This year was the beginning of my personal commitment to eat and live healthier. My favorite foods are fresh fruit, especially berries. However, being single I found I was wasting many of my organically grown berries. They would go bad quickly. Plus, living in an apartment with an apartment-size refrigerator didn’t make it easy to freeze my fresh fruit. So, I came up with a great idea: puree my berries and store in mason jars until I was ready to use them....more
This month I'm taking part in the 31 Days challenge hosted by thenester.com. My topic is 31 Days of Tea and was inspired by my growing addiction to caffeine. When I started my new job in September, I became infatuated with the Tassimo machine and would be on pins and needles until I made my daily trip to get coffee....more
Conventional thought suggests that alcohol promotes weight gain by easing our inhibitions and causing us to overeat. In reality, however, research doesn't conclusively support this belief.
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While some people may have trouble sticking to their diets after consuming alcohol; others may actually benefit from a drink or two. In fact, moderate social drinking can often help people better tolerate trying dietary restrictions and exercise routines which can make day-to-day life challenging.
Well, I have to admit, I have treated myself with this simple recipe a couple of times already. The first time was experimental. Then the next time was for blog photos. Then, the next time and the next time…well, those were because I love this fall smoothie in the morning....more