Author Archives: Foodycoach

It’s St. Patrick’s Day – Could this green food get a little respect?

A nutritional powerhouse struggles to overcome it’s bad reputation. Continue reading

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Winging it…

This coming Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, a day anticipated by many (and some of them are actual football fans). I enjoy a good commercial break myself while some are looking most forward to the buffet of Super Bowl snacks. … Continue reading

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Little slips lead to big consequences

Harvard Researchers took a look at nearly 125,000 adults, none of whom were diabetic at the beginning of the study. The quality of each participant’s diet was monitored initially and periodically for 20 years. Yes 20 years – this is … Continue reading

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Kid meals…happy meals

Since I’ve been lucky enough to babysit some of my favorite kids this week I’ve been thinking more about kid meals and how to keep them happy meals.  At the  same time I like to think that perhaps I could … Continue reading

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Thai Quinoa Salad with Peanut Lime Salad

As promised…here it is…the salad recipe of the summer!  It’s SO good.Take it to every pot luck or picnic where you want to become famous!  Or make it at home and hide it in the back of the fridge in … Continue reading

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Blog under construction

In the meantime…we could keep in touch over on Facebook (Plant your Plate page and group.)  Thanks for your patience:)

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Some days you just need to dip…

   Is tomorrow likely to be one of those days?  Looking for something a little different, tasty enough for the hot wings crowd, but “sorta crunchy” enough for your whole foods friends?  I got you covered, right here! 4 ingredients … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Focus – Time for Week 3 and some SOUP

Our week 2 Fruit and Vegetable Champion ….drumroll…. is Heidi Christensen with 43 points!  This fabulous prize (a citrus zester) is on the way to Heidi’s kitchen.   And it’s officially Week 3, grab your tracker and join us for some … Continue reading

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T C in a B?

 Weeknights get busy.  My people still get hungry.  This can be a problem. One of my favorite solutions has a very catchy name – I call it a” bowl.”  Mrs. Plant of Mrsplantintexas.com  has a similiar dish – she calls … Continue reading

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More food …. less calories

     Need another reason to plant your plate?  It’s the best way I know to get less calories while eating MORE food! Check out this video on YouTube:http://youtu.be/IkGV9cNnRnY BONUS:  Having company for a meal this week?  Taking dinner to a … Continue reading

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   Kicking off Week 2 – If you’ve been with us for the past week, I hope you’re all warmed up and ready for more.  If not, it’s never too late to join in and  focus on the goodness of fruits … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Focus – January 2016 – Week Two

  Week One is over and abulous prize is on the way to our Week One Fruit and Vegetable Champion.  Heidi Heming Christensen earned 42 points and one of my favorite kitchen utensils.  I call it a crinkle cutter and it … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Focus – Jan 2016

Ready to join me for a January 2016 Fruit and Vegetable Focus, complete with challenges, tips, recipe, fun and fabulous prizes?  Here (see link to PDF below) is the tracking form you can print and use to re-focus on one of … Continue reading

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What’s so great about pomegranates?

     Since it is pomegranate season (September -January) and since I bought some beautiful ones last week for just $.49 each, let’s talk pomegranate power.   Pomegranate facts: Each 4″ fruit provides an impressive 11 grams of fiber and 5 … Continue reading

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‘Minutes’trone Soup

 ‘It was a cold and windy night’ is the way the story usually starts but actually it was a cold and windy and busy night and I learned you can make really great soup without a recipe.  I love to … Continue reading

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4 ways to make eating better, easier

Eating better.  It’s something I work at every day.  Along the way, I’ve learned a few tricks that can make all the difference. You may be wondering what this picture has to do with making eating better, easier.  Well…that is … Continue reading

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Feed your Friends some Freaky Fun Food

I was lucky enough to do some recipe testing for Kathy Hester, cookbook author extraordinaire, and can now announce that her Halloween Dinner Party e-book, ‘The Ghoulish Gourmet, a bewitching collection of Vegan Halloween recipes’ is ready to order! Sharing … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fluff

  1960’s Strawberry Fluff – In the early days of summer vacation, sleep in while your mother picks fresh strawberries from the garden.  Get up just in time to see her clean some and whip them up into a tall … Continue reading

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Beanie Ca’Weenies

 I usually prefer to buy my carrots whole with the skin still on.  They cost less per pound and seem to taste better  even if  they require peeling, slicing and dicing.  But when baby carrots were $.49/lb. recently I bought … Continue reading

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Had to try it…

So…I read about these sugar-free, flour-free, oil-free, egg-free, butter-free cookies.  My only concern was that they were also chocolate chip free (and that they started with a can of garbanzo beans) but had to try it. The dough came together … Continue reading

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