‘healing with food’

7 Ways to Fight Depression during the Holidays

By Marsha Hudnall on 11/22/2011

The last of a series of posts I wrote for another blog, this one is particularly apropos for the coming season. I had a dream the other night that was more a nightmare.  It was Ambien-induced; taking the sleep aid is not my usual habit but it was an easy way out.  Or so I thought until the dream/nightmare. In […] Read more »

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy Organic

By Marsha Hudnall on 08/02/2011

I recently ran across an article titled “Why Should You Buy Organic Produce” that listed the top 10 reasons to do this.  It brought to mind that  we began featuring organic produce as well as locally-raised meats on our menus at Green Mountain a couple years ago.  We did this because of increasing evidence that doing so made for a […] Read more »

Is Food Addiction Real? If So, Is it Permanent?

By Marsha Hudnall on 04/15/2011

A study released last week created a bit of a stir in the world of eating and weight. It showed that women, regardless of size, i.e., both thin and obese, who scored higher on a food addiction questionnaire, showed increased brain activity in anticipation of and when actually receiving a chocolate milkshake. It was similar to brain activity in persons […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Mustards that Make the Cut

By Chef Lisa on 04/07/2011

I’m often asked by the ladies who visit our healthy weight loss spa what I have in my pantry at home. That’s a pretty multicultural spot, as I’m a fan of many different cuisines, but I try to keep to the basics without too many excessive specialty items. One place where I crave variety, however, is my mustards. The world […] Read more »

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Super Green Smoothie

By Chef Lisa on 03/17/2011

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  While this holiday has inspired drinkables such as green beer and, ahem, Shamrock Shakes, here at Green Mountain, I can’t think of any way better to celebrate than one of Robyn’s liquid salads. It may sound odd, but I love these!  To be honest, sometimes even I don’t feel like eating my vegetables.  On those days, this recipe […] Read more »

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