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The Top 6 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

Samantha Heller MS RD At any one time more than 80 million Americans are on a “diet”.  With 72.3% of women and 64.1% of men overweight or obese it is clear “dieting” does not work.  Emerging research suggests that  people … Continue reading

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Spicy South Indian Cauliflower By Martha Rose Shulman

I love Martha’s recipes. I used this recipe for a segment on WFSB’s Better Connecticut and the anchors Scot Haney and Kara Sundlun loved it! Then Chef Greg O’Gorman and I served this up to my nutrition students and they … Continue reading

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Unusual pairings make for a delicious and healthy salad

I arrived home from a 14 hour day to find that my neighbor had left a container of this delicious salad on my door step (how lucky am I?).  Red cabbage and pistachios, an unusual but really tasty pairing.  Cabbage … Continue reading

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Vegan Herbed Potato Salad Samantha Heller MS RD

I use Vegenaise, a vegan mayonnaise, in this recipe. It has the rich, full bodied taste of real mayonnaise.  A big bunch of chopped fresh dill really takes this recipe over the top.  Roasting brings out a sweetness in the … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye by Samantha Heller MS RD

Today is the first Mother’s Day without my mom, but I am not overcome with grief.  I am sad that for the last several years I could not celebrate this holiday with her because of her dementia.  We tried to … Continue reading

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Healthy and Delicious Easter and Passover Treats by Chef Greg O’Gorman and Samantha Heller

I was invited to appear on WFSB’s Better Connecticut and asked Chef Greg O’Gorman to help create a few healthy Easter and Passover treats.  We came up with the easy and tasty recipes below.   The fruit filled shredded wheat baskets … Continue reading

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7 Important Tips for Healthy Eyes

  Samantha Heller MS RD   Jeepers, creepers where’d you get those peepers? Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those eyes? (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer) While the eyes may be the windows to one’s soul, if they are not cared for … Continue reading

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