New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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Avoiding the Halloween Hangover

My first Halloween memory was at 3 years old when my mother made me a pumpkin costume. My outfit was stuffed with balloons along with green tights and a leaf on my head. Although it was the ideal Halloween costume, I remember feeling very uncomfortable, since walking around with a diameter three times my body […]

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A Reformed Carbivore

Are you carbohydrate intolerant? Do you have insulin resistance? At least 30 percent of the population has a sensitivity to carbohydrates and need to focus their macronutrient intake on consuming more protein and healthy fats. We evolved to eat much less carbohydrates than we are consuming so if we are not running marathons or being […]

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3 Reasons To Convert To Dark Chocolate

I am asked this question at least three times per week:  “Why exactly do I have to eat dark chocolate over milk chocolate?” To be honest most of my life I only ate milk chocolate.  My Mother would buy my sister and I See’s milk chocolate bells at the holidays and milk chocolate eggs in the springtime.  […]

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A Tour of My Favorite Foods

A few weeks ago one of my many favorite clients asked  “why don’t you blog about things you like?”  So here are a few things I frequently recommend, some of which you may already know.  I currently do not receive any type of compensation from any of these companies. Nut Butters: I do think nut […]

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Friday Night on Abbot Kinney

My good friend Nichole and fellow recent SELF blogger texted me on Friday morning saying she was going to be on Abbot Kinney on Friday night sampling her chocolates.  If you haven’t tried Nicobella’s chocolates you are missing out.  Her new line of “Munch” is amazing and a great little treat with nice variations from […]

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Being Insulin Resistant in the Land of Treats: Belgium Dark Chocolate and Waffles

I’ve been here just over 24 hours and have passed at least 100 chocolate shops and 25 places to get the most amazing varieties of waffles. At first it is beyond imaginable but now the excitement of what living in this environment does to the body sets in.  I preach the effects of the good […]

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Susan’s Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

You who may have wondered about the shortage of blogs the last few weeks. I was chosen as one of 4 finalists to blog for SELF-magazine.  So when you get a chance take a look: Susan’s SELF Blogs Over the years many of you have inquired about a healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.  […]

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Natural Foods Expo West 2011

I was excited to go to the Natural Foods Expo this year as it always an adventure to see and taste what “natural” wares are being displayed for the current year.  It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen – more than 6000 exhibitors spread over about 5 halls that span larger than a football field each […]

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