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Dysfunctional Chef Does It AGAIN! Curried Carrots on Couscous

Here’s the great thing about slow cookers (a.k.a. crock-pots).  You lovingly and carefully load it up in the morning with all kinds of healthy ingredients, and when you return home at the end of a hard day’s work, you are […]

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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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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 […]

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Dysfunctional Chef: Eat This, Lose Weight-Sicilian Eggplant Caponata

This week’s less guilt, healthy-living recipe, Slow-Cooker Sicilian Eggplant Caponata, was a major-league, big-time, booyah success!  It can be served as a side-dish especially for fish, over pasta (preferably whole grain), on top of polenta and/over thin, toasted slices of […]

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 […]

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: 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 – 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?

Rise and Grind WEDNESDAY – True or False? Sweetened coffee improves memory.

Scientists recently found that sweetened caffeinated coffee not only gives you an energy boost to prepare you for your busy day, but it also help you to remember by boosting cognitive performance.

Dysfunctional Chef: Best Ever Spinach Frittata

Praise be, the Frittata, an Italian omelet that is made with cheese, meat and/or vegetables mixed into – rather than folded inside – the eggs. The Frittata is perfect for any time of day; for any meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Diet Tip Tuesday: Foods that Seduce

Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created fruits and vegetables colorful enough to seduce. From the brilliant red tomato to the powerful purple grape, all the colors of the rainbow are represented – and between them they offer a range of nutrients, antioxidants and other healthful compounds that are powerful enough to fight cancer, prevent strokes, protect the eyes – even lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Cook with Me Friday: Fried? Crunchy Zucchini and Tomato

This recipe may seem too easy to be good, but it’s not. Too easy that is … It is GOOD! Yum delicious, healthy and Our Lady of Weight Loss approved!!! Straight from one of the best cooking magazines ever ….

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! :)

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!

Easy Weight Loss: Hummus the miracle food.

I lost 3 pounds this week, eating hummus!

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?

St. Patrick’s Day: Corned Beef, Cabbage, a Mock Cocktail.

Janice Taylor, your Weight Loss Coach, shares her best ever Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe. Needless to say – it is extraordinarily delicious, and it’s Our Lady of Weight Loss approved! Low in calories. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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!

Top 10 Fatitude Tips from Skinny Scoopers

Listen UP and Lighten UP! Janice Taylor, your weight loss coach and Our Lady of Weight Loss scoured the universe and have found a sister site, a place where you can go for the latest in news that helps you lose! Skinny Scoopers! You can thank them later! After you read on and lighten up!

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?

National Lasagna Day

Our Lady of Weight Loss celebrates National Lasagna Day with a noodle and a prayer. Join her!

Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act? Think Again.

Our Lady of Weight Loss: Sometimes free isn’t really free. So … before you take up Mars Candy on their offer to give a quarter million people per week a free piece of candy, you might want to consider the actual cost of eating a high calorie, sugar and fat ladened bar.

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 […]

Conan O’Brien starts choco taco stampede

If you inexplicably had an irresistible urge to go on a chocolate or ice cream run late last night, a taco binge, or a combination of the above, feel free to blame saboteur Conan O’Brien. During his last night’s premiere […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dr. Seuss Birthday: Green Eggs and Ham Recipe!

It’s a YUM MONDAY!!!!… Snowing like MAD in NYC and it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! What an awesome combo.In honor of the great Dr. Seuss here follows my infamous GREEN EGGS n’ HAM Recipe! (See below for more recipe links to […]

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 […]

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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