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Diabetes Awareness Month

Happy Fall, ya’ll….I mean yinz! It seems that autumn is finally upon us here in Pittsburgh, if the recent gray skies and rainy weather is …

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What the Heck is Bone Broth?

Believe it or not, bone broth has been used for ages in many cultures, generally for the sick and the weak.  Today, it is gaining …

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Understanding Fat, Once and for All

  Fat has been given a bad rap.  In the 1980’s, the surgeon general warned against the effects of a high fat diet, encouraging all …

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Benefits of Beets and Beet Greens

“Would you like me to cut off the greens, miss?”  said the man at the market.  He was referring to the greens connected to my …

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Gut Brain Connection

The gut is the very core of our health. It digests, absorbs, transports and breakdowns food into nutrients so that your body can absorb what …

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Breakfast of Champions. Break the Fast.

We have heard it all our lives…Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Well, it is still true!  Eating breakfast helps to start …

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Veggie Tacos with Black Beans and Fresh Herbs

One of my throw together lunches or dinners!  I love cleaning out the fridge.  Why not just throw it all into a taco?  It is …

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Mediterranean Avocado Salad with Fresh Herbs

It is that time of year when you want something fresh, light and tasty!  This salad has summer written all over it.  With the fresh …

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Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup

It’s that time of year again!  The time of year when I crave something warm and hearty.  While digging around in my fridge, I found …

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Don’t Fear the Fat

It seems like fat is getting a bad rap lately. The grocery store shelves are filled with “low fat” and “light” products.  These products have less …

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Shallots

Another take on “greens and beans”, but with sweet potatoes.  The savoy flavor of the shallots, garlic and  potatoes is perfect for the winter months! …

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The Connection Between Food and Mood

More than ever,  given our lifestyles and demanding jobs, stress affects us on a daily basis.  With smart phones, laptops and home offices, we are …

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