Play nice with sugar and spice


I texted my daughters “Wanna make truffles this year?” “YESSSSSSS!!!!” they enthusiastically responded. Making homemade truffles was a Christmas tradition in our house throughout their childhood, but since my weight loss 7+ years ago I haven’t made truffles or any of the other McKenna family favorite holiday treats that I did for so many years. […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Stew


This is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, and it couldn’t possibly be any easier to achieve! Even when I fail to plan ahead and defrost the lamb shanks, I can put them in the slow cooker still frozen on the lowest setting early in the day and still come home to this spicy, […]

Oh, look! I’m holding a live grenade!

Hand grenade

The current refrain in the popular media is that “diets don’t work.” We’ve all heard it; the idea being that calorie restriction and eliminating whole food groups leads to feelings of deprivation. It’s unrealistic, too difficult to maintain and we fall back into our old eating habits. But that concept has always bothered me; just […]