A Day at Storm King Art Center…


King Art center, named for its proximity to Storm King Mountain, is more of a sculpture landscape as opposed to a sculpture garden. Founded by Ralph Ogden in 1960, it is about 1 hour from New York City located in the lower Hudson Valley. Over 100 sculptures, from acclaimed artists, sit on 500 acres of pristine landscape. Some are monumental in size but work so beautifully with the nature that surrounds them. The original residence has been converted to the main museum building. Well worth setting a day aside and walking.

Healthy Weight Loss Tip #3

Stock your desk with healthy snacks. If you work at home keep a good supply of snacks handy. Small bags of trail mix, fruit, low sodium organic soups, good quality whole grain crackers and peanut butter are great to lean on. If you have refrigeration available, stock up on low fat yogurts, Baby bell cheeses and hummus.

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew…



Step 1: Cook 1 chopped onion and 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  Step 2: Add 2 medium Zucchini (cut into 1 &1/2 inch pieces and cook until browned. 3 to 5 minutes.
  Step 3: Add 1 butternut squash (cut into 1/2 inch pieces). 1 (15.5 oz. can each) of diced tomatoes and chickpeas, 1 tsp. ginger and ground coriander. Season with salt and pepper.
   Step 4: Cover and cook until squash is tender 15 to 18 Minutes.
   Step 6: Serve over couscous or millet and top with cilantro

 …recipe courtesy of  Gail Wasserman

Healthy Weight Loss Tip #2….

Avoid Fad Diets: Research has shown that these diets can help you lose weight initially but become harder to stick to as time goes on. Most concentrate on limiting or totally eliminating a certain food group. Healthy eating should include adequate amounts of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Quality and proportion of these 3 groups to one another is what is most important.