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Seth and I were more than 12,000 miles apart when we celebrated 24 years of marriage in January! I was at KTLA’s studios in Los Angeles to talk about how to make healthier food choices without feeling deprived. This was timely because “Quitter’s Day” comes around just a couple of weeks into January. I hadn’t […]

Food Swaps to Healthify Your Favorite Foods


One whole green zucchini sits on a cutting board next to a bowl of spiralized zucchini noodles or zoodles. Another bowl with green pesto sits waiting to be poured into the noodles.

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Can you keep a secret? One of my favorite ways to get my kids to eat vegetables is to be SNEAKY. Creativity is key when it comes to serving up the nutritious stuff. I’ve mastered the art of sneaky with zucchini noodles (AKA zoodles)— especially since you can just tell them it’s green noodles! Plus […]

Zoodles: 2 Ways to Jazz Up Zucchini Noodles

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Does 5:00 pm ever roll around and you still have no clue what to make for dinner? Here are my fallback dinner meals that take 20 minutes or less!

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Despite all the best laid out plans, sometimes 5:00 pm rolls around and I have no ideas for dinner. I may not even have my usually fully stocked fridge, forcing me to rely on just a few staples. Here are my fallback dinner meal ideas for when you have no idea what to cook… plus […]

Bowls of colorful salad on a red/white tablecloth.

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Want to wow your lunch or dinner guests without being stuck in the kitchen all day? Consider putting together the best salad bar – one that’s both simple yet sophisticated! This is one of my favorite things do when I entertain because it doesn’t take a lot of effort and people love it. There’s something […]

gluten free banana bread

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Gooey, flavorful, light and satisfying. Need I say more? The original inspiration for this recipe came from one of my visits to Canyon Ranch. They serve their version of this bread every morning at their rocking breakfast buffet (I don’t recommend eating this daily, it’s extremely hard to resist). Here is my spiced up gluten-free […]

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