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It’s that time of year that brings excitement to all, with a mix of angst about what and how to cook the Thanksgiving meal. It is the biggest food holiday of the year. The main event. So don’t mess it up. But if you do, oh well, there’s always Sauvignon Blanc, right?
I am here to help. Check out my November newsletter: My 2014 Thanksgiving Playbook with recipes, a menu, grocery list and more great tips.
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According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat from snacking and eating a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. And these figures don’t even include late evening munching on leftovers! Here I share my secrets to adding the wow factor to your favorite holiday dishes with less added fat, salt and sugar.
How to make your favorite Thanksgiving dishes healthier with less sugar, fat and salt
Yes, the calories you eat during the holidays can make a difference
The average person gains only 1 pound during … More...
I’m delighted to announce my clean eating newsletter! I know, it has been a long time coming. Now you can receive messages from me straight to your inbox filled with mouthwatering images, food musings about this and that, and anything else we want to talk about. To subscribe to my newsletter, click here.
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Most of you are at least one week—four for us!—into the new school year. With all of the excitement comes even more fun for some, and for the rest–the dread of packing school lunch. My husband says he doesn’t mind packing lunches. Sometimes I enjoy packing Scarlet’s lunch. And sometimes I wish she would eat the hot school lunch offered. Every year I search high and low for the newest (and nutritious) lunch products that help make life easier, while serving up a lunch that kids will actually want to eat!
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Hi all! I can’t believe how long it has been since my last blog post. My apologies. I’ve been so busy creating recipes for clients and enjoying my summer that I forgot to share my latest and greatest with you. And today I brought my daughter to her first day of kindergarten–a bittersweet day in many ways. It is exciting for her and our family that she is growing up, yet sad that school starting means that summer has ended. Well, at least for me anyway. If you are wondering about my other summer adventures and musings, I invite you … More...
I was delighted to be featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Edible Phoenix in the article “Looks Good Enough to Eat”, by my friend and registered dietitian Sharon Salomon, MS, RD. She delves into the minds of food stylists, as they spill their secrets, tips and tricks for creating mouthwatering food images. I share the history behind one of the trickiest photographs in my book.
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The Chew‘s “Search for the Weight Watchers Chef” finalist, Chef Michelle Dudash will be co-hosting a cooking demo and book signing! Clean eating expert Michelle Dudash will be talking healthy recipes and quick waist-slimming tips that fit your current Weight Watchers plan. Open to the public, bring your non-perishable food items, some friends, and cooking questions to this fun cooking demo and buy your copy of Clean Eating for Busy Families.
When: Monday, April 28, 2014 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Where: Weight Watchers at Grand Village, 14537 W. Grand
Hi, all. I hope you’ve been enjoying reading my book these past few weeks. And hopefully you have it permanently sitting on your kitchen counter like I do, cooking from it and getting it dirty!
Have you had a chance to cook any of the recipes? This week I’m sharing one of my favorite salads for making a big batch of and enjoying for lunch for the week: Cucumber Quinoa Salad with Feta Cheese, Olives, Mint & Oregano. You can take it with you on days you work outside the home, or just grab a bowl in a snap while … More...
Hi all! Hopefully by now you’ve all dived into reading my book Clean Eating for Busy Families. If not, it’s pretty easy to at least peruse the introductory chapter on clean eating.
What are your thoughts so far about Clean Eating for Busy Families?
The number one question I hear is, “What is clean eating?” Clean eating is enjoying whole foods in their least processed state, as well as opting for in-season food produced as close to home as possible, whether that means in your country, region, state, nearby farmers market or even your back yard.
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