Category: Food/Nutrition

Musings on wholebeing@work
80% Full is 100% Possible

80% Full is 100% Possible

My mom still loves to tell this story. When I was a child (the only girl in a family of 3 boys) I would always happily eat my entire plate of food at dinnertime. Then when everyone was finished and my mom was cleaning up, she would watch me climb into my brothers’ chairs, one at a time and...

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What is Food?

What is Food?

Behind the scenes As we round out winter, I wanted to share a bit about what our team has been up to these last few months behind the scenes. First, let me say we are all filled with gratitude as we approach the tenth anniversary of Prasada. When I sit with that reality, the journey it has been...

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bring summer inside

bring summer inside

This summer I read The Blue Zones: lessons for living longer from the people who lived the longest by Dan Buettner. This book chronicles the search for and summary about the cultures where people live the longest and what it is that they do to live long and happy lives. One of the things they do...

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Sugar as a spice

Sugar as a spice

This weekend, while perusing through some information on healthful living, I found some flooring information on the effects of sugar. Did you know that sugar suppresses the immune system? When considering the total sugar content within the foods we consume day to day, it is clear that we are...

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Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring Clean Yourself!

Spring has started to make its long awaited debut here in the Philadelphia area and there is a palpable and lively energy in the air. People are out and about jogging, meandering in parks, planting beautiful flowers, and basking in the sunlight. There's a lot of excitement this time of year as we...

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better doesn’t mean boring

better doesn’t mean boring

I am an avid cook who subscribes to food mags and pours over health food blogs. When cooking meals, I am ultra-focused on health (and lately, some might say I’ve gone a little wild). I live with my longtime boyfriend and I am the primary chef, mostly because I love it, but also partially because...

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sharing the ritual of a good meal together

sharing the ritual of a good meal together

Growing up, we knew that dinner was always served at 6pm. This was a non-negotiable family time event. Daddy came home, took his seat at the head of the table, Mom served up a home-cooked meal, and we all participated in saying grace before launching into conversation and fueling ourselves. Every...

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serve up dinner with a side of silence tonight

serve up dinner with a side of silence tonight

In the busy world we live in, I yearn for the nights when my entire family is able to enjoy a hearty home cooked meal together. I have a vision of how these dinners will unfold. The table is set and filled with wholesome food, the ambience is serene, and the conversation is genuine filled with...

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Pumpkin-stravaganza

Pumpkin-stravaganza

The air is starting to feel like Fall, some of the trees are starting to change their colors, and there’s one thing on many people’s minds: PUMPKIN. That’s right, pumpkin. Don’t tell me you or someone you know didn’t gasp aloud in delight when that famous coffee shop or gas station...

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Pass the Cucumbers Please

Pass the Cucumbers Please

Snacking has become my favorite thing to do these days. Less than 60 days until my due date and my appetite seems to be on overdrive. With the end of my pregnancy now in sight, it is important now more than ever that I stay on track with the food choices I make especially since I seem to be eating...

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