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The What’s When’s and How Much’s of Food

The What’s When’s and How Much’s of Food

How to handle the what's and when's and how much's of food is a hugely important topic. And good answers here are as numerous as we are. Because the good answers come from you, from each one of us. Of course, there are also a whole lot of answers out there that aren't so good. It's why diets fail without fail. They don't come from you. They come from some other place, some other person. So this is a complex issue. Just like life. At the same time, as unique as we all are, there is a structure we can…
How to Teach the Unteachable

How to Teach the Unteachable

A friend of ours is doing some important work, teaching people to form a better relationship with stress, food, and health. And she wrote recently about hitting a wall. Sometimes what we see in the people we try to help isn't what they see in themselves. Sometimes what they see is that how they are is how they are. Not working. Not healthy. Not feeling so good. But not changeable. That's just how I am. It's something we all run into so much - with friends, family, people we work with, even in different parts of our selves. What do…
10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

When we do everything we're told to get healthy and it just doesn't work, what do we do next? We eat what we're told to eat, avoid what we're told to avoid, pound the pavement, hit the gym, and nothing. No change. We might start to think, "That's just how I am." We might say defiantly, "That's me, that's fine, and I like it!" It's our reality, and we need to accept it. Even if it's not where we want to be.   It's important to like who you are. You're likable! But it's not as good to give up…
Grandma’s Fruit Salad

Grandma’s Fruit Salad

My grandma always has a giant tupperware bowl of ready-to-serve fruit salad. I've noticed over the years that it gets better the longer it sets, and its best on day two. I've found a way to re-create this two-day fruit salad perfection on day one by adding some secret ingredients. YOU'LL NEED 2 cups strawberries, sliced 2 cups blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blackberries 2 cups seedless grapes Juice of 2 oranges 2 peaches, sliced 1 pear, sliced Juice of 4 limes Juice of 2 lemons 1 cup selzer water 1 tablespoon cinnamon NOW WHAT Combine all the ingredients…
Rancheros

Rancheros

One of my favorite diners in NYC is Cafe Habana. Here is my DIY version of their classic Rancheros. It's healthy, delicious, and super simple to make. Enjoy!   Share your pics #makeyourownrulescookbook and we can keep in touch! The recipe and over 100 more of my favorites from friends and family all around the world are from my latest cookbook, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook. Just in time to get your winter nesting, cooking, and baking on, all digital versions of the book are $4.99. Grab your copy and spread the yummy vibes! Kindle iBook Nook Learn more here! And now…
Broccoli Sweet Potato Soup

Broccoli Sweet Potato Soup

Hi Friends, Welcome to my kitchen here in NYC. Come on in we're making soup and dishing on body image, women's issues, western vs eastern care, and more. Let me know what you guys think and any topics you'd like to chat about for the next one. Recipe is adapted from, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, that's up for $4.99 for a few more days in all it's digital versions.       Here is the version I made today!     You'll Need 3 heads of broccoli 3 sweet potatoes 1 red onion 1 can of coconut milk 1 tablespoon…
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