Practicing What I Preach at the Supermarket

December 12, 2018

One of my hard and fast weight loss rules is to never grocery shop when you’re hungry. Wandering the aisles on an empty stomach will lead to impulse purchases and poor choices.

I’ve heard this rule since I was a kid, and I’ve stuck to it as much as possible over the past eight years. I share it often, because I know Read the rest of this entry »

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This Salad is So Easy… and I Used the BIGGEST Lemon I’ve Ever Seen!

September 9, 2018

I went to a potluck barbeque over the weekend, and my contribution was a salad. People really seemed to like it, and it was completely eaten – two good signs that I should share it with all of you! Here’s how to make an easy, healthy and delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Salad.
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One Family Get-Together. Two Salads.

August 30, 2018

I’m gonna jam two recipes into one blog post, so let’s not waste any time! Background: We recently had a little family get-together, and when I asked what I could contribute, my aunt called me a “veggie guru,” and suggested I bring veggies. Count me in, I love that plan! My sister-in-law Alexis and I made two salads to contribute, and here’s the first one:

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Guess What!? Grapefruit and Avocado Taste So Good Together!

July 5, 2018

I have a great salad idea, but first, a quick reminder:

If you’re in the Detroit area and free one week from tonight, you should definitely come listen to me make my Michigan debut as a motivational speaker! July 12th at 6pm at Birmingham Next. Click here for details, including how you can reserve a seat. See you then!

On to our regularly scheduled blogging. Ready to talk food? Read the rest of this entry »


RECIPE! Cauliflower and Buckwheat Salad

May 30, 2018

Today you’ll read about Cauliflower and Buckwheat Salad. You’re going to love it, because it’s delicious. And healthy. And drool-worthy. See?

But where’s the cauliflower? It’s there… and Read the rest of this entry »


Spice Up Your Dinner With This Simple Radish Salad!

September 6, 2017

I’ve been in a radish kind of mood lately. Radishes are delightful: crunchy and spicy and downright delicious.

And guess what? They’re good for you! Radishes are a good source of fiber, vitamins C and B6, folate, manganese, and potassium. And since a cup of sliced radishes only has 19 calories, go nuts!

Here’s a fun fact I just learned: Read the rest of this entry »


Let’s Bring Back Ham Salad! Who’s In? We Can Use This Extremely Healthy Recipe

May 15, 2017

I have a memory from my childhood of sitting at my grandparents’ kitchen table in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and eating a ham salad sandwich for lunch. Here’s me and my grandparents, Dorothy and Dean, from 1981, when I was 2 years old:

I was older when I ate that ham salad sandwich that I so vividly remember, but that’s the woman that made it. My grandma Dorothy used to make Read the rest of this entry »