Archive | January, 2016

Olive and Herb Crusty Spelt Bread

31 Jan

Good morning fellow bread lover.  Can you imagine the smell of a freshly baked loaf sitting on your counter wafting fragrances of olive, rosemary and thyme around your kitchen. There you are, standing there in anticipation, filling a little bowl with golden olive oil, sweet balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper for your […]


Butternut Squash and Zucchini Quinoa

21 Jan

Quinoa.  Quin Oh Wa?  Ohhh.  Keeeeenwaaaa. I have to admit, I was skeptical when this little grain burst onto the scene.  I didn’t really understand what it was or how to use it. I tried eating it plain and using it several ways in recipes – even a breakfast porridge… buuut not successfully.  I didn’t fall in […]


10 Food Habits You Need to Incorporate for Invincible Health

17 Jan

Have you heard of blue zones?  These are areas of the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives.  There has been a lot of research done in relation to how people in these areas live.  One of my favorite books on the topic is the Okinawa Way by Dr.’s B. Willcox, C. Willcox […]


Vegetable, Chicken and Egg Stir-fried Brown Rice

13 Jan

You know why I love this recipe?  Because it uses lots of leftovers! Or you could say this recipe calls for pre-prepped food, which is a smart way to look at the process of purposefully cooking extra portions.  🙂 Whenever I make any kind of grain, like brown rice, barley, bulgar wheat, quinoa, etc., I always […]


Top 10 Clean Eating Soup Recipes

10 Jan

I just had to take this whole soup thing one step further before we move on!  Soup really is the perfect meal. So many flavorsome and colorful varieties, so deliciously comforting, so easy to cook and to freeze!  And the best part?  Soups are loaded with nutritious goodness so they are bound to help us […]


Tuscan Bean Vegetable Soup

6 Jan

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Soup is the perfect meal. Hearty… comforting… filling yet light and nutritious all at the same time.  A big pot of steaming fragrant soup is like a welcoming bear hug from your long lost friend and his name is “ole’ reliable” because he can kick start plans to […]


Positively Healthy in 2016: How to create achievable goals

1 Jan

Happy New Year!  Hooray!  It’s 2016. 🙂 All that was wonderful… and disappointing in 2015 is now behind us.  And ONLY new opportunities are ahead – new dreams to actively pursue, new fun experiences to start planning, new challenges to grow into a better person, new ways of doing things, perhaps a new outlook. A new […]