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Food, Love and Psoriasis? Yes, There is a Connection!

Hi everyone! I know you probably don’t want to think about psoriasis on a cooking blog but sometimes we have to go to “places” we’d rather not in order to move forward. I met an author recently who has written about the connection between whole foods and curing her psoriasis and who am I not to share? Food and Love: The most powerful nourishment on this planet today! For 21 years I’ve struggled with an

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Drown Your Sorrows in Chocolate: Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Cashews with Cayenne Pepper

Hi everyone! Well, whether you are attending the inauguration or going on the Women’s march in D.C., you’re definitely going to need some snacks. As I always say, some may be inspired to cook or bake because of a new gadget or tool. Well, you can thank the new recipe I created to the double boiler I just picked up at an estate sale for 4 bucks! It is a healthy alternative to a lot

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Cooking to Avoid Depression? Maybe!

Hi everyone,   We are at a time in history where some people are thrilled and some are devastated. I thought it only fitting that we discuss depression and cooking  with my guest blogger, Rocky Detwiler, who saved himself from homelessness and depression by taking care of himself through healthy living.   Depression is a killer when you want to eat healthy and get fit. When you are feeling down about anything in your life,

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Celebrating MLK with Southern Food

Hi everyone, Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday and as such, I think it only fitting to supply you  with a Southern recipe since his favorite foods were Southern, specifically Fried chicken and pecan pie according to certain sources. MLK was my first hero. I remember feeling impassioned to “do” by his bravery and dedication to help others. When I learned about him in the early seventies, it seemed that the blow of his death

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Acorn Squash Soup

Hi everyone and happy new year!!! I have one thing to say: SOUP! It’s getting cold, we want to get healthy after all that nasty holiday food (actually it was pretty damn good) so fill up on some hearty soup! This just requires a few ingredients and some spices, all of which you need to have in your pantry. Enjoy! Savory Fall Squash Soup: 5 cups roasted squash, acorn or butternut 4 cups vegetable or

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Ode to Brian-Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! Brian and I just ate a huge and delicious meal to celebrate. Please join me in wishing my wonderful husband Brian a very happy birthday. Indulge me by listening to a little story. A story about Gustavo. When I had my first child, I attended a new mom’s support group  at the 14h Street YMHA when my baby turned 6 weeks old. It was such a pleasure to be able to vent about

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What Cooking Bird Are You?

Hi everyone! I had a very interesting discussion with someone who wrote a book on personality types related to animals! I thought it was interesting because of my book that will be dealing with cooking personality types. He offered up this post that I found fun and petty much right on point! Check it out: Your personalities play out everywhere we go…even when we stand alone in our kitchen and prepare our next meal. Our

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Were You a Vegan in Another Life?

Hi everyone! Continuing on our “open your mind” journey about food and cooking, today we have an interesting guest , Saskia,who is an energy healer.  She believes that food behavior affects personal development. Take a read and see what you think-vegans will be especially interested in this piece…..   Is there a connection between personal development and food behavior? For more than 6 years I have been transforming my life and so I became a

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Stephen Colbert and The Syrians

Hi everyone! We attended a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival a few weeks ago where Stephen Colbert and Jon Oliver spoke about the state of our country after the election. Many people are afraid for their futures, of not being treated fairly or with kindness and humanity. Mr. Colbert, acknowledging that we cannot control for everything to come, said a few words that I can’t seem to forget. “Get to know your neighbors.” We

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Convent Cooking? Why Not?

Hi everyone! As we slim down after the massive feasts many of us took part in, I present to you a number of guest bloggers in the coming weeks who will get you to think out of the box about cooking and eating. The first one is by Mary Lou who will discuss her days in the sisterhood and the convent diet that helped her keep her weight off! by Mary Lou Reid Here’s how

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