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What’s in YOUR fridge? BEST winner. Part 1 of 5

 I’ve seen my share of bachelor refrigerators, having been single for 5 years this August. It’s a sad state of affairs. I figure there are some fridges that are in desperate need of help. But you know what the funniest part of hours of reviewing fridge photos and accompanying stories that readers sent me? Every […]

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Don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake!

Don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake! “You Are What You Eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” Isn’t it funny how those are some of the worst descriptors for human beings. How would you feel if you heard one of your friends had described you to someone else as “cheap and fake?” […]

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Contest for Prizes: What’s in MY fridge, and YOURS!

My 17-yo daughter Emma was examining the contents of our fridges and said, “Mom, you should take a photo of what we eat, because it’s so pretty.” (Update: Emma is going to college on a full-ride soccer scholarship! She’s a 6-year vegetarian, and erstwhile vegan, with a goal of being a career humanitarian, running a […]

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Split Pea Soup! part 4 of 4

Split pea soup got a bad rap in some classic horror flick I can’t remember, but just wait a little minute, here, because it deserves another look. It’s yummy, it’s cheap, it’s filling, and it digests by the time you go to bed. And that lets you rest, rebuild, and repair all night. Which tends […]

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Top 10 legumes, part 3 of 4

Here’s a primer on using some of my favorite whole foods with a weird name, pronounced “lay-gooms.” Eating a lot of these, along with lots of greens, vegetables, and fruits leads to finding your ideal weight. Everything about them is perfect for weight loss! They are bulky, high in fiber, low in calories, and high […]

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Everything you need to know about legumes, part 2 of 4

Matthew wrote me and said instead of telling people to eat legumes, I need to tell people what legumes are, and what the best 10 are. That last part, the best 10, is somewhat subjective. I will tell you, nonetheless, 10 great legumes, because this whole class of food is HIGHLY UNDERRATED. That’s my next […]

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Why I’m in love with legumes, part 1 of 4

Matthew texted me after a recent newsletter I sent out: Matthew:  I just read your article on protein. I had to look up what a legume is. Dumb it down a little! Is there a lot of protein in peas? Me:  Yes, in split peas, there is. Matthew:  Is that different from regular peas? Me: […]

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Supply Side Expo: my reactions to ingredients in “health food” products

I went to Supply Side West in Vegas in November. It was the same night that my family, the Romney clan, was SUPPOSED to be having a Mitt Romney victory party at the Venetian. That’s where I was staying and where the trade show was being held. As you know, the party didn’t exactly work […]

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Honest Abe, Cholera, and Fruits and Veggies

I am reading Team of Rivals right now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln by the eminent historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The book tells the story of the four rivals for the presidency Lincoln brought in after he was elected the 16th President of the United States. Part of Lincoln’s singular genius was that  […]

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I buy drinks at convenience stores!

    I’ve not been to Tennessee in well over 20 years, so it was a treat to visit Memphis and Nashville to speak, recently. I didn’t get close to the Tennessee Valley, which I drove through those many years ago with my new husband. We were totally awed by how lush and green it […]

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