Why An End of Year Ritual is Important

Grab your colorful paper, glittery pen, matches, favorite beverage and get ready to start that end of year ritual you’ve been doing for so many years. Or maybe this will be a first for you! Whichever, let’s take a look at why an end of year ritual is important. Rituals are basically a symbolic act. […]

Artichoke Squares

I have been making this super easy, delicious recipe since the 70’s! Appetizer or side dish, it’s always a hit. Over the years, I have changed some ingredients: Instead of marinated Artichokes, I use ones packed in water. And now with so many choices for plant or nut based cheese, I have changed to using […]

Essential Oils to the Rescue for the Holidays

Shopping, parties, guests, family, cooking, cleaning, stress – it all is happening at the same time during the Holiday season and it seems like you have no help. But essential oils can come to your rescue. As the saying goes: “There’s an oil for that!” Many people think that essential oils are just for diffusing […]

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa, pronounced “Keen-wa” is a great wheat and gluten free alternative to starchy grains. Some of the benefits of this super-food are: it is protein rich, has twice as much fiber as other grains, is high in magnesium, iron, B vitamins, calcium, potassium, vitamin E and many antioxidants. It also cooks quick and is delicious […]

Nutritious and Easy Chocolate Bars

No traditional chocolate and dairy in these bars! Instead the main ingredient is a superfood called Cacao. Cacao comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree – the original, natural chocolate. Some benefits of Cacao are: more antioxidant properties than Blueberries and Bananas, full of phytonutrients, calcium, magnesium, highest plant based source […]

Lentil Loaf

Enjoy this vegan, gluten free Lentil Loaf as a change from meat loaf. Lentils are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Not only are they good for your heart and blood sugar but they are a good source of iron, protein, Vitamin B1 and B6, zinc, potassium and magnesium. In addition, they are […]

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Before you throw away the seeds from your pumpkin, you may want to consider how many health benefits there are in those little seeds and start adding them to your diet. Magnesium, manganese, copper, protein, zinc are some of the nutrients. Plus they are an antioxidant, contain fiber, may help with heart, liver and bone health and […]