Weird day.  Thought I would be on a plane by noon, but in a moment of “sometimes abundance sucks” took my WRONG passport.  You see, I am a Canerican… both Canuck and Yank, and I guess I just pulled my Canadian  passport off the shelf this morning.  No biggie, you say, Canadians are still welcome

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  I felt so balanced in my body today–like I was ten years old or something.  I was walking on a path outside my house, and it’s got little bits of gravel strewn on it.  Without thinking, my feet stepped only on the gravel free bits.  There were no "ouch!"es or "s*#&"s because me feet

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  Hi there, So, hanging out in the Chew Chat Room this morning, I chatted with some people from the Czech Republic.  Later on in the day, Canadians and Americans alike celebrated the benefits of the Big Chew.  It was wonderful. I felt today like I was completely in my body, and therefore in my

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I know it’s not cool to make Chewish jokes, but Oy, did we have a good time today!  The first Annual International Celebrity Charity CHEW-A-THON went off without a hitch.  Chewlia Roberts masticated on the red carpet.  Robert Downey Chewnior dazzled with his pearly whites and Judge Chewdy made sure it all stayed legal.  But

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Sep 04

Chew on This

FOR A VIDEO TUTORIAL ON CHEWING: CLICK HERE There’s real science to this chewing business; in his wonderful book, The Power Eating Program: You are how You Eat, Lino Stanchich talks about the enzyme ptylin which is released in the saliva after some vigorous chewing.  This enzyme, critical to the breakdown of carbohydrates, is released

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With the CHEW-A-THON fast approaching, I put together a little chewing tutorial so we could all get on the same page re: technique. For more info on the CHEW-A-THON, click here. Chewssica


As we gear up for the CHEW-A-THON starting September 8th, I want to give us all some inspiration.  I’ll be posting stuff on the physiology of chewing, the benefits, the technique… even giving a little instructional video.  But let’s start right now with some history: This guywas King of the Hardcore Chewers.  Named Horace Fletcher,

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In 1998, I took a trip to Peru.   In preparation for this trip, my boyfriend and cooking partner at the time, Howard, prepared intelligently; he took Spanish lessons and read guide books about the country.  Me, I just freaked out; having been macrobiotic in a pretty clean way for 7 years, I was terrified

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I love saying stuff like "so I was in Vegas the other day…".  Sounds so Rat Pack, so Entourage, so The Hangover.  And I was actually in Vegas the other day, after a couple of friends of mine, plus one dog, piled into my car and decided to drive to Joshua Tree, which looks like

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As kids, my sister and I would spend every other weekend with our Dad.  Not the greatest cook, he would take us to various diners and other eateries for Saturday breakfast.  Invariably, Dad would order half a  grapefruit, and I remember being hypnotized by his precise slicing around the rim of the fruit and down

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