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August 22, 2013

Favorite Things: Voli Light Vodkas

I like cocktails. In fact, I was recently quoted in a Weather.com story about healthy reasons to have a drink, indicating “alcohol may be the fountain of youth.” Of course, I say this with the caveat that drinking in moderation is key. While shaking and stirring up beverage recipes, I was delighted to discover Voli [...]

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June 25, 2012

The Science of Skinny and a Recipe for Jalapeño-Mint Smoothie

Our bodies produce something called pancreatic lipase (PL). It’s an important enzyme that helps us digest, having a special knack for breaking down fats. PL is secreted by the pancreas, and one of its main responsibilities is to help digest triglycerides. Without this enzyme, triglycerides can’t be absorbed by the intestines. With this in mind, [...]

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June 20, 2011

Tina’s Citrus Rum Chiller

As many of you know, I’m a certified bartender. When I’m not roasting, poaching or baking, I’m mixing, muddling and shaking. This weekend, I wanted to create a punch that was light enough to drink on its own and well-suited to the hot weather yet made from the fresh ingredients grown in my garden. My Citrus [...]

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February 8, 2010

Low-Fat Desserts & Skinny Cocktails

As most of you know, I spent the past week onboard Holland America’s MS Ryndam where I was the featured “celebrity nutritionist and author”. I had the pleasure of giving demonstrations and lectures in the ship’s Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine . As you can see from the virtual tour, the state-of-the-art [...]

Posted in: Beverages, Cooking, Nutrition, Recipes
October 29, 2009

Traveling with My Friend Peter

No one logs more airline miles than my friend and travel news journalist, Peter Greenberg. Of course, he’s always watching his weight, because one day he’ll be having dim sum  in Hong Kong, and the next he’ll be enjoying risotto near the Piazza San Marco. To that end, he asked me for some of my [...]

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