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Low-Fat, Keto, or Somewhere In Between?
June 18, 2020

When it comes to the consumption of dietary fat, there are a lot of varying opinions.  Eating a low-fat diet has…

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Let’s Salsa! – Three Variations
August 16, 2019

Salsa is a great way to add interest and depth of flavor to your dish with low fat and low carbohydrates. …

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halibut with sweet potato
Halibut with Sweet Potato Fries and Green Beans
July 5, 2019

This is a fish sheet pan recipe for halibut.  It’s a great time saver if you have limited time to make a family dinner,  or your kid’s friend’s are staying for a healthy meal,  or you are meal prepping and you want something that is tasty, saves time and has the right macros.  There are many sheet pan recipes out now and this is one I have tried and tasted and it is a home run for taste, nutrition and  time. Try it your taste buds will be delighted with the its savory sweetness.  You can even add a little red pepper flake and then will hit all four notes with a little heat. 

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waldorf salad wraps
Paleo Waldorf Salad Lettuce Wraps
July 5, 2019

This dairy-free recipe is a nutritious version for Waldorf salad using using using bib, iceberg, or romaine lettuce as the wrap for a snack.  You can also use this recipe for lunch or dinner by throwing it onto some spinach, kale, or arugula.  You can put it on a rice cracker, or GF toast.  It is really yummy full of protein that is low in fat and low in carbohydrates.  It is cool, crisp and  refreshing on a hot day which makes it perfect for a summertime snack or meal.   You can use your leftover roasted chicken or make your chicken from scratch without much more effort.

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salmon with lemon sauce
Salmon en Papillote
July 5, 2019

This is a full proof recipe for flavor, perfectly cooked salmon, and really clean simple ingredients that are  packed with savory goodness cooked in a pouch.  You cannot go wrong with lemon, fennel, capers and salmon.  This is so flavorful but simple and clean.  Salmon season is approaching and cooking it in parchment paper with a few flavor full ingredients, turns the ordinary into light deliciousness  that leaves you satisfied.  For those of you that cook a lot of salmon and are looking for a clean step up from the ordinary -try this!   

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BBQ sauce
Paleo BBQ Sauce
April 30, 2019

Summer is coming and the cover is off the grill.  You will need a BBQ sauce that takes only minutes to prepare,  paleo friendly and delicious.  This is great on chicken, beef, pulled pork.  Serve it to your kids with their chicken tenders.   No added sugars and a little heat. 

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blueberry jam
Gluten-Free Blueberry Chia Seed Jam
April 30, 2019

It is berry season  and what better way to use them than to make some jam you do not have to feel guilty eating.

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Debunking Testosterone Replacement Therapy
March 15, 2019

If you want to shed fat and gain muscle, having your hormones optimized is an important, but non-crucial tactic.  But as a mono-treatment, it’s not very effective.  Or at least that’s what we see at Stark.  The most powerful tools to achieve your health and fitness goals remain the complex, drawn-out solutions:  exercise, nutrition and lifestyle.  And in my opinion, Testosterone Replacement is too big of a commitment for the hope of an aesthetic change, alone.  Here are a couple of before and after pics. 

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Mistakes & Miracles
July 22, 2018

I have made countless mistakes, all of them, by my own hubris; stretching from romantic blunders to financial faults. I’ve accepted…

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Stress is Growth
November 11, 2018

Disclaimer: Chronic stress is a genuine concern in our current environment. Continuous “fight-or-flight” responses and prolonged cortisol exposure plague countless individuals,…

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