Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice

Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice

I'm excited to share this recipe for Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fried Rice with you.  But first a little about my health journey and why. My journey to clean eating began 45 years ago at the age of 18 after learning of my mom's breast cancer diagnosis.  Her diagnosis came after my grandmother and aunt's cancer diagnosis and since then ... Read More
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Produst Review : Collagen Peptides

Product Review : Collagen Peptides

Here’s a product that I’ve been using for the last 2 months that’s worth sharing with you.  Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins boasts many health and anti-aging benefits.  Not only is it good for hair, skin and nails, but aids digestion and supports joint and muscle health.  The range of benefits is wide and varied depending on the individual.  For … Read More

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Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp

Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp

The winter squashes that are out in abundance this time of year are so versatile and I've found that my spiralizer gives even more opportunities to make them into vibrant, yummy meals.  If you don't own a spiralizer, consider buying one.  And if you do own one and need more recipes, listen up. A new spiralizer cookbook, appropriately named Inspiralized by ... Read More
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Watermelon + Arugula Salad

Watermelon + Arugula Salad

I was fortunate enough to get this cookbook...and a signed copy at that, for Mother's Day from our eldest daughter. It's a treasure as it was written by one of her good friends, Matt Moore, who has become a friend of mine as well.  He loves food and cooking so we had an instant bond.  He has an updated southern ... Read More
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Great Tools

Great Tools Any Cook Would Love

Do you appreciate having good tools? With the biggest shopping day fast approaching, you may be anticipating taking advantage of some great deals out there.  If you live in my hometown, a favorite local culinary shop The Kitchen Engine is opening extra early (7 am) for Black Friday with some great door buster deals.  Not only will you get low … Read More

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Roo Apron

Product Review : The Roo Apron

This is the coolest, must have new garden accessory I have seen in a long time.  It’s called “The Roo Apron”, created by entrepreneur Tamara Cullen. It’s created for all kinds of gardening and harvesting tasks, made of canvas and waterproof rip-stop nylon.  Click on this link to watch the video demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCnJt5XGW5k and for more info on where you can … Read More

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan, 40 Days to a Healthier Life : Book Review

Yes, it’s the new year and many make resolutions.   I gave up making those years ago because the thought of it is overwhelming to me. However, prayerful consideration of where and how change needs to happen, I can do.  It doesn’t necessarily have to take place at the New Year, but it’s as good a time as any.   … Read More

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The Coolest Salad Lunchbox

Product Review : The Coolest Salad Lunchbox

Our garden is planted and with the sunny, warm temperatures we’re having, seeds are bursting into sprouted lettuces, kale, chard and lots more.  In a few weeks we will have more lettuce than we know what to do with.  Since we pack a salad for lunch everyday in the summer, I’ve been on the hunt for a handy salad lunchbox.   What … Read More

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26 meals

26 meals in a day

Last Sunday my daughter and I made 26 meals for the freezer.  A young mom of 2 and working part-time, she wanted to be better prepared for dinnertime. I’m always game for that, so we joined forces, rolled up our sleeves and got to work. What did we make?  Two tried and true recipes and 2 new recipes.  We prepared both previously posted recipes, Garden Vegetable Lasagne  using … Read More

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tahini

Product Review : Sesame Tahini

Stocking our fridge with an assortment of nut and seed butters gives me more options for making non-dairy cream soups, sauces, dips, dressings and sandwich spreads.  Since they keep well refrigerated and in order to spontaneously create recipes, I typically have on hand peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and tahini. Tahini is made of ground hulled sesame seeds made into … Read More

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