Vegan “Tuna” Sandwich Another Hearts of Palm Recipe

Hearts of palm is probably one of the most versatile ingredients you can use in substitution for seafood, if you are eating more of a plant-based diet. I have used hearts of palm for crabcakes. My vegan crabcakes won me the People’s Choice Award for the Georgia Seafood Festival last year, so I guess I […]

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Vegan Ceviche anyone?

RAW VEGAN CEVICHE using hearts of palm, is easy, healthy and amazing. I made this for the first time, back in 2005, when I got into exploring eating raw vegan foods. I have been a transplant recipient since 2008 and eating seafood like, ceviche can sometimes, not be the best thing for me to eat, […]

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Gluten free Chai Masala Oatmeal Cranberry cookies

So this has been a week of baking for me. Today I decided that I wanted to make something chai inspired, so why not cookies. Chai tea is probably one of my favorite beverages to drink, hot or cold, especially during this time of year. The warm spices of cardamom, clove, nutmeg, and ginger says, […]

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Orecchiette with Kale and Chickpeas

When I’m in the mood for something that is simple, delicious, and healthy. I think of chickpeas, kale and of course, pasta. I love this dish, because it is easy to put together. If you use organic frozen kale and organic canned chickpeas, the only thing that really has to be cooked is the pasta. […]

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Let’s talk about Eating for Health and Healing

Food in it’s very essence was created for pleasure and healing. The planet is full of healing foods, that are rich in antioxidant, vitamins and minerals. The smells, textures, look and taste of food in itself brings satisfaction to all our senses. But when you are thinking about eating healthy or for healing does those […]

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Roasted Sweet Chili and Ginger Cauliflower

Who doesn’t love cauliflower?! Okay, not everyone, but this recipe will make you fall in love with it again and again. Cauliflower is one that is loaded with nutrients. It’s loaded with fiber, which aids in digestion, it is also high anti-inflammatory properties, that helps with inflammation in our bodies. Another thing about cauliflower, is […]

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Power up your Nightstand for a Good Morning

What matters on the side of your bed can make a big difference to your morning. This blog today may make you thing twice about how to decorate your nightstand or not making it a place of clutter. Our bedrooms are a place we go to rest and retreat from the day. Here tucked away […]

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Juices and smoothies ~ My way to 50.

So YES! I turned 50!! Wow!! What an amazing time I had on my birthday! My husband, family and friends lavished me with so much love, it left me speechless! Seriously, that is a big deal to leave me without something to say, but it is now it’s marked in history. Turning 50 is a […]

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Brown Butter S’mores Cookies

Tonight I decided to make Turkey Sloppy Joes for the family and hey I thought what goes better with sloppy joes, then Brown Butter S’mores Cookie? Well at least that’s what I think and you might agree after trying this recipe. This recipe is adapted from https://bromabakery.com/smores-cookies/ . It’s a pretty tasty one. I adjusted […]

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Carrots ~ Nature’s Hormone Balancer.

Hormones a bit out of control? Maybe carrot juice might be the answer. Carrots are loaded with a good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. But did you know raw carrots can actually help with absorbing estrogen. According to research, carrots contain unique undigestible fibers to help detox excess estrogen from […]

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Gigi’s Chocolate Chip, Pecan, Coconut and Cranberry Bars

The quarantine has me baking up a storm, well more like cookie bars, pies, cakes and the like. Having my grandkids living with us makes it so easy to bake sweet treats, so after homeschooling they always expects Gigi to have a treat ready. Now let me be honest it’s not easy on my waistline, […]

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Mindful Living Moment. What invitations are you giving out?

Who doesn’t like to get an invitation to an awesome party? We don’t just give out invitations to physical parties, we give them out to our own life party. I like to call these invitations, internal soul invitations. What do I mean when I say an internal soul invitation? A soul invitation is the things […]

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What’s in a HUG?

According to one expert on the subject, Michael Murphy, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate at the Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity, and Disease in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, says it’s because touch deactivates the part of the brain that responds to threats, and in turn fewer hormones are released to signal a stress response, and your cardiovascular system experiences less stress.

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