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Spices to Keep You Warm and Healthy

The winter season is upon us. Soon temperatures in the Chicago-land area will be in the single digits; our home heating systems will be hard at work keeping us warm. While our bodies are not equipped to stay warm without this additional help, Mother Nature supplies us with foods that naturally help us do this. One of the easiest and healthiest ways for us to stay warm during the coldest times of the year is to eat more so-called "warming" foods. Find out what these foods are and fun ways to incorporate them into your winter diet! Read More

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Happy Holidays: Some Sweet Treats

Here are two new treats that I am adding to my holiday favorites, and while they aren't totally guilt-free (they are after all treats,) I can feel good indulging and sharing holiday cheer with my family. Read More

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With Veggies, the Absence of Color Does NOT Mean the Absence of Nutrition

“Why bother using white onions?” Many thanks to my brother-in-law who asked this question. He is following my blog series on the importance of eating a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits every day. If color in our produce signifies health benefits for us, what could these colorless vegetables possibly offer? Seems he’s not the only one asking this question. In 2012, Purdue University convened a scientific roundtable, “White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients,” in Chicago, to address the contributions of white vegetables, specifically potatoes, cauliflowers, turnips, onions, parsnips, mushrooms, corn, and kohlrabi. With so much attention, white veggies must have something to offer us. Right? Turns out they do! Read on for more information. Read More