Yes, I Really Made Dinner In Less Than 30 Minutes

Here's what happened: I had plans for a night out with my husband and three kids to still feed at home. It was 4:30pm and I need to be dressed and ready to leave the house at 5:30pm.You might know by now that meal planning is a big part of how I successfully get dinner on the table 6-7 days a week.  If I know I am going to be busy in the afternoon and have time in the morning, that is when dinner gets made. I use slow cookers and usually have a freezer full of back up dinners....more

Five Things I Learned From Living With MS

I was diagnosed with RA fifteen years ago although it's been with me longer than that. I relate ...more

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

I've had a little thing for pumpkin lately.  It is, after all, October and the air is getting a bit more crisp.  Or it could be that we are having a pumpkin shortage this season.  It's true, look it up and then run to the store to stock up in time for your Thanksgiving pumpkin pies....more

3 Reasons Trying To Eat Perfectly Is A Losing Battle

We have all seen these headlines on the internet and in magazines.  These are some I just came across:Lose 10 Pounds On Our 7 Day Juice CleanseBoost Your Energy and Clear Your Skin On Our "Eat Clean" DietMelt Away Fat In Two Weeks With Our New Diet...more

How To Tame Your Picky Husband (In Three Easy Recipes)

I get this from clients all the time, and you might even relate: they want to lose weight, they want to eat better and introduce more foods into their everyday - if only for the picky eaters in the house.And I'm not talking about their five year olds....more

Start Stocking Your Freezer For The Fall

For almost half my life I have been going out to the Hampton's for my summer vacation.  First, renting houses with twenty of my closest "friends" and now with my own family....more

Never Buy Store Bought Tomato Sauce Again!

I have been waiting all summer for these beauties to arrive in my garden.They make the best tomato sauce.  If you can't find San Marzano tomatoes, use any other kind of farmer's market tomatoes, they will all work....more

Two Creative, and Healthy, Ways To Hydrate This Summer

It has hot as the blazes outside today. A steamy, humid 90 degrees.  Hydration is in order.I am first to admit that I do not love to drink plain water and I am not very consistent with it if it is sitting all lonely in a bottle or glass.  It is why I usually add in cucumbers, mint, basil, lemons, limes. You name it, I have added it to water....more

It's Not About What You Can't Eat, It's About What You Can

 Heather Carey, M.S.Culinary NutritionistMore and more, from meeting with clients, to simply exploring the internet, I have come to realize that many of us live with a deprivation mentality around food.  When it comes to diet, losing weight, or making any changes to our eating, the conversation almost always turns to what we are not allowed to eat rather than what we can eat.I can say with confidence, this almost always sets you up for failure....more

In Case You Were Wondering About My Bees

They are doing great, thanks. And the honey is almost here....more