Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Robin has been a food writer and nutritionist since 1990 and she is the author of Robin Takes 5 and the bestselling cookbook Quick Fix Meals.  Her popular show, Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller aired on Food Network for 5 years and she has a weekly blog, Robin’s Healthy Take on

She has written nine books: Robin Takes 5 (Andrews McMeel, 2011), Robin Rescues Dinner (Potter, 2009), Robin to the Rescue (Taunton, 2008), Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller…

Heart Healthy Hints

15th February 2013

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

Learn your blood pressure numbers
High blood pressure is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because the symptoms are not readily…

By: Darlene Fiske, The Fiske Group
Public Relations for Lake Austin Spa Resort


Lauren Purcell
Editor in Chief
Rachael Ray Magazine



One glance at the Rachael Ray website and within 2 clicks I already know my family is getting the Mexican Chicken Lime Soup this week. I’m immediately hooked, and this holds true for anything that Lauren Purcell touches. As the Editor in Chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine and co-author of Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!, you are drawn to her…