The Dark Side of Cooking


  Summer is here and we break out the grill! Nothing quite screams “summer” like the smell of charcoal, roasted corn and sizzling steak fresh off the grill! As a family, we love the grill and I love the convenience of not having to slave over the stove for a meal; even as dark words […]

Boost Metabolism With Pineapple Ginger Cayenne Kombucha

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  It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and the urge is hitting me today!  Perhaps it is in tribute to a fellow blogger, TR Crumbley who passed a week ago.  He was just 29, battling an aggressive form of duodenal cancer. I connected with him a few years back during our “Sunday Supper” chats […]

Homemade Kombucha To Heal Your Gut

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My first taste of Kombucha was at Trader Joe’s! I paid $4.50 for 16 ounces and was quite pleased with the pleasant tasting, fizzy slightly tart ginger drink that gave me a quick pick me up. I went back to buy it on days when I was detoxing or mini fasting and loved the energy it […]

Sweet Kale Salad With Coconut Cream Poppy Seed Dressing

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  Crisp sweet kale salad tossed in a creamy homemade poppy-seed dressing topped with cranberries and pepitas. That’s what we had  for dinner last night with some chicken on the side and it looked so pretty, I decided it was definitely blog worthy! Kale is in season now and mixed with vibrant orange tomatoes, crisp […]

Know Your Plastic! Reduce Exposure To Carcinogens With Plastic Safety Tips #NBCAM

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Plastic safety tips! Are plastics safe? How to reduce exposure to harmful carcinogens? These are just some of the questions I will be addressing in this post. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) and I am supporting the cause by writing some posts and recipes that create more awareness of Breast cancer. I have several dear friends […]

Safe Grilling Tips To Reduce Carcinogens


Summer is here and that means Grill Season! I love grill season because it means I get to just fix the stuff while the actual cooking/grilling is done by my husband. We grill indoors in the winter,  but there is something magical about the smell of fresh grilled corn or meat that indoor grilling cannot […]

Foods That May Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer #Movember #ProstateCancerAwarnessMonth

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  November is ( was)  prostate cancer awareness month. I had been meaning to do a post on natural foods that may be preventive  in nature and reduce progression of prostate cancer, but with  writing posts for Diabetes Awareness month and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month,  I took a backseat on this one. Well, better a little […]

Breast Cancer Protective Foods

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    October is breast cancer awareness month.  A good time to show our support for the cause by participating in activities centered around cancer.  The cause for breast cancer is dear to my heart. I have a history of cancer in my family and a grandma who had breast cancer.  My chances of getting […]

Grilled Eggplant Moussaka With Flaxseed #BakeForACure #SundaySupper


    This post is dedicated to  Katy Richards, a dear friend of mine who is a breast cancer survivor and a beautiful strong woman ! I am super excited to be participating in #SundaySupper this week. We are partnering with Chantal Cookware in their “Bake For A Cure ” event in support of October being […]