The Road to Wellness

Weekly Inspiration–Week 5, 2015

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~Virginia Woolf photo credit: Jez Page via photopin cc

Couch Potatoes Risk Good Health

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Couch potatoes, take note. Sitting for long stretches of time, no matter how it good it feels sometimes, is bad for your health. It is the one thing that you’re doing that increases your risk for health problems from obesity to diabetes to cancer. Greater Health Risks for Couch Potatoes A study by the University Health Network gives it to you straight. Even if you exercise regularly, it’s your entire activity profile that matters. The 30-minutes you spend in the gym doesn’t undo the damage if you spend the rest…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 4, 2015

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“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.” ~Sophia Loren photo credit: OhBuoyancy! via photopin cc

Weekly Inspiration–Week 3, 2015

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“I think one of the terrible things today is that people have this deathly fear of food: fear of eggs, say, or fear of butter. Most doctors feel that you can have a little bit of everything.” ~Julia Child photo credit: JaBB via photopin cc

New Year’s Eve Dinner

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Okay, if there is a time for decadence, it is New Year’s Eve dinner. My husband and I celebrate our Christmas on New Year’s Eve since we’re traveling over the holiday. We stay home, avoiding amateur night on the roads and bars. The meal typically includes seafood. This year was no exception. New Year’s Eve Dinner Equals Butter If I had to pick a theme for our meal, it would be butter. How could you not like butter-poached lobster? Or how about shrimp bay scallops poached in vanilla butter? (I…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 1, 2015

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“You need an entire life just to know about tomatoes.” ~Ferran Adrià photo credit: JonathanCohen via photopin cc

Steak Sous Vide for Something New

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My latest foray in the culinary world took me to steak sous vide style. Sous vide must be a chef’s dream come true. Cooking is hands off and relatively forgiving, time wise. As with many cooking methods, sous vide achieves results that can’t be replicated in other ways. Sous Vide Set Up I don’t own a sous vide appliance, per se. Rather, I use my mom’s slow cooker with a Dorkfood Temperature Controller. The controller has a probe that goes into the water-filled slow cooker. The slow cooker plugs into…read more