Kale + Cannellini Bean Soup with Maple Smoked Bacon

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A big food trend for 2015 is smoked foods. And this month, the Recipe Redux theme is to heat up a recipe with smokiness or spiciness. I aimed for both with this one! And did it without a smoker. Though that’s not because I don’t want a smoker. I’ve never met a cooking tool that I […]

Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup (best soup for a cold!)

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Despite my best efforts to support my immunity with good nutrition, I caught a nasty cold. Actually, I caught two separate colds back to back. The second one got me just as I was starting to feel better but was still weak from fighting off the first one. So, I’ve been sick for a solid […]

Spicy Chicken “Pho”

Spicy Chicken Pho

This month’s Recipe Redux challenge was to venture into the spice cabinet (or shelf in my case) and choose that “spooky spice” that sits in the back, avoided, because you’re never quite sure what the heck to do with it. Usually, I’m pretty adventurous with spices because I love how they add flavor, color, nutrients, and antioxidants […]

How to Juice in a Healthy Way

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Not a day goes by where someone doesn’t ask for my opinion on juicing. It’s a hot topic for sure. Like all things nutrition, I love to talk about it and help my clients understand the pros, cons, and how to incorporate juices into their diets in a healthy way (yes there are unhealthy aspects to […]

6 Nutrient Depleting Medications


Did you know that many common medications can deplete nutrients from your body? It is important to know because inadequate nutrients means leaving your body in a vulnerable, imbalanced state. For example, a course of antibiotics could wipe out much of the good bacteria in your gut which in turn may reduce your immunity, cause […]

Sweet Potato Hummus


I’ve tried a lot of different types of hummus. Store-bought varieties and homemade in all sorts of flavors. I’ve found that the texture and flavor can vary significantly between brands and there are many that contain extra ingredients that I would prefer not be in there such as preservatives. Others, use lower quality oils like […]

Are We Talking About the Right Fats?


Note: This post is a teaser for a post I did for HealthComU. You’ll see a link at the end to continue reading the rest! For decades, health professionals have been advising the public to eat less “bad fat” (saturated and trans fats) and more “good fat” (unsaturated fats), but should the message be that simple? More […]

Easy Veggie Nuggets

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Back to school is around the corner! And with that, the Recipe Redux team is whipping up tasty, healthy bites and bars for this month’s theme. The goal is to create a bar or bite that is lunchbox-ready. To me, that means kid-friendly finger-food and nuggets definitely fit the bill. I’m not a huge fan […]

Throw Away the Tums! Healthy Alternatives to Antacids

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Heartburn? Upset stomach? The answer to these ailments is all to often popping an antacid such as Tums. And why not? they are just over the counter meds that might even give you a dose of calcium along with it. In fact, more and more often, I’m seeing the recommendation to take Tums with calcium as […]

Refreshing Lavender Mint Iced Tea (plus a bonus stress-relief recipe)

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This past weekend I was up in Camden, Maine for a beautiful wedding. The weekend started off with perhaps the heaviest rain that I’ve ever seen fall from the sky but luckily, the sun did finally make an appearance and we got to enjoy the scenery. The downtown area is full of shops with local products, […]

What I Ate on Wednesday -Registered Dietitian Edition


Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m posting about what I ate last Wednesday after being tagged by Registered Dietitian, Kara Lydon of Peace Love and Food.  This is part of a fun blog series where Dietitians from across the globe are posting what they ate on Wednesdays –you can follow the #WIARD to keep up with the […]

The 5 ‘R’ Approach to Healing Your Gut


I think of the gut as our body’s “hub” because it is involved in every aspect of our health; mood, energy metabolism, immunity are just a few examples. And if you have issues with acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating or nausea (and really, who hasn’t experienced these things?), you understand the impact that […]

Kale, Corn Salad with Sweet Miso Tahini Dressing

Note: hadn't added the hemp seeds yet

I have made a big batch of this salad at least once a week for the past month and a half. It is that good. The dressing is addictive, but healthy, and the ingredients in this salad are detoxifying, colorful, and hearty. It has been my go-to on “hungry” days, or just when I feel […]