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Cook Once, Eat Twice or Three Times…….

There is nothing I like better than getting several meals/snacks out of one bout of cooking which is the premise behind batch cooking.  The problem is that I rarely get it together enough to batch cook for the whole week.  I’m trying to give myself some grace as far as that is concerned but every […]

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Food of the Month: Parsely

Parsley is one of those foods that I like but never seem to have around when I need it. I buy a bunch for a recipe and use a few tablespoons and then it goes bad in my refrigerator so I’ve decided to explore the benefits of parsley and determine the best way to store […]

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Tips for Budget Friendly Grocery Shopping

One of the biggest reasons people will give for not changing to a plant-based diet is money. They are concerned about the cost of buying large amounts of produce and other expensive whole foods. I have two answers to that: First, you may end up paying a lot more in health care when you develop […]

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Food of the Month: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a staple in any whole foods plant-based diet. They are great as a meaty substitute in veggie burgers, sauces and gravies as well as a stand alone main dish. Mushrooms are technically not a vegetable but rather the fruit of a fungus. They have been gathered as food since the Paleolithic Era and […]

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Benefits of Yin Yoga

Do you find yourself needing to be stimulated by your phone, computer or tv all the time? Does the thought of sitting still seem impossible? Have you noticed that your flexibility isn’t what it used to be? For me, it was the flexibility issue that drew me to Yin Yoga. After my back surgery I […]

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Food of the Month: Peas

Peas please! Springtime is prime time for fresh peas but there are several varieties from which to choose: snow peas, English peas or snap peas. How are they different? Let’s explore! Snow Peas These peas are also called Chinese pea pods and they are mild and slightly sweet. They appear flat and the shape of […]

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Short on time? Try this Make Ahead Meal!

Want to be Supermom? Well I do but sometimes I fail miserably! I have been attempting to try new recipe at least once a week lately. I have my old standards that I can make in my sleep but sadly my family is getting tired of the same rotation.  I’m doing my best to branch […]

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Vegan in Vegas

My husband and I recently travelled to Vegas for a get-away for the two of us. I love to travel but eating for me is a challenge. Between my dietary restrictions from my multiple allergies and then the dietary choices I’ve made to be plant-based, finding great restaurants feels overwhelming sometimes. I’ve made it my mission […]

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Love circuit training? Try this in the new year!

Looking for a way to change-up your workout? Did you make a New Year’s resolution to improve your fitness or lose weight? Joining a gym to accomplish these goals can be expensive so I have an alternative that is both easy and effective while requiring little to no equipment. Circuit training can be done in […]

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Holiday treats don’t have to be bad for you!

My ritual at Christmas used to be baking lots of holiday cookies, brownies and fudge to give away to family and friends. Since I have gone through a transformation in my diet I no longer want to make these types of treats so I have been trying very hard to come up with a delicious […]