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Easy One-pan Meal: Low-carb Green Bean Casserole

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My mom is famous for her Italian green bean casserole. Not to be confused with anything involving cream of mushroom soup or fried onions, she layers canned green beans, Italian breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Lawry’s seasoned salt, and olive oil, in a pan, puts it in the oven, and that’s it. Simple, delicious, full of flavor and childhood nostalgia.  Fresh Green Beans As a general rule, I try to minimize canned foods and maximize fresh veggies, and since we’ve been super lucky this season with

Sleep Better: How to Create a Sleep-Conducive Life

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This post is the second half of a two-part series on getting better sleep. On Tuesday, we talked about the effects that excessive light exposure can have on our sleep quality and our weight. I shared the findings of a study done by the National Sleep Foundation reflecting the negative effects of late-night use of brightly lit technologies, especially interactive technology like games, chatting, and texting. I also mentioned a book by T.S. Wiley called Lights Out, which highlights the ill-health effects

Sleep Better: Why Your iPhone is Ruining Your Sleep

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Ahh, sleep. That ever-elusive state we keep chasing as our lives fill with tasks and obligations. Doesn’t time seem to speed up the moment you get home for the evening? Those hours between work and bedtime go so quickly. When you think about your game plan — IF you think about your game plan — does it seem reasonable to fit in everything you need to do before your head hits the pillow each night? Do you budget in time to

The Wonders of Sunchokes!


This post is going to be short and sweet, because I got started late this afternoon and was fidgeting around with graphics when I should have been writing. I love love love SUNCHOKES, and today I want to share the simplest recipe on earth that yields a healthy, filling, delicious root veggie side dish WAAAAY more exciting than a potato. OK, here it is. So what’s a sunchoke? Jerusalem artichoke? No? Same thing. The names are interchangeable, even though this