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Drunken Fish: Margarita Cod Fillets


I adapted this from a Grouper recipe that was featured in Cooking Light years back. As times change so do dietary recommendations, so I’ve cut out the sugar that was part of the original recipe and also used a fish that is more readily available. The marinade just takes a few minutes to […]

Ditch Your Cheat Days


I’ve read hundreds of articles… in best-selling books authored by “leading experts in the field of nutrition” and in magazines staring at me from the racks of supermarkets… that preach the benefits of having a cheat day each week as part of a healthy diet. Literally hundreds of articles that, in my best estimation, seem […]

When Food Logs Fail

I started a food log back before it was cool. Once I hit my maximum weight in my early college years, I took matters into my own hands and started a food log and exercise program. I had a spiral notebook my Junior Year (that was probably intended to be […]

Tuscan Garlic-Herb Pork Chops


This dish immediately won me over. Beyond easy, it is equally terrific for a weeknight as a weekend meal. The fresh herbs paired perfectly with a grilled chop and the bean salad is equally as fresh with hints of lemon zest, green onions and olives! I used a grill pan, […]

Thai Shrimp Salad with Spicy and Sour Sauce


Variety being the spice of life, this recipe will shake up your regular weekly dinner rotation! Fresh herbs, crunchy veggies, tender noodles and succulent shrimp combine for a surprisingly light dinner with just enough heat to make a salad into a satisfying weeknight meal. If you’re not “into” Sirracha, just […]

Tuscan Tuna & White Bean Salad


if you are looking for a twist on your typical tuna salad, this is a great springtime addition to the weekly menu and can be pulled together in less than 10 minutes. It is also perfect for those abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent! Serves 4:  270 calories per serving […]

Is Stress Making You Fat?

Earlier this year, the American Psychological Association (APA) released it’s annual Stress in America Survey Report. The results of the 2013 survey “portrays a picture of high stress and ineffective coping mechanisms that appear to be ingrained in our culture, perpetuating unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors for future generations.” What was […]


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