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Celebrating a Milestone Birthday!

Can you imagine missing your child’s birthday? With the daily hustle and bustle, you get so busy trying to keep all the balls in the air…and you suddenly realize your precious baby’s birthday was a week ago!   Of course, in reality, this would never happen!  (We all know kids would be reminding you and […]

What Really Matters!

It had been almost 4 years since Zonya and I had been together in-person.   A couple of weeks ago, I was blessed to spend a weekend in Michigan with my nutritionist partner in crime, Zonya Foco!   Not only were delicious meals prepared (I know you are shocked!), but we were also able to […]

The Good Life!

We want to give you something a little different with the coaching tip this week!   As Memorial Day weekend is approaching, we wanted to provide something a little lighter and entertaining!     Last Saturday, I was invited to be a guest on The Good Life radio show with host Guy Bower here in […]

What is that Alien Looking Vegetable?

As farmers’ markets are opening all over the country right now, we want to help inspire you with some of the early season vegetables you will be able to enjoy within the next few weeks! Recently we welcomed you to asparagus season and this week we want to highlight an odd, alien-looking vegetable with a […]

Blistered and Charred…and Delicious!

Have you heard of shishito peppers? What about Padron peppers? Would you believe me if I told you these little peppers are life-changing, with only 3 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare? It’s true!  And now is the perfect time to get them at many local farmers’ markets! Check out our video to see why […]

15 Ways to Beat High Food Prices

Do you feel like food prices are increasing every time you go to the store or eat out?   It’s not just a feeling – it’s reality! In just the last 12 months, food prices have increased more than any time since 1981!  The biggest increases have been seen in meat, poultry, fish and eggs, […]

Making This Part of Your Routine Will Change Your Life!

It’s farmers’ market season! Have you fallen in love with the farmers’ market yet? For some, a weekly visit to the local market something is something they look forward to and is part of their routine. Others have told us that going to the farmers’ market feels intimidating and outside their comfort zone. When we […]

Grocery Store Tour – Buying Bread Without a Chemistry Degree!

We’re back in the grocery store with a trip to the bread aisle!   Do you feel confused with all the options in the bread aisle?   If so, you’re not alone! Is multi-grain a good option? Are all wheat breads healthy? Why are some breads in the freezer section and others are on the […]

Continuing Strong Into the Fall

We are now past Labor Day weekend, school is well underway, football games have started and most of us have “checked out” of summer mode. We recently heard someone say, “I am looking forward to fall, but am sad the farmers’ market is over”. WHAT?!       As summer winds down, you may also […]

Your Guide to What Is In Season Right Now

A HUGE part of eating REAL is eating in-season – it’s such a great way to savor foods that are at their peak of freshness and flavor! We are frequently asked, “how do you know what is truly ‘in-season’?” This is a great question because it can be a little tricky.  For example, shopping for […]

Your Guide For Selecting the Best Produce

We all want to enjoy high-quality produce to get the benefit of the best possible flavor and nutrition.  But how? The first tip in picking the best produce?   Buy in-season at your local farmers’ market! As many know, shopping at the farmers’ market is an excellent way to enjoy the amazing flavors of eating in-season. […]