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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle
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New Year, New You

As you read this on the last day of 2013 -- before the dawn of the New Year at midnight tonight – I, like many of you, am reflecting on the choices I have made in the 12 months past. Have you made healthier food choices and stuck with your exercise routine? Have you spent less money and saved more? Built stronger relationships with loved ones? I recently realized that while we att...

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Going Gluten-Free for the Holidays

What would the holidays be without dinner rolls, stuffing, Christmas cookies, or pie? Besides being traditional holiday dishes, they all have one common denominator – gluten. Over the past few years, going gluten-free has become a bona fide craze. But what is the scoop on the gluten-free fad? Is a gluten poison your body would do better without? Will cutting out gluten magically m...

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Add a Little Hanukkah to Your Table - Any Time of Year!

Many people associate Hanukkah with December, but last week Hanukkah coincided with Thanksgiving for the first time since 1888. (The next time will be in 2070, so for many, this was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.) I was born and raised Jewish, and I often get questions about the culture and traditions. What most people want to know is, why do the holidays fall on different d...

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