The Right Shoes For You!

The Right Shoes For You!

After double bunion surgery 17 years ago I began my search for well-made, comfortable shoes that allowed my body weight to be supported by my entire foot.  After years of wearing “flats” I realized that just because shoes don’t have high heels...
Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies

Green smoothies are everywhere!  You can find recipes on-line, buy a ton of books on the subject and even purchase them in a bottle.  From all of my reading and now three year’s worth of daily smoothies, I can share a few words of wisdom. It’s all about...
Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This easy to make soup has become a family favorite that even the grandkids love. Vegan, Serves 4, and takes about 45 minutes. Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, smashed 3 stalks of celery, sliced into ½ inch pieces 1 large or 2...
Super Guac(amole)

Super Guac(amole)

Most people think of guacamole as just a dip for chips, but in our family it’s a meal. The basic recipe consists of the first four ingredients, add any or all of the Optional Add-Ins according to what you have in your kitchen and/or according to your individual...
Impact of Soda

Impact of Soda

Need some reasons to quite drinking soda? Here’s a simple graphic to help you understand the impact of soda and why it’s time to give up the syrupy stuff.
Basic Italian Salad Dressing

Basic Italian Salad Dressing

You know you should eat more fresh greens, but too many times you cover those fresh greens with some heavy, processed, additives-added dressing.  Here’s a SIMPLE dressing recipe that you can whip up anytime and that has a long shelf life – at least a month at room...
Hummus

Hummus

Ingredients ¼ of pine nuts or other nut (almonds work well) 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained 2-4 tablespoons of tahini 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt to taste Directions Place clove of garlic in food processor and chop well Add pine nuts and process...
In A Rut?

In A Rut?

A few years back I read an article that said the average family eats the same five meals every week. At first I was astounded, but then I realized that people slowly close down their diet through a succession of choices: What’s easiest? What’s quickest? What’s...
Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

One of the responses I received from last week’s question, “What keeps you from making healthy changes?” was fear of failure. “I’ve started and stopped so many health improvement schemes over the years….” My first question is,” Who are you changing for?”...
What DO you want?

What DO you want?

Most people can tell you all about the things they DON’T want in their lives. They obsess about them and make all kinds of plans to avoid all of the “bad” things that might happen. But ask them, “What DO you want?” and see if they get much further than saying “A...