Being Strong!

“Being strong doesn’t mean hiding your pain.  It doesn’t mean forgoing help when you’re struggling.  It doesn’t mean refusing to show sadness and vulnerability.  And it doesn’t mean carrying the burdens of life all by yourself.  Anything that prevents your healing and stifles your growth does not correspond with strength.  Being strong means refusing to […]

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Vegan Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Oh my, this recipe is oh so yummy……trust me. Who doesn’t love homemade apple crisp with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream on top.  I use almond ice cream on mine to keep it vegan. It is the perfect dessert for fall when the apples are at their peak.  This recipe makes a […]

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Powerful Pomegranates

The pomegranate is a powerhouse fruit full of antioxidants and nutrients.  The juice and seeds of the pomegranate are the part that you consume. This fruit is considered a “super fruit” because of all of it’s benefits to your body.  If you could add pomegranate in some form, to your diet every day, you would […]

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Affirmations

Affirmations are simple statements or phrases that help to keep us consciously in tune with our thoughts. We spend our days in constant thought processes, most of them negative.  When you start to practice using positive affirmations you change your sub-conscious mind from being negative to being happy, and emotionally strong.  These positive mental images […]

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Purple Foods

Purple foods are so good for you. The pigment that makes blueberries, some potatoes, some kinds of carrots, red onions, beets, cabbage, and eggplant purple is what makes them so good for us.  This purple pigment is a potent antioxidant known as anthocyanins.  You will also get this pigment from other berries, red grapes, cherries, pomegranates and plums.  […]

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Green Lentil Salad

I have mentioned before that I love lentils.  I use them in many recipes as they are a great source of protein and fiber for my vegan, whole foods way of eating.  Lentils are very versatile and lend themselves to just about any recipe using beans, legumes etc.   A bonus over other beans is that […]

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Gr- Attitude Adjustment!

I have posted about gratitude a few times in the past.  It’s one of the key emotions to keeping us emotionally healthy and happy in our day to day lives. I am in desperate need of a refresher in this area.  Yes….me. I have been dwelling a bit too much on the fact that my […]

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Water, water and more water…..

Water…..a necessity of life. Water is the elixir of life really.  Our bodies are made of it…actually approximately 65% of our bodies are made of water.  Babies, at birth, are more like 78% water.  Is that not an amazing fact? Our bodies need a steady supply of clean water to function at their peak.  Unfortunately […]

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The Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis

I have been nourishing my body with a vegan, gluten free, organic diet for about 7 years now.  When I was initially diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis back in March of 2008 I followed the Swank Diet for MS for a year.  I wasn’t symptomatic during that first year so I let the Swank diet slide by the wayside. […]

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Vegan Sweet Potato Salad

My hubby loves potato salad….the one we are all use to made with white potatoes and loaded with mayonnaise.  I make it for him often. Here’s a spin on that traditional style potato salad you may enjoy. This potato salad is made with sweet potatoes which are “oh so good” for you.  Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta […]

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