The Road to Wellness

Junk Food Woes Begin Young

Posted by in Dieting, health

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!We all know that junk food is bad for us. Hey, they don’t call it junk for nothing. That doesn’t mean we are always successful at passing on the donuts at work or Mom’s chocolate zucchini bread. They taste great. New research offers some clues about what is getting in the way of our good intentions. It’s All in Our Heads Eating like any behavior, is controlled by our brains and their intricate circuits. Researchers…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 38, 2014

Posted by in Lessons Learned

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ~Mark Twain “Mark Twain pondering at desk” by not listed – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


Ode to Supper Club Dinners

Posted by in Foods and Recipes

Oh, those wonderful supper club dinners! Whether you call it a steakhouse or a supper club (my favorite), the meals they offered are a glimpse into history. The menu listed things you wouldn’t likely ever make at home: Chateaubriand, prime rib, and the iconic frog legs. That’s part of what makes them so special. My Love Affair with Supper Club Dinners My first job was bussing tables at a proper South Side supper club in Illinois. The restaurant isn’t there anymore, but my memories linger on. I worked there with…read more

Kitchen Biases Unmasked

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Psychology has a term for those ways we tend to view our world. Biases are mental shortcuts that help us navigate our world. They exist everywhere. Even cooking isn’t immune from its own kitchen biases. While they can save time, they can also stifle creativity. Types of Kitchen Biases Cooking has its quirks. Most households have someone that does the majority of it. Because of that simple fact, a lot of people consider themselves experts. And no doubt there are a lot of true masters in the kitchen. But years…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 37, 2014

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~Chinese Proverb photo credit: Bert Kaufmann via photopin cc

Charity Donations Mismatch

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An infographic posted on shows an odd disconnect between charity donations and the things that  kill people. It paints a picture of the media campaign overshadowing the costs in human suffering. Charity Donations by Cause Breast cancer earned the greatest proportion of donations with over $257 million raised. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,931 women and 443 men died from it in 2011. Heart disease, on the other hand, is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In 2010, nearly 600,000 people…read more