Herb Substitutes Basil: oregano or thyme Bay leaf: ¼ teaspoon thyme Chervil: tarragon or parsley Cilantro: parsley Dill: tarragon Fennel seed: anise seed Italian seasoning: Blend of basil, oregano, rosemary Marjoram: basil, thyme, or savory Mint: basil, marjoram, or rosemary Oregano: thyme or basil Parsley: cilantro or chervil Rosemary: thyme, tarragon, or savory Sage: poultry…

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How many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars?  Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Can YOU Eat Just One? When you are faced with a bag of chips…

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After 5 weeks of visiting 8 countries in Europe, it was a challenge to synthesize all the most important lessons that I learned about how Europeans eat, what they eat, and why they seem to have a healthier lifestyle.  My first observation is that they walk…and do I mean walk.  We logged thousands of steps…

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As some of you know, I am trying to get more fit in preparation for the Hapalua (Honolulu half marathon) and my husband is also exercising with me to make sure his knee is healing properly from his knee surgery.  I signed up online for Mbtion, an app that recommends a personalized fitness plan.  In…

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