Have a Healthier Thanksgiving Meal From Your Garden

Gardening is one of the most rewarding activities that one can engage in. It’s an activity where your labors are rewarded with bountiful harvests that can be turned in tasty meals for your family. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and besides the opportunity to count our blessings, it is also an opportunity to utilizeContinue reading “Have a Healthier Thanksgiving Meal From Your Garden”

Nutty Oatmeal

1 cup oatmeal cooked2TBS raisins1TBS unsalted unroasted Pumpkin seeds1 TBS unsalted raw sunflower seeds2TBS shredded coconut1 TBS walnuts1 TBS chia seeds1 apple shredded Combine in a bowl of your choice and top with your favorite fruit.  Taste best when eaten warm.  Provides:  524 calores, 15 grams protein, 17 grams fiber

Carrots and Pomegranates with Honey Maple Glaze

2 -3 pounds carrots cut into fry size piecesarils (seeds) from 2 pomegranates2 TBS fresh thyme leaves2 TBS chives cut at an anglecayenne pepper to tastesalt to taste2 TBS honey2 TBS maple syrup2 TBS canola oil Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and cut carrots. Place on a large cookie sheet. In a bowlContinue reading “Carrots and Pomegranates with Honey Maple Glaze”

Tex Mex Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

1 cup black beans3-4 cups cooked quinoa1 1/4 cup oats (3/4 cup rolled and 1/2 cup cooked)1/3 cup bell peppers diced1/3 of one large onion diced1 tsp onion powder1/2 tsp garlic powder1/4 cup nutritional yeast2 TBS oil1/2 tsp cumin2 TBS cilantro mincedjuice of one lemon1 carrot shreddedsalt and pepper to taste1/2 cup corn Directions PreheatContinue reading “Tex Mex Quinoa Black Bean Burgers”

Savory Black Beans

2 cups dry black beans1, 16 ounce can diced tomatoes no salt1, 4 ounce can tomato sauce no salt1/3 bunch cilantro chopped1 medium onion chopped2 tbs oil1/2 tsp cuminsalt to tastegarlic powder to tasteonion powder to taste1/2 bell pepper diced Directions Place all ingredients in a crock pot Add water until water is 1- 1Continue reading “Savory Black Beans”

Goals are Still Relevant

In the last two years I have been noticing a growing number of people who do not set goals goals nor make resolutions. Many are saying that setting goals causes too much stress, sets unrealistic expectations which can cause anxiety. While these statements may be true in part, goal setting is a time honored methodContinue reading “Goals are Still Relevant”

The Hidden Deficiency

Several years ago, I began experiencing a series of symptoms that neither I or my doctors could explain.  I was exhausted all the time, even with adequate rest.  My mind was foggy and I was having difficulty comprehending what I was reading. In addition to those symptoms, my body hurt all over, all the time. Continue reading “The Hidden Deficiency”

When Temptation Knocks at the Door

Does it ever feel like the entire world is against you and that no matter what you tried, nothing worked?  Well, that described my day today.  It started out on a good note and finished on a bad note.  Through it all, I think I managed to stick to my plan.  It was somewhat ofContinue reading “When Temptation Knocks at the Door”

Goal Setting Part 2: Are you S.M.A.R.T.E.R than your Problems?

 In order to make effective plans, you must take the time to think, pray, meditate and consider what you want to accomplish. Fitzhugh Dodson said, “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” Today we will focus on setting your own goals and weContinue reading “Goal Setting Part 2: Are you S.M.A.R.T.E.R than your Problems?”