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(Quite Possibly) The Easiest Kale Salad Recipe Ever

As you probably know by now, I absolutely love kale. This super veggie is loaded with nutrition–one cup of kale contains just 36 calories, and has 5 g fiber, calcium, Vitamin B6, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, copper,…

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How To Build Your Kitchen Confidence
How To Build Your Kitchen Confidence

Have you seen the movie Ratatouille? It’s the story of a rat who dreams of being a chef and is inspired by a television chef whose tagline is, “Anyone can cook!”. Every time I watch this movie (okay, so I admit I’ve watched it quite a few times!) I ‘m reminded of why I love to teach cooking classes. One of the reasons I love it (besides the food!) is watching students who, after years of telling themselves that they weren’t good cooks, transform into cooks with confidence.

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Bean Soup for the Soul

Last week, I caught a cold that was bad enough to make me drop out of “doing” mode and move into a “self-caring” mode  (Imagine that!). I slowed down, rested when I needed to, drank lots of herbal teas and…

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5 Powerful Detoxifying Foods and Beet and Avocado Salad

Happy beginning of March! Spring is in the air and you might be starting to think about lightening up your diet. When the weather starts to warm up, you may find yourself craving more fruits and vegetables, which is no surprise since they are so detoxifying and can help your liver with the transition from Winter to Spring. Here are some powerful detox foods…

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Want to lose weight this year without dieting? Spice it up!

Hi!

Happy end of January 2012! Wow–did the past month just fly by for you as fast as it did for me?

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that your 2012 will be your happiest and healthiest yet. If one of your goals for the year is to lose weight, good for you! As you know, I am passionate about helping people lose weight without dieting, because most diets just aren’t sustainable. Science has finally proven what you’ve probably suspected for years — that following a restrictive food plan can actually make you more likely to overeat.

The great news is that you can ditch your diet for good and still lose weight and keep it off…..

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