9 tips for eating sanely during the holidays

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, ... but Thanksgiving dinner got the better of me this year. My husband and I had for the first time in our lives decided to travel and celebrate with out-of-town relatives. It was exciting for me, especially. It's only the fourth year having "in-laws" for me, and over a [...]

Cold Beet Salad & Sweet Craisin Quinoa

PREPARATION Quinoa: Prepare one cup quinoa with 1/2 cup raisins and 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Cook together until water is absorbed by quinoa. Add 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk/cream, 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar, and 1/2 tbsp cayenne. Mix well. Sprinkle a handful of fresh, minced mint leaves. Beet Salad I took both [...]

‘Eating out’: Numbers on menus not enough to ward us off overeating

Eating out is such a major part of any social scene these days. Bowling teams, coworkers, women embarking on a girl's night: They all pile into a restaurant that can accommodate large groups of hungry people, to enjoy the atmosphere, the company, and a great, savory meal that just magically appears before them. Heck, even [...]