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One of the best things about Fall is that it’s PUMPKIN season! I adore pumpkin. Pretty much anything that has pumpkin in it, I’ll try (except if it has licorice or coconut in it). I can’t tell you how disappointed I was that most of the pumpkin products from Trader Joe’s were discontinued after Thanksgiving. […]

Photos by Cathy Arkle This was the second week of learning about creatures from under the sea. Last week was all about the fins, this week we covered the shells. Shellfish are incredibly versatile and most varieties can take on the flavors of whatever and however you cook them. Mollusks Bivalves are mollusks with 2 […]

I looked at the last recipe I posted here, and it contained carbs.  Of course, it was about 3 weeks ago, so that shows you how often I eat them….but at least the Paella recipe was a healthier version-just like this Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe is much healthier than the original, which I found in […]

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 […]

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 […]

From having too much to do, to the party bombardment, the holiday season offers plenty of challenges that can keep you from exercising as usual. Here’s how to stay fit despite the obstacles. Keeping your weight in check during the festivity-filled days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be a struggle. Cookie platters and cheese […]