Thanksgiving leftovers…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, full of family time and yummy food!  I was reminded this Thanksgiving of how grateful I am for my wonderful patients and co-workers.  Coming to work everyday is a treat and I am very fortunate that way. Let’s talk food for a minute, shall we? First off,…

Remember to breathe…

What do you do to de-stress? I like to practice yoga.  Time on the yoga mat can be thought of as a gift. It is time away from reality. How often in your day do you get to be in a quiet room and just breathe?    Probably not that often, so when you devote the…

Slow cooker soup…

It’s looking a lot like soup weather around here.  It has been rainy and cold for days.  The weather man is saying high of 39 with a 50% chance of snow tomorrow, but all I’m hearing is get out the cozy sweaters and have a nice bowl of soup. SLOW COOKER ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND KALE…

Be present…

Monday thoughts… “I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.”  -Victor Hugo Be present.  Otherwise you are either living upstream from the important things or you are allowing yourself to be swept away. Have a…

Chicken Tikka Masala…

I know, I know…I’m hung up on the garam masala and Indian spice flavors lately, but they are pretty yummy. Here is a dish that most certainly satisfies the desire for comfort food. Usually Chicken Tikka Masala is made with heavy cream and butter, but this version is a bit lighter with Greek yogurt and…

Be at home…

What is a home? A home is a place where one lives, where one is comfortable.  It can be an environment that offers security and happiness.  Maybe it is a valued setting, regarded as a refuge or place of origin.  Any way you choose to define it, home seems to be synonymous with comfort, stability,…

The body that heals itself…

Just a little food for thought on a Monday morning… Isn’t it an amazing thing that the human body has the innate, natural ability to heal itself?  This means that the secrets to health and wellness lie not in bandaids and gimmicks or chemicals and elixirs, but within the natural function of the human body. …

It’s all Greek…Chicken

Want to make a yummy home-cooked meal without turning to boxed or processed food?  Well you can cook with whole food and make flavorful, satisfying, and nutritious meals and it doesn’t have to be complicated. GREEK CHICKEN WITH OLIVES 3 or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 or 6…

Just add eggs…

I usually make a variation of this when I have limited time to whip up a meal or when I just can’t think of anything else to make and it works great for…well…breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.  It’s pretty simple really.  Just take whatever vegetables, green leafies, leftover meat, and/or beans that you have, saute them up, and then just…

Fight or flight…

Stress.  We all have it. We all hate it. We would all be happier and healthier without it. We can take steps to reducing the stressors in our day-to-day lives, but to some extent stress is inevitable and will remain out of our control.  What we can control, however, is how we individually manage and…