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Why the best soup recipe is my mother’s everything soup

  Growing up, there was a standing joke in our family, particularly when we had company for dinner. My parents would offer second servings of whatever was on the menu but there was never any pressure to finish up the food. “It’s OK because we will have it in the soup tomorrow.” was the standard […]

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Nutrition traps to avoid like the plague

Here we are at the start of 2022 and well, truth be told, it doesn’t feel all that different from 2021. You may have heard this year being described as 2020 too. Yes, we are heading into the third year of this pandemic and as a result, our links to the outside world are still, […]

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Bakers’ alert: How to avoid eating too many cookies

It’s that time of year again: when we head into the kitchen to bake cookies. These delectable little goodies can be mighty tempting as the cookie sheets come out of the oven or as they sit on racks to cool. Are you one of those people who collects bakers’ taxes on each pan after removing […]

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Are your healthy eating efforts being sabotaged?

Are you starting to venture forth into the world again and seeing others, whether it be family and friends or co-workers? Have you noticed these days, though, that if you offer up that you’re trying to eat healthy or make any dietary changes, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating? […]

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Where can I find intact grain products?

In my last post, I presented the health perks of including intact grains – whole grains which are not processed. But you may be wondering about how to find or identify intact grain products. Here’s how. But first I want you to keep in mind that while intact grains do provide assorted health benefits, there’s […]

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Are you on the See Food Diet?

No, I have not made a spelling mistake. I’m not talking about an eating regime focussed on fish and seafood. I’m talking about the food in your home, especially nowadays as you’re likely spending much more time in your home and likely, also in your kitchen. If you’re complaining about not eating well or having […]

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Here’s what to do if stress makes you unable to eat

In my previous posts, I’ve talked about the issue of stress, cravings and mindless eating. But there are many people who simply can’t eat as they try to cope with the surreal world we’re living in. For some, especially those who are isolated on their own, the stress can make eating a difficult task. For […]

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Break the habit of distracted eating

In my recent post on the topic of stress eating, I offered some tips on how to be a more discriminating eater of those foods many classify as treats. Being a mindful eater lets you have your cake and eat it too. But there can be another problem if you’re staying at home during these […]

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