DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

Pimentón de la Vera Picante

One ingredient we have our eye on is pimentón de la Vera picante , or Hot Smoked Spanish Paprika.  It has a robust flavor, attention grabbing heat, and rounded smokey finish which adds a rich complexity to dishes. The capsicum peppers used for paprika provide a whole host of other nutritional benefits.  Its most noteworthy … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

Kashi Helps to Decode Nutrition Labels

Things we love! We shouldn’t have to research the ingredient list on our nutrition labels but with names like BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE and SILICON DIOXIDE it is some times a necessity. For some help navigating those complicated labels check out Kashi’s Ingredient Decoder and print out a table of some commonly used good and bad ingredients. … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Illness Prevention + Recovery

Nourishing Your Aging Parents and Yourself

By Edward Bauman, M.Ed, Ph.D. When I get older, losing my hair Many years from now Will you still be sending me a valentine? Birthday greeting, bottle of wine If I stay out till quarter to three Will you bar the door? Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m sixty-four … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Mind + Body

40 Days of Yoga: Days 40 and Beyond

Well, it’s no secret that I did not keep up with daily blogging during 40 Days of Yoga. I did, however, keep up with the yoga, meditation, journaling, reading, and all around dropping into my life. I’ve also been able to find some compassion for myself around not keeping my blog promise. I can say … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

“Kitchen Impossible” Continues… Paleo Cake

Another friend, another celebration, another cake. If you’ve been following the Kitchen Impossible series then you know that I truly enjoy and relish in the challenge of baking cakes for people with very specific, and often very limited, diets.  I have already tackled gluten-free , dabbled in sugar-free, stopped over in corn and soy-free, and … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

The ULTIMATE Challenge: Baking Without

If you’ve read my last post “Kitchen Impossible: Cake Challenge” then you know that I do not shy away from culinary challenges, especially when baking is involved.  You also know that I love my friends something fierce and I insist on them having fabulous and delicious Birthday cakes.  Well, another, even BIGGER challenge presented itself … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Nutrition Tips

Can Feasting and Fasting Be Equally Healthy for You?

By Ed Bauman, M.Ed., Ph.D. and Debbie Gisonni The insatiable desire for a quick fix to achieve health and weight loss sends most people from one extreme to another in their diets and, ultimately, their lives. Deprivation is usually the common thread in most diets, and traditional fasting takes that concept to the extreme. On … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Chef Tips

Grain Grinder Bread

I grew up in Ithaca, New York, home of the famous Moosewood Restaurant. My parents love Moosewood. In fact, they even had their wedding “reception” there. My parents would drag me there on a semi-regular basis. As a child I failed to appreciate how exceptional the food at Moosewood really was. However, there was one … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Gluten-Free

Cake Challenge: Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar-Free Cake

I love food.  My friends love food.  And I love my friends. One of my friends is having a birthday and to show her just how much I love her, I am baking a cake.  The thing is, amongst my circle of friends, there are a lot of dietary restrictions, preferences, and politically informed food … Read More

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DATE: CATEGORY: Mind + Body

40 Days of Yoga: Day 34

Food journaling has taught me to be really aware when cravings arise. I ask all sorts of questions of myself – what is causing my craving? Is it emotional hunger? Is it physical hunger? How strong is the craving? Would yielding to the cravings actually satisfy it? And if not, what tools do I have … Read More

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