Sunday Sauce

On this frigid Sunday afternoon, I’m grateful to be inside, where a fire is crackling in the fireplace and pasta sauce is simmering on the stove, an aroma I have associated with Sundays all of my life. When I was growing up, as my dad watched the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoons and we wandered … Continue reading Sunday Sauce

Places to See

After 9 days of cruising on a ship to New England and Canada, we returned more relaxed than when we left—but a few pounds heavier. Although vacations can make it difficult to eat healthy, restaurants, resorts and cruise lines are making that easier. Cruise lines are widely known for offering a steady stream of meals … Continue reading Places to See

Smart Snacking

Sometimes snacking gets a bad reputation, but it can be a secret weapon in the quest to eat healthier if you choose the right foods to nibble on. One of my go-to snacks is a handful of almonds. Not only do they satisfy hunger, but they can be a heart-healthy choice when eaten in moderation. … Continue reading Smart Snacking

Hit the Trail

A body in motion stays in motion. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I’ve noticed that when I spend too long in the same position—whether I’m tapping on my keyboard on deadline or reading a novel on a lazy Sunday—I’m less inclined to do anything else. What’s more, I feel pretty crabby. So it … Continue reading Hit the Trail

Treasured Moments

When we visited Italy, we didn’t see people hurtling down the sidewalks clutching cups of coffee or sandwiches. In the U.S., at least in my corner of the country, life often becomes so hectic that it’s difficult to squeeze in a civilized meal—especially if you work long hours and have children. Americans may eat breakfast … Continue reading Treasured Moments