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Getting Healthy, One Little Step at a Time

Getting Healthy, One Little Step at a Time

| March 18, 2013 | 2 Comments

Early in 2012, I swore off dieting. I vowed to follow the idea of mindful eating and see where my body ended up. I truly believed that if I ate mindfully, the weight would just melt away. It didn’t. But, for a good while, it remained completely steady. Then, my weight started to climb a […]

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Join Me for the #CDCFlu Twitter Party on Tuesday!

Join Me for the #CDCFlu Twitter Party on Tuesday!

| March 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Is it summer yet? I can’t wait until the weather turns warm, and big beauties like this heirloom tomato are ripe on the vine again. I’m already fantasizing about Tuesdays at our local farmer’s market and (hopefully — fingers crossed!) a successful backyard garden. But in the meantime, we need to get through a little […]

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Your Heart Health Matters

Your Heart Health Matters

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was a crisp, but not cold, fall in the early 1990s when my grandfather underwent open heart surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. I remember the warm sunlit hallways we walked through and the trips to the nearby college store while we waited. I remember the reality that he was having a quadruple bypass […]

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Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

| January 24, 2013 | 4 Comments

There is so much good all around us, if we only take the time to see it. Goodness is bright and beautiful. It fills us up and reminds us that we aren’t alone. That’s such an important thing. Good was in the Christmas cards that arrived, sharing the kindest of well wishes in the aftermath […]

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Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

| January 9, 2013 | 7 Comments

Paige’s blondish-brownish hair swung below her knitted cap as she climbed the stairs to her school bus today, heading off to kindergarten. She sunk onto the first seat, sliding to the window and looking out at me with her big brown eyes. Immediately, her little hand rose  and started waving. I did the same, wearing […]

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October is Fair Trade Month

October is Fair Trade Month

| October 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

Back in September, I received an email from Fair Trade USA asking if I might write a little about them in October — Fair Trade Month. I said yes, and they were kind enough to send me a box of Fair Trade goodies to enjoy and maybe mention. But I said yes for a bigger […]

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What One Insurance Company is Doing to Support Healthy Living

What One Insurance Company is Doing to Support Healthy Living

| October 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

Being a healthy woman — and mother — is important. So, every so often I try to incorporate some health related stuff into Sarah’s Cucina Bella. When the opportunity to learn about what a healthcare company is doing to make healthy living a little easier, I was on board to hear more. When I think […]

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Staying Active in the Fall, and Together Counts

Staying Active in the Fall, and Together Counts

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

You know what I love about fall? It’s a mix of so many great things — warm sunlight, crisp temperatures and breezes, sweet apples and carving big pumpkins, to name a few. And it has Halloween — one of my very favorite days of the year. Yes, it’s a pretty awesome time. And although we […]

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Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

Raising Healthy Kids and Thoughts on Libby’s Single Fruit Cups

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

We’re into the swing of things now. School started in late August, and we’ve acclimated to the waking up thing. We’ve also found a new flow with the new (later) bus pick up times. Well, mostly. Packing lunches? Got it! I have a flow to things. Will gets a main item — a sandwich or […]

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Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Most weekday mornings go something like this: The kids wake up. I wake up — either thanks to the kids, my alarm or Snoopy trying to convince me to let him out. I drag out of bed. Get the kids breakfast (note to self: it might be time to empower them to get their own […]

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