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One of the best ways, in my opinion, to improve your health and well-being is to learn how to cook. In fact, that’s why I wrote a book about it. After all, how can you possibly count calories or grams of fat if someone else is always making meals for you? Buying and preparing your...
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It’s halibut season again, and this is one of my favorite fish – especially prepared this simple, flavorful way. Halibut is a mild fish which takes on the flavor of a sauce very nicely. You simply have to be careful not to overcook halibut or it will dry out and taste terrible. This particular recipe...
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Recreating restaurant  is an enjoyable tradition in my household. And I’ll be the first to admit that the first attempt is not always successful. But that’s half the fun. You keep trying till you get it right. And soon, you’ll end up with a dish that’s even better than the original! Sometimes a restaurant makes...
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Today marks the start of National Nutrition Month! What better time to start eating well so you feel good? Here are a few ideas to kick-start healthy habits and “get your plate in shape!” Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health...
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Though the parking lot at the gym is not bulging at the seams as it was in early January, your waistline appears to be compensating. Your kitchen is not getting the workout you’d hoped it would. And worse yet, the scales are tipping in the wrong direction as stir up more excuses to skip exercise...
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Just the other night, I was reminded of how cooking a dish from scratch really boosts its flavor. Rather than using a store-bought curry paste, I made a curry sauce from scratch. An incredible bouillabaisse of flavors was the result! And though the dish took a tad longer to prepare than throwing in a dollop...
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My little 8-year-old is an adventurous eater. Though I am very proud of his diverse palate, I also credit myself a bit for his adventuresome appetite. I experiment with an array of flavors and tastes when I cook, and I give him few options but to eat what I prepare. (The only real adjustment I...
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Whenever I lead health and wellness workshops, the one topic that garners a lot of attention is meditation. I am by no means an authority on the topic. Like many of you, I struggle with finding time to sit down, quiet down and settle down my mind. That said, I still believe in the power...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. In addition, for each section, I’m food...
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