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Easy Flavor Hacks to Fix Any Seasoning Slipups

Balance is key: in life as in cooking.   A harmony of flavors can make all the difference in a meal.  Ever had a soup that was too salty or a sauce that was too sweet?  One component can throw off the entire dish.  You may be disappointed by the result or confused as to what… Continue reading Easy Flavor Hacks to Fix Any Seasoning Slipups

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Pumpkin Cream Cups

Fall= pumpkin.  It just does.  As soon as the weather turns chilly, we start to see pumpkin patches, and pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that.  Every year this beautiful gourd gets its moment in the spotlight.   Luckily, in the past few decades we have seen pumpkin extend past the obligatory pie and into breads,… Continue reading Pumpkin Cream Cups

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Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

For a lot of people in the US, the last few weeks of the year are a time to celebrate secular and religious holidays.  The upcoming weeks may be filled with food, stress, joy, and even some sadness.   As we get busy celebrating the holidays, it can become easy to neglect our health while trying… Continue reading Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

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4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

Fall is all about warming, stick-to-your-ribs, comfort food.  Piping hot stews, casseroles, baked this, and baked that.  It’s also the time of year to get nostalgic and bring out the all-time family favorites.  Cookies, pies, and rich hearty foods line tables household after household, week after week. With so many food options to choose from… Continue reading 4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

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Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Pudding

All right I’m calling it.  The best pudding in the world of puddings is rice pudding.  There, I said it.  Hands down one of the classic desserts – for good reason.  I mean, what’s not to love? The creamy starchiness of the rice, the spiciness of the cinnamon, the aromatic vanilla wafting as it cooks. … Continue reading Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Pudding

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How to Support Someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is not simply feeling sad or moody during a certain timeframe.  SAD is a type of depression that starts (and finishes) at about the same time every year.  Approximately 6% of the US population is affected by SAD, and although the number may seem small, in reality those affected by it… Continue reading How to Support Someone with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

Fall is among us.  The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and in the US the holiday season has arrived.  Sure this year will look a little different, but the emotions surrounding the holidays will still happen.  The happiness, the joy, the anxiety, the stress, the mixed-feelings of… Continue reading Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

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5 Ways to Disconnect Food from Emotions

Emotional eating is a thing.  We tend to connect our thoughts to the memories food has created: pizza after soccer practice, ice cream for a job well done, cake to celebrate a milestone.  It’s not unusual to want to be transported back to a happy time in our lives, especially when things are going wrong. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Disconnect Food from Emotions

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Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin gets its fair share come fall.  We see it in pies, breads, as pastry fillings, even in beverages.  Its mild flavor lends itself well to most dishes from sweet to savory, and it plays well with a variety of herbs and spices. Pretty much all types of squash are great options as a nutrient-dense… Continue reading Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay