The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner | Book Review

I have been fascinated by the idea of Blue Zones since I first heard of them so when TLC Book Tours offered me an opportunity to review a compilation of Blue-Zone recipes, I didn’t just agree, I said Yes, Please! Modern-day explorer Dan Buettner and his colleagues at National Geographic, in deciding to study longevity, took…

Fitness Focus 10 28 16

After months away, I finally went back to the gym today. I had a cold this week but after several cups of tea made with lemon, ginger, Tumeric and honey, I’ve finally started feeling better and I felt like I needed a little activity to get me back on track. The gym has changed. There…

Radical Beauty and The Fountain of Youth

A quick internet search of Deepak Chopra will bring up the statement that he believes “that a person may attain “perfect health”, a condition “that is free from disease, that never feels pain”, and “that cannot age or die”. Chopra is quite an interesting person and knowing his background, what do you think would be included in…

Becoming Queen Bee

If I say queen bee to you, you first instinct might be to think that I mistyped and that I really mean to write Queen Bey, meaning Beyonce. You might get into formation or whatever the members of her “Bey-hive” are doing these days. I don’t know too much but about that stuff but this time,…

Transitioning To Plant Based Eating

As I am trying to figure out what (if any) foods have been triggering my allergies, and then trying to improve my general well-being, I am looking at eating healthier overall. Last week, I treated myself to some delicious, wholesome, healthy, mostly plant-based home-cooked meals.  Dinner one evening was a vegetable medley stir fry –…

Sticking To The Diet

It’s really easy to get derailed around this time of year. Diets, made in good faith months ago suddenly seem restrictive and silly. We are the furthest possible distance away from our last New Years Resolutions and it’s so easy to abandon the goals so we can make them all over again in 2016.  Then…

The Last Fat Black Woman

In 2012, the author Alice Randall announced her decision to be the last fat black woman in her family. She told the world via an article she wrote in a little journal called the New York Times and she enlisted her daughter, Caroline Randall Williams, to join her in the quest to change the trajectory…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 26 – Whole Foods

Typical “Diet” foods don’t work for me and they probably don’t work for you either. I’ve tried those 100-calorie snack packs. You know what happens when I’ve eaten one of those 100-calorie pack of cookies? I want another bag. But if I’m hungry and I eat a little salad, if I chew on some broccoli, a…

What Is A Cook Book?

When is a cookbook not just a cookbook? When it’s a cook-book, of course! I don’t know about you but there are certain people I consider experts about certain subjects. It doesn’t matter how great this or that new person sounds on a topic, I’ll always go back to the one I trust when I’m…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 19 – Breakfast Salad

If you eat breakfast in the morning, it’s a great opportunity to fill up on vegetables – include protein if you’ve already gotten a workout. Usually, you’re not craving carbs, you’re just craving food. Use the opportunity to give your body the nutrition it will need all day. 4. Easy breakfast salad ideas: 1. Kale…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 14 – The Fat Fast

Fasting means different things to different people but often when you hear the word fasting, you might think of abstaining from all food for a specified period – if a person says they’ve been fasting for two days, you might think no food has passed their lips in 48 consecutive hours. Sometimes, that is what…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 13 – Save The Treat

If I asked you to make a list of 10 words that say “Christmas” to you, how many of them would be about food? Christmas cake. Christmas cookies. Christmas pudding. Christmas eggnog. What else? Now that we’ve entered December, there is a lot of thinking about Christmas and all the foods that accompany the celebration….