5 Ways to Slash Unnecessary Calories Now

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Top Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

Travel is in my blood. Or maybe my bones. Maybe both ....more

Potato Adobo Tamales

This is the time of year many of us make adjustments to our habits and behaviors, including the foods we eat. I know a lot of people who are cutting back on sugar, salt, dining out and meat as part of their New Year strategy to a healthier body. That’s why I’m happy to be able to tell you about fabulous tools that can help you with your endeavors! ...more

Why Counting Calories Makes You Gain Weight and What to Do about It

Chances are you know someone who diligently counts every calorie in an effort to lose or maintain their weight. While there is no one-size-fits all approach to weight loss (or anything else, for that matter), this method does work for some individuals; however, for others, when it comes to weight loss, counting calories can backfire and lead to weight gain instead. Research from the University of California San Francisco reveals dieters who restrict calories as well as those who count calories without restricting them have increased cortisol levels ....more

2-Ingredient Oven Crisp Chicken Nuggets with Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

Happy New Year! It’s time to dust off the holiday glitter, pack away those ugly Christmas sweaters and get back to basics with healthier meals at home. I have just the recipe to transition us into the healthier frame of mind without giving up anything when it comes to taste ....more

Dining Out Gluten Free

I’m so happy to welcome my first guest blogger,...more

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pear Cobbler

This Gluten-Free Gingerbread Pear Cobbler is just right for the holidays. Cobbler isn’t complicated; in fact it’s about as far from complicated as you can get in the dessert department, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less welcome at the table. This version combines juicy pears – a terrific in-season fall and winter fruit – with tender gingerbread....more

Christmas Tree Topped Cookies

In my house, Christmas is synonymous with “cute” when it comes to sweet treats. Fortunately, it’s the simple holiday recipes that are cutest! These Christmas Tree Topped Cookies might look complicated, but trust me they are not ....more

Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies

One of my favorite aspects of holiday time is that it’s perfectly acceptable to share baked goods at random with almost everyone. I can leave treats in the letterbox for the postal carrier. A box of homemade cookies is met with a beaming smile by the manicurist ....more