Category Archives: Eat Real Food

What is play?

Play can be loosely defined and seems to be unique for each individual.  What might be fun for me, might not be for you. The possibilities for play are endless. I recently got the chance to hang out with some very special friends in the perfect location. Time spent with these ladies is all about […]
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Cherries

There is nothing quite like a sweet Washington cherry. Yes, they are ripe and ready! I picked up these beauties on Vashon Island last weekend. These are sweet Rainier cherries. They were developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle, and named after Mount Rainier. It is a cross between the ‘Bing‘ and ‘Van‘ cultivars. […]
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Leaving Kauai

On the last day of most vacations, you want to do all of those things that made the trip so special.  Visiting Hawaii,  I want to eat the local foods of the islands, walk on the beach, play in the surf, and watch that one last sunset. The last morning on Kauai I sliced up […]
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So Much Green

Once I stopped and really looked at the beauty all around me, I was in awe of all of the green.  Moss is very prevalent in the Northwest and covers just about everything! We take for granted the huge variety of green ferns growing just about everywhere in Western Washington .  The little ones… And […]
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Easter/Passover Dinner

Easter Sunday we had a delicious family dinner on Vashon Island.  It turned out to be a beautiful day by the water. The amazing meal was prepared by my son and daughter-in-law.  In past blog posts, I spoke of the importance of sharing a meal together regularly as an important way to connect with others. […]
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Four Reasonable Health Habits

In her blog post “Can you disease-proof yourself?”, Carrie discusses healthism and judging a person’s health based only on their behavior or appearance.  Chasing impossible health ideals that are mostly appearance-based can be dangerous since some of those very fit models on magazine covers have eating disorders which can be fatal. Four reasonable health habits […]
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Four Achievable Health Habits

Carrie Dennett also reports that research indicates that what we do is more important than the numbers on the scale, for improving our odds of living longer and better. What you need to do to improve your health odds is less than what you might expect.  A kale/chard salad with grilled salmon hit the hunger spot! […]
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Four Key Healthy Habits

In my blog post at the end of November 2017, I suggested that a great time to map out some healthy lifestyle changes is at the start of the holiday season.  You may have decided to wait until the New Year.  Anytime is the right time to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes.  My featured image  is […]
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Vacation eating strategies

Many are heading out on vacation away from home during the holidays.  Some may be boarding planes for flights and others may be hopping in their vehicles for a road trip.  However you plan to travel and wherever you are staying, consider using some healthy vacation eating strategies. Do not skip meals and watch your portion […]
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Celebration eating strategies

On the occasion of a celebration meal, do not derail your healthy eating plans.  Stick with strategies that work for you.  The meal pictured was at a great steak restaurant in Seattle.  The steak was cooked to perfection, but there was WAY too much food so I took half of the meal home for the […]
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