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Can you curb emotional eating during the holidays and enjoy a slice of Gingerbread?

December 5, 2012


I started up Spotify’s Ultimate Holiday Playlist, danced to the kitchen, and hummed above the noise of the mixer. It’s early December, and I have been craving holiday spirit. And my attempts to satisfy that craving have all involved sugar. Cookies, pie, gingerbread. Emotional eating occurs throughout the year for many people and is characterized […]

What do Fish Cakes have to do with mental health?

May 16, 2012


Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right and you can’t even imagine opening the refrigerator door to start preparing dinner? Have you ever gorged on frozen carboard pizza, cut into a greasy fast food burger, or finished off every last cookie in the house while brooding over a bad day? Have you ever […]

Is it gratifying to cook Coconut Oats?

March 30, 2012


Some people love to cook. It is their go-to task, the thing they do to relax, the thing that brings them real joy at the  end of the day.  Trying to discover the source of that inherent, “joy of cooking” is one of the goals I had in mind as I began to explore the psychology of […]

Do you have a Coffee Cake habit?

March 13, 2012


Do you drink coffee every morning at 7am on the dot? Is it worse that I eat a slice coffee cake with as much regularity…perhaps even more often than I drink a cup of coffee? In the past few weeks, I have been hearing a lot about the new book The Power of Habit, written […]

Is it important to drink organic Cranberry Carrot Ginger Juice?

January 15, 2012


I was sick throughout the first week of 2012. But I still had to go grocery shoppping, and I went harboring in my heart grand plans for a hearty, chicken soup. I rolled into the produce section, with a sore throat, stuffy nose, and that dragging “I feel sick” fatigue, seeking out onions, carrots, celery, and […]

Did you say Mint-tea Hot Chocolate?

December 22, 2011


Here’s the thing about hot chocolate. I love it! My mom has a recipe for the best hot chocolate mix, to which only hot water needs to be added because it includes powdered milk and powdered non-dairy creamer… plus lots of sugar! I don’t want to knock that recipe. It really is like chocolate heaven […]

Would you like to discuss Ginger Pear Crisp?

December 16, 2011


I have been doing some baking, so I would love to talk about the Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins I made last week! Or perhaps Cranberry Orange Sour Cream muffins are a preferable topic. Or maybe Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles, or what if I tell you about Ginger Pear Crisp? Well, actually, what I want to […]