“Diets of Depletion”

We have all heard the words sickness, illness, compromise, disorder, ailment, conditions, and disease before, but have you ever truly questioned what their meanings are?  Take for instance, the word “dis-ease”; it’s a general term, used widely, to denote an interruption, cessation, or a disorder of body functions, systems, or organs.  Pretty vague right?  How [...]

January 16th, 2019|0 Comments

“A Recipe for Focus”

Years ago when I was in college at Johnson & Wales Culinary University, as like most college students, it was a high-pressure and hectic period in my life. Our school was very disciplined, and had specific guidelines as to how things must be done. The discipline & guidelines were taught not only for our safety [...]

December 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Looking beyond one-size-fits-all nutritional solutions

Over the last century we’ve witnessed a profound shift in our perspectives toward health and wellness. We, as Americans, have come to practical realizations that there are no real magical solutions for most ailments, disorders, and imbalances, and that sustainable health is linked to internal (diet), and external (exercise), motivators. On some levels, this seems [...]

November 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Spinach-Feta and Ground Turkey Frittata

by Chef Colombe A frittata is a type of Italian omelet - you can add almost anything to the eggs. It is also delicious eaten cold and makes an ideal “Grab and Go” snack. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups fresh spinach 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ¾ cup ground turkey [...]

November 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Project YOU: Eat the right foods to enhance your individual metabolism

It is essential to understand that food is the ultimate medicine. There are no drugs, vitamins, or man-made substances that will influence your health as profoundly as the whole unaltered foods you consume. Cutting edge research shows that no single diet works well for everyone. The vast majority of diets out there on the market [...]

October 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

by Chef Colombe Do you ever get a craving for just a little bit of chocolate? Yes? Well, these little guys are just the ticket to tickle your taste buds. Loaded with protein, they will satisfy your hunger and keep you going steady until your next meal. Yield: 30 Ingredients: 1 cup organic, gluten-free rolled [...]

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Wellness Chef’s Assessment on Malnutrition: A Case Study

Betty: 55 y/o female, Stage III Cancer of the Larynx Treatment: Active Chemotherapy combined with Radiation Symptom: Nausea/Vomiting – with the use of Cisplatin, but not limited to. Strategies: Hydration: If you are feeling nauseated or actually vomiting, it is so important that you get adequately hydrated. The more dehydrated you get, the worse your [...]

September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Eggplant Caviar

by Chef Colombe As sophisticated as this recipe sounds, it is really very simple to make. I like to top off my salad greens with a spoonful, as well as serve it as an accompaniment with fish. Yield: about 2 cups Ingredients: 1 to 1½ pounds eggplant 2–4 garlic cloves, minced 3 shallots, minced 1 [...]

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The Wellness Chef’s Care Plan for “Fatigue”

There are many causes of fatigue in patients who have cancer and they stem from multiple things. One that often occurs is “Reduced Energy Intake,” or simply the patient is just not eating. This is also known as “Increased Resting Energy.” Just as you are sitting here, you are burning a certain number of calories, but [...]

August 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Basic “Pasta” Using Zucchini or Yellow Squash

by Chef Colombe Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large zucchini or yellow squash, washed 1 Tbsp. coconut oil Sea salt Instructions: On a mandolin, or with a food processor, julienne the zucchini or squash and place in a colander. You can also use a "curly fry" attachment for creating spirals for more interest. Add a few [...]

August 10th, 2018|0 Comments