Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Chili

MEAL PREP: Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Chili I’m getting married in October, and I’ve slowly begun to receive wedding gifts, one gift I just got is a truly beautiful slow cooker (Thank you Stewart and Eileen).  With all this great stuff arriving at our place, I think I’m starting to understand why people getContinue reading “Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Chili”

Blackened Chicken Thighs and Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

MEAL PREP: Blackened Chicken Thighs and Bacon Sweet Potato Hash On days when I don’t have food prepared for work I often go to Whole Foods and make lunches from their hot food and salad bar.  They’ve recently been stocking blackened chicken thighs.  I like blackening stuff because it healthily adds deep flavor.  The issue with WholeContinue reading “Blackened Chicken Thighs and Bacon Sweet Potato Hash”

Season It Up!

Ahh, Summer.  After such a long, cold winter, I’m sure that many of us are now happily enjoying warmer temperatures, longer days, flowers in bloom, and of course, seasonal produce.  For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of the season’s first tender asparagus and leafy greens, or the sweet berries, melons, and peachesContinue reading “Season It Up!”

Meal Prep: Mexican Meatloaf

I meal prepped a Mexican meatloaf this week.  I added a ton of vegetables to it so that it would be more nutritious.  If you are concerned with the higher calorie count in this than in my other recipes, you can switch out the pork churizo with one made with chicken or turkey, or even sub it outContinue reading “Meal Prep: Mexican Meatloaf”

Chronic Inflammation And How To Tame It

Chronic Inflammation and How To Tame It A stressful life, poor diet, and toxic people, we would all happily trade with a more balanced existence filled with nourishment, inner growth and conscious living. Sure, why not? But it’s not always so easy, when our go-go lifestyles encompass a daily barrage of toxins, infectious agents andContinue reading “Chronic Inflammation And How To Tame It”

Going Caveman With The Paleo Diet – Regressive or Progressive Evolution?

The Caveman Diet Movement, also called the Paleolithic (or Paleo) Diet, is not really a movement, but a comeback. In fact, it’s a comeback from more than 10 thousand years ago, and is gaining momentum. But unlike bell-bottoms, we should all take this burgeoning regression to our ancestral ways seriously and progress backwards towards betterContinue reading “Going Caveman With The Paleo Diet – Regressive or Progressive Evolution?”

Sugars – The Glucose, The Fructose, and The Sucrose of it all.

It is now the Year 2013 and we all know sugar is the enemy. So, table sugar (aka poison, also known as sucrose) is appropriately in the garbage, and label reading for ‘sugar’ content is now a grocery shopping ritual. Yet, the full sugar story is only partially revealed. Sugars, like fats, are not createdContinue reading “Sugars – The Glucose, The Fructose, and The Sucrose of it all.”