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I’m just about finished with my second cookbook…writing it, that is.  Actually, MY part is done.  I”m waiting for my friend, Barry Wilner, who’s been kind enough to do my wine pairings for the main courses.  After that, it goes to Spencer Christian, former Good Morning America weatherman and current host of View From The […]

I finished doing the nutritional breakdowns for the over 100 recipes I have in my new, as yet to be published, cookbook.  This is a labor of love, as it’s incredibly tedious.  Like looking in a pile of bubbles for a contact lens.   Writing a cookbook, for me, is so much fun.  Experimenting with food, […]

I got an email the other day from a friend of mine from Toastmasters.  Attached was a small “e-book” touting secrets to getting in shape and never having to diet again.   “Wow,” I thought.  This guy’s gonna put all the health experts, fitness trainers and nutritionists out of business!  Why even bother having a website […]

What makes us stop writing?  Why do we get SO excited about sharing thoughts, emotions, recipes, events and other miscellaneous life happenings, then just let it go? For me, it was stress.  My boyfriend was out of work for a few months and that put the responsibility on me to bring in enough money to […]

I got back from San Francisco last night.  Bobby drove both ways, the sweetheart, so I could relax, make sure I knew what points I wanted to make and just take in the scenery.  It was Route 5, so there wasn’t much to see besides the occasional cow, oil pump and fast food joint.  BUT, […]

I told you guys how I started testing and working on my next cookbook, right?  Man!  It’s hard when I’m working on recipes that serve anywhere from 4 to 8 and I’m living by myself!  Ok, I have a cat, but he’s a little hard pressed to hold a fork, no less comment on the […]

I’ve started gathering recipes for my next cookbook “Does This Cookbook Make Me Look Entertaining?” The recipes are still healthy and easy, but they are definitely more grown-up than my first one.  The ingredients are a bit different and perfect for company. Of course, I only have about 25 recipes so far.  One that I […]

If you’re not Jewish, you’re wondering what the HECK that word is, arent’ you?  Pronounced CHAR-o-set,  the CH should sound like your hocking up a little flem.  Not a pretty visual, but you’re all doing now, aren’t you? I was on the phone with my Mom, yesterday, and she was telling me how everyone who […]

When I was living in New York, we used to go to an amazing steak house called Peter Luger’s.  It’s at the base of  the bridge in Brooklyn.  Those “in the know” wouldn’t even take a menu.  They’d just order “Steak for two” or “Steak for three.”  That’s as complicated as it got.  The meat […]

I’m working on getting a few recipes together to put up on YouTube.  OK, not just the recipes…ME!  I”ve had a lot of people tell me that I should be on TV.  My sense of humor gets ’em, mostly.   And I enjoy what I do.  It’s gratifying to be able to give back a little.  […]

And I mean that with food.  Get your mind out of the gutter!  Seriously, this country is obsessed with getting more on one’s plate.  That’s why we’re all so fat!  You’ve heard the super-sized argument a million times, so I’m not going to belabor that fact, BUT…I just got my Bottom Line newsletter, a monthly […]

I’m working on marketing my cookbook, geared to having healthier meals for families.  I’ve made that abundantly obvious, right?  Well, I’ve also started to do some testing a research to see what kind of recipes for KIDS are out there.  My next cookbook will be for kids and how they can make healthy food, as […]

The cookbook is done. You know that from my other rants and pushy emails that made you buy it.  As I wait for delivery on the 110 I ordered and have to autograph before sending them out (Oy…the writer’s cramp I’m gonna get!), I am realizing that writing the cookbook was the easy part. Now […]

What do these things have in common?  Absolutely nothing, but I couldn’t decide which to write about, so I’m writing about both. My friend, Nancye’s boyfriend, Jim just had a “big” birthday.  I wasn’t sure what to get him, especially since they’re fairly new friends.  So, i decided to give him food.  Who could resist […]

Things are bad here in LA.  Workwise, I mean.  Like many of the other experienced trainers who have been doing this for a while, I’ve lost quite a few clients.  Are there trainers who charge less than I do?  You’d better believe it!  Do I deserve to get paid more?  Absolutely!!  Don’t you know you […]

I\’m ALMOST a published author.  Not quite.  I had everything all done, until I got the author proof.  There, I saw a ton of typos.  Well, the book didn\’t have any dashes in it.  how the heck did that happen?  Well, evidently something happened between the word document and the PDF.  Who\’d a thunk it?  […]