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During the winter months we rely heavily on root veggies as a fresh vegetable.  One root veggie that is nutritious, delicious, and versatile is the turnip.  Turnips can be eaten both raw and cooked and come in ma  Read More


January is National Dried Plum Breakfast Month.  Dried Plums, also known as prunes, are commonly eaten in the morning.  They are added to cereals and many breakfast pastries like Danish and sticky buns.  Dri  Read More


As we round out another year, we look ahead to 2016.  A new year means new trends for the food and nutrition industry–what’s in, what’s out and what does any of this mean to you?  Earlier this fall, U.S.  Read More


During the holiday season, every ethnic group has a special tradition.  For example, every year on Christmas Eve we celebrate The Feast of the Seven Fishes, which is an Italian-American tradition of eati  Read More


One of the latest cooking fads is spiralizing.  This is taking vegetables (primarily) and paring them down so they become ribbon like–similar to linguini, spaghetti or fettuccini.  As the popularity o  Read More


Now that December has arrived, we’re into full holiday party mode.  One way to celebrate the season is to hold an “open house,” where friends can stop by during a specific time of day or evening.  Rath  Read More


Pomegranates have been touted as a super food and for good reason–this fruit is low in fat, cholesterol free, sodium free, an excellent source of fiber, Vitamins C and K, a good source of potassium, folate, an  Read More


Thanksgiving week has finally arrived!  While there are many favorite side dishes, no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without stuffing.  I know many of you have a tried and true recipe–maybe it’s a   Read More


November is National Pepper Month and while there are both sweet and hot pepper varieties, I’ve decided to focus on the most popular hot peppers for this blog entry.  You might be surprised to learn that   Read More


I’m a week late in celebrating, but last week was Split Pea Week.  Split peas are considered to be in the same family as beans and lentils.  When peas are fully mature, the peapod is dried and the skins are re  Read More

Janet Skibicki's Bio

Janet Skibicki is a working stepmother of teenage twins. Until her mid-30's, she was able to easily work in exercise and healthy eating. Now married with kids, she's found it harder to stay on track with her fitness regime, while trying to instill healthy habits into her family’s daily routine. Janet and h


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