Quick & Easy Quinoa w/ Green Beans

Quinoa Brown Rice and Green Beans Prep time is diminished with this pack of cooked quinoa & brown rice. Ingredients: 2 cups frozen green beans – snapped about 1/2 inch 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 package Seeds of Change Garlic Quinoa & Brown Rice 1/2 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 cup small cherry tomatoes…

Quick and Easy Homemade Guacamole

INGREDIENTS: 3 medium ripe avocados 1 small red pepper, finely diced (or tomato) 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped Seasoned Salt Borsari Citrus Blend to taste (you can find it on Amazon or Whole Foods) DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut the avocados length-wise around the pit using a chefs knife. Remove the pit and scoop out the flesh; mash…

What can 30 minutes of exercise do for your health?

Find out how many benefits you can get from just 30 minutes of exercise.  It will motivate you to get off the couch, chair, whatever is keeping you from a simple 30 minute walk.  Sometimes it takes the simple to have such profound effects.    

Love Unconditionally

Image captured by: Hannah Ruth Photography Valentine’s Day is a day of showing your affections toward someone you are romantically involved with or would like to be.  It can also be a time to show appreciation for your friends and family member(s). Sometimes these tokens of affection are given anonymously.  As I ruminate on this…

Relationships — My Placeholder

I just had my birthday and usually around this time I feel a little bit grumpy.  This year was different.  So many friends (silver and gold), my family, even the store clerk, made me feel special this year. My friends that are squeezing every minute out of their day for their own work and family…

Simple and Delicious Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies with simple ingredients like this are simply delicious! Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic Almond Butter 1/2 cup organic brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat in a small bowl the almond butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add oats…

Refreshing Lentil, Olive and Cucumber Salad

Lentils are part of the legume family and provide an excellent source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Additional benefits of lentils are abundant:  they are very filling, keep blood sugar levels from rising rapidly and contain heart healthy folate and magnesium, as well as a good source of B-vitamins.  One cup of cooked lentils pack a whopping 17 plus grams…

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Spicy Black Bean Burgers Another submission by Wendy. Her whole family loves them! Wendy gives credit to these two websites below: Gina at www.skinnytaste.com Angela at ohsheglows.com 1 16 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 C red bell pepper, cut into 2″ pieces 1/2 C chopped red scallions 3T chopped cilantro 3 cloves…

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

A healthy and hearty soup from nourishingmeals.com will warm you up from the inside out.  Savor the flavors, and reap the benefits of turmeric, which is known to improve liver function.  Food is medicine! 2 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped pinch or two of sea salt 6 cloves garlic,…

Where to Start in 2017? Eat vegetables.

Where to start in 2017?  Are you confused and not sure where to begin with goal setting for the New Year? Here is a tried and true easy tip to remember.  Best of all it comes from your Mom. . . . EAT YOUR VEGETABLES. When I begin to go AWOL with healthy and clean…

Pumpkin Bars/Muffins

Did you know that eating pumpkin may help play a role in cancer prevention?  One more reason to feast on the season’s best comfort food – pumpkin! DELICIOUS PUMPKIN BARS Ingredients: 1 c pumpkin puree 1 c almond butter 1/2 c raw honey 2 eggs 1 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1…

Coconut Banana Cookies

These cookies include all the benefits we are learning about coconut. They are only slightly sweet and high in protein, making them a nutritious snack or dessert. You can add mini chocolate chips to some of them if desired though this will add a little bit of cane sugar. You could replace the 2 tablespoons…