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Breadless BLT+ (Bonus: Snap Pea Salad)

Lettuce is an awesome substitute for bread in many dishes.
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Fork? Hand? Use whatever it takes!

Don't let the leftover lettuce go to waste!

Don’t let the leftover lettuce go to waste!

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Grocery List Apps I Love

These apps have got your back at the grocery store.

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I have a personal policy when it comes to adding more technology to my life. I ask myself one honest question.

Will this technology save or cost me time? It’s so easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest of apps and gadgets that are designed to add value to your life. And they do. Sometimes. Read more

Curbing Obesity in America- Is It Possible?

Public opinion and attitudes must change to defeat the obesity epidemic.

Since when did education and prevention become politically dirty words?

Is our country so divided that encouraging our kids to eat their vegetables is now a form of government intrusion on our rights? Read more

Tribal Spaghetti with Black Bean Balls

This noodle-less spaghetti is a low calorie, high fiber, water rich, Italian meal you'll want to make over and over again.

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WAKE UP AMERICA! Why Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is an easier path than enlightenment when it comes to our nation's animals.

My dog, Shayla

A pig I’ll call Petunia

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Bringing Side Dishes To Center Stage

For a simple meal, turn a side dish or appetizer into a complete meal.

Ultimate Bruschetta

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Just Cucumbers

The 5 best reasons to eat a vegetable that's been around 3000 years.

Lighten up your Thanksgiving meal with a simple cucumber salad. Slice. Coat. Sprinkle. Stir. Munch. Read more

WAKE UP AMERICA! Raj Patel

Political change is mandatory if we are to transform our global food system.

Who is Raj Patel?

Raj Patel is a scholar, award winning writer and food activist. Having earned prestigious degrees from Oxford and Cornell, he serves as a research fellow at the School of Development Studies in Africa and the Institute for Food and Development Policy.

Patel is author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System as well as his New York Times bestseller, The Value of Nothing.

I chose to highlight Raj Patel in my WAKE UP AMERICA! series because he sheds light on the root problems within our food system that few people care to acknowledge. The system is corrupt and causes tremendous human suffering.  How can we have 1.5 billion people who are overweight while we have a billion who are hungry? More importantly, what can be done to fix it? Read more

Chick’n and Pearls over Kale

Try using greens as your platform.

To add nutritional value with fewer calories, sauté greens and then add your couscous, pasta or rice and protein. Not only will the greens have more flavor as part of the main dish but you will need less of the starch to complete the meal. Read more

Mexican Lasagna

An uncommon and healthy twist to an Italian favorite!

Combining Mexican and Italian never tasted so good!

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