This past weekend, I celebrated Independence Day with my Fiance’s family in Minnesota. It was my first time visiting and the weather, location and company was absolutely perfect! We explored back country woods on ATVs, shot sporting clay, whipped around the lake on a jet ski and checked each other for ticks. Did I mention […]
Mediterranean Diet – is it the way to go?
To me the continental breakfast has always been a joke. It never seems to be enough. A few croissants, jam, fruit, milk and coffee? Where’s the protein? It turns out everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a continental breakfast. Some places offer a “light” version while others offer a “full”. A light is […]
Antimicrobial resistance and why you should care?
Thursday, April 7 was World Health Day and the focus for 2011 was on antimicrobial resistance, also called antibiotic resistance. In essence it is bacteria we are trying to kill that just don’t die! Instead, they adapt and that is why you should care… Bacteria are adapting Antibiotics are less effective and have been used […]
3 GREAT things about carbs and why you need them
Carbohydrates – what have you done for me lately ooh oooh ooh yeah? Ever since the Atkins craze it seems like carbohydrates just can’t get a break. I have friends who tell me they are watching their carbs. When I ask why, they simply reply they want to lose weight and comment that they don’t […]
4 ways to have fun with chocolate
It’s that time of year of again when little goblins and fairies appear to let us know the holiday rush is about to begin. This is also the time of year where I feel I am being stalked by chocolate. October marks the beginning of all those perfectly bite-sized treats. Those mini-peanut butter cups, fun-size […]