posts tagged "children"

Steve’s Paleo Goods

Posted on May 13, 2013

With a strong focus on improving the health and lives of children, Steve’s Paleo Goods is a site you can’t afford to miss.

Meet Steve, one of my favorite people in the Paleo Community. Steve runs the website Steve’s Paleo Goods where he sells scrumptious Paleo snacks. He also runs Steve’s Club, which provides CrossFit programs to at-risk youth. Further he donates a portion of the proceeds from Steve’s Paleo Goods to support these CrossFit programs. As you can see, Steve ... read more →

Getting Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on June 20, 2012

Two of my favorite things: children and nature, both key parts of my healing plan.

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. At that time I knew nothing about MS and thought I was going to die very soon as I imagined the disease was terminal. My children, now in their teens, were in 1st and 2nd grade; I would lie in bed with them at night thinking that I wouldn’t live to see their high school graduation. Forget about ... read more →

Book Review: Eat Like a Dinosaur

Posted on March 7, 2012

If you’re the type of person that isn’t fooled by the growing volume of processed gluten-free goodies on grocery store shelves, you will love the forthcoming book Eat Like a Dinosaur from the Paleo Parents. This book is full of family friendly, super healthy, and may I say, super delicious, recipes. And I am proud to say that I wrote the forward to it.

You will love the recipes for 50-50 Bacon Burgers, Chocolate Chip Cookies (date sweetened) and everything in between. ... read more →

Healthy School Lunch

Posted on September 27, 2010

When Ali at Whole Life Kitchen told me she was hosting this month’s Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free: Ideas for Packing a Healthy School Lunch, I knew I would want to participate in this blogging fête.  Healthy food for children is a passion of mine.  And I’m a big fan of Naomi Devlin’s blogging carnival, Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free!

The lunch that I have prepared for this blogging festival is simple and easy to make; a sandwich, fruit, veggie sticks ... read more →

Frank Zane’s Protein Powder Piña Colada

Posted on September 22, 2009

I love making smoothies for myself and the boys.  During the last few months, several people have asked me what kind of protein powder I use in my frozen drinks.  My favorite protein powder, in fact, the only one I use is made of egg white and stevia and is produced by the incredible Frank Zane.

Zane’s Frank Zane Egg White Protein Powder (or protein powder of your choice) is delicious any way you serve it.  I love making a fruit ... read more →

Book Signing #2

Posted on September 10, 2009

Another night another book signing.  Hooray!  This one was also super fun with a steady little trickle of people popping by the gorgeous Babcock Galleries in midtown Manhattan.

I want to give a huge thank you to John and Marylyn who arranged this event for me!  They have been super supportive about any and every aspect of my book, encouraging me all along the way.  Thanks so much to two of my favorite people.

Sara posing with my book by a sculpture ... read more →

Meet the Chickens

Posted on August 12, 2009

One of my projects this year has been getting “Operation Hen House” up and running. With the completion of our house for the hens in the side yard and the screened in chicken run attached to it, we became the proud “parents” of 5 teenage chickens. They have not yet begun to lay.

All credit for Operation Hen House, goes to the amazing Patrick, who built the house and its accompanying screened in yard and helped me with a bunch of ... read more →

Roasted Chicken with Olives and Prunes

Posted on April 3, 2009

Are you spending too much time on the computer?  That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately.  After reading this article in The Atlantic and finding out about this new site that calculates the amount of time spent on twitter, I’ve really been pondering this matter.

I haven’t been pondering it too much though.  Instead, last weekend, I took a break and left my computer off for 48 hours.  Wow, I did have quite a surprise on Monday morning, ... read more →

How to Prepare Kale

Posted on March 10, 2009

I am lucky enough to say that my boys love to eat kale. There was actually a kale incident the other night whereby I only made one bunch and some grabbing occurred at the table as the boys “fought” over it. Ok, sorry to brag, however this is what sometimes happens in my house.

Because kale is a hot commodity and because I don’t get to the grocery store on a daily basis (who does?), I try to keep kale on ... read more →

Halloween Candy

Posted on October 15, 2008

-photo from Lauro Maia on Flickr

Every year I receive countless emails requesting ideas for healthier Halloween candy.  Now there’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one –”healthy candy.”  Does such a thing exist?  Well, probably not.

Now, with suggestions from many readers, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list that is full of what I refer to as the “lesser of all evils” when it comes to candy.  Trust me, I will not be eating any of the items below.  That ... read more →

Chipotle Orange Chicken

Posted on April 13, 2008

As some of you know, I write an op-ed column for The Daily Camera, covering political, economic and environmental issues. As we face increasing food prices and shortages worldwide, food becomes a more important aspect of such aforementioned matters.

This week, my column was called, The Politics of High Fructose Corn Syrup. In it, I discussed our government’s gigantic corn subsidy and our country’s growing waistlines. When I awoke this morning, my husband asked if I had received ... read more →

Fish Sticks

Posted on February 26, 2008

For some reason, I can’t get out of my winter funk. We’ve had a few beautiful sunny days, yet I still feel as though I need to go into a small cave and hibernate. I feel such a stunting of my creativity during these dark days (we’ve had a lot more dreary ones than sunny) and a complete lack of drive. I think part of it is all of the illnesses that my family has been through during the past ... read more →

Celiac in People Magazine

Posted on June 14, 2007

As a Waldorf mother, I never thought I would confess to reading People magazine. Recently though, I decided to come clean; I am addicted to, and read this weekly rag voraciously, and not just in the dentist’s office.

In my struggle to come out of the closet – mostly to myself, my husband and children are fully aware of the addiction – I pretend that this purchase is in the name of sociological research. I tell myself that as an entrepreneur, ... read more →

Lions and Tigers and Lunch Boxes, Oh My!

Posted on April 9, 2007

During the last month, a couple of consumer safety issues featured in the news media caught my attention.

The first was a story in Newsweek which concluded that more than 50% of children’s shampoo contains para-dioxane, a cancer causing agent. Now I know why I wash my children’s hair with plain old warm water; it’s not just because I adore the way they smell like freshly washed puppies after a bath…

The second piece of news was more distressing than the first. ... read more →

Book Review: Fast Food Nation

Posted on April 3, 2007

Eric Schlosser examines the birth of fast food culture in this captivating survey of postwar America.

Fast Food Nation reveals the impacts of this industry on our country, taking a hard look at how fast food has lead to the homogenization of our society, hastened the “malling” of our landscapes and lead to the systemic exploitation of the teenage workforce.

Schlosser reveals frightening information regarding the unsanitary conditions of fast food production. He also uncovers the industry’s efforts to entice the ... read more →

Fun Raiser

Posted on December 4, 2006

Some school fundraisers are very desirable –a true service to both the school and the people that buy into them. One such fundraiser is the satsuma sale at my children’s Waldorf school. I like to think of this sale as more of a fun raiser, than a fundraiser.

Every year, their school, Shining Mountain organizes the sale of delicious organic satsuma tangerines right before the winter holidays.

And every year, I buy cases and cases of these spectacular fruits for friends ... read more →