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There was a “chef’s challenge” this past week on View From The Bay, the afternoon TV show in San Francisco on which  I do the occasional segment.  We had to cook a main dish that was $3 or less per serving.   Michael Stevens, my wonderful friend and segment producer, LOVES Chicken Pot Pie.  So, when […]

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, […]

It was a whirlwind few weeks that just passed.  Between going home for the Passover holiday where everything either has 9 million calories or buckets of carbs, then coming back to LA, only to have a big Easter dinner with my honey’s family (not like I said NO to the delicious food or anything!) I’ve […]

At least food-wise, you can’t.  I just got back from a trip to New York.  Long Island, actually.  I grew up there and my parents still live in the same house.  THAT is a story in and of itself.  My Mom, as many of you know, is a very good cook.  However, the challenge I […]

I was watching the Today Show this morning and the subject of exercise for women came up.  It seems there was a new study (Great…YET another one!) that tells us that women, especially over 40, need to exercise for an hour EVERY SINGLE DAY! I’m sure there was a collective “Gasp!” from every woman in […]

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 […]

Not all personal trainers are alike.  OK, that’s not really a secret, but I’ll tell you something that is.  You can become a certified personal trainer in one weekend.  Yup.  Take a weekend course, pass a test and you’re in! Frightening thought, isn’t it? I was talking to my big brother, Mark, today and we […]

I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while.  It’s been a subject of discussion for years.  The famous book, Sugar Blues, came out in 1975 and was at the forefront of nutrition.  Sugar has been found to be more addicting than cocaine and is even more deadly than fat when it comes to […]

I was at my gym today, happily moving weights around and working up a sweat.    I was working my back and wanted to work the lower area a little and I really like the low back machine there.  So, I sauntered over and there, sitting on the machine and occasionally pushing herself back was […]

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 […]

If you read my Facebook page, you know that it’s raining cats and dogs here in LA and I”m taking the opportunity to create a couple of recipes.  Quite a few of my friends made it obvious they would love to know how they turned out.  Actually, they’re terrific and I’m happy to share them […]

Everyone’s talking about health insurance.  And who can blame them?  The costs for seeing doctors, hospitalization and medicine are through the roof!  But in my opinion, the views on this hot topic are very short sighted.  Healthcare should start BEFORE there is illness and disease.  Why are we concentrating on companies when we should put […]

Well…aerobic activity does.  I’ve been reading up on how exercise affects the body.  Besides the obvious changes in muscle density and fat ratio, it seems that high intensity aerobic exercise increases blood flow to the muscles and more importantly, helps to create new neurons and connections in the brain! A recent study done at the […]

I recently made a speech with this name and it got such a rowsing response, I thought I’d share it with you.  Now, realize this is the original written speech.  Any good orator goes “off book” once they memorize it and goes with the flow, but the jist of it is here.  Let me know […]

Can you believe the holiday season is here?  Just this Satuday, I went to 3 holiday parties.  Good thing I like brisket and egg nog. Well, not together.  It’s not kosher. I do, however, know enough to limit my splurges.  I’m not an all or nothing person and I urge my clients to be the […]

My boyfriend, Bobby, and I like to go out for a treat every so often. We both love frozen yogurt and these shops seem to be popping up everywhere! First the excitement was about Pinkberry, which to me seems like frozen sour cream.  Then all these others followed suit…Yogurtland, Penguins, Frogo,  Frogurt,  Froplay, Twist, and […]

Eating pasta might seem impossible on a low carb diet. But there are ways to enjoy this carbohydrate-rich food that will keep blood sugar from spiking, keep full and give the taste satisfaction that only pasta can. I will show how and when to eat it and which type of pasta is best when choosing […]

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, […]

It’s a holiday weekend.  I actually have clients each day, but it’s not nearly as busy as usual, as everyone wants to be done before it gets hot and before their company gets there.  I’m happy about that! It gives me a chance to catch up on some writing and house cleaning. I’m not a […]

It’s Monday morning, August 24th and I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting my blog.  My boyfriend, Bobby, moved in over the weekend and I’ve been “nesting” in prep for his arrival. You’re asking what the HECK this has to do with the title of the blog, aren’t you?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Bobby’s in the restaurant […]

It was a quiet Sunday, yesterday. I got back from my morning clients and the gym, had lunch and discovered a “Rocky” marathon on TV.  I watched the end of Rocky I and the entire RockyII movie.  (Personally, I think these two were the best of the bunch.  Sly looks VERY good in these!) Anyway, […]

Actually, I just told you.  It really IS calories in-calories out!  Most people think they eat less than they do and that 20 minutes of cardio will allow them an extra 3 martinis.  WRONG!!  You’d be surprised at how much we REALLY eat! Now, that being said, the type of calories do make a difference.  […]

I just had an article emailed to me from my friend, James Franklin.  For those of you who have my cookbook, he’s the photographer and graphics genius who made me and the book look fabulous.  Anyway, the article is frim Time magazine and it’s entitled “Why Exercise Won’t Make You Thin.”  It’s 7 pages long […]

I don’t have the knees I did 20 years ago.  I used to be able to run 6 miles almost every day and be fine.  Years of playing tennis, weight lifting and wearing heels have had its affect on my joints.  I have to be really careful and work smarter at my cardio. I went […]