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A Trauma Surgeon’s Guide to Safe Cooking

Hi everyone! I recently came across the book The Power of Peak State  at the National Publicity Summit  in NY by a trauma surgeon by the name of Akram Alashari, MD. He discusses the concept of obstacles keeping you from your peak performance and I asked him about this is regards to cooking. He had a lot to say about his surgeon experience  in the kitchen and he was kind enough to share some of

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Healthy Fruit and Nut Cobbler and What’s With Wheat?

Hi everyone, As many of us know, wheat has become a big problem for many kids and adults in recent years. WHY???? Cyndi O’Meara has created a really interesting documentary that I implore you to watch. Spoil alert: It’s not about the wheat itself but what’s done to it. In the meantime, I don’t think I have ever posted my friend Cynthia Green’s amazing Fruit and Nut cobbler that I served at a fundraising dinner

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A Few Words About Chris Cornell-Now it’s Personal

What a cool version of “Black Hole Sun”, I thought. There was some jazzy guy singing the Soundgarden classic on WFUV as I drove to pick up my 8th grader from school. As I sat in the car I thought about how perfectly this awesome Grunge song lent itself to a jazz version. My son arrived and got in the car as the DJs started talking about acknowledging Chris Cornell with the song. “Acknowledge”? That

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Don Goes From Zero to Hero with His Chicken and Broccoli

Hi everyone! As part of my desire to get REALLY fit this summer, I’m gaining inspiration from some fellow cooks. Talk about inspiration! This guy broke his neck and recovered, partially by cooking! Check it out: You do not need to break you neck to cook yummy food! Anything that you decide to do, make important to you, and become serious about is based on one word, perception. When you shift your perception making time

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Confessions of a Perfectionist Cook: Meet Jennie Lynn

Hi everyone! I recently had the pleasure of meeting the author Jennie Lynn. She’s a mom, an author and just happens to have a SICK six pack since she is a body builder. We were discussing how being a perfectionist cook can be limiting and she had her own story to tell about how perfectionism affected her body and her life. Check it out, especially those who identify as perfectionist cooks. A Perfectionist’s Cooking Experience

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Cabot Cheese Quiche-OMG!

Hi everyone! I attended a great event in the City that was all about cheese. Cabot cheese in particular. I’m not going to lie, they fed us like queens and had us prepare many dishes with their wide variety of delicious cheeses. The focus of the event was right up my alley, helping parents make a meal that can accommodate both adults and children by having one core meal with add-ons. I learned that Cabot

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