Have You Heard The Grape News?

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Hello friends~ This is the monthly recipe issue, but WOW – have you been reading the buzz about the “astonishing”, “remarkable” study about the effect of grapes for genetic remodeling, gut bacteria, the brain, and liver? Although all foods affect the body’s organs and systems, this research seems to indicate that grapes can change our […]

Your Monthly Recipe: Easy Grilled Salmon

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Hello friends~ I hope you’re having a beautiful, fun summer! Summer days are long, and filled with activities, so let’s make dinner easy! One of my favorite summer dishes is grilled salmon. I love it year round, in the oven or grilled because it can be quick and easy to prepare, it’s delicious, and it […]

Is Sugar Ok?

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Hello Friends~ Are you enjoying summer and the proliferation of farmers’ markets and fresh produce everywhere? Maybe even in your own garden! I had a great conversation with a personal training and nutrition coaching client this morning about choosing the balance of foods for her athletic and weight control needs. We hit on the subject […]

Smoked Gouda Broccoli Soup & Things I Said

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Hello friends~ To all you mom athletes out there (and you are all athletes!), I hope you were feeling the love on Mother’s Day. I had calls from the kids (all parents now) and we did some reminiscing. One of the things that make being a mom especially great is being reminded of things I […]

Two Chefs And A Spring Salad

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Hello friends~ Welcome to the ThoughtBox Food Issue, always the second Monday of each month! I’ll be sharing recipes, cookbook recommendations, nutrition tips, and more. Let me know if you’d like to know about a subject around food and nutrition and I’ll put it on the list for a future issue. Looking forward to hearing […]

Monthly Recipe: Zucchini Puttanesca

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Hello my strong friends! I’ll bet some of you folks love a classic Caesar dressing but you’d never, ever order anchovies on pizza. I get it. I didn’t love them either until recently! I decided a few years ago to lean into a plant-based diet. I had been an omnivore until then, enjoying vegetables as side […]

Get Up Keep Moving Recipe Of The Month: Greens and Beans!

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Need a quick-and-easy recipe to add to your COVID-19 shelter-at-home cooking repertoire? Try this take on greens and beans. You likely have everything you need in your pantry and may only need to source a dark leafy green for the fresh part. You can take the finished dish in a number of directions: Put it […]

Are Carbs The Enemy?

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A NEW FEATURE! The Recipe Of The Month will appear in the second issue of ThoughtBox each month. I’ll share healthful, delicious, seasonal recipes throughout the year. This recipe features the flavors and ingredients I love, salmon, the tang of fermentation, lemon, and horseradish, plus the chewiness of an al dente grain, and crunch of […]