Post Archive: October, 2015

Curried Chickpeas with Tuscan Kale

Upon a really weird craving for curried chickpeas I came up with this dish.  It’s already pretty simple to make but you can cut the cooking time down by using canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed) although I love making my own beans (see instructions at the end on how to make your own beans). This dish can be eaten on...

3 small steps that lead to big change

I speak with a lot of people that are ready and eager to “get healthy.”  They have BIG GOALS about the changes they want to see in themselves and they often have BIG CHALLENGES too!  And by challenges I mean – young kids, crazy busy job, no cooking skills, a spouse who cooks yummy but unhealthy food, no time to exercise, etc. Ironically,...

Viewing chronic stress in a whole new way

Ya’ know how sometimes you have to hear something a couple hundred times before it finally REALLY sinks in?  That happened to me today and it resonated with me so strongly, I wanted to share. In nutrition school we learned all about the negative impacts of chronic stress — how it can damage our brain, hinder our chances to lose...

Try, try, try again (recipe inside)

By now you know I’m pretty “PRO-VEGETABLES” — kale, collards, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, peppers, etc.  In recent years I haven’t come across many vegetables that I dislike – except cauliflower. To be fair, I’ve tried to like it — more than once and in different preparations.  I’ve roasted it, I’ve made the cauliflower mashed “potato” and I’ve sautéed it...