Did the pandemic force you to slow down, like it did me? In 2020 we got to know ourselves, as we couldn't distract ourselves with outside family, friends and coworkers. Maybe you rediscovered your living space since you were now there more than in your office. Some of us started to cook more since we … Continue reading Cultivating a Slower Pace
I love mayo unlike a lot of people, so the pic from this recipe from createmindfully.com caught my eye. It looked like a hearty chicken salad sandwich -- except it was vegan. I doubted a mixture of tahini and mashed chickpeas could taste like chicken salad but I was wrong! When everything blended together, it … Continue reading Chickpea Almond Salad
Who doesn't love nachos? They're a surefire crowd-pleaser and easy to prepare. All the toppings can be really heavy though, so I wondered if there was a way to make them easier on the stomach. I came up with this lighter recipe, more for everyday noshing than for guests. They actually make a great meal … Continue reading Nachos for Dinner!
Something essential to homecooked meals is a good sauce! Whole grains, cooked vegetables, salads, and proteins are full of nutrition but need extra flavoring to make you want to eat them again, right? I'm always on the lookout for sauces, marinades, and dressings that aren't loaded with added sugar and salt because I counsel so … Continue reading Vegetarian Tikka Masala
This Thanksgiving will be unusual, with Covid-19 causing most of us to trim our gatherings in half or less. It's a bummer but we've been cloistered for most of the year already, postponing vacations and other travel, so maybe mentally we're prepared? Still, I love the holiday season and plan to do everything else I … Continue reading Maple Dijon Tempeh with Roasted Fall Vegetables
About half the people I see in the clinic have some form of diabetes: prediabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational, or even a rarer type 1.5. The nutrition prescription for all of them shares one similarity—watch the total carbs. Carbohydrates are the one macronutrient that most affects changes in blood sugar (proteins and fats are … Continue reading Best Snacks for Diabetes