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Dysfunctional Chef: Spinach Spoon Bread

Greetings One n’ All,  I spent all day yesterday; yes, every second of the day (no exaggeration), researching, perusing and deciding on what appetizer to make for tonight’s potluck dinner.  There are five of us bringing a variety of dishes.  […]

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Eat This: Lose Weight – Smokin’ Turkey Chili

Once again, my slow cooker came to the rescue.  Here’s how it went down… …We invited a few friends to come on over for an easy, breezy, informal “hang out.”  (Do people say that any more?) I ran to the […]

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Cooking Up a Healthy Storm: Christmas Carrot Risotto

Greetings Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss,  Last week, we were invited to a dinner party at a friend’s house.  Nice, yes?  Always!!! Most of the time when I ask, “What shall I bring,” my dear, sweet friend […]

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Eat This: Be Happy – Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Nachos

If you want to whip up something to impress your overnight guests (or, if you want to whip up something to impress yourself), try this marvelously delish dish!  Guaranteed to keep you sated and smiling for hours to come! Huevos […]

Eat This: Be Happy – 6 Super Mood Boosters

One thing I know for sure is that happiness is connected to two key mood regulators that our brains produce: serotonin and noradrenaline. Serotonin is a mood enhancer that has an effect on pain, pleasure, anxiety, panic, arousal, and sleep […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Lentil Stew Over Basmati

Hey there, Tushkateers!  We had a little dinner party last weekend with our vegan friends, which was fabulous!  Great conversation, lots of laughs, fabulous martinis and an incredible Lentil Stew (served over rice of your choice, although I recommend Basmati).  […]

Hot Off the Press: Microsoft Bra to End Emotional Eating?

Holy Guacamole, Tushkateers!   Just the other day, I wondered aloud, “What will be the next big thing?  The next technological gadget that has the potential to change our lives.”   No sooner did those ‘want to know’ words leave my mouth, […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Sweetly Satisfying Peach Parfait

Just in case you pigged out on the 4th of July and are feeling bloated, guilty–dare I say it–you’re feeling fat (oh no, I didn’t!), then here is an amazingly sweet, delish dish (healthy, too!) that I serve for breakfast […]

Eat This: Lose Weight – Best Gazpacho Ever

Q:  How amazing and magical is it when someone (a good friend, neighbor or even a relative) shows up at your front door with a bowl of somethin’ special that she (or he) has just whipped up to share with […]

Food and Sex: Graham Crackers Curb Sexual Tendencies

There was a man whose name was Graham: Sylvester Graham. He was a man on a mission; his main thrust was to curb lust. Graham (1794 –1851), the 17th child of the Reverend John Graham was – in 1826 – […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Deviled Mexican Eggs

I was thrift shopping and found an “deviled egg tray” in the “fancy” cabinet that holds all the really prized and expensive household items.  It was marked $18, which I thought was crazy high for the corner thrift store; and […]

An Anti-Aging, Fat-Burning Zen Story

The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Tasty, Smart – Einstein Tuna Casserole

In the mood for comfort food that increases brain power as it ignites happy energy?  Who’d say no to that? You Don’t Have to Be Einstein Tuna Casserole, one of my favorite recipes, is from All Is Forgiven, Move On: […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Baked Potato Latkes

One of the traditional dishes for Hanukkah is latkes a.k.a. potato pancakes.  I was curious as to the latkes’ origins, so I did a bit of research and found a juicy story on The Jewish Outreach to share. “Originally, latkes […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Depressed? Down a Stuffed Mushroom

Need a lift?  Down a Stuffed Mushroom!  Studies have shown that those of us those who suffer from depression tend to have low levels of folate. Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables are some of the best natural sources […]

Depressed? Pop a Pumpkin Seed

Pumpkin Seeds?  The new anti-depressant?  If you think that pumpkins are only good for carving, or maybe a holiday pie, then think again. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, they are jam packed with nutrients that are needed to have […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3 Foods that Cure Belly Fat (recipes included)

Got the Fat Belly Blues?  Has your mid-section grown a section of its own? You’re not alone. Researchers have found that the fat cells in the abdomen produce a hormone called neuropeptide Y (NPY), an appetite stimulant previously believed to […]

(Recipe) Healthy Eating Matters – Mozzarella, Tomatoes and the Virgin

One of my favorite dishes is fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and basil.  It is to die for good, especially when you get seriously fresh mozzarella. Back in the day, my high school friend and I would visit her uncle in […]

Eat Healthy, Eat Cheap: Green Noodle Fun for the Family

All the dreamers in all the world are dizzy in the noodle. ~ Edie Adams Call me dizzy, call me a dreamer, call me noodle-crazy, but if you ask me, green noodles are fun!  Agreed? Green Noodles ARE Fun! Which […]

Best Weight Loss Tip: How to Lose Belly Fat

Looking for a magic bullet? A miracle cure? Something that will add health to your life and help you lose that fat belly? If you’re looking for the ‘magic bullet,’ then you’ve come to the right place!!! Our Lady of […]

Food Myth: Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?”

Does “greasy tasting” equate to “more grease?” I thought so, but was I wrong?! *** “If you look at a French fry under a microscope, you’ll see that while it’s being fried, the water inside the food is rapidly expanding […]

PLAY: JigSaw Weight Loss Puzzle – 9 Fun Facts about French Fries from Lord of the Fries

Who is Lord of the Fries in your house? This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle features the French fry! Did you know that … 1. French fries account for more than 1/4th of all potatoes sold in the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Sweet n’ Creamy Oatmeal … ever

Like a mad scientist, I have immersed myself into experimentation mode, assembling my personal best cooking tools, which include but are not limited to my beloved slow-cooker, spectacularly beautiful measuring cups from Anthropologie (wait for a sale to purchase), a […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Secretly Slenderizing Summer Ratatouille

When people ask me how I permanently removed over 50 pounds (11 years ago – my oh my, how time flies), I tell them that first and foremost I changed my mind (as Albert Einstein says, “You cannot solve a […]

Play and Lose: Jigsaw Puzzle – July 4th Pig Crossing (Grill It recipes included)

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, entitled PIG CROSSING, is inspired by the 4th of July, Independence Day! Are you ready for the marching bands, parades, fireworks, and the BBQs?  Last year more than 80 million folk participated […]

EAT Scrumptious: Cherry Walnut Salad

I just returned from the corner fruit stand where I scored 2 pounds of fresh cherries, just in time to ‘cook up’ a fabulous lunch. Well … I don’t mean to imply that I am going to actually cook, as […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Man’s Healthiest Food !!!

Want to help your man lower his risk of prostate cancer?  Then, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, you best feed him tomatoes!  Ripe, juicy, red tomatoes! From the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens here follows […]

Eat This: Super Foods w/ Calcium and Vitamin D

Given the amount of contrasting talk ‘out there’ about the relevance of taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, I thought it useful to list what foods are ‘heavy’ in Calcium and vitamin D. First, an important word from the New […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Summer Cooking – 5-YUM Mexican-Style Casserole

As many of you know (if you’ve been following my this week’s banter), I am in Tucson where it is hot, hot, hot.  The weather-person says that we’ll hit a high of 103 degrees today! (Very exciting!!! I just love […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 3 SUMMER Salads – Salacious Strawberries, Succulent Nectarines, Precious Plums !!!

Greetings from the Land of HOT!  I’m currently in Tucson, Arizona (Attending a June wedding! Rehearsal dinner tonight!  We’re so excited!!!) and it is hot, hot, hot. Get this:  the weather-person promises that the high of the day will be […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Blackberry Salmon

This week’s Dysfunctional Chef Recipe shines the spotlight on blackberries, a.k.a. “black caps,” an extraordinarily healthy food.  Black Caps are high in antioxidants, a substance that protects the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which are known […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

SLOW COOKER TIME!  This Dysfunctional Chef loves her slow cooker rotisserie chicken, for a variety of reasons. 1.  It’s really hard to ‘mess it up.’ 2.  One-pot clean-up is a dream. 3.  The chicken is tender, moist and guaranteed to fall […]

Dysfunctional Chef: 420 National Weed Day (Recipe)

When I first heard that 420 was National Weed Day, I thought that meant that we’d all hit our respective gardens and weed.  But no!  It has to do with Marijuana! I thought a ‘feel good’ recipe that includes in […]

Kick in the Tush Club Tuesday: The WORST Thing that could happen …

Greetings Tushkateers and Friends of Tushkateers! It has been a glorious week, has it not?  A week of Easter eggs, Matzoh Brie, and Tulips, galore!  Yes, I took a long (lunch break) walk yesterday with my boyfriend (a.k.a. husband of […]

Dysfunctional Chef: How to … Hard Boil [Easter] Eggs the RIGHT WAY!

Is there a right and wrong way to Hard Boil an EGG????  Yes!  Of course, and with Easter smack around the corner, I thought it a good time to share the info! How to HARD Boil an Egg … the […]

Kick in the Tush Tuesday: Is a Calorie Just a Calorie?

It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control. ~ Oprah Winfrey Good day Tushkateers! Are […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Matzo Brie Wars … hot? cold?

Passover starts on April 6 and it goes all the way through 14, and Our Lady of Weight Loss admittedly is a Matzo Brie freak!  She started heating up the skillet this past Sunday. Seriously!  She will whip up a […]

Easter Calorie Guide: My Arse Hurts

This morning, I innocently took a walk to the local convenience store to pick up a few much needed items.  Upon entering, I was bombarded with Easter candy! To the left of me, to the right of me, down the […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pasta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Greetings Foodies one n’ all!  Today’s Dysfunctional Chef recipe is a gourmet treat that weighs-in at under 350 calories per serving!  Amazing, no? A healthy mix of comforting pasta and shiitake mushrooms (an anti-inflammatory food).   Serve with big salad, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Rosemary Beef Hash

As promised in my last Monday’s post, which mentioned the unmentionable, here follows the best beef hash recipe ever, courtesy of Sunflower Farmer’s Market monthly magazine, which is always chock-a-block with healthy and delicious meals! The Rosemary Hash weighs in […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Pink Slime in Your Ground Beef ? Probably. Yes. Ought Oh.

Just as I was about to preheat, so to speak, and whip up a platter full of Rosemary Beef Hash, a dish I carefully pulled from the pages of one of my favorite healthy cooking/living magazines, when the words “pink […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Ever QUINOA BERRY Salad

This Best Ever Quinoa Berry Salad is – well – the best ever! An absolute MUST MAKE; a 5 Yum event if ever there was one. Peter and I and the kids (who are hardly kids – but once a […]

Rejoice! Celebrate National Pig Day, National Peanut Butter Day … and Love

Today is a rather auspicious day.  It is, according to my sources at HolidayInsights.com, not only National Pig Day but National Peanut Butter Day as well (quite the combo, hey?), and according to my calendar, today is Peter’s and my […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sloppy-Joe, the Ultimate Comfort Food

  Anyone out there remember the “Manwich?”  In 1969, Hunt’s introduced its Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce and it revolutionized the Sloppy Joe.  It sure was a staple in our kitchen.  My mother, the gourmet, used to break it out on […]

Dysfunctional Chef: “Diet” Blueberry Cobbler

Want to lose weight?  Put a blue light in your refrigerator, as well as in your dining room.  And … dye your food blue. Why?  Blue food is rare in nature.  Aside from blueberries and blue-purple potatoes, blue foods don’t […]

Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle: She Wears a Mean Pineapple

Today’s GET JIGGY Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by a pineapple that was sitting happily on my table.  As I began to slice it, I became curious. Where did it come from?  How many people did it take to […]

News Alert: Paula Deen – Comes Out of the Closet

Paula Deen, the 64 year-old celebrity chef known for her rich Southern diet, is about to come out of the closet and announce that she does, indeed, have type 2 diabetes, a condition that is known to result from unhealthy […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Roast Vegetables, Add Peas, Take Politic-O-Matic Quiz Until Tender

While you are roasting vegetables and eagerly awaiting your onions and carrots to soften, log onto Beliefnet and take the Politic-OMatic Quiz.  An interesting buffet of political questions are presented to you that assess your beliefs and values in order […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Sweet Noodle Kugel

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or not, you just gotta’ bake yourself a kugel!  This sweet Noodle Kugel is my favorite.  Is it Our Lady of Weight Loss approved? Well … not exactly.  But she did issue Holiday Coupons: Free Food!   […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Clementine Soup

Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine!   Clementines are in season! Yesterday, when I walked into the supermarket and saw the boxes of clementines piled high, I nearly cried tears of  joy.  I mean it!!!  I heart […]

Dysfunctional Chef – On the Decadent Side: Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potatoes!  OMG!  Is there anything better?  Eat ’em baked or mashed or slice ’em thin into simple chips!   OR … for Thanksgiving … GLAZE ’em. Yup! Glaze those chips.  Here follows the most decadent version of Sweet Potato Chips, […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Broiled Salmon with Mango Jalapeno Mint Salsa

Christianne Klein, author extraordinaire, Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, television host and former national news anchor for ABC News; she who has appeared on numerous television programs, cooking her favorite healthy recipes, and also worked alongside Chef Emeril Lagasse on […]

Chicago Schools take Healthy Lead: Antibiotic Free Chicken

Are you against the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture?  Do you wish that healthier foods were being served to our school children? Yes?  Then I’ve got some promising news for you! During a media telephone briefing, hosted by the Pew […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Ancho-Marinated Skirt Steak with Warm Black Bean Salad

Want to know what magazine offer up platters of some of the ‘best,’ tastiest and healthiest recipes?  Here’s a hint:  it’s not a recipe magazine, a women’s magazine, nor a diet magazine.  It’s a ‘living in the west’ magazine, called […]

Dysfunctional Chef: Chicken & Sexy Lentil Salad

Here’s an easy to whip up, amazing lunch dish, that is sure to impress your guests as it sets every one’s taste buds to happy!   The trick is to check out the rotisserie chicken places in your neighborhood and find […]

Dysfunctional Chef – How to Hard Boil an Egg the Correct Way!

Hard boiled eggs! Yes, there is a right way to boil them!!! 1. Do NOT use fresh eggs!!! They are difficult to peel. It’s best to use eggs that are near their expiration date. 2. To help center the yolks […]

Stay FAT TUESDAY – Unhealthy ‘Health’ Foods?

A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem good for you but aren’t necessarily–and advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), if you are determined to stay fat, then chew on the unhealthy choices!!! Food for thought, hey?

New Year 2011: Go Nuts!!!

Did you know that just one or two ounces of almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios or walnuts – delivers a fully-body health punch??? Studies show that nuts help prevent type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Nuts also promote longevity! (Talking about longevity, my mom is almost 95 and she’s plenty nuts! :)

Diet Tip Tuesday: Foods that Make YOU Happy

Dopamine and norepinephrine increase our energy and level of alertness. Protein causes both dopamine and norepinephrine to be released in the brain. Foods that are connected to the release of these two neurotransmitters are: meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soy products, eggs and dairy products.

The Truth: Sweet Potato Season, a good thing?

Now that Thanksgiving is around the corner and we have entered the Sweet Potato Season, I thought I’d serve up some shocking news about the sweet potato. Are you ready? Brace yourself.

Cook with Me Friday: Our Lady of the Baked Apple

Are Apples Really Good For You? You bet your Apple Brown Betty they are! Not only are apples good for you, but they are mighty tasty too and may bolster your weight loss efforts. Set your ovens on preheat and get ready for a 5 Yum Delish Recipe from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens!

Diet Tip Tuesday. 6 Food Myths

True or False? Janice Taylor shares 6 food myths that you probably still believe to be true.

BBQ: Best Bang for Your Calorie Buck

Yes, I am still talking about what to eat this weekend! Why? Because my in-box is flooded with emails from y’all asking me ‘what to eat?’ ‘what to bring?’ How to survive it!!!
I say, enjoy it! Make good, healthy choices and grill on!

You Say Tomato, I Say Kumato

Always in search of a new fruit or vegetable, you can imagine my delight when this morning, while squeezing fruit at the Olive Market (125th street between Madison and Fifth Avenues), I stumbled upon the mysterious Kumato.

Egg Recall: Expanded from 228 million to 338 million eggs

As you may have heard, there was a massive egg recall on Wednesday. Salmonella contamination was reported to be found in specific boxes of eggs from Wright County Egg in Galt,Iowa. These eggs were distributed to California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Watch It! Healthy Recipes from Our Lady of Weight Loss

Last week, I did a segment for Better.tv and along with some fabulous tips on summer weight loss, offered up my two best gazpacho recipes. It was great fun. While you’re whipping up a great healthy summer batch of gazpacho, watch the video!

Today is … Eat Your Vegetables Day (to die for recipe included)

Today, June 17th, is yet another ‘bizarre’ yet wonderful holiday! “Eat Your Vegetables Day” falls smack dab in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month! A timely reminder and opportunity to add healthy portions of fruits and veggies to your healthy living plan. Recipes and video included!

True Blood – Season 3: Episode 1 – Vampire Juice Season Kicks Off

Thirsting for BLOOD? True Blood “V” Cocktail, that is. I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer Vampire Juice Season with a True Blood Type “V” Cocktail. Enjoy!!!!

Easy Weight Loss: Hummus the miracle food.

I lost 3 pounds this week, eating hummus!

Starbucks Happy Hour

It’s Happy Hour at Starbucks! Happy and half priced (but not half the calories) Frappuccinos for all! Guess how many calories?

KFC Double Down bring you down?

One of my weight loss rules is to ‘know what thy eat before I eat it.’ Often, we look at something, like the new KFC Double Down and think, ‘hey, there’s no bread so it must be okay.’ But hey, is it? Will the KFC Double Down ultimately bring you down?

The Green Tea Diet: Miracle drink melts fat.

Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach, shares information about the ‘green tea diet,’ sure to help you lose weight – fast!

Chanukah: Latkes anyone?

Janice Taylor, our country’s premiere Weight Loss Artist shares her favorite Latke recipe. “Whether you are in search of Chanukah recipes or not, you owe it to yourself and your family to cook up some Latkes a.k.a. potato pancakes.”

Garlic: Health, spells, charms

Scientific studies show that garlic fights the common cold, lowers blood sugar levels and much more! Tune into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s weight loss wisdom!

Gods, Girls and Artichokes (recipe included)

Our Lady of Weight Loss tells all about the Artichoke! According to Aegean myth, the first artichoke was a divine young woman who lived on the island of Zinari. One day the Greek god, Zeus, visited his brother Poseidon (God of the Sea). (They were some powerful family.)

Peanut Butter Smack: Fat-Burning Info and Recipes

The Do’s and Don’ts o Peanut Butter Smack from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens. Yum!

NYC Health Department Kicks Sugary Beverage Industry in Tush

It takes both chutzpah and cojones (both indigenous to NYC) to roll out a campaign that takes on the beverage industry. And that’s just what the New York City Department of Health has done with its “Pouring on the Pounds campaign,” that effectively highlights the anti-health impact of sugary, sweetened drinks.

The Fat Fight: Are you pouring on the pounds?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) the average American will munch through, chow down and/or guzzle 22 teaspoons, or 355 calories of sugar today (and tomorrow and the next day)! And you?

Give Kraft a Kick in the Tush: Harmful Chemicals in Your Mac & Cheese

Did you know that Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is formulated differently for countries in Europe than for the U.S.? I didn’t either until I read The Unhealthy Truth.

True Blood: Save your soul with a Louisiana Swamp ‘Maryann’

Thirsting for a True Blood cocktail? Something that will keep you safe from the clutches of Maryann? Or maybe connect you on a cellular level to Bill or Eric? Either way, Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Louisiana Swamp “Mary” that will save your soul!

Water: 5 Ways to Jazz-It-Up

The Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchen offers 5 timely tips on how to jazz-up your water! Bottoms up!

Quick Weight Loss Centers report: Watermelon juice key to weight loss.

Warning: The following information is not pretty, but it could be the key to your weight loss success.

The Sweet Borscht Cure: End sugar cravings

Borscht, a culinary favorite in many Central and European countries, may well put an end to your sugar cravings. The sweet beat on borscht from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens with Janice Taylor, 50 pound big-time-loser!

Stop Overeating: Take Control

If cake is your BFF (best friend forever), if the call of Cheeto sends you into an orange-stained spin, if you start to drool at the mere mention of Cinnabon, and/or if you are mad at yourself for giving in […]

Belly Fat Cure: Blueberries beat the belly fat blues.

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … Got the Belly Fat Blues? The benefits of eating blueberries, a fruit that is rich in antioxidants, has been known for some time, but now new studies indicate that blueberries may […]

International Sushi Day: ‘Diet’ food that makes us fat?

Would you prefer knowing the truth or living in ignorance? Assuming knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, which would you prefer – power or bliss? Here follows ‘the truth about Sushi!’ from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com Sushi Lover. As far […]

Food Inc.: The Food Industry and You. A Wake Up Video.

Food, Inc. is a mind-blowing, stomach-twisting, eye-opening and ultimately heart-breaking film. See it – today! Filmmaker Robert Kenner ‘lifts the veil’ on our nation’s food industry. Our food supply is now controlled by a handful of for-big-profit corporations who seem […]

National Donut Day: Our Lady of Weight Loss takes on Krispy Kreme!

As an antidote to National Donut Day, Our Lady of Weight Loss gave a shout out to the Angel of Avocado. “HELP! Send a healthy recipe, now! Look what the big chains – Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme – are doing […]

Xtreme Eating Awards 2009: and the winner is . . . .

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington DC consumer group announced its 2009 Xtreme Eating Awards. All award winning dishes were chock a bloc with calories, layered with salt, fat, sugar on top of fat, […]

The Watermelon Angel: dessert straight from heaven

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by an absolutely delicious watermelon fruit compote recipe that Our Lady of Weight Loss whipped up and served last night. (I so love it when she visits!) She got the recipe from the Watermelon […]

10 Healthy Summer Recipes from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens

Hungry for soul-satisfying dishes to keep you eating fresh and your weight in line all summer long? Of course, you are!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share her favorite recipes with you! As you may remember, I […]

Food News from the patron saint of the BBQ: The Grilled Meat and Cancer Connection

Warning from St. Adrian*, patron saint of butchers! Any meat that is made of muscle protein can generate a cancer-causing reaction when it interacts with a hot grill. I really don’t mean to be a buzz kill and put a […]

The No Diet Way: Smoothies Promote Weight Loss (fat burning recipes)

This Beliefnet blogger knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And now that summer is here with its abundance of fresh fruit, there’s no excuse not to start your day on the right note. You can […]

American Idol Finale: 6 Stress-Busting Snacks

I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]

Memorial Day: How to Eat More. Weigh Less.

Before you uncover your grill and get your beef patties a burnin,’ and your buns a toastin,’ please do take a moment to ingest these hale & hearty and healthful tips from the master of permanent fat removal, Janice Taylor […]

Dining Out on a Diet: Guilt-Free and Delicious (recipe included)

For those of us are watching our weight, counting calories and/or carbs and find dining-out a bit daunting, I’ve got two words for you. “Order Ceviche!” Ceviche (also spelled cebiche or seviche) is a seafood dish that is marinated in […]

Scientists: Obesity Causes Global Warming

Oh My … more bad news for those (34% of Americans) who are obese. In a study released by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine scientists found that overweight people emit more carbon emissions than slim […]

The Pineapple Cure: One Secret Ingredient that YOU Need!

Glory Be! This Beliefnet Blogger is thrilled to report that pineapples, although available year-round, are hitting their sweet peak right now and will continue to do so through early summer! Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They […]

My Arse Hurts (and it’s expanding)

This is a favorite of mine; something that Kick in the Tush Club members look forward to receiving! Something you might want to consider on Easter Day (and the days that follow) … … here follows some vital Eastern Candy […]

How to STOP Eating!

I know that nighttime eating is a prob … (oops, almost said problem) … it’s a challenge for many of us, so I thought I would share my number one secret as to how to stop eating at the end […]

Banana Bread or a Banana Smooth: You Choose!

Just yesterday, one of my star clients (you’re all stars, truly) ‘confessed’ that she’d had some very ripe bananas in the house, and so she ‘had’ to make banana bread. Whoa! “HAD TO?” Make “Banana Bread?” And then … eat […]

Broccoli Sprouts: Miracle Cure for Gut Bug.

We now know, thanks to a report in Cancer Prevention Research, that THREE DAY-OLD BROCCOLI SPROUTS suppress Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide that cause stomach cancer. While the protective effects of sulforaphane, […]

Is Splenda Safe?

I’ve been hearing a lot of bad buzz about Splenda. “Many body-conscious people opt for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar when they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Splenda is a common choice. What is Splenda? It’s a mixture of […]

Pancakes Today: Lent Tomorrow

Batter Up!!! Pancake Tuesday known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent. This is the time that we remember the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert. It is also […]

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu: Eat, Have Sex, Lose Weight!!!

St. Valentine’s Day is next Saturday, February 14th (as if you didn’t know), and I wanted to be sure to get your dinner menu to you now, giving you enough time to think the evening through, create your shopping list, […]

Hard Boiled Eggs, Caviar and Sex!!!

I am in the midst of putting my St. Valentine’s menu together. It’s loaded with aphrodisiacs!!! Caviar being one of them, which led me to an amazing Deviled Eggs recipe (topped with caviar). (See below). The instructions warned that one […]

Obama Eats and Pays … recession proof recipe included

Dig it! The President pays for his own food!!! Did you know that the first family pays for their own foods? True! The first family can pick whatever snacks they want and ask the chef to prepare the foods that […]

The Inaugural Luncheon : Tasty Tidbit or Fatty Feast?

NOT invited to the Inaugural Luncheon in celebration of the swearing-in of our great nation’s 44th President? Don’t feel bad! As it turns out the meal that they are serving, is NOT Our Lady of Weight Loss approved. Oh sure, […]

Eat and Be Happy: Foods that Boost Your Happy Neurotransmitters

Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine by Janice Taylor As we head off to the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts of plenty, I thought it might be useful to know what foods bring forth the best feelings. Yes, foods change the […]

Weight Loss Tip: What IS a Calorie?

I queried my posse of nutrition-minded friends. “What IS a calorie?” While most people know what a calorie does – gives us energy, fuels us, and sometimes if we eat enough of them, adds weight to our bodies – they’re […]

Lean Cuisine Recall: Plastic in Your Bow Ties?

Lean Cuisine Deadly? I’m a bit unnerved (to say the least) that plastic has been found in Lean Cuisine’s chicken dinners and that the Department of Agriculture deems this a Class I Recall; Health Risk HIGH alert. “The meals,” they […]

Weight Loss Tip: The Perfect Snack

The Good Seed by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) Are you in search of a low-cal, low-fat, long lasting, healthy and satisfying treat that […]

The Flower Remedy: Lose Weight Now

Flower Power: Visual, Smell & Taste – A Complete Diet Package! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked […]

Shells, Penne, Spirals-Oh My! 3 Righteous Recipes from Our Lady’s Kitchen.

I heart pasta! I do!! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! Fun Factoid: Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States, he fell in love with […]

Miracle Pears – Always Delicious and Nutritious

She’s Got Quite a Pear! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! But square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don’t lose their shape! ~ Leo Robin (1900-1984), U.S. songwriter. “Diamonds Are […]

Salt to Taste : from Food to Face

A Grain of Salt by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is our number-one source of sodium. It is an important, much needed mineral in our diets. Sodium […]

Whole Grains Will Change Your Life

The Miracle of the Whole Grain: I prayed for WHOLE GRAINS to show up and they did! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser! I was talking to Our Lady of Weight Loss the […]

Oats: Exfoliate, Ingest or Sow?

Oats: Grown in the U.S.A. by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! History: As long ago as 7,000 B.C. – in ancient China – man was cultivating his oats (not sowing them). The […]

Betty Boop: Sexy, Dangerous and Spreading Sugar In the Ghetto

Betty Boop No Longer Virtuous by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and 50-pound big-time-loser. Betty Boop, the first and quite possibly the most famous animated sex symbol was […]

The Belly Fat Cure: Three Punch Knock-Out (Recipes Included)

Belly Fat Leads to More Belly Fat by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Write Janice for Free Consult! Despite my (successful) diet attempts, healthy lifestyle, prayers and screams, my mid-section has grown […]

The Truthiness About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Controversy: The Corn Refiners Association Takes Our Lady of Weight Loss to Task by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50 pound big-time-loser! (For free consultation, write Janice.) In my Tuesday’s blog post – Hungry and Cranky […]

Fish Oil: Modern Day Miracle Cure

Omega-3 and My Mother’s Two-Step by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser. I had the pleasure of visiting my 92-year-old mother this past week, whose energy and level of happiness clearly surpassed my own. I couldn’t help […]

Depressed? Feeling Low? Maybe it’s the food!

Maybe we’re not depressed! Maybe we don’t have Epstein Barr! Maybe … just maybe it’s the food we’re eating! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Are you lethargic, feeling low, foggy-headed? Is your energy waning? Is […]

Culinary Bombshell: Toss Conventional Cooking Wisdom Out Your Window NOW! (recipes included)

How to Get the Most Antioxidant Bang Out of Your Veggie Buck, written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author and 50-pound big-time-loser. While many people are true believers in the power of the raw food, mind-twisting […]

MARSHMALLOWS: Carb-Free. Sugar-Free. Our Lady APPROVED!

Food News from Janice Taylor. There’s a New Marshmallow in Town. I happened across a bag of La Nouba (No Sugar/ No Carbs) marshmallows at the check out counter at my local market. I was skeptical. “Hmmmm,” I wondered, “How […]

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