Wednesday, 15 June 2016 20:29

Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms

This easy and delicious chicken recipe is not only low carb, but also dairy free, egg free, nut free, keto, Paleo, and super easy.

Adapted from Mellissa Sevigny I


  • ¼ cup butter or ghee
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • Four large chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of savory or fresh tarragon, herb, finely chopped


  1. Season the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a heavy bottomed sauté pan, preferably cast-iron.
  3. Sear the chicken thighs on both sides until golden brown - about three or four minutes per side. Remove the chicken thighs from the pan.
  4. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter to the pan and melt. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook until golden brown, stirring as little as possible for about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add the water and Dijon mustard to the pan, and stir to deglaze.
  6. Add the chicken thighs back to the pan, skin side up.
  7. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Stir in the fresh herbs and let it sit for five minutes before serving. Serve hot.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 15:10

Why We Think Change Is Painful

92% of the 17 million people that try to quit smoking each year fail.

 95% of people who lose weight fail to keep it off long term.

88% of people who set New Year’s resolutions fail at their attempt.

Only 10% of the population has specific, well-defined goals, but even then, 7 out of 10 of those people reach their goals only 50% of the time.

This paleo friendly zucchini pasta with shrimp is super simple and fast to make. Great for a weeknight dinner.

The woman sitting in front of me is becoming upset.  "I'm crazy you know", "I can't be with people anymore".  "I can't stop my mind from spinning". "I can't sleep".  "I can't attend any social functions" "I can't work so my husband is the sole supporter of our family".   "I'm nuts"! 

Thursday, 02 June 2016 20:47

Are Toxic Chemicals Making you Fat?

We have become a nation preoccupied with our weight. We now have weight loss programs of all types and we are flooded with information from the media about the need to trim our waistlines.  With all this attention, one would imagine that obesity would be on the decline.  Clearly, it is not. It may be that we concentrating on the wrong thing. 

Thursday, 02 June 2016 17:16

Chocolate Chia Seed Mousse

This is a smooth, chocolate-filled dessert that requires only a few minutes of preparation. After letting the mousse chill overnight, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy this rich, creamy treat!

There are thousands of anti-yeast programs and supplements to choose from, but the common denominators for beating the stubborn infection are simple. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:42

Peanut Butter and Chia Pudding

This recipe by the Minimalist Baker, is simple, requiring just 7 basic ingredients and 30 minutes prep time (plus chilling). The magic happens in the fridge where it gels up and turns into a pudding-like consistency.

Most of us have our guard up when it comes to direct-to-consumer drug advertising. We know the butterflies, sunsets and puppies in the TV ads are designed to distract us from terms like "blood clot," "heart attack," "stroke," "seizure," "life-threatening allergic reaction" and "death." We are aware that more than half the ads tell us why we don't actually want to ask our doctor about the new wonder drug.

These Chocolate Cookies are the perfect alternative to your favorite nutty treat with a chocolate twist. The combination of antioxidant-rich raw cacao with creamy cashew butter is a great satisfying treat. The high protein and healthy fat content found in these cookies will even keep you full, so you won’t find yourself emptying the cookie jar anytime soon.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:04

The Not so Funny on Weight Gain

The scariest thing about weight gain after menopause is it seems to happen almost overnight. Can you relate?  That little extra pooch hibernating around your midsection which you lovingly grab and make fun of in the mirror! That's not even funny!  

Yikes. About 90% of menopausal women experience some amount of weight gain. Those are not very encouraging stats! 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:06

Roasted Spiced Almonds

The nuts you find on the supermarket shelves are loaded with preservatives. Why not try some DIY with this simple, delicious recipe that delivers the perfect crunchy, sweet and spicy snack.