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How To Cook Brown Lentils In Bulk Using A Pressure Cooker 2

What if you could live years longer just by eating a cup of super-yummy lentils per day? What’s that you say? I’d love to learn how to cook brown lentils but it takes too long to cook them? Let me introduce you to the pressure cooker.   But first, let’s get […]


How To Cook Brown Rice In Bulk In Three Easy Steps 5

    Even the most basic foods can be scary to cook when you’re first getting into the kitchen.  When you’re going plant-based, there are a few basics that you’ve gotta master to be successful – including how to cook rice and grains in bulk. Shopping and cooking from the […]


What The Health Film Review – The Newest Must-See Documentary 2

Have you struggled with, or know anyone that has dealt with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or obesity?  How would you feel to be armed with the knowledge that genes have little to do with any of these diseases and that we’ve got more power than we think? What The Health Film Review: […]


Plant-Based Gastrofest 2017 2

Jacksonville’s Gastrofest knocks it out of the park with the plant-based options. Walk with me as I show you what was on the menu and get ready to be inspired.   Gastrofest was a double duty thing for me this year. Think Wonder Woman…..as in Diana Prince in the morning […]


Plant-based Irish Soda Bread 1

A plant-based Irish Soda Bread that will give you the Luck o’ the Irish!  Or at least something really yummy for breakfast.   This hearty bread is made with a mixture of oat and whole wheat flour, laced with warm cinnamon and sweet raisins – add a little bit of butter (such […]


Why’s It So Hard To Eat The Right Foods? The Pleasure Trap.

  Why do we make the decisions we do? Why do we choose the wrong foods when we know the right ones to eat? It’s all about The Pleasure Trap.  Psychologist Doug Lisle breaks it down.   Humans and animals are built by genes and are sensitive to environmental cues. We […]


Simple, Healthy Subs For Massive Results: Raw Cacao 2

Try a new way to make New Years resolutions stick. Lasting change comes from small, easy-to-manage steps. To start, fresh for 2017, try one simple, healthy sub: raw cacao vs. powdered chocolate drink mix, hot chocolate or processed cocoa powder.   I’m finally going to lose the last (x) pounds. I’m […]


Last Minute Homemade Christmas and Hanukkah Gift Ideas 2

We’re down to the last few gifts, we’re all broke and who wants another ugly Christmas sweater anyway? Bust out the glue gun and try these last minute homemade Christmas and Hanukkah gifts!   We’re crafty in our house. Over the years I’ve made ornaments, cookies, mustard, scented sachets and […]


Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook Review 2

Having the right tools makes feeding your family healthy meals a whole lot easier. The Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook is a great tool to add to your kit! Fact: Getting my daughter to eat healthy, plant-based meals reminds me of the first time I did bosu.   I fell flat on my face […]


What’s In Season? Everyday Super-food Orange. Recipe Roundup! 6

We all know and love this everyday super-food, the mighty orange!  But here’s a factoid you might not have known….it’s not the tired old, “it’s got lots of vitamin C and fights colds”, this is much juicier orange gossip.  All the goodies are in the white stringy stuff you pick off. Yeah, […]


Green Chef Meal Kit Delivery Service Product Review 4

Are meal kit delivery services the next thing since sliced kale? Find out if it’s all it’s cracked up to be with my Green Chef Meal Kit Delivery Service Product Review. A few weeks ago I noticed a sponsored post on Facebook to get four free meals and decided to test it […]


The Worst Thing You Can Tell Yourself When Fighting Sugar Addiction 2

We all tell ourselves little white lies, but what’s the WORST thing you can tell yourself when fighting sugar addiction? Keep reading…   You’re at an office party, talking to your co-worker, Steve, and suddenly a scent hits your nose and your vision narrows like a nuclear submarine ready to strike. There […]


Binge Eating Disorder (BED) And The Addictive Power of Foods 7

Do you suffer from Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?  You slip into the pantry and shut the door, hoping no one sees or hears you. As your fingers brush the greasy crumbs at the bottom of the bag, although you barely remember eating them, you’re reaching for the next bag – […]


Eco Friendly Stainless Steel Lunchbox Breakdown 4

It’s back to school time and my daughter and I were on the hunt for a eco-friendly stainless steel lunchbox.    Allow me to lay out some handy storage options for both kids and work-lunches. Healthy alternatives for kids and portion control for adults! Booya!   I’m surprised at how few, […]

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The Number One Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Meals 7

Is it like pulling teeth to get your family to eat healthy meals?  You’ve already heard of this, but you’ve forgotten the sheer power. Let me re-introduce you to….the bar – home style.  Why does it work?  Because kids of all ages love to have a hand in building their meals. […]


HOW TO SWITCH TO WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET

How To Transition To A Whole Food, Plant-based Diet – Five First Steps 1

Last week we chatted about why you want to make a change, this week we’re discussing how to transition to a vegan, vegetarian or whole food, plant-based diet.      You’ve answered your five questions. Now it’s time to get into action.   I’ll continue with the example of a mentoring/coaching client, […]