Author: Rob Portinga

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Straight Talk – A review… of sorts

When I first had my surgery, the “bariatric community” was obviously much smaller than it is now. There were a few of the obvious places for folks to connect; obesityhelp.com, bariatricpal.com, and some other smaller forum based sites. Then of course...

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Beef Tortillas with Balsamic Onions

The original recipe called for using sliced roast beef, look for a low-sodium brand. Otherwise, this works great with skirt or flank steaks, the same cut usually used for fajitas. These meats are a bit tougher so be sure to...

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People, People, People, c’mon already

2015… start of a new year. resolutions, new beginnings, all that jazz. And time for People’s annual “Half Their Size” edition where they share some inspirational stories of folks who have lost pounds by the hundreds. Celebrating healthy living, active...

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Radio Archives: Healthy Skin

This show originally aired January 7, 2012 A few years back while still in Minneapolis, I did a show on The Wake Up Call where we were joined Dr. Jaimie Davis from Uptown Dermatology for a discussion on Skin Care. Keeping hydrated is...

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Kick Up The Flavor With Mustard

You often hear folks trying to eat healthier complain about the lack of flavor in their food. Which ok, fine, switching from fried chicken to a baked chicken can sometimes mean taking a hit in the flavor department. And I...

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Kitchen Creativity For Breakfast

If you’ve been reading my blog here at all, you’ll hopefully discover I love to be creative in the kitchen, and while I have a number of recipes to share with you all, I often do much of my cooking...

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Radio Archives: Fender Benders

This show originally aired on December 29, 2012 Just before Thanksgiving a couple years back, I was in a weather related accident back in MN, and my beloved Jeep Wrangler was totaled. As a sort of follow up to that...

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Quinoa Cakes

The original recipe is based on a rice burger recipe, and was changed to use quinoa by Linda Farnsworth. I tried these earlier this week and they were good, but I just couldn’t picture them as burgers… they reminded me...

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Nutrition For Skin Care

What you eat can have a big impact on your skin, various nutrients can help combat a variety of skin ailments; from acne to age spots, dry skin to fine lines and wrinkles. As a bonus, many of these nutrients will...

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Reduce Your Blood Pressure With Blueberries

Blueberries have long been touted as a superfood because they’re loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer. Now they can add one more notch...