The Pressure Cooker

 An extremely useful kitchen tool that decreases cooking time and enhances flavor,  may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of pressure cookers. Those of us who have been around a while may have childhood memories of our mothers wrestling with pressure cookers. Usually, we evacuated the kitchen out…

Welcome in the New Year with Exercise. Where to Start?

Time to get moving, be a healthier eater, and work on some of those goals you were thinking about before the new year came. Where to start? A good beginning for a healthier you is to start some exercise.  It can be very difficult in the north where the weather is not conducive to getting…

Stress and Your Health

Stress can cause stomach aches, headaches, muscle aches and pain. Our mind and body are connected, and how we react to stressors play a major role in our energy, illnesses, and overall health. Popping a pain reliever, stuffing our feelings, or pretending there is no connection to our feelings and physical health on a daily…

No Time for Exercise?

Here is a great workout for core strength without the strain on your back. It only takes 10 minutes. You can do this!

What Do You Crave?

What Do You Crave? When I work with clients to move them forward in a slow but tortoise-like way, so those better and best habits stick, I ask them this question.  “What do you crave?”  Usually the answer comes in form of food.  Chocolate, peanut butter, chips, you name the food for yourself when you…

Night Time Snacking

Submitted by: Ruth Mooney ~ Night time snacking. “Does it really matter?” Ice cream after the soccer game? A bowl of cereal before bed? Cookies and milk with the kids? Does it all really matter?  You know, those snacks before bed? It does matter.  Not only can some foods keep you restless and interfere with…

All In One Apple Peeler, Corer and Slicer Demonstration

Looking for quick ways to make those mouth watering apple recipes? Watch this demonstration of this all in one apple peeler, corer and slicer to reduce time and effort into making those delicious Autumn inspired recipes. Look for the Spelt cobbler recipe coming soon, or any other existing cobbler or crumble recipe where you can showcase…

Break Old Habits; What Will it Take?

contributing author: Ruth Mooney What happens between 18-254 days? You might be surprised, but that is the variant time span it takes to break an old habit. Not your mother’s advice of giving up desserts for 3 weeks, is it? Whether you are trying to drink more water, exercise regularly, cook healthier; it is going…

Weight Loss – Eat Less; Why So Hard??

Why is it so hard to eat healthy? Or, how about just trying to eat less?? Here’s my story.  Hungry . . . past lunch time and knowing that I was not going to make it until dinner, let alone late afternoon, I stopped by a favorite deli.  Tired of salads, the deli special showed…

Sugar and Its Place

My last post posed a question/or challenge for you.  If you are a sugar junkie, think how your energy coincides with all those sweet treats you think you need to survive the day.  In addition, the amount of the hidden sugars in foods is an atrocity. Here is a good presentation by Huffington Post on…