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Say hello to Coconut Palm Sugar, GI of 35 A natural sweetener that has a similar sweetness level to cane sugar, you can use it in baking in a 1:1 ratio for regular sugar or brown sugar. With its slightly caramel flavor, it substitutes great in crumble toppings, cakes, muffins, pies, crisps, cookies – I…(Read More)

How is Sugar Linked to Heart Disease? What happens to unburned calories? They turn to fat. What processes glucose and fat? The liver. What happens when the liver is overworked, stressed, or has too much unhealthy fat to process? Your LDL’s rise (bad cholesterol). Toxic sugar. That’s an oversimplification of the process, but…(Read More)

“All American Pancakes” Make a Good First Step to Healthy Pancakes Here’s Jamie Oliver’s recipe for “healthy pancakes:” 1 cup all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup 1% milk 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon melted butter A good start, this recipe eliminates oil and sugar. It…(Read More)

How Do You Deter Sugar Cravings? Ahhh, sugar. We all want it. You’re a big fat liar if you say you don’t – even super fit people. We all crave it at some point. So what’s the best way to deal with sugar cravings? They often occur due to a deficiency. It takes…(Read More)

Which Sweetener is Better for You? Shout out to Kelly Lanyon, friend and super hair stylist, for launching this question on Facebook. You need your coffee a little sweet. Which sweetener do you grab? Real sugar? The Splenda? The Stevia? Put Splenda with NutraSweet and Saccharin: Artificial Sweeteners What’s Splenda? Splenda is sucralose: a…(Read More)

 Family. Food. Tradition. In an Italian family those three things are our holy trinity. No gathering is complete without all of them. As I made a traditional Italian pastry, cujinites -no, we have no idea how they are really spelled, speculated as calcunetta- with my Dad, Mom, uncle, and hubby a couple weeks ago, this…(Read More)

Holiday Cocktail Tips

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Tis the Season to be Jolly But does jolly have to equal fat? Not if you know what to avoid, what to limit, and what to substitute. Holiday cocktails. So yummy. So tempting. So full of sugar and fat. It’s easy to fa-la-la-la-la yourself right up the scale and out…(Read More)

What’s high in protein, a good source of fat, and makes a healthy breakfast easy? Kefir (or Keifer). Never heard of it? It’s basically a fermented milk – cow, goat, sheep, even coconut (although technically a cultured milk when it’s not from an animal) – into a thin yogurt that has high amounts of…(Read More)

Real Facts vs. Media Facts About Sugars My brother forwarded me a FOX News article that outlined facts on sugars. I cringed at the misleading, incomplete information presented by the media, a regular fact-producing funland. And we wonder why people are so confused about what to eat. Some Facts About Artificial Sweeteners Let’s…(Read More)

Ugh…How to Deflect Cravings It’s 3:30 pm – or worse 10:30 pm. Here come the hunger pangs…ugh. You want chips or Doritos, maybe the soda pick-me-up. Or are you more the king size candy bar type? We all have our cravings and weaknesses – you aren’t alone. The questions…(Read More)