• Recipes/Food Prep

    Leftover Egg Whites? Make Lemon Meringues! Without the Pie

    I hate recipes that require separating eggs. Having had my own chickens for years, I feel like every egg is a precious labour of love for my hens and I don’t squander any of them. So using a recipe that requires only whites means that I have to find a use for the leftover yolks. Using a recipe that requires yolks means that I have to do something with the whites. That was the situation this morning when I used 4 yolks to make Hollandaise sauce for the first time. I had thought to use the leftover whites in a batch of my Keto Crack-ola (recipe here) but I didn’t…

  • Attitude,  My Story,  Spirit

    A New Direction for 2021

    I think that I have had an epiphany. I think that I have just finally found a “job/life description” that fits where my heart tells me that I want to go. Let me explain… I have been a Registered Dietitian for 35 years. In that time, I have done homecare, inpatient hospital care, outpatient care, private practice, long term care, back to private practice and now as an author and speaker. In all those roles, I have tended to lean towards caring for the concerns of adults, particularly “mature” adults. Even as a green young RD, driving around Waterloo region and going into people’s homes, my most memorable clients were…

  • My Story

    2020 – The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad

    What a year this has been! Most people are giving it the bum’s rush – out you go and good riddance! But for me, it’s actually been a very mixed year with some awesome highs and some real challenges. When 2020 started, I wrote the word KICKASS! on the front page of my planner (yes, I’m old school – paper planner) and was fully expecting to have the best year of my life. The book was over half written. Cancer treatment was firmly in the rearview mirror and my hair was even starting to straighten back out from its crazy post-chemo curliness. I had been accepted to deliver a poster…

  • Powerful Beyond Measure Book,  Research

    Mind Blown! You Have to Read This Book!

    I have just finished listening to Dr. Jason Fung’s newest book, The Cancer Code, just released five days ago on Nov 10. This is book three of his Wellness Code series, following The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code. Dr. Fung is a nephrologist (kidney specialist) in the Toronto area who has deeply analytical mind for unravelling medical mysteries. He looks way past the surface of symptoms and diagnostic test results and delves deep into the root causes of disease, particularly the “chronic diseases of civilization” that are ravaging us now, but were relatively uncommon before the last hundred years or so. He has turned his attention this time to…