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Recipes for a Holiday Meal

Happy holidays everyone! I prepared this meal for eight as part of the fundraiser for The Laguna Foundation. It was a big hit and I’m sure your family and guests will enjoy this meal this holiday season. I served them in order, below, with lots of time in between courses for conversation. Plan for a… Read More


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Salads, Salads, Everywhere…

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It’s 94 degrees today. Needless to say that salads are the way to go! A lovely fruit salad for breakfast, and a green salad for a later lunch- too hot to be very hungry. Do remember that every color fruit and veggie has a different phytonutrient profile, so be sure to add lots of colors!… Read More

Suicide amongst Veterans

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We all know that suicide amongst our Veterans and Active Duty Service men and women is high, but here are the troubling statistics from the VA Suicide Data Report. I think many of you know I have taught and worked with Veterans, and that my son is a Veteran, and this report makes me so… Read More

8 new dietary fibers….sort of.

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Well, they’re not new, but they are now recognized as beneficial by the FDA. Here is the Press Release from the FDA with links so you can get the entire list and educate yourself. Dietary fiber is a big key to good health. https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm610641.htm

Gary Taubes at Bauman College

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I am a Board Member at Bauman College and I’m pleased to have been involved with creating our Distinguished Speaker Series. Next up is Gary Taubes. Here is the link to purchase tickets. I’ll see you there! https://www.baumancollege.org/events/gary-taubes/ Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit organization, Nutrition Science Initiative.… Read More

Meditation

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Being a creative, high-strung sort, meditation is something that I have always thought was for others. I have set up little alters with flowers and feathers and incense and a pretty pillow to sit on, purple or deep red being preferable, and tried to call forth a still mind. If anyone was watching I probably… Read More

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