Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken

  Chicken is one of the most popular food choices, especially when we are trying to cook healthy. You can never have enough chicken recipes!  This Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken by Ina Garten is AMAZING!! You will savor every bite of this melt in your mouth goodness.   This wins the title  “Recipe of the Year” at our house.  It is…

Stewed Lentils & Tomatoes

Lift your spirits and satisfy your cravings with this comforting, healthy stewed dish of goodness!  We all have those days, when we just need that comfort food to revive our spirits.   Here is a healthy dish that does not sacrifice flavor for nutrition.  You will satisfy your hunger cravings and rejuvenate your body with nutritious ingredients. Each…

Food Mill

A food mill is a cross between a sieve and a food processor.  It strains, mashes, and sauces. The perforated disk separates out any seeds or skins. The food mill can be used to make applesauce.  See our simple applesauce recipe here:http://simply-sweetened-applesauce applesauce You don’t need to peel the apples when making applesauce because the food…

Health Benefits of Peaches

Vitamins One little peach provides 10 different kinds of vitamins: A, C, E, K and six of the B complex vitamins. Fiber There are three grams of fiber in a peach. Fiber aids in digestion and prevents constipation and bloating while contributing to colon health. Fiber helps regulate cholesterol levels which aids in reducing the…

Prepare Your Garden Now!

Prepare your garden this Spring so you can enjoy a productive and bountiful harvest! 1.  First, focus on cultivating your soil. Soil can become compacted over time, so loosening it before planting is a priority to build fertility. 2.  Second, a few weeks before you plan to plant, cover your garden bed with minimum half-inch…

Spring Clean the Negativity!

SPRING CLEANING – Clean out Negative Thoughts Part 1 Our health is multi dimensional.  What does that mean?  It means our health is determined by many factors that are in constant perpetual motion. For example, how we respond to our interactions with others or situations can determine the health of our mind and body. Research…

Your Holiday Options for Weight Control

During the holidays you may find yourself dining out more than normal and frequenting the holiday parties that begin with appetizers and end with rich desserts. If you host the holiday gatherings with all the holiday goodies, you may be spending more time in the kitchen near the tempting foods you wouldn’t normally have in…

A Story for You this Holiday Season

A Story to Promote Wellness with Healthy Relationships Recently I had a conversation with my daughter-in-law, Caroline and son, Rick about how frustrating it is that God doesn’t speak to me audibly. My desire is that God would clearly speak to me in words that I can understand, such as how to live my life, and…

Sugar Challenge Results

90 days ago my husband and I set out on a 90 Day No Sugar Challenge.  (See our beginning journal entry here) Any time, day or night, TV commercials, blogs, online ads and articles inundate us with information about our health.  Everyone knows someone who is experiencing a health crisis. My husband and I decided…

Sugar Challenge

The thought of sugar evokes celebratory images, good feelings, and pleasant sensory memories for most of us. It’s undeniable. Sugar is woven into the fabric of our daily lives, whether we are celebrating, rewarding, or comforting ourselves. Our fascination with sugar is displayed in the headlines and titles generated by health news sites, blogs, and…

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…