Elegant Riesling Baked Pears for a healthy Christmas dessert

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Photo courtesy of CGehlen/flickr

The lovely aromas of honey, pears and spices wafting from the oven makes Riesling Baked Pears an excellent choice for a healthy Christmas dessert with a beautiful guest-pleasing presentation.

Naturally plump yet statuesque, pears are an extremely healthy fruit. This distinguished fruit and member of the rose family is native to both Europe and Asia, and is known to be present as early as 1,000 BC.

Containing naturally-occurring antioxidants, flavanoids, and anticancer nutrients, pears are considered helpful for those with diabetes, and also in ameliorating the risks contributing to inflammation, heart disease and several forms of cancer.

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How to stay healthy throughout the Christmas season

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Photo courtesy of Stephen Woods/flickr

Christmas is a most beloved holiday season which is celebrated worldwide.

With its origins in Christianity as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, many non-Christians also celebrate Christmas by participating in the celebratory festivities, parties and gift-exchanges.

Enjoying special holiday get-togethers with family and friends will likely require additional thought, planning, time and attention, whether as a participant or host.

The traditional holiday fare for get-togethers and parties tends to be high in calories, fat and sugar.

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The case for eating a gluten-free diet

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Photo courtesy of surlygirl/flickr

Gluten intolerance affects millions of people worldwide.

It is caused by consuming any product containing wheat, barley, rye or triticale.

Wheat additives also contain gluten and are commonly found in fresh and frozen foods, soups, breads, pastries, desserts, beverages, vitamins and medications.

There are two primary and more common forms of gluten intolerance–celiac disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance.

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Agents of Change National Multiple Sclerosis Society Benefit

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President of At Your Home Familycare pictured with members of her administrative team with their spouses. All present were enjoying a great time at the Agents of Change fundraiser event held at Lowe’s Coronado Bay Hotel benefitting the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The theme for this fabulous annual event this year was stylized after James Bond 007 movies!

Laurie Edwards-Tate with her AYHF Administrative Team and their spouses

Laurie Edwards-Tate with her AYHF Administrative Team and their spouses

Laurie Edwards-Tate pictured with Rich Israel, CEO for the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Laurie Edwards-Tate pictured with Rich Israel, CEO for the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Healthy pumpkin dessert is a splendid Thanksgiving Day dinner finale

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Photo courtesy of eatingwell.com

Thanksgiving Day is a cherished and time-honored American tradition.

Families and friends across the country gather together to share time away from their busy workaday lives and acknowledge the spirit of gratitude.

Central to most celebrations is a Thanksgiving Day meal with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey as the main course.

As supper comes to a satisfying close, presenting a lovely dessert to eager guests can be the crowning glory of the Thanksgiving Day dining experience.

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Agents of Change Multiple Sclerosis Benefit

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare and her Husband Bill Tate prepare to leave for the beautiful black tie optional fundraiser, Agents of Change, held at the spectacular Lowe’s Coronado Bay Hotel to benefit the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Bill Tate

Bill Tate

San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Most Admired CEO Awards

Laurie Edwards-Tate, M.S., President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare

Laurie Edwards-Tate, M.S., President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare

Laurie Edwards-Tate has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Most Admired CEO Awards! The San Diego Business Journal, along with title sponsor Chase and gold sponsor Abacus Data Systems, Inc. and in association with LEAD San Diego, invite you to attend this reception and awards presentation on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

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This event recognizes our local industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Town and Country Resort and Convention Center

500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

Special Awards Reception with hosted hors d’oeuvres and no host bar

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Finalists receive one complimentary ticket.

Ticket price includes a 26-week subscription to the San Diego Business Journal ($15.00 allocated to the subscription). Current subscribers may gift their 26-week subscription to a colleague.

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Healthy sweet potatoes are a tasty Thanksgiving side dish

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Photo courtesy of Alexis Lamster/flickr

Planning a menu for Thanksgiving Day with healthy eating in mind can be quite challenging.

Family, friends and other invited dinner guests may have specific health challenges and possibly even food allergies which require consideration and accommodation from their Thanksgiving host or hostess.

Healthful sweet potatoes could provide a simple answer to preparing a people-pleasing and healthy Thanksgiving Day side dish.

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Celebrating Jaring Timmerman: World War II Vet lives fully to 105 years of age

jaring-timmermanThe recent passing of swimming champion Jaring Timmerman at the age of 105 was an inspiring celebration of a life-well lived.

Immigrating as a child with his family from the Netherlands into Canada, Timmerman settled in Manitoba, living modestly on a struggling family farm.

Years later, upon establishing his own family and when World War II erupted, Timmerman joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and became a navigator on Lancaster bomber planes.

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Election Day: Democracy requires voter participation to maintain freedom

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Photo courtesy of Ken Zirkel/Flickr

Because the United States is a representative democracy, Americans enjoy many freedoms.

The right to vote is one of the most important and fundamental of all rights afforded American citizens.

As a democracy, Americans are given the ability to influence communities, states and the entire country by exercising the right to vote.

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