Tag Archives: 80/20

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With a Little Luck and a Summer Salad

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and you know what that means… Summer! My favorite time of year. With the bounty of gorgeous seasonal fruits and veggies available from your garden, grocer or farmer’s market, now is the time to make main-course salads a summer staple! With a little luck and ingenuity you can rock the socks… Read More



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It’s Not Magic, It’s the 80/20 Rule!

You don’t have to agree with magical thinking. Double rainbows, pennies from heaven… I’m cool with that. But it adds to my day. It’s a plus! I can tell you though, that the things I remove—the minuses—is equally beneficial and keeps me at my happiest and healthiest. “Ditching the Carbs” is not my personal phrase,… Read More


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Keep It Stocked & Simple

I like to follow the KISS rule for the kitchen: Keep It Stocked & Simple. The goal isn’t to be the best cook, but instead to be smart, mindful and passionate in the kitchen and really, in everything I do. I’ve learned that simplicity and smarts make for fantastic, easy and healthful meals! The more… Read More


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Golden Calamari

Gluten free fried calamari is sooooo good that you feel like a little kid! My family LOVES it. I had some at a restaurant once after persuading the chef on a slow night to use Polenta instead of flour. He was super nice and proud of the results, and it was fun to get a… Read More


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You’re Sweet Enough Already

Do you want clearer skin, to feel light on your feet, or your eyes to sparkle? It really comes down to one thing: what you’re putting in your body. If you’re looking for a simple change or a quick fix to look and feel better, either cut WAY back on sugar or stop eating it… Read More


gluten free polenta blackberry cobbler recipe

Polenta Blackberry Cobbler

I follow the 80/20 rule when eating sugar and consider fruit to be part of my 20%, but I do sample the sweet stuff from time-to-time. And I do have a family, so it’s fun to bake things for them! One of our family favorites has always been baked fruit cobbler—with whatever fruit is in… Read More


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Love: The Spice for Living

Aunt Louise was one of my favorite aunts when I was a young girl, but all the adults called her “Cookie,” which fascinated me. I adored her because of her sweetness, but she was also very hip. She wore this gorgeous bun on top of her head like a Motown singer, buttered her toast on… Read More


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Don’t Stop Me Now

This weekend when in West Palm Beach, Mark and I tried a unique little waterside restaurant called Darbster Bistro, named in honor of the owners’ 17-year-old poodle. We had a supersonic meal… and that doesn’t mean fast! They moved my soul—with their expertise and how much they cared—at a level greater than I could perceive.… Read More