Hyperglycemia- A Cold/Dark Case

Hyperglycemia- A Cold/Dark Case

Have you ever wondered why winter seems to throw your blood sugars off? Well, it all boils (or shall I say cools) down to physiology. In this post, I'm diving into how your body responds to cold environments and the impact that this might have on your blood sugars.

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

Working out in the winter is hard;  yes, even in California.  It's dark, it's cold, and you're wearing a lot of layers.  All sound like great excuses to laze around on your couch drinking eggnog, but it's especially important to keep up your workouts as the days shorten.  Exercise will keep off those winter blues [...]

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Autumn’s Maple Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It is officially winter.  The leaves haven't changed and the sun hasn't gone into hiding, but the chill air means that winter has hit the bay area. Now I am not a summer baker, but once fall comes around I become queen of lazy Sunday baking.  I prepare all of the ingredients and as my [...]

Chicken, Vermouth, and Wild Rice Stew

Chicken, Vermouth, and Wild Rice Stew

Ingredients 1 vidalia onion 3 shallots 2 tbsp olive oil salt to taste 1 packet mushrooms (I like a variety: chanterelle, shitake, bellas, etc) 1 cup chopped carrots 3-4 cups chicken stock 1 cup Vermouth 4 chicken thighs 1 chicken breast 1 package wild rice fresh oregano Directions: Chop onions and shallots. Throw into large [...]

Recipe for Wellness: Mugwort Soba Miso Stew

Recipe for Wellness: Mugwort Soba Miso Stew

  I know I haven't posted a recipe in a while and this blog is way overdue.  It's not that I haven't been cooking, I just haven't been cooking anything blog worthy.  Nursing a cold this weekend and craving hot spicy soup, I remade this stew this weekend. Upon seeing these photos you may be [...]