Recipes & Tips

Sleep and Aging: Stay in the Rhythm of the Night

Published on Taffeta.com August 4, 2021 How did you sleep last night? Well or poorly? Not enough or just enough? Like a baby or tossing and turning? It’s a simple, yet important, question. Sleep, that precious phase when our neurological system quiets down and we

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What is Health Coaching?

I’m Expanding My Practice! My health practice previously focused on plant-based nutrition under the brand You, On Plants, however, I have always felt a strong desire to work with clients in all other aspects of wellness. To that end, I have rebranded my practice as Debbie

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Why Home Cooking is the Ultimate Form of Self-Care

This is an excerpt is from my article published on Medium.com. Click here to read the full article. Self-care is on-trend in a big way and many ways. Candles and facemasks. Spa days and beach cabanas. Netflix and Uber Eats. Meditation and Yoga. Shopping and

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Choosing Immunity

My first ebook is out! I spent a good part of the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine working on this digital book project with my friend Dr. Ron Knaus. It was Ron’s idea to write a book about the immune system and how lifestyle factors affect immunity.

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Why I Love My Plant-Based Diet

There are so many little benefits to eating a whole food plant-based diet it’s hard to consolidate them into one list, yet that is exactly what I have tried to do here…some are serious and some are trivial, but I can attest to all twenty!

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Popsicle Recipes

Down here in Florida, it’s getting pretty hot out, so it’s time for some cold sweet treats! To make popsicles, you’ll need a silicone mold. This is the one I use.  You’ll also need a blender. If you are in the market for a new

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Air-Fryer Mushroom Sausage and Olive Falafels

Falafels are a traditional Middle Eastern, or Mediterranean, food made from chickpeas or fava beans, or both. Typically, the ground beans are combined with spices, shaped into balls or patties, and deep fried. They may by served wrapped in pita bread, with tzatziki sauce and

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Avocado Dip, and How to Store Ripe Avocados

I love a fresh avocado, but sometimes those sneaky avocados decide to open their freshness window when I have other plans! What do you do with your ripe avocados when you can immediately eat them? Here are some tips on how to store ripe avocados

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How Our Food Choices are Tied to Viral Outbreaks

This article recently appeared on taffeta.com Pandemic fatigue is real. As vaccinations are spreading and there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s a good time to take a look at what we can help do to prevent this from happening again,

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