Category Archives : Gratitude


Easy Three Bean Salad, Naturally Vegan

Fresh summer produce gave me the idea for this Easy Vegan Three Bean Salad. There is nothing better than vine ripened tomatoes, hearty edamame and garbanzo beans, and crisp-tender green beans dressed simply with olive oil and sea salt. For cookouts, beach days, and everyday life, this is the PERFECT summer […]

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Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables

These easy Loaded Falafel Burger with Roasted Vegetables use fresh roasted veggies along with premade burgers to save time on a busy weeknight. Could there be anything better than eggplant, tomato and onion all roasted and caramelized? I think not. I give no apologies when it comes to dinner on busy […]


Sugar Free Oats with Nut Butter and Coconut Oil

Stick-to-your-ribs filling, my all natural and sugar free oats with nut butter and coconut oil are full of healthy fats, fiber, zero cholesterol and only 3 grams sugar. A perfectly delicious way to start your day! My Nana always told me white sugar and white flour is the devil. Back […]

Sugar Free Oatmeal

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Wheeler Body Works – Win a Free Massage, Flexibility Session and Fitness Consult with Personal Training Session

I have been very blessed by the people that have come into my life. Two of those people being my sister and brother in law – Kathryn and Matt.  You will never meet more genuine, caring and deeply devoted people. I’m so grateful to be part of their lives. Kathryn […]


Savory Quinoa Florentine

Savory Quinoa Florentine is a simple and elegant dish with sautéed tomatoes, caramelized onions, aromatic garlic and wilted spinach. Before I get to my Savory Quinoa Florentine recipe – I’d love to  share a few insights I’ve learned over the journey of life. Make the time to do the important things.  What are the […]

Quinoa Florentine

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How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet […]


Tofu Xpress Giveaway and an Easy Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

For my Kale and Tofu Sandwich scroll down! ____________________________________________ And the winner of the giveaway is #13 Anna Rabhan! Please check out her article at her website the Organic Adventurer on Palm Oil and Orangutans. ____________________________________________ The long ago day when I overheard people talking about the book the China […]

Saucy Kale and Tofu Sandwich

What are your goals and dreams?

My life has been a whirlwind lately!  It’s amazing how things start to change when you focus on the positive. I have no doubts that the next two years of my life are going to be very different than the last twelve. I currently work a day job with a […]


Gratitude Post – A Letter to My Daughter

My mom bought me a subscription to Oprah Magazine a few years back as a gift and in the July 2011 issue there is a photo by Richard Foulser that really spoke to me.  Along with the photo there was a quote by Marcel Proust. “Let us be grateful to […]


Busy Weekend!

A quick post to tell you what I’ve been up to…. A wedding! My gorgeous sister-in-law, Kathryn, got married yesterday at a perfect, simple and elegant brunch wedding. My little one was the flower girl. And I was a very cold Maid of Honor so I wore this shawl the whole […]


Eat. Live. Be. for a Better 2011. My Support System.

I’ve linked up with Joanne at Eats Well With Others which is one of my most favorite blogs.  Her dishes are both healthy and delicious with some decadent sweets thrown in every now and then.  In a recent post she blogged about a group that will be starting up Eat.Live.Be. […]


My Saturday So Far

Saturday, so far, has been spent food shopping and cleaning….getting ready for my sister-in-law’s wedding next weekend.  I am the maid of honor and we are having the family over to the house the night before the wedding to celebrate.  Somehow we were able to fit in a bit of orange […]


Quick note of gratitude!

In the spirit of the holiday season I would like to say thanks to…. Everyone who “follows” me.  It makes me feel so good to know I’ve got some friends out there with similar interests to share ideas with! Anyone who comes to visit me and leaves a comment.  All […]


Happy Thanksgiving to All

Since I may not be able to log on tomorrow I would just like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and say thank you to anyone who comes here to visit me.  May your travels be safe, family be healthy and dinner come out perfectly! XOXO Dawn


Special Thanks to Ashlee and Cara

Recently my friend Ashlee at Veggies by Season had an on line auction to raise money for Molly’s vet bills. Molly Molly is a little dog she found wandering alone on a busy road in Jacksonville.  Ashlee kindly took her in and brought her to the vet.  She is in fairly good health but […]


My New Camper!

I got my new camper tonight.  It’s not actually new just new to me.  Lemme tell ya the whole story. Sunday, on the way back from our night in St Augustine…..  ….I saw this little beauty on the side of the road at a boat dealership and thought that is […]


Night in St Augustine at the Edgewater Inn

I’m back and I missed you! And I have a few photos of you from the Edgewater Inn.  We fell in love with this place. Now mind you, they just rebuilt the historic Bridge of Lions so there is a barge left where they are removing the temporary bridge but […]