Noodle Soup – What Could be Better? BUT NOODLES????

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I am not one to promote pasta for regular consumption - there are simply much healthier and more nutritious foods you could fill your plate with.  We have discussed many vegetable options like Zucchini, spaghetti squash and Sweet Potato Noodles that … Continue reading Noodle Soup – What Could be Better? BUT NOODLES????

My First Aid Travel Kit

Just a few more sleeps and we are off on our great Costa Rican Adventure!  Given the brutal winter we have had, we cannot wait....while my husband and my son are planning days full of adventure and activities I am googling yoga studios and gyms and planning long soaks in the ocean and walks on the … Continue reading My First Aid Travel Kit

Butter vs. Margarine – is there even a doubt?

First things first:  No quote is worthy unless you know where it came from.  Joan Dye Gussow is an author, a professor at Columbia University, she is a food policy expert, an environmentalist and a gardener...according to the New York Times she is the "matriarch of the eat-locally-think-globally food movement".  Based on what I have … Continue reading Butter vs. Margarine – is there even a doubt?

The Value of Eating Raw Protein

Do you eat enough raw food? Quite apart from what foods you are eating, one of the things that many people forget is the ratio of cooked to raw food. Consider that the general recommendation is to eat slightly more than half of your food in it's raw state. For many people, particularly at this … Continue reading The Value of Eating Raw Protein

Ghee – How to and Why Would You?

Now that Grass Fed Butter seems to be easier to access in our fair city it seems like the right time to post a quick blurb about the benefits of ghee and how to make it. Benefits of ghee - it tastes amazing it is safe for high heat cooking it is dairy free (all the … Continue reading Ghee – How to and Why Would You?

Bone Broth Craze – Ask Questions Before You Buy

As the bone broth craze gains amplitude and everyone jumps onto the bandwagon it's important to keep a few details in mind.  Consider that bone broth is essentially the extraction and concentration of nutrients in bones, and to some degree vegetables - for this reason it's important for the starting materials to be the best … Continue reading Bone Broth Craze – Ask Questions Before You Buy

Holiday Survival Guide – 10 Easy Tips

NAT’s HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE There is no doubt that the Christmas Season is filled with temptations and social events that make staying true to any program really tough.  There are ways to manage the damage as it were so that the New Year need not start off way behind your goals.  Here are a few … Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide – 10 Easy Tips