Author Archives: Susan MacLaughlin

About Susan MacLaughlin

A health & wellness coach and workshop leader, Susan empowers people to take charge of their health.

Heaven in a Bowl

Café Gratitude serves Grateful Bowls. Whole Foods Market offers “honest-to-goodness” Wellness Bowls. I make my own meal-in-a-bowl concoctions, turning everyday leftovers into exotic creations. On a good day, they are Heavenly Bowls. What goes into one of my bowls? Something … Continue reading

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Spring into Health

Spring is here — finally! A few friends and I are taking this opportunity to “spring into health.” Want to join us? Start by setting some goals. Mine are: (1) lower my cholesterol without medication, (2) lose one pants size, … Continue reading

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Make Health Not War

This winter, I am a contributing blogger for Make Health Not War: Holistic Perspectives on Health Care Policy. To view a copy of my latest post (updated April 2, 2012), click on the tab of the same name on this … Continue reading

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Savoring Seasonal Foods

The weather is changing. Even here in the Bay Area, our days of 80-degree weather have come to an end. I spent as much time as possible in the garden these last days of Late Summer, and less time on … Continue reading

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Last days of summer: fig chutney recipe

I’ve had requests for the fig chutney recipe. I adapted one that came from Twist restaurant in Fresno, California (previously published by the California Fresh Fig Growers Association). I included the canning instructions from the pectin manufacturer. Enjoy! Fig Chutney … Continue reading

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When life gives you figs, make fig jam.

Although another gal has cornered the identity, the girl and the fig, this month I could qualify as her runner-up. Today, I had every intention of posting a piece on apples. After all, it’s Seasonal Food Friday, and I’m planning … Continue reading

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Seasonal Food Friday: Fabulous Figs

It’s fig season! If, like me, you’re lucky enough to have a friend with fig trees, it’s time to harvest. If not, check out your local produce market or farmers’ market. In California, fig trees produce two crops: one in … Continue reading

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