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Asian Kale Salad

Asian Kale Salad

Kale salad was a no-go   I’m always trying to get my kids to eat more veggies, so I thought I’d make kale salad.  It didn’t go over well.  My husband, the storyteller in the family, took the opportunity to tell us about the time he hid veggies under...
Why Your Salad Dressing Needs An Upgrade

Why Your Salad Dressing Needs An Upgrade

  I am the condiment queen.   In my mind, condiments make a meal special.  I love chutneys, garlic chili paste, and even weird stuff like fermented beancurd (check it out!).  I’ve also been known to have five different kinds of salad dressing at one time, but...

Why You Should Detox

Holiday weight gain sucks.   I stepped on the scale a few days after the new year started and realized I’d gained 5lbs.  I knew I’d been eating and drinking with abandon in a “sure, give me another sugar cookie” kind of way, but my jeans didn’t feel tighter.  See how...
Is There Room for SPAM In A Healthy Diet?

Is There Room for SPAM In A Healthy Diet?

I’m a health coach and I love SPAM. Is that an oxymoron?  People get all self-conscious about their food choices around me when they hear I’m a health coach. They’ll say things like, “Is this okay to eat?” or “I probably shouldn’t eat this in front of...