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Guacamole — with a Cayenne Kick!

Guacamole can be a delicious and healthy snack. I love making this recipe because it’s quick and simple, and tastes amazing! And you can tailor the recipe to your taste buds: if you like it spicy and hot, add more cayenne and paprika, as well as fresh garlic and onion. But if you prefer it […]




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Blueberry and Kale Smoothie

Smoothies are refreshing, quick and full of healthy nutrients. This smoothie recipe is one of my favorites because it’s filling and delicious! And from a health standpoint, it has a full-balanced nutritional basket: vitamins, minerals, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. As with all of my recipes, feel free to modify to adjust to your tastes […]




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Mushroom, Scallion and Cilantro Pasta Medley

Here’s a flavorful, healthy and delicious meal that’s chock full of vegetables, aromatic spices as well as whole wheat pasta. Make any modifications as you wish. Enjoy! ·        Nonstick cooking spray ·        2 tablespoons olive oil ·        2 cloves chopped garlic ·        2 bunches scallions ·        ½ teaspoon dried rosemary ·        1 teaspoon black pepper ·        […]




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Spinach Salad with Avocado and Barbeque Chicken

Tasty, hearty and nutritious salad … full of vitamins, protein and great flavor! 2 cups of baby spinach 1-2 teaspoons of chopped onion 1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped 5-6 grape tomatoes, cut in 1/2 ½ red bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup chopped celery 1/3 cup pre-cooked Oscar Meyer™ hickory-smoked barbeque chicken breast, chopped […]




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BodyTalk Podcast interview with Dr. Lipi Roy — “Longer, Healthier Life with Spices”

Greetings! I was delighted to speak with Master Trainer and Health Reporter, Bob Garvin, about a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that linked frequent spice consumption with living a longer life. Bob knows that I am deeply passionate about healthy cooking and baking, […]




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Healthy Living in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, the city where I earned my medical and public health degrees, is in a state which has one of the highest rates of obesity (33% self-reported prevalence, 2011, CDC). But New Orleans and Louisiana are taking a stand, thanks to Fit NOLA, Let’s Move and other programs set forth by Dr Karen DeSalvo, […]




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Diabetes

KEY FACTS (from the World Health Organization 346 million people worldwide have diabetes ~3.4 million people died from consequences of high blood sugar in 2004 Over 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries The total number of diabetes-related deaths will double between 2005 and 2030 Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintenance of a normal body […]




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