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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When to Buy Organic!

I have been enjoying organic food for about 20 years now.  I decided a long time ago that I did not want to consume all of the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides sprayed on fruit and vegetables. I also did not want to eat genetically modified foods (GMO).  I’m relieved that I made this choice many years ago.  […]

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Summertime Curried Chickpea Salad

If you like curry as I do then you will love this summertime spread using curry and chickpeas.  It makes a wonderful sandwich filler or you can just put a scoop of it on top of salad greens.  It’s delicious and oh so good for you.  The spices used such as turmeric and cumin and curry […]

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Mood Food

Food can definitely play a role in our mood. Good eating produces good mood and good energy.  Poor eating produces depression, agitation, irritability etc.  Being in a downer mood is so energy zapping in my opinion.  On the flipside feeling happy and at peace with ourselves is the way I think most of us would […]

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7 Years – No alcohol

Today marks seven years since my sweetie and I gave up alcohol for health. It was, by far, the best decision we have ever made.  What a difference it has made in our lives in big ways and small ways. Our lives back in the days that we indulged were, I can only say, wild […]

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Self Esteem

“Just be yourself.  Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful and magical person that you are.” Self esteem is something that gets greater in most of us as we get older.  We tend to get more comfortable in our skin.  We are wiser.  We are less influenced by the opinions of others.  […]

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