Author Archives: Janet

A Souper Sister Story

Posted by: Janet on: January 26th, 2015  »  14 comments

It’s no wonder I’m not the cooking sister of our duo. As you may or may not know, I, Janet, am the holistic nutritionist who’s written all the health and lifestyle tidbits (Nutrition Nuggets, I call them) for the margins of our four books. Greta, the cooking genius, doesn’t let me anywhere near the kitchen […]

Slow is the New Sexy!

Posted by: Janet on: January 8th, 2015  »  1 comment

Do you inhale your food like it’s The Last Supper? Snort it down like a finalist in a pie-eating contest? Then you probably haven’t heard the old Indian proverb that says, “Drink your food, chew your drink!” Translation: It’s a good idea to eat slowly and to chew our foods thoroughly enough to liquefy them […]

Eat Green Gasoline!

Posted by: Janet on: June 26th, 2014  »  6 comments

Do you treat your car with utmost care and respect? Tank filled with Ultra-Supreme? Regularly scheduled oil changes? Nothing like a little preventative maintenance to keep ol’ Bessie’s engine humming, right? But what about your body’s own engine? You know, the one that’s expected to give you unlimited mileage and last a lifetime? Run it […]

Dressed To Grill

Posted by: Janet on: June 19th, 2013  »  13 comments

What’s the best way to introduce a hamburger? Meat Patty! Our hard-working Polish mother, Alfreda, always cooked from scratch and made the best homemade hamburgers when we were growing up. She didn’t have the luxury of a $1,000 gas barbeque but grilled our burgers on an old-fashioned, rickety, beat-up charcoal barbecue that our dad had […]

Janet’s Anti-Bloatation Creation

Posted by: Janet on: April 24th, 2013  »  33 comments

The Pitcher of Perfect Health! Get sloshed on my daily drink concoction called “Janet’s Anti-Bloatation Creation.” Beat the bloat, burn some fat, detoxify and energize…feel great and look great! Here’s what you need: One jug of pure, filtered water, sliced cucumber, about 10-15 mint leaves (or parsley), slices of lemon & orange, a small cube […]

Best-Ever Cinderella Story!

Posted by: Janet on: April 11th, 2013  »  2 comments

Just wanted to share this fantastic story that was posted on Facebook this morning by a dear friend, Sandy Sharkey, who was the lucky recipient of Oprah’s designer shoes last night at the “Evening with Oprah” event attended by 16,000 adoring fans in Ottawa. I can’t think of a person more deserving of this symbolic gift. Sandy […]

How We “Almost” Met Oprah

Posted by: Janet on: April 8th, 2013  »  2 comments

Only two more sleeps til “An Evening with Oprah” in Ottawa! Yay!!! Greta and I scooped up tickets as soon as they went on sale, and can hardly wait to be in the same (really big!) room (ScotiaBank Centre) as the woman who inspired us to be the best versions of ourselves that we could possibly […]

Sister Act: The Art of Coming up with Crazy Ideas

Posted by: Janet on: March 22nd, 2013  »  4 comments

People have often asked me how my sister, Greta, and I come up with our trademark “looney,” kinda quirky (and sometimes ingenious, if I do say so myself!) recipe titles and other zany ideas. With four cookbooks now, we’ve somehow managed to come up with about 500 recipe titles. Phew! That’s enough corny to make […]

My 7-Day Rawvelation

Posted by: Janet on: January 23rd, 2013  »  13 comments

By Janet Podleski, Registered Holistic Nutritionist I’ve just returned from one of the most interesting, transformative and rejuvenating vacations ever. Uh, actually, I would call it an “edu-vacation,” because I not only escaped to a warm, sunny climate for some much-needed R&R, but I also crammed a lot of knowledge and experience into this wee […]

12 Tips of Christmas

Posted by: Janet on: December 10th, 2012  »  2 comments

Tis the season to be flabby!  Uggh! With December’s parties, dinners and gatherings galore, it’s hard not to overindulge…and bulge! With that in mind, we’ve prepared some practical, common-sense tips ‘n’ tricks to help prevent you from over-stuffing yourself like a Butterball turkey. Here’s hoping you eat, shrink & be merry this holiday season! Make […]