Food: Two Amazing Summer Recipes from Pamela Salzman

If you’re looking for delicious recipes to add to your summer 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    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

Check out this 7-day meal plan I created for to help you look and feel your best whatever you wear!


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

Hummus Grilled Chicken and Bell Pepper Kebabs

Makes four servings: 1 chicken and 1 vegetable skewer each Preparation time: 15 minutes (+ marinating time) Cook time: 12 minutes   Ingredients: 1/2 cup hummus Juice of 1/2 small lemon (1 tablespoon) 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 large bell peppers, preferably 1 red    Continue Reading

Baked Spinach & Artichoke Dip and Roasted Butternut Squash

With the holidays here, you’re likely going to be spending lots of time in your kitchen. To make entertaining more tasty and enjoyable without sabotaging your effort (or that of your guests) to eat nutritiously, here are two recipes featuring 3 superstar veggies–spinach, artichokes and butternut squash. Enjoy! Baked Spinach & Artichoke Dip Yield/Servings: Makes    Continue Reading

6 Ways to Perk Up Holiday Leftovers

Get a few delicious ideas to rework all those leftovers in my post.

Rosemary-Citrus Turkey Breast & Orange Cranberry Sauce

Just in time for Thanksgivukah come two delicious recipes for turkey and cranberry sauce. They’d make great additions to any dinner during the holidays–or whenever! Yum!         Rosemary-Citrus Turkey Breast Yield/Servings: ~8 Ingredients: 1 bunch rosemary, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 3 oranges 1 lemon ¼ cup olive oil 4    Continue Reading

Wild Rice and Squash Risotto

          Here’s a delicious, hearty side dish from registered dietitian Victoria Shanta-Retelny. Creamy like a typical risotto, but less fatty and caloric, this nutty-tasting rendition of the Italian classic will keep your heart healthy and fill you up on fewer calories! Yield/Servings: 4 (½ cup) servings Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive    Continue Reading