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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Conflict Between Pleasure and Happiness

Does "easy" make you happy?

How would you like to lose weight and get in fantastic shape with little to no effort at all?!  Right!  Seems ridiculous doesn’t it?  Yet we see and hear ads like this every day.  We are correct in thinking that “with little to no effort” doesn’t exist. So why would an advertiser want to appeal to you on that level?

Let me draw your attention to this (it might make your fat loss efforts more successful): 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Gluten Free Recipes

Delicious gluten/dairy/soy free recipes
You’ve probably heard it before; gluten-free, dairy-free diets are the healthiest way to eat; for a variety of reasons.  Rather than go into a long, explanation of the benefits of going gluten/dairy free, I’ll let Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre do it.  In this wonderful cookbook, they give a general explanation of the foundations of health, the threats to those foundations, and the solution to the problem-all in one book and then they follow it up with over 300 delicious recipes. 

As the authors of Nourishing Meals, they do an excellent job of explaining why a big part of the solution to better health is removing gluten and dairy from your diet.  In addition to educating you on the why

Friday, September 7, 2012

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are no longer just for Thanksgiving and as the weather starts cooling down  and fall approaches, we naturally start moving away from lighter summer meals and into more...satisfying fare.

Sweet potatoes are a great way to get your small portion of starchy carbs and this recipe will really kick up the flavor a notch or two without piling on all the fat and sugary stuff that jacks up the calories and destroys the natural flavors.

The recipe appears just as I found it.  It's borrowed from The Food Network's chef Alton Brown.  I've made it many times and it is good!  The smoky chipotle flavor lends an exotic taste to the traditional autumn tuber but don't go crazy with the peppers-things can get real spicy, real fast.

My suggestion?  To make it healthier, use only 1 tablespoon of butter and keep the portion small. 

Yams go yummy with the smoky flavor of chipotle