2nd Tuesday Call - June 12th 2018

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Dairy and the Best No Dairy Alternatives

I was born in Wisconsin. America’s Dairyland. I was proud to be from Wisconsin. Still am. In June, the “June is Dairy Month” commercial jingles would come on the radio across the Midwest. My favorite…


33 Years of Lemon

I got the day off yesterday for the first time in 34 years. 34 years, you say… and no day off? What’s that all about? Well, I am talking about just one day of the year; my husband’s birthday. Until…


My Good Friend

Tick. Tick. Tick. My best friend, Tom, called the other day. “Hey, Buddy, I had a heart attack,” he said. Not the opening I expected. On Monday, March 19, 2018, Tom had quadruple bypass surgery at…


Herbal Aromas

I gave up planting fruits and veggies years ago but I have not given up on herbs. Every year I make sure I have plenty of those. I’ve changed some of what I plant because my garden is much smaller…


Exercise is not a Weight loss Tool

Will exercise help you lose weight? That is certainly what we’ve been conditioned to think. However, evidence points towards a different answer. Exercise is great for your overall health but it won’t…


Is Eating Gluten-Free More Healthy?

Going gluten-free is all the rage right now with urban and rural hipsters. Many people are jumping on the bandwagon; especially young adults in their 20s and 30s. They do it for good reasons, but…


Summer Sippers

When the sun comes out and the air warms up, people want to get out on their deck. They want to be poolside if they have a pool. And everyone wants something tasty to drink. Some people call them…


Resistant Carbs

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Margarine Is Bad for You. Here's Why.

Pop Quiz: If you put a lump of margarine by an ant hole, the ants will: A) Ignore it. B) Bury it. C) Close up shop and move away. Answer: B or C. Ants know the difference between butter and…


Is Natural Really Natural

https://youtu.be/AftZshnP8fs Coming out of college my first job was working for one of the Big Food companies. I was assigned to the Marketing Department. Can I just say it? I loved my job! LOVED……


Why Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women?

It's a fact. Men lose faster than women. I hear about it every day. When a husband and wife go on Plan Z together, the wife will invariably complain at some point that her husband is ahead of her in…


Picking Potatoes

When you see the title of this article you might conjure up in your mind a vision of digging the tubers out of the ground. And that would be incorrect. Not many of us find ourselves picking potatoes…


All My Dead Appliances, May They Rest In Peace

If there were such a thing as an Appliance Graveyard, mine would have plenty of headstones. I have gotten rid of quite a few appliances that used to take up lots of space in my cupboards. Good news…


The Goodness of Ghee

My first encounter with ghee happened when I was a little kid. I had no idea it was ghee, but it had a special fascination for me. On rare occasion, my mom and dad would take us out to dinner on…


FitBit Mania

When the “10,000 steps a day” craze started, my husband and I bought in. We strapped pedometers to our waistbands and got hoofing it. Over our lunch break, we’d tie up our athletic shoes and head to…


Everything Goes Better With Bacon

If you’re trying to eat healthy, (aka clean eating) you’re likely to have an opinion about bacon. I have a very dear friend from Iowa. The land of pork. He’s the kind of guy who gets his pork…


Losing My Mind and My Equilibrium

When I was 34 years old (25 years ago) I had a very bad day that lead to more than 4 bad months. I’m going to tell you a shortened version of the story. I COULD tell you the long story because even…


The 5 Big Weight Loss Lies

I started dieting at age 12. Some of you may know that already. I know now that 12 years old is too early to go on a diet. At the time, I was worried because I was going to be in my big sister’s…


These Are a Few of My Favorite (Green) Things

I’m Irish and particularly fond of St. Patrick’s Day. By the time you read this, Chicago will have dyed the river green and I will have witnessed the event. They do it the weekend before St.…