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  • A New Year’s Veggie Resolution

    January is the month of resolutions. Each year a significant portion of resolutions have to do with dieting and weight loss. Yet you have probably heard that diets don’t work. As many as 90% of successful dieters...

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  • New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Meal Planning

    New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for...

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  • A Butter Like No Other

    You’ve heard of coconut oil, but what are these jars of coconut butter that stores are displaying these days? Often labeled as “coconut manna”, coconut butter is decidedly NOT coconut oil. While coconut oil is the fat...

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  • Paleo Chocolate Bread

    How many of us are trying to reduce our grain? It’s a tough effort for sure, particularly for those afternoon carb cravings that we get on a daily basis! It has taken me several years to come...

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  • Eating During the Holidays is a Balancing Act

    Life is a balancing act. We are constantly balancing our jobs, our families, and our health, to name a few things. Sometimes we are out of balance and we seem to have a penchant, this time of...

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  • Getting Through the Holiday Season Without Falling off the Wagon!

    The wonderful part of the holidays is that they are a great time to connect with family and friends with so many events, parties and gatherings. The challenging part of the holidays is that they are a...

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  • Butternut “Rice” Pilaf

    Unlike the past, today’s butternut squash flesh is sweet and tender, palatable to both kids and adults alike. But many folks don’t realize how much nutritional benefit butternut squash imparts. It contains very high levels of vitamins...

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  • Strategies to Ignite Your Fat-Burning Potential during the Holiday Season

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could burn fat all day long instead of just during your exercise session? Especially during the holidays that involve parties, traditions and events to attend which typically involve having a few...

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  • The Beauty of Brussel Sprouts

    I didn’t grow up eating Brussels sprouts. I guess this is a good thing because it seems many folks develop a prejudice against these adorable little cabbage buds because of bad experiences with them growing up. Usually...

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  • The Colorful Side of Collards

    Unless you grew up in the south, collard greens may be at best mysterious and at worst misunderstood. Most people think of them as a southern specialty that involves hours of cooking with a fatty smoked meat....

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  • Maximizing the Harvest in the Here and Now

    Whether you are a CSA member, grow your own garden, or shop at farmer’s markets, maximizing the summer harvest is an important objective. Much is written about ways of preserving surplus produce such as canning, fermentation, dehydration,...

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  • When Cucumbers Become Common

    It is always exciting when the cucumber harvest starts, but within a few weeks of the season we are often overrun with their abundance. My solution to this dilemma is to adopt the old motto, “variety is...

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  • Carve Out Some “Me” Time this Summer

    I love summer! There’s really nothing like it. For many of us, our schedules don’t change drastically during the summer season. If we have school aged children, they may be in camps or at home with a...

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  • Baby Romaine—A Spring Darling

    There are so many reasons to love the month of June – summery weather, school letting out, and the opening of farmer’s markets. It may sound weird but one of my favorite things about June is baby...

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  • What to bring to a Barbeque!

    Close your eyes and imagine warm weather, a light breeze, the perfect summer day… June is always the time when we get excited for fresh foods and fresh air. It’s barbeque season. A time to savor those...

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  • Head Out to our Local CT Farmers Markets this Summer

    The sun has finally come back to our state, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and spring has arrived, and with it: farmers market season! Many communities throughout Connecticut host fantastic farmers markets during the summer months,...

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  • Spring for Dandelion Greens

    I always find myself craving fresh spring greens as the weather warms. Something about the bracing bitterness of the greens awakens my palate and promises a cleansing after a long season of heavy foods. Dandelion greens are...

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  • Healthy Eating for Busy Moms

    Imagine this scene—a day in the life of a busy mom… It’s the morning witching hour. You’ve got two kids (or more!) to corral. They’re moving ‘slowly’. You have to get them dressed, fed, and out the...

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  • Making Your Own Homemade Broth

    Broth is an undeniably key staple in cooking. Yet many folks are intimidated by the prospect of making it. However, homemade broth is one of the simplest, healthiest, tastiest, and economical ways to enhance soups, sauces, stews,...

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  • Finding Fertility in the Grocery Store Aisle

    The secret ingredient to improving fertility might just be in the grocery store. While no single food can magically help someone conceive, a well-rounded diet that includes fruits, vegetables, low-fat protein, essential fats and complex carbohydrates helps...

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  • For the Love of Diets! Americans Love Diet Trends

    The standard American diet (SAD diet) is always changing and Americans are always up for a new trend. In the late 1980s, we saw a turn to low fat diets to stave off weight gain and heart...

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  • Got Milk? Get real! Coca Cola super processes milk

    Message from the American Dairy Association: Please buy this homogenized, pasteurized, defatted, fortified “milk”, from animals that have been fed GMO corn, antibiotics and hormones. Drink it at least three times a day, every day of the...

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  • There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Diet

    There are so many diet books out there in stores, on TV and online. Each one offers “the answer” to what ails us. High fat, low carbs, no carbs, high protein and the list goes on! Each...

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  • What Makes Her Fit Could Make You Fat!

    Dieting. Oh what a daunting task! Counting calories, daily trips to the bathroom scale, enjoying ALL those Valentine chocolates vicariously through someone else. Discipline! Discipline! Discipline! Something about it is just so intimidating. But when we don’t...

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