Diet Hopes Day 35, Barrier #6: Backsliding

The Fine Line Between Realistic Goal Adjustments–and Plain Old Flaking Out What if I can’t keep up? Is that fear lurking in the shadows whenever you get up the courage to try some new habit?  “Will I just end up failing and kick myself for even trying?” These fears sure cropped up for me as … Read more…

New Year’s Resolutions Gone by the Wayside? Don’t Worry . . . .

September Is the Best Month to “Plant” Good Eating Resolutions It’s nine months since New Year’s.  How are those resolutions going?  Can you even remember them? Statistically, there’s a good chance they’ve slipped your mind.  Maybe being reminded of them even feels a bit uncomfortable.  I’m always a little embarrassed that so many of my … Read more…

Food Waste and Food Contamination

Food contamination is a big topic these days–and for good reason, with plenty of food recalls making the news.  While certainly concerning, the previous post pointed out that the food scares most often created by Big Food are then used by Big Food as a marketing gimmick.  Potential food safety threats are used to scare … Read more…

Turnips, Kohlrabi, Radishes and Other Odd Vegetables

The Key to Survival:  Odd Vegetables? Last week, we got kohlrabi in our CSA boxes for a second time in a row. Chatting with a fellow CSA* member she complained, “Why did we get kohlrabi again? Can’t they just give us vegetables we know?” Our personal vegetable kingdoms are frequently divided between “vegetables we know” … Read more…

The Beauty of Relishes

Could relish-making be the key for busy people who want nutritious meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen? Time to move it from quaint and old-fashioned and into the category of vital skills for healthy eaters.

Imagine Your Way to a Healthy Eating Lifestyle

Super Foods can sound like a great idea–but when it’s 5:30 and you’re starved, fast, convenient, cheap processed foods beat them to the table. Ready for a winning strategy for Super Foods? Start with your imagination.

Building Your “Tasting Muscles”–and Putting Them to Good Use

The ill consequences of our couch potato culture aren’t limited to flabby abs and saggy triceps. All the homogenized foods that comprise the bulk of our diet have gradually eroded our “tasting muscles,” too, making it harder to enjoy and be satisfied with foods we feel good about eating.