Archive for January, 2014

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One step at a time

I am not a runner. I do not have a runner’s body and yet when I run, I know that this is one of the best exercises for my body. …

Sopa verde

Sopa Verde

When I lived in Barcelona for five years, I had a wonderful friend, Juan Antonio who was a great epicurea. He and his mother were from the southern city of …

Eggplant salad ingredients au natural

Roasted eggplant and red pepper salad

Roasted vegetables re-invent the vegetable and are a wonderful change from salads. For me, this dish evokes  so many comforting memories: friends and family gathered around the table, a community …

Sexier russian borscht

Russian Borscht

It’s January and it’s REALLY cold outside! When I was teaching in Switzerland, I had a terrific student named Basia. She was from Krakow, Poland and after one particularly wonderful …

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Workouts for Taming the Beast

I am an ex-Cross fitter but not by choice. For you who do not know what CrossFit is, check out crossfit.com for more information. It is a strength and conditioning …

Kettle bells

Why you need a Personal Trainer

One of the most daunting tasks on the road to good health is continuity and motivation in exercise. Taking the first step towards fitness and the discipline to go to …

Green beans with red onion ingredients

The Hammer

The dietary restrictions of a GERD diet are a little terrifying when the doctor first gives you the diagnosis. I always fancied myself a great cook. The dietary limitations were …

Country Roads

My Story

This is my story of dealing with the serious condition of GERD (Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease) that demanded I let go of so many foods that I love. This story has …