Thai (inspired) Noodle Soup

So when I need inspiration, I hit the books - recipe books, that is. I have fewer recipe books than you'd think, though. Once I discovered internet recipes and Pinterest, there was no turning back. But there are several I hang onto with beautiful pictures that I turn to for ideas. And this past Friday [...]

Iron & Pregnancy

During a woman's pregnancy, her blood volume increases by 50 percent. That is why it is extremely vital that a woman gets enough iron in her diet, and has herself checked for anemia, to ensure enough oxygen is getting to baby and mom's muscles, brain, etc. These foods are some of the richest in iron. [...]

Forget losing weight this New Year’s

Happy New Year's! As I sit and write this on the morn of New Year's Eve, I see my Facebook feed flooding with "resolutions." We know the drill. Every year, people make the same promises to themselves. To get a better job. To stop smoking. Spend less. Spend more time with family. Get fit. And [...]

Patriotic Pigments: Eat your red, white & blue!

  Looking down at my breakfast this morning, luscious berries in a cushion of oatmeal, I was suddenly overcome with patriotism.¬†Well, at least I was struck by the patriotic resemblance to our nation's red, white and blue banner as Fourth of July nears. And so, I became inspired to talk about the colors in our [...]

How better sleep can help you lose weight

If you are one of those people who fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to getting enough sleep every night, you could be heading toward a world of hurt sooner rather than later. Did you know that you are considered sleep-deprived if you have six or fewer hours of sleep? That [...]