Cheesecake Factory Inspired Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Thanks to childhood memories of a pickled beet tasting experiment gone terribly wrong, I’ve since avoided beets like the plague. But as a woman searching for ways to thrive throughout menopause and beyond by eating nutritious foods, I simply can no longer ignore the health benefits of adding beets into my diet. When I stopped by “The Healthy Kitchen” booth...
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Chicken Parmesan: A Weeknight Favorite Gets a Primal Makeover

Crispy,  cheesy chicken parmesan nestled on a bed of pasta used to be a weekly favorite at my house when my boys were living at home.  But now that the nest is empty and I’m enjoying a primal lifestyle, pasta is no longer invited to Wednesday night dinner. But just because pasta is out doesn’t mean I have to leave out...
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How to Travel Light in 2017

As 2016 comes to an end, I find myself standing in front of the closet of our Hilton Head beach rental facing the depressing task of packing for the trip home. I dread seeing this family vacation come to an end.  It’s been an especially fun week filled with bike rides in Sea Pines, long walks on the beach, and...
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How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner Guilt-free

There are so many things to love about the holidays, but navigating through the massive number of food temptations while staying on track is NOT one of them!  It’s especially difficult when you have loving family members constantly pushing food your way. Let’s create a survival plan that will leave you feeling satisfied, in control, and prepared to handle Aunt Sue and her famous...
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Is your “perfect diet” hiding in plain sight?

Have you ever played hide-and-seek with a three-year-old? They are notorious for hiding in plain sight. If their giggles don’t give them away, then their cute little toes peeking out from under the curtains are a dead give away. If only finding the perfect diet were as easy – one that does it all: nourishes our body, feeds our soul, and...
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Honeycrisp Apples, Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Pie Spice: Hello Fall!

Nothing screams fall like crisp apples, sweet butternut squash, and pumpkin pie spice.  Since our unseasonably warm weather has prevented me from getting my fall fix from planting pansies, I decided to bring fall into my kitchen. With a busy week ahead, I needed to call on some time-saving meal prep tips and used one of my favorites: relying on roasted chicken from...
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