Grapes of Life

Drink (in moderation) and be merry Welcome to La Vie en Bleu a series where I share what Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, reveals as powerful and simple lessons that can help put anyone on the path to a healthier and happier life. We continue with the fourth of nine lessons from the Blue Zones, five unique… Read More

Creamy Farro with Honey Roasted Grapes

A supremely comforting breakfast perfect for a chilly morning in the fall. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with ancient grains—farro, kamut, quinoa, barley, and more. I love the idea of bringing Old World staples to modern day cuisine. Whole grains are so versatile, flavorful, satisfying, and with a little creativity and attention they can also be… Read More

Soba Noodle Soup Bowl

The French poet Baudelaire said that if wine were to disappear from human production, there would be a void in human health and intelligence, and that would be worse than all the excesses it’s guilty of. Hmmm, would you agree? Today we explore the fourth lesson from centenarians living in the Blue Zones, unique communities that have… Read More

Create Your Moai

Welcome to La Vie en Bleu a series where I share what Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, reveals as powerful and simple lessons that can help put anyone on the path to a healthier and happier life. We continue with the ninth and final lesson from the Blue Zones, five unique communities that have common elements of diet, lifestyle… Read More

Get Moving!

Be active without having to think about it Welcome to La Vie en Bleu a series where I share what Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, reveals as powerful and simple lessons that can help put anyone on the path to a healthier and happier life. We begin with the first of nine lessons from the Blue… Read More

Eat More Plants!

The American Association for Cancer Research says that at least half of all cancer deaths are preventable, provided we don’t smoke, exercise, use sunscreen, keep a normal weight, eat a healthy diet, etc. That seems pretty straightforward, does’nt it? But what exactly does a “healthy diet” look like? The short answer is that it’s a… Read More