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Give Yourself A Gift, and Revitalize Your Daily Meals!

Ah, the gourmet subscription box. Why is it that we so often think of them as stuffed with gimmicky, highly-processed or even closeout-type items, and designed to appeal to our impulse buying tendencies but rarely living up to our expectations? … Continue reading

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Humanely Healthy: How To Be Sure Your Meats Are Raised With Integrity

Whether you’ll be hosting a holiday dinner this December, or creating a special side dish to bring when you attend someone else’s holiday gathering, you’ll certainly want to be proud of the food you prepare. This means using the very … Continue reading

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What’s At Steak: My Reasons For Sticking With Grass-Fed Beef

If you’re a card-carrying carnivore like I am, but you still want to remain vigilant about eating healthfully and ecologically-responsibly, beef is triumphantly within bounds. However, the modern beef paradigm seems to have confined this wonderful source of vitamins and … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures: Old-Fashioned Ginger Ale, Prepared at Home

The way I imagine the ginger ale of long-ago is as a carbonated beverage of subtlety and purity….a natural, lightly spicy drink of understated refreshment that need not be extreme to be interesting. Somewhere along the line, as with so … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Stuffed Turkey: 4 Tips for Savoring the Holiday Spread Smartly

Holiday time is upon us, and with it comes various challenges for those of us who want to eat healthfully and stay trim. Sugary snacks abound and good cheer overflowing, combined with shorter daylight hours during which to burn those … Continue reading

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Corn’s Dirty Secret: A Truth That’s Hard to Swallow

Just the thought of corn right off the grill makes my mouth water. I can feel the juicy kernels popping between my teeth, taste the sweet butter and salt, and smell the squeeze of lime and Parmesan cheese that turn … Continue reading

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The “Real” Dirty Dozen: When it Pays to Buy Organic

At last month’s WAC wine event, which examined today’s organic wine paradigm, I discovered something I would never have predicted about our 20 participants: When asked how many of them were familiar with the “Dirty Dozen” in regard to fruits … Continue reading

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“I Can Overcome”: Listening Without Bias

One of the virtues of active listening is to remove any discriminatory preconceptions you may have about the speaker. Now, this is not exclusively about accepting or ignoring the speaker’s agenda (another chapter in the rulebook of active listening). Instead, … Continue reading

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Healthy and Wholesome on a Budget: 4 NYC Restaurant Names You Should Know

Haven’t you noticed the talk these days about the connection between cheap food and obesity? It’s become clear that the most iconic and most affordable restaurants are serving us the foods that are harming us most. But I have some … Continue reading

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Self Love: Make Each Day A Birthday

Having just marked my birthday, I was reminded of the birthday ritual my wise and wonderful cousin Ross shared with me as a teenager. Once a year, on his birthday, Ross does something good for his body, his mind, his … Continue reading

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