Secret Weapons For Weight Loss

When we think of dieting, we think of being hungry and having to eat boring, bland food.  Just the idea is enough to send us to the refrigerator to eat everything in sight.  One of the tricks to being successful on a diet is to find ways to satisfy our appetites (physical and emotional) without overeating.  Some ways to do that include practicing portion control, substituting healthier...

Get Inspired

One evening, after a particularly grueling day at work, I dragged myself home, warmed up some food and had dinner sitting on the couch in front of a TV tray while I watched cooking shows.  I wasn't in the mood to write a blog post.  I certainly was not in the mood to write fiction.  In fact, I wanted nothing more than to just mindlessly veg in front of the TV set.  There wasn't much of me...

Learning to Cook Healthy Dishes Leads to Weight Loss

I was never known as the cook in my family.  My mother is a fantastic cook.  She can "burn" in at least five different cultures.  She learned to cook from her mother and from spending summers on a farm in Tennessee.  Later, she made friends of different nationalities and took a little from each culture.  She learned to cook Haitian food from her Haitian friends, Jamaican specialties from...