  Its important to keep up with… Continue reading “According to a recent study”