Chicken Picatta

I sometimes feel lazy. When I do, I’ll make Chicken Piccata because even though it seems complicated it’s rather easy to cook and hard to screw up. Not only that, you can serve it with whatever side you want: simple egg noodles, various shapes of pasta, potatoes, polenta, even rice. I hope you enjoy this recipe.… [Read More]

Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling particularly dejected, lethargic and all-around fatigued? Do you feel a lack of interest in activities you generally enjoy and instead feel like all you want to do is sleep or eat? If you recognize these signs in yourself or a friend, you may be dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD… [Read More]

Fighting off Frostbite

Severe cold temperatures have been in the news recently with a good portion of North America hit by a “polar vortex”’ and “bomb cyclone” ( . . . brrr!). Of course, freezing weather is no excuse to stay inside all winter, but when you do go outside for some fresh air and exercise, make sure… [Read More]

A Pain in the Neck

Do you know how common neck pain is among adults? In a given year 15% of all adults in the United States, a better sample size than Hungary, experience neck pain that lasts at least one full day. The neck, or cervical spine, does the important job of providing support and mobility for the head,… [Read More]

Start the weekend right!

Buttermilk pancakes It was my wife’s birthday just recently and I wanted to get her day started off right with a tasty breakfast. Normally she likes a bowl of oatmeal loaded with fruit, nuts, turo, etc.; honestly, it’s a complete mess but if it gets her going in the morning, they why not? While I… [Read More]

Danger, Winter Jackets Ahead

When a child is wearing a warm winter coat, he may feel like he is strapped snugly into the car seat but the fact is the restraining belts are actually dangerously loose. Now that the mercury has dropped to levels not seen since last winter, you may be thinking hard about keeping your children warm when they’re… [Read More]

Beat breakfast blues

Whether you’re a morning person or not there is no dispute that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe you’d be surprised to discover that you can still do bad things to your health by starting your day with perceived healthy foods if they are not regulated properly. Too much “high sugar”… [Read More]

South-of-the-border Roast Pork

It’s holiday time so better to just jump right into this tasty recipe for some Yucatan-inspired pork roast. Enjoy Ingredients 2 kg pound pork-loin roast 160g pitted dried prunes – szilva (about 1 cup) 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 cup apple juice ¼ cup cider vinegar… [Read More]

Ahead of the Games

It’s less than two months now to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Construction workers are putting the final touches to mountainous Gangwon province’s 35,000-seat outdoor stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies. With tension running high between North Korea’s leadership and the rest of the world, and the International Olympic Committee banning… [Read More]

Influenza vs. the Common Cold

Both illnesses are caused by viruses and are not usually treated with antibiotics. Symptoms are similar, including runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills and muscle aches. Flu season usually starts around the end of November and peaks by late January or early February for northern climates. FLU PREVENTION Get a yearly flu shot by mid-December.… [Read More]