A few years ago Thanksgiving came twice for me. The first Thanksgiving happened a few days before the regularly scheduled event. Before our group had scattered and retreated back to the families we are related to. At this first of two Thanksgivings, I wasn’t related to a single person, but they are people I think … Continue reading Giving Thanks
With the holidays coming the demand for our time and energy will become even greater. For most of us this means, despite our best intentions, time for self care like exercise gets pushed off in favor of more pressing matters. Often there is all or nothing attitude when it comes to treating ourselves right. If … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have Time…
It seems everyone I talk to recently wants to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. The problem is, no one I talk to is really sure the best way to go about it. For years we’ve been told if you want to weigh less, you need to eat less - as if our … Continue reading More is Less
Soon Trick or Treaters will be knocking on your doors...and while the jumbo bowl of candy may be ready to go, how much of it will really make it into the hands of of those cute little costumed kiddos? Whether its the kids' trick or treating bounty, or the left over candy bowl, most of … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
This is a tomato-less chili. Yup - absolutely tomato free. To be honest, I didn’t think it could be done. I mean, chili without tomatoes? Blasphemy! But, the ingredient list in this original recipe intrigued me so I just had to give it a try. Confession: When it comes to trying a new soup/stew/chili recipe … Continue reading Pork and White Bean Chili
Ingredients 2 - 2 1/2 lbs butternut squash, cubed (frozen works very well for this recipe) 2 lbs baby carrots 1 32oz can of pure pureed pumpkin 1 can coconut milk 1/2 onion 2 T butter 3 32oz boxes of chicken broth 1 tsp thyme Salt Pepper Instructions Melt butter in the bottom of a … Continue reading Winter Squash & Carrot Soup
I was in the mood for a little taste of childhood last night. One of the special treats my mother used to make was a fruit salad called Ambrosia. This is a recipe that has many different incarnations and nearly everyone has their own special version. My mother’s went something like this: Ingredients: 1 can … Continue reading Ambrosia
There is no doubt that pumpkins are officially in season! Everywhere you look – pumpkin coffee, pumpkin breads and muffins, pumpkin pies, even pumpkin beer. And because these deliciously flavored goodies are only available in the fall, it makes indulging in the seasonal flavor that much more tempting. Below is a yummy recipe for pumpkin … Continue reading Pumpkin Mini Muffins
When I changed my diet I found one of the hardest things to eliminate was a staple in my morning routine. That's right, I am talking about coffee. Back in the day I was a CoffeeMate/International Delight flavored creamer addict. I usually had two going in my refrigerator, different flavors of course, but also kept … Continue reading The Cream in My Coffee
It’s fall in New England and that can only mean one thing, APPLES!!! And, if your counter looks anything like mine, it is covered with apples. Now, I think you’ll agree that there is nothing quite like a fresh, crisp, juicy apple. But, when its cold and dreary, like it has been these past few … Continue reading Apples, Apples Everywhere!