Roasted Greek Eggplant with Feta

Dill Freekeh + Roasted Carrot Salad & Roasted Greek Eggplant w/Feta

With the change in weather, you’ll likely enjoy adding some new dishes or ingredients to your family menu. To help you do just that, I’m happy to share two great recipes from the brand new book, The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition by the fabulous and creative registered dietitian nutritionist and chef Jackie Newgent. While    Continue Reading


Favorite Fall foods (Part 3): Apples and Butternut Squash

In this third and final installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two delicious picks—apples and butternut squash—from cookbook author and culinary instructor Robyn Webb. Learn why she loves these fall foods and how to use them to create appealing and nutritious meals you and your family are sure to devour. APPLES    Continue Reading


Favorite Fall Foods (Part 2): Eggplant and Beets

In this second installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two picks from a real triple threat expert, registered dietitian nutritionist, chef and cookbook author Jackie Newgent. Read on to learn why Jackie loves eggplant and beets, two colorful and tasty fall foods.  EGGPLANT The start of football season and eggplant go    Continue Reading


Favorite Fall Foods: Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

Welcome to the first installment of my three part “Favorite Fall Foods” series. This week’s picks for favorite fall foods—sweet potatoes and cranberries—come courtesy of registered dietitian nutritionist and certified natural chef Rachel Begun. Read on to learn why Begun loves these two foods. You’ll also find two of her signature recipes that are sure    Continue Reading

salmonmelt lori shemek

Recipes for Health: Salmon and Chicken

With the end of summer just around the corner, you may be inspired if not hungry to twist up some of your usual recipes to add a little pop or zing to them. To nourish and satisfy yourself or your entire family, I’m happy to share two tempting, nutrient-packed recipes to lift ho-hum salmon and chicken    Continue Reading


Food: Two Amazing Recipes from Pamela Salzman

If you’re looking for delicious recipes to add to your staples, look no further. I’m thrilled to share my first Food-based Food, Fitness & Fiction blog. It features two amazing recipes, one for Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos and one for Spring Green Minestrone. These delicious and beautiful specimens come straight from the kitchen of the ever popular LA-based natural    Continue Reading

Take the 52 New Foods Challenge

Check out my latest Scoop on Food post for Parents Magazine with this great interview (and recipe) from the new book, The 52 New Foods Challenge. Image via Chris Chowaniec.


Your One-Week Pre-Bikini Diet Plan


Want to keep your hair looking its best, inject a little more laughter into your day, get motivated to move despite the obstacles or eat well and enjoyably? Check out my Spring into Summer Stressipes® EZine. Thanks to experts Ted Gibson, Heather Frey, Stone & Stone, Sally Kuzemchak and Toby Amidor for their excellent input.    Continue Reading