Tag Archive | health

October is Diabetes Prevention Month

So here’s the truth.  Not the truth that anyone is comfortable with, for in the end it leaves us feeling a little helpless, but comfort was never promised.  When I first launched my business, I went to doctors’ offices and provided them free lunches for them and their staffs, asking only that they recommend my […]

The Inner Smile

Who would have guessed that the most enduring lessons learned while operating a commercial kitchen that offers home delivery of healthy meals would have nothing to do with either culinary practices or logistics, but rather with human psychology?  Nevertheless, that is precisely what occurs.  Based upon thousands of responses, it is clear that people would […]

Too Much of A Good Thing

As a chef, I have learned one of the fundamental precepts of seasoning: if a little is good, more is not necessarily better.  Except where a recipe calls for a particularly strong, outstanding flavor – as is the case with honey mustard glazed chicken – seasonings should blend in such a way as to complement […]

The High Protein Diet: A Balanced Approach

Most Americans get 12%-24% of their daily calories from protein. With a high-protein diet, it can be much more than that. Protein may be half of your day’s calories. Most of this extra protein comes from animal sources like meat, eggs, and cheese. Often, these diets severely restrict foods like cereals, grains, fruits, and vegetables. […]

Flushing Out the Bad Guy

The tendency to find the culprit when a wrongdoing occurs seems to be so automatic as to be deemed instinctive.  Just track down and find the perpetrator of the offense and the issue can be settled; we can all sleep secure in the knowledge that we’ve cracked the case.  In this case, the wrongdoing is […]

Balancing Act

In response to the obesity problem in this country and the “quick fix” attitude that most Americans have, the low carb diet is becoming ever more popular.  When you deprive your body of carbohydrates through diet, the liver responds by creating carbohydrates from proteins – through a process known as glycogenesis – by removing the […]

No Apps for That

“Easy weight loss; there’s an app for that.  Each time you click on it, you instantly lose five pounds.” I thought it was the greatest idea ever until my girlfriend had her phone stolen.  The thief pressed the app repeatedly.  Within moments and right before my eyes, my girlfriend vanished into thin air. In this […]