The Dangers of Hydrogenated Oils

I wanted to do a quick post on Hydrogenated Oils. You will see this additive listed on foods as “Partially hydrogenated oil”, “Hydrogenated Oil”, and other derivatives of this name. These are “trans fats” which are man-made synthetic fats to give longer shelf-life to food. It is linked to cancer, MS, cardio vascular disease, diabetes,…

A KLD Favorite Recipe: Homemade Hummus

When it comes to snacking and appetizers, homemade hummus can’t be beat! It’s easy, healthy, inexpensive and well, just totally yummy! I will be serving this at my Class this evening. As an appetizer, try placing dipping veggies in individual cups, bowls or shallow jars then place a large spoonful of hummus in the middle-…

The Calm Before the Storm

In New England, we are bracing for a big snow storm. It’s a ritual we do multiple times each season. We panic and hoard shovels, salt and even food. But these gulls just go on as if nothing bothers them. They are about to go through turmoil but they keep on with their regular routine….

Unpacking Your Luggage; How Do You Reset?

There are two times during the year when I consciously take stock of the time that has passed. The first is at the end of the summer, right before Fall and the second is around New Year’s Day. Both of these times offer me an opportunity to reflect, be grateful, mourn, remember, analyze, plan, refresh…