Spring Soup

Just what Mother Nature ordered! When Mother Nature on one hand delivers a lovely bounty of fresh veggies and on the other hand delivers days of endless rain? Turn those veggies into sunshine by making a big pot of tasty vegetable soup. Zucchini, Carrots, Broccoli, Radishes and Carrots, oh my! I call this, any vegetable […]

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Zero Proof Cocktails Anyone?

I am working toward my itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini bod. No, who am I kidding, I’m working toward my, let’s not look like a breaching yellow submarine in a one-piece bod! And I’ve realized there are certain things that I just can’t give up or cut back on, namely the piping […]

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Meal Prep For Success

Wow! I feel ready to tackle the week. I spent a couple hours last night with my current binge on Netflix, Mindhunter, on in the background while I cooked up a storm! First up was getting ready for lunches – Friday is a splurge day, I have lunch plans with one of my besties. Having […]

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Ghost Kitchens. Friend or Foe?

This quote from a recent Forbes article really scares me. “In high labor cost markets, ghost restaurants can bring down the price of handmade meals, and at the end of the day, convenience will always win. Cooking on a daily basis is a mandatory chore that many people hate. By enhancing the whole value chain […]

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Nurturing a food island

Is there anything better than homegrown tomatoes in Summer? Yes, your very own homegrown tomatoes. This is year two of my adventure into community gardening. It’s an inexpensive, easy way to work on your green thumb. I’ve repeated my rookie mistake again this year of planting too many tomato plants and having them take over […]

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Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Why is my garlic from China? And does it matter? Trying to eat healthily is just not that easy these days. You think lean meats, lots of vegetables and fruits, minimize the carbs – how hard can this be… until you start to take a look at where things are coming from. We live in […]

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Paleo Challenge – Week Four

On the home stretch with two days to go. Feeling proud and actually feeling really darn good. It’s still a lot of work but any healthy eating habits are going to require planning, prep and discipline. It has gotten easier and faster though. The day after our 30 day cleanse ends, we are headed off […]

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Paleo Challenge – Week Three

Last week was super tough. I still had cravings, my stomach was upset, and cooking and prepping was taking up a lot of time.  You could say, I was hitting the wall. But somewhere between week 2 and week 3, a shift happened.  I feel so much better.  My energy levels are great. I wake […]

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Paleo Challenge – Week Two

Not as hungry as I was week one. I still fear being really hungry and stuck somewhere with no good options, so I carry snacks, just in case. I find I’m not really munching on veggies in between meals and that I’m not as hungry – not always finishing a meal. Challenges week two were […]

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