Apple, carrot & ginger juice

Thanks to a recent gift from my parents, the fam and I are enjoying some delicious fresh juice on our new Jack LaLanne juicer.  Jack Lalanne was known for his incredible health and endurance and was one of the early pioneers of the benefits of exercising, eating right, and yes, juicing. He’s famous for swimming 1 1/2 miles in … Continue reading

Do you believe?

Today while browsing Facebook I ran across a post from an old friend/colleague and it made me think about how my life has changed over the last couple of years. As I saw pictures and posts of friends and family back in Colorado braving 20 inches of snow, I prepare to work in my garden … Continue reading

Paleo Smoothie of the day

This is a fave smoothie of mine that helps ward off inflammation and gives a good boost of energy in the morning. For some it’s an acquired taste but I love it; if you find you prefer some almond or rice milk to help add some creaminess to it you can do so, but keep that to a minimum. … Continue reading

Is gluten-free a healthier option?

Is a gluten-free diet a healthier diet? Thats a question I get asked often, and one that I see debated over and over online. Turns out it totally depends on who you ask. For example, if you follow the Elizabeth Hasselback way of living gluten-free, you will simply replace your previous gluten-ful life with the now readily available gluten-free counterparts. Gone … Continue reading

Will the Girl Scouts offer a Gluten-free option?

Not without your help! There’s a petition circulating online to help rise awareness of the need for allergen-free friendly items, and I know as a former girl scout myself that not tasting those delectable thin mints and tagalongs is quite disappointing. So for those of you who wish to help, you can read the cause below from and click … Continue reading

‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’

I remember being a little girl when I first heard the phrase, ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’, and I didn’t get it. My grandfather (who passed of cancer many years ago, but manages to sneak into my mind pretty often) first told me that when I was around my son’s age now. I was 7 or 8, … Continue reading

Fritata Aleta, easy and delish!

I ran across this recipe in the User-submitted Cookbook from Mark’s Daily Apple and loved it for its ease of making, and the fact that it’s packed with a much needed protein punch in the morning. I always make sure my 7 year old son starts his day with some protein to help fuel his day, and this is one that’s great to … Continue reading

Spicy Cocoa Roasted Almonds

A friend sent me this recipe as a great idea for a sweet/salty treat, and suggested they would make nice home-made gifts too, and I have to admit that home-made gifts have that special touch store-bought gifts can lack and I personally love a home-made gift.  You can wrap them in some cellophane and use a simple … Continue reading