The Mother of Whole Grains

While giving a look around the internet for some healthy starch choices, I happened upon the website for the Whole Grains Council. Man, there's a council for everything.  Anyway. The folks over at WGC have come up with the "grain of the month" and for March it's quinoa.  Clap clap clap.  Congratulations to the mother of all grains! (That's what the ancient Incas called it.)  ...more

The Dr. OZ Show!!

Dr. OZ is kind and warm. What a great Dr. ...more

Best of 2009

2009 was definitely the year of the Veg & Green lifestyle.  From Ellen to Oprah, Tal Ronnen to Alicia Silverstone, Gardein to Daiya, the last year of the decade was a veritable vegan, health & eco fireworks extravaganza! So I figured I'd compile my faves of the last year in case any of you missed them so that you can enjoy them well into the new decade ; ) ...more

What's Cookin??

 I love to cook and always have! I cook at least twice everyday from scratch I tell you!! I am a Taste of Home magazine Field Editor and love it!! Taste of Home is a great magazine for home cooks. The pictures you see here are not by professionals because I am not a professional anything. My husband Sean takes all of my pictures. Without him you would have a pictureless blog. I love to cook and that is the reason for this blog....more

Beverages to Spike Your Blood Sugar

Roxanne Sukol MD "Your Health is on Your Plate" drsukol.teachmed.comI decided to visit the “beverage center” at our local Walmart to see what's in stock.  I especially wanted to look at the names of some of these beverages.  My hypothesis, borne out of experiences with margarine and breakfast cereals, is that the more manufactured the product type, the more creative the brand names.  ...more


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Those pickles do look tasty! And pretty too, I will give those a ...more


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix     ...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

A Few Special Christmas Cookie Recipes for Every Type of Diet

This weekend I made some Low-Sugar Chocolate Shortbread cookies, and when I'm making cookies in my never-make-dessert household that's a sure sign that the holiday baking season is in full swing everywhere. No matter what your personal eating preferences or dietary restrictions, there's a Christmas cookie recipe for you here, so check my list and get baking! ...more

These recipes are great. Too many nice ones, too little time though! Thanks for sharing ...more