For Weight Loss, Make Cardio Your BFF!

Psst! Here’s a secret you may or may not know: eating a healthy diet isn’t enough to lose or maintain weight. Sorry, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, especially if you’ve finally made the decision to eat healthier, as part of your weight loss program. But, the sad news: healthy eating isn’t…

How Long Should You Keep Frozen Foods?

Freezing foods such as breads, vegetables, meats, and seafood is convenient and keeps you from having to make daily trips to the supermarket. But, most frozen foods aren’t meant to last forever. When frozen food has freezer burn, it’s usually a sign that it’s been frozen too long. Whenever I buy extra bread, rolls, or…

Sunday Dinner Series: Chicken Piccata w/Angel Hair Pasta & Spinach

For awhile now, I’ve wanted to prepare chicken piccata. I ordered this dish a few times, while eating out, and loved the lemony flavor with the breaded chicken. This is a simple dish, which I could’ve prepared without a recipe, but I chose to use and modify the recipes from Food Network’s Ina Garten and…

Find Your Fitness!

Nowadays, everyone is on the fitness kick — this is a good thing! With so many different activities to engage in, there’s no reason for anyone not to get some level of physical activity. Whether you enjoy walking, running, dancing, kickboxing, pilates, yoga, just to name a few, the one thing to remember: find a…

Say What?! A Vegetarian Drive-Thru

Before you start getting too excited, let me explain what the fuss is all about! Like you, I had visions of driving thru a fast-food lane, scanning the menu, and ordering a veggie burger, on a toasted bun. But, my dreams were shattered after learning that only the lucky residents of Rohnert Park, a city…

The Chemistry Behind BBQ

Since we’re well into BBQ season, I thought it would be good to shed some light on grilling. It’s funny how we, as humans, tend to do things without thinking about the underlying reasons as to why stuff actually works. This got me to thinking about BBQing. Yeah, sure I go through the motions of…

Sunday Dinner Series: Grilled Peach BBQ Chicken

What’s not to like about a sweet, juicy peach. But, combine peaches with succulent, grilled chicken and a tangy bbq sauce — now, you’ve got a winning meal for Sunday dinner! Summer fruits like peaches, mangoes, and pineapples go well with grilled chicken or seafood. For this recipe, I chose to use chicken drumsticks. The…

Why I Don’t Do Weight-Loss Diets!

I applaud anyone who voluntarily restricts their eating, for an extended period of time, to lose weight — more power to you! The thought of following a food-deprived routine just isn’t appealing to me — I have tried, and failed. Weight-loss diets aren’t easy to follow. You first have to get your mind right to…

#1 Tip for Father’s Day: Stay Healthy!

This is the best advice I can give to all fathers: “Stay Healthy!” Why? Without good health you have a greater risk of dying from chronic illnesses, and leaving your children to grow up without a dad. As the backbone of the family — your presence is needed! I wish my father had taken better…

Sunday Dinner Series: Grilled Tilapia & Summer Squash

Just like my late mother did, I prepare my best meals on Sundays. There’s something sacred about the planning, preparing, and cooking of a Sunday dinner. Maybe, it’s the tradition of families gathering together to enjoy a meal that makes it so special. Although, I wonder what my late mother would say about my cooking…

10 Foods that Help You Burn More Fat

What do chocolates, avocados, and turmeric have in common? Well, for starters, they’re on the list of the top 10 fat burning foods. That’s right! These foods, along with a few others, work to help you burn more fat, which is the ultimate goal in any weight loss program. Several of these fat-busting foods work…

Key to Eating Healthy at Work: Pack Your Lunch!

Eating healthy at work is challenging, since we’re always pressed for time. With little time, you may opt for a trip to the nearest fast food place. And, though, you may choose to buy the healthier items on the menu, they’re not as healthy as you might think. Many are still loaded with high levels…