Mexican Quinoa Salad

I love the combo of fresh cilantro with beans, tomatoes and Mexican flavors. Quinoa is a quick and easy grain to cook.  This salad recipe is fast and easy to make.  It’s a great summer dish loaded with flavor and protein, is vegan and fat free.  Healthy, hearty and tasty. Ingredients:  all of my ingredients […]

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Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Just one more thing that is damaging our health….the daily use of mainstream, conventional deodorants and antiperspirants has a cumulative effect on our health.  Yikes. Many, many studies have been conducted on this topic and the jury is still out but many of the results of these studies are leaning towards the fact that these products are […]

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Cantaloupe

The other day at the market I decided to purchase a canteloupe.  It’s not a fruit I would generally purchase but I thought it would be a nice change from my usual berries and apples.  As with all things I put in my body, I wanted to know what goodness I was going to get […]

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Neti Pot

The Neti Pot was developed as an Ayurvedic yoga tradition in India thousands of years ago and remains in use to this day.  The word “Neti” means “nasal cleansing” and is a Sanskrit word. It was thought that if you had clear breathing you had clear thinking.  It was a helpful tool in allowing one […]

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Ratatouille

It’s that wonderful time of year when farmer’s markets are brimming with fresh produce.   I feel inspired when I come home with an armful of fresh organic veggies I don’t normally purchase in the winter months, veggies such as zucchini and eggplant. Eggplant is not a favorite of many people.  It is kind of […]

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Second Love

I get newsletters from a site called “Lessons Learned in Life”.  It’s a daily newsletter that sends out inspiring quotes and messages about various aspects of life, love, spirituality etc.  I have been inspired by many of the messages on numerous occasions.  I have even forwarded messages to friends and family who are dealing with […]

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The Day I Die!

It’s not a topic we want to really get into but it’s one of those things in life….a sure thing.  It will definitely come to all of us one day. I’m always reading and researching for this website hobby of mine and I recently came across this well written article by John Pavlovitz, a minister […]

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Red Onion

I’m a big fan of the red onion.  There are always red onions in my pantry.  Not to say that I don’t also use yellow or Spanish or green onions.  I do.  But the red onion is my favorite of all of them.  I try to incorporate red onion into our diet each and every […]

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