Behold, the all-favorite, power-packed veggie chili! It's simple, it's delicious, it's simple. Did I mention it's simple? BAM! So, let's dive in. First you're going to DRY pan sauté (no oil) your chopped onions and frozen (or fresh) sweet corn. I like using medium high heat and browning these suckers to bring out the caramelized … Continue reading Plant Based Recipe: Simply Delicious Veggie Chili
I am afraid to die from cancer, and for years I've felt doomed to that fate. My father died from cancer at 46, my cousin at 37, my paternal grandfather, maternal grandmother, and nearly all of my parents' siblings have had some form of cancer. We often hear of it as an epidemic. It certainly … Continue reading Eating My Way Out of Cancer
Ever since Brian suggested we go to Denny's for Thanksgiving I had been dreaming of pancakes. Not the healthy kind. But the kind topped with whipped butter, maybe sprinkled with chocolate chips, a mountain of whipped cream on top in a pool of fake maple flavored heavy corn syrup. Not. Healthy. But. Sometimes I fall … Continue reading Vegan Recipes: Heavenly Mashed Potatoes with Celery Gravy, Sweet Potato Delight | Happy Holidays!
I stood in the kitchen, my phone in hand, ready to get my gripe on. Fortunately, my sister wasn't answering. Inside I whined, "but who's gonna listen to my problems?" So I just continued to stand there doing nothing. Until it dawned on me. "If I can't spend 5 minutes dealing with my feelings, I … Continue reading My Power Tool For Problem Solving: EFT Tapping
When I hit about 35-36 weeks of pregnancy, changes really started to emerge. It's common knowledge that your ligaments loosen during pregnancy in preparation for birth. You need that extra give as bones spread, making room for baby evacuation. Something I guess I forgot is the very real, very odd sensations these changes create. Getting … Continue reading 3rd Trimester Tips | Easing Discomfort During the Last Weeks of Pregnancy
Oh dear me. How good are our intentions. How high our expectations. And then reality hits. I planned to vlog (yes, that's such a crazy weird word, but it's part of our social vocabularly) regularly and when I went to post today's video I saw that it's been ...what's 34 minus 9? That many weeks … Continue reading Video: 34 Weeks Pregnant and I’m Not Perfect | Plant Based Pregnancy
On this particular Sunday while Brian was enjoying a morning cycling ride, the kids and I "went to the beach." Brian made this spacious sand pit in the backyard and it's been seeing a lot of action lately. I bring out the speakers, play the "Top Latin" station on Amazon Prime music (which I highly … Continue reading I’ve Got The Keys Back: Reclaiming Your Personal Power
"Mama! Papa got us COTTON CANDY GRAPES!!" Waverley exclaimed as she ran into the house. "Whaaa?" "COTTON CANDY GRAPES! They really takes like cotton candy!!" Er..okay? Apparently that's something Divine Flavor has done. How? Heavens knows. But do they taste like cotton candy? You bet your PANTS they do!So, if you're looking for a sweet treat … Continue reading Organic Cotton Candy Green Grapes. It’s a real thing.
How much stock do you put in mind+body+spirit being wrapped up in one? We Westerners like to separate them all. How could it possibly be that the food I eat has any bearing on my health -physical, emotional and certainly not spiritual? The emotional stress I'm putting myself through is in no way related to way … Continue reading Connectivity, Simplicity and Priorities
My youngest sister had a baby. During a visit a year later, while I was pregnant with my third child, she casually mentioned something I've heard so often, and actually held as a personal opinion. "Well, when you have a baby, your body changes. You never go back to looking the same." The conversation was … Continue reading Pregnancy and Weight Training: Dos and Don’ts | Plant Based Weight Training