Tzatziki – Cooling Cucumber Dip

Summer is in full swing and we got cucumbers in the garden. Time to make this delicious cucumber dip or Tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is a very refreshing Greek appetizer consumed with pita chips or, in my case, blue corn tortilla chips. Ingredients: 1 cup Greek or regular plain yogurt (remember “plain”) 1/2 of big cucumber

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A Refreshing Summer Dessert: Raspberry Mousse

The other day I realized my sweet tooth was asking for something fruity, but not just plain fruit…something refreshing and different. So I remembered I had some extra raspberries in the fridge and how my Grandma use to make this delicious mouse (we called if “foam”) out of raspberries or strawberries. So here you go!

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Wonderful Sauteed Mushrooms

Mushroom are not only very tasty and versatile, but they are also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Researchers point to this vegetable (actually a fungus…) as a great source of antioxidants (especially selenium). Antioxidants protect the body from damaging free radicals that can cause conditions like heart disease and cancer. Mushrooms also help boost

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Spectacular Sprouts

With the news about contaminated romance lettuce I sense the worry some people have about giving up one of their main salad ingredients. One of my health coaching clients asked me: “So what are we supposed to do?”. I am trying to uncover some options below. Off course, you can try a different kind of

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers

I got this recipe from my student Jan, and she probably got it from her friend Chris, so not really sure who to give credit here. I adapted it just a bit, I really think you will enjoy it. Poblano peppers are mild and have thin skin. They can be substituted by green bell peppers.

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All-Powerful Kale

We hear about kale all the time, how it is a super food, chock-full of nutrients and antioxidants, having more iron per ounce than beef, being an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin A. But did you know that kale is an incredible source of often-overlooked vitamin K, with more than 10 times

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Mediterranean Scramble

Easy to make, this scrambled eggs dish has plenty of veggies and aside from being delicious, it looks so colorful! This will help you start your day with about 12g of protein, but no worries, you can try this for lunch or dinner. 2 eggs, organic or free range 5 grape tomatoes, halved 5 olives,

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Justin’s Transformational Journey

My client Justin shares his weight loss transformational journey. He really struggled with his weight. When he reached over 200 lbs he knew it was “time for a change”. His goal was to be under 170 lbs which was his weight in college. He was “tired of being tired” and having no energy for his

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Gnarly Barley

Did you know that barley is an excellent source of molybdenum, manganese, selenium and magnesium and helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar? Why “Gnarly Barley”? Because my kid decided it sounds funny! Here is a delicious recipe that I presented at the National Czech and Slovak Museum. Be aware: your kitchen will smell really good,

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