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Healthy Cooking Thursday – An Idea for Lousy Fruit

By Chef Lisa on 07/28/2011

Sometimes, no matter how conscientiously you pick out your produce, you end up with something that just isn’t delicious. Twice this summer, I have carefully selected melons which were unblemished, seemed heavy and hollow, and then cut them open only to find they were just icky.  The watermelon had a rubbery texture; the canteloupe was downright crunchy and odd.  The […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Sensory Deprivation for Mindfulness

By Chef Lisa on 07/21/2011

At first glance, the title of today’s blog might have thrown you for a loop.  After all, doesn’t mindfulness mean to be in the moment, experiencing it for all it’s worth?  Of course!  Which is why sometimes it’s best to take the moment one piece at a time, as we do in Darla’s guided eating exercise at our healthy weight […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quick Maple Dijon Slaw

By Chef Lisa on 07/14/2011

Cruciferous vegetables are reaaaaaalllly good for you.  Most experts reccommend eating at least one serving of cruciferous veg per day, which is the minimum we serve at our healthy weight loss spa.  They are lauded for cancer-fighting properties as well as awesome vitamins and minerals like C, A, and even calcium. So what is a cruciferous veggie, you ask? Anything […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

By Chef Lisa on 07/07/2011

Don’t you hate when you discover an old package of blueberries in the back of your fridge, looking a lot less sexy than they did two weeks ago when you picked them up at the store? Sigh. Never fear, those soft and nearly wrinkled berries need not head to the compost pile just yet.  Pretty much any kind of overripe-yet-not-quite-gone fruit […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Quinoa Tabouli

By Chef Lisa on 06/30/2011

At our healthy weight loss spa, we’re constantly seeking out ways to make whole grains more interesting. Quinoa is pretty interesting on its own, with a fascinating place in history among the Incan empire and a relatively high amount of protein content. But many people wouldn’t consider making a cold salad with it, which is one of my favorite ways […] Read more »

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