Better Than Before

by Gretchen Rubin This book explores how we make and break habits. The author delves into how knowing ourselves and our personalities is crucial for achieving success in our habit-changing efforts. Are you motivated more by interior or outside forces? What do you rebel against? Are you a moderator or abstainer? This book is not … Read more

I Deserve a Donut

By Barb Raveling When you’re in a tempting situation, all you can think of is the food. What you need is a way to break the hold food has on you. This book will help. It’s a use-it-in-the-thick-of-the-battle tool that walks you through renewing your mind right when you need it. It’s filled with 150+ … Read more

Real Food, Real Simple

I bought this cookbook because it looked great, but used it for a giveaway in one of my classes. Waiting on my replacement copy now! Here are a few comments from Amazon readers: “Great recipes, easy to follow directions. MY kind of cookbook.” “Highly recommend it if you’re closer to the beginning of your real … Read more

Dressings, Dips, and Spreads

This e-book is available only from me! In this mini-cookbook, I’ve collected all the dressing recipes I use again and again. They’re the most basic, most versatile dressings: many of them can also serve as dips for veggies, and as a spread for sandwiches, burgers, and other entrees. The pdf book includes: 4-ingredient mayo Honey-mustard dressing Easy aioli (garlic mayo) Dairy-free Ranch Avocado … Read more

Crash course: better choices

16 minute crash course for making better food choices

This series of short audio clips will take about 16 minutes to listen to, and at the end you’ll have some simple ideas for making healthier choices at home and away. . Eating out: some safe go-to dishes (4.75 minutes) . How to avoid sugar in your salad (3 minutes) . More veggies, made easy … Read more

Cathy: less pain, more energy

As entered my 60’s my body started playing tricks on me. I had constant chronic joint pain, body aches, weight gain, difficulty sleeping at night, and frequent, severe migraines. I’ve tried to make diet changes many times, usually with a goal to lose weight. I never stuck with it very long. I thought it was … Read more

Well-Fed Weeknights

By Mel Joulwan I love how this book lays out a plan that makes homecooked meals doable—all of them free of grains, dairy, and soy. Includes a mix of meat-and-potatoes recipes, plus more exotic fare inspired by cuisines from around the world. On your table in 45 minutes or less! One of my favorite recipes: … Read more