Starting A New Chapter - Our Journey To Healthier Eating Begins

I have to say that I'm truly excited to start this new chapter. In the past, when it's come to food related changes, I've never held any 'excitement'. I've set goals, but no true excitement about change....more

Bliss in a Bar: Pure Bars

Review & Giveaway: ActiFry 2in1 from T-fal Canada

Which way do you lean when it comes to food preferences - sweet or salty? Given the choice, my go-to favourites have always been foods that are salty - and usually high in fat - with French fries and potato chips tied for #1 on my list. ...more
jtranho Oh, never thought of that! Nice! Good luck. :)more

Fish Tacos

Today was an absolutely beautiful day filled with church, relaxation and good eats. My husband and I had some great conversations while enjoying the sun. Typically we spend every weekend busy with chores or out traveling around. Today we sat and had great conversations with some yummy iced coffee and delicious food.Fish tacos were not on the menu for tonight's dinner, but as the night progressed it simply turned into that as we both decided we had been talking about fish tacos for awhile....more

5 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight on Vacation

Oh, the summer. Many of us spend all winter either working out or fretting about how to get ready for the warm weather.  We want to get fit before it's time to expose more of our bodies than can be covered up with a winter parka. Hopefully everyone was successful with their cold weather weight loss goals and feels that it's important to avoid reversing that progress on vacation.  Even if you haven't reached your goals yet, you don't want to be side tracked by a few days out of town....more
Ajima Jackson CarolineBogush  Good Luck!more

A Child's Perspective on the 2014 White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July 18, 2014. ...more
Sounds yummy! Did the White House share the menu anywhere? It's so great that your kids got to ...more

The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more
Laurend1985 Thanks and I actually have started using Almond milk for my smoothies and I love it. ...more

Spinach Quinoa Cakes

I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical about making this recipe because I had never tried Quinoa before and didn't like the taste of it when I boiled some up. That being said...these cakes are delicious and packed in protein at 11 grams! The calorie count is a little high because Quinoa is high in calories, but they are so filling that one cake is enough!...more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more