I am loving this great book co-written by my colleague Vicki Shanta Retelny, RD, LDN– a dietitian, culinary instructor, nutrition therapist and consultant! This very easy to read book covers healthy food options for a variety of health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, allergies, migraines and even sleep conditions. […]Continue Reading
The land of OZ
Russ and I were extremely fortunate to visit Melbourne, Australia last week! What an amazing time! Melbourne is situated around the Yarra River and adorned by many parks and walkways making it a great city to walk or bike throughout to enjoy all the city has to offer. If I had to summarize what I […]Continue Reading
FODMAPs & me
You may say, what the heck are FODMAPs? And I would tell you ALL about FODMAPs, in fact, I would tell you more than you may want to hear. You see, FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates and fibers found in many common healthy foods such as watermelon, onions, garlic, wheat, apples and pears to […]Continue Reading
French Meringues & Fresh Flowers
Today I decided to pick some fresh flowers from a local farm, Tangerini’s farm in Millis. I have joined the CSA here at Tangerini’s and every week when I come to pick up my share of produce, I can’t help but take a peek at the beautiful flowers growing before my eyes. Today, it was […]Continue Reading
Spice it up!
Anyone that has used fresh herbs in cooking knows that the flavor of your food POPS and makes almost any dish more special. The same can be said when you get creative with dried herbs and spices. I love perusing magazines and online for interesting recipes. Lately I have been drawn to recipes made with […]Continue Reading
Every August we head to the Island of Nantucket off the coast of Cape Cod. It’s become one of our favorite spots and a great place where we have shared many wonderful family memories. There are so many reasons we love this quaint little island but here is a list of what we love […]Continue Reading
Chicken Burgers with a twist!
Just a quick post today. Busy gearing up for vacation! Looking forward to a break from working and spending quality time with my three kids and husband! Yeah! But I did want to share this really yummy burger recipe before I head out to the beach! I never really have enjoyed ground beef. Even […]Continue Reading
Local Food at its Best! Tomato Salad
We joined a local community supported agriculture (CSA) program this year at Tangerini’s Farm in Millis. There is nothing quite like the taste and nutritional value of fresh picked produce! Monday’s is our day to pick up our share of veggies! Usually I can get one of my kids to join me for the pick […]Continue Reading
Grilled pizza and more
Every weekend, Russ and I make it a point to start our day with a run that winds up at Starbucks for a nice cold iced coffee. It’s a good way to kick off our weekend. This weekend was jammed packed with so many great events. Friday night we attended our first Greek […]Continue Reading