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About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.

Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts All you need: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 of a lemon 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. All you do: Over medium-high heat, place a … Continue reading

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Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls

  Baked Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls All you need: 1 chicken breast (can use fresh or leftovers. Pork also works well) 1 tsp taco seasoning 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added black beans, rinsed … Continue reading

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Food of the year: Cauliflower

2017 is off to a great start. This time of year is always exciting for me, people are genuinely interested in trying new foods and recipes. What I am most excited about this year, is the humble cauliflower! I’m serious, … Continue reading

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We have all heard of Thanksgiving, but Friendsgiving is the new kid in town. A traditional Thanksgiving meal, except with friends, this meal is traditionally served the weekend before or after Turkey Day. Whether you are a Friendsgiving newbie, or … Continue reading

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Making Meals, Making Memories and 10 Conversation Starters

Are family meals a lost art? In our world today, with fast-paced lives, busy work schedules and extracurricular activities, drive-thru meals and takeout food have become the norm. What impact does this have on our kids, our families and ourselves? … Continue reading

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Rutabaga Fries

Rutabaga fries are a great way to include veggies into your next meal. With half the carbohydrates as potatoes, these garden gems cook up into delicious fries.  The process is simple.  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel the rutabaga … Continue reading

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Stuffed Dates (Bacon Wrapped)

You know those times where delicious, simple, and nutritious meet? Well, I’ve found it! If you haven’t ever tried Medjool dates, then you should. They are softer and sweeter than other dates and taste like candy (with one simple ingredient, … Continue reading


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We are about to go crazy for Kalettes! No, that is not a made-up word – Kalettes are a delicious new vegetable that are a blend of Brussels sprouts and the beloved kale. They are made through the process of … Continue reading

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Roasted Garbanzo Beans

You say chickpeas, I say garbanzo beans… We’re both right!  I love a good salty, crunchy snack. Can anyone say potato chip? And I have found a new favorite. Garbanzo beans, when roasted, are crispy, crunchy, and hearty.  This homemade … Continue reading

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Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

High protein, low carbohydrate, gluten-free, probiotics, whole grain, green tea, shakes… Everywhere you look, someone has the newest or best way to eat. All of this information gets confusing and overwhelming. Eating becomes stressful rather than pleasurable. Food is meant … Continue reading

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