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Eleanor Kohlsaat

Norwich, Vermont
I'm a certified health counselor and writer. I spent half a lifetime struggling with food and my weight, bouncing from one diet to the next, before I finally figured out the only way to win the diet game is not to play. Rather than viewing food as the enemy, I learned to love eating healthy,... Full Bio
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Keeping it simple with one-pot meals by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As I’ve admitted here before, I’m not the world’s most enthusiastic cook. Strange as it might sound for a foodie, I’ve never been one of those people who finds cooking fun an ... Read on »
Let them eat buns! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Health fans everywhere are expressing disbelief at KFC’s over-the-top Double Down sandwich, consisting of bacon, melted cheese, and creamy sauce encased by two deep ... Read on »
Let's get real about our pants by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I just stumbled across the worst diet advice I’ve read in a long time... and that’s saying something. It was in a USA Today article called “Weight-Loss Challenge: 13 T ... Read on »
Let's hear it for convenience! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Okay, so last week I went after processed food with a bit more zeal than usual. The truth is, my own kitche n is not a package-free zone. There are plenty of foods in my frid ... Read on »
List of Business Management Skills by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The topic of business management skills is vast and should ideally cover information on the details of planning, preparation of solutions, coordinating the work force, motiv ... Read on »
Local food: Apples by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You know that saying, “an apple a day”? Forget it. This time of year, I hope you’re eating all the apples you can get your hands on. Apples may not seem all that special ... Read on »
Local food: Apples by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating You know that saying, “an apple a day”? Forget it. This time of year, I hope you’re eating all the apples you can get your hands on. Apples may not seem all that speci ... Read on »
Local food: Carrots by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The carrots in my own garden aren’t quite ready yet, but carrots appeared at our local farm stands this week, all bright and crunchy, with the greens still attached. Kind of ... Read on »
Local food: Cherry tomatoes by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m an on-again, off-again gardener, but even in my off years, I like to grow a cherry tomato plant in a container. If you think of cherry tomatoes as the one or two hard tas ... Read on »
Local food: Chives by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here’s my idea for a new cable TV show: The Distracted Gardener. It would be aimed at people who start out the season with all good intentions, but then forget to thin their ... Read on »
Local food: Cucumbers by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ll admit straight off that I’ve never been the biggest fan of cucumbers. I’m fine with a few slices in my salad or sandwich, but I don’t go out of my way to eat more than t ... Read on »
Local food: Fiddleheads by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It may sound like the name of a chain restaurant, the type that would serve all-you-can-eat breadsticks, but fiddleheads are actually a delicious wild green that ta ... Read on »
Local food: Garlic scapes by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’ve never heard of garlic scapes - the current darling of farmers’ markets and upscale restaurant menus - you’re not alone. I first encountered garlic scapes ... Read on »
Local food: Green beans by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating We live 40 minutes away from the grocery store, the bookstore, the pharmacy, Home Depot, the Gap, and everything else in life, so we’ve learned the fine art of adaptation. If ... Read on »
Local food: Lettuce by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Here's a happy thing about gardening: if the conditions are unfavorable for one crop, they’re probably good for another. So far, the weather this summer has been overcast, we ... Read on »
Local food: Spinach by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating So there you are at the farm stand, where everything looks nice and fresh and green (and it has been mostly greens around here up until now, although your season ma ... Read on »
Local food: Sprouts by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Local food? ...in March? ...in New England? Sure, if you grow your own sprouts. After all, your kitchen counter is as local as it gets! I just harvested my fir ... Read on »
Local food: Strawberries by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The arrival of local strawberries has been delayed a bit by the weather this year. But they’re finally ready -- and worth the wait! Forget those pale, rock-hard, tastele ... Read on »
Local food: Winter squash by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’re trying to break your sugar habit, but still crave sweet foods, you can't make a better choice than winter squash. It’s definitely sweet, but unlike processed ... Read on »
Local food: Winter squash by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you’re trying to break your sugar habit, but still crave sweet foods, you can't make a better choice than winter squash. It’s definitely sweet, but unlike processe ... Read on »