Confessions of a Cheese Addict

I recently posted on Facebook that I was finally getting around to reading Dr. Neal Bernard’s book The Cheese Trap, after which several people PMed me and asked (1) if they should read the book, (2) what could possibly be wrong with cheese, and (3) what are the alternatives to cheese. First, I love Dr. …

Our Favorite Juice Recipes

We’re currently doing a 10-day juice fast, so I thought I would share with you our two favorite juice recipes. Each makes about 24 ounces. GREEN CITRUSIngredients:4 green apples4 oranges1 handful of spinach Directions:1. Wash and core apples.2. Peal oranges.3. Wash spinach.4. Juice. SWEET GREENIngredients:2 green apples1/2 pineapple2 handfuls of spinach Directions:1. Wash and core …

Learning to Love Myself

For Lent this year, I decided to give up being so hard on myself.  It’s only been in the last six months that I’ve realized just how hard I really am on myself. When I was 17, I thought I was fat. I wasn’t alone. Most teenage girls have poor self-images. We’re bombarded all day …

Be Like Popeye

As silly as the cartoon seems, Popeye was on to something. Spinach is a superfood. You should definitely eat more spinach! A serving (100 grams/3.5 oz) of spinach contains all of the following: Fiber: 2.2 grams (promotes gut health and protects your colon) Protein: 2.9 grams (Yes, vegetables have protein!) Vitamin A: 9376 IUs Vitamin …

Vegan Baked Ziti

This is one of our favorite recipes. We found it on our favorite website: Nora Cooks. We’ve tweaked it for our diet and our tastes. Ingredients 1 lb whole grain ziti or penne noodles 1 1/2 cups raw cashews 3/4 cup water 2 tbsp lemon juice 4 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp onion powder 25 oz jar marinara sauce 1/2 cup vegan Parmesan Instructions Soak cashews in …

A Word About Whole Grains

Not all carbs are equal. That’s why even low carbers take into account the amount of fiber in determining net carbs. That’s also why most scientifically-based diets steer you away from low fiber and processed carbs. A few rules when shopping for your carbs… If you do include grains in your diet (I do 😉 …

My Favorite Breakfast

This is my take on avocado toast. 🙂 Ingredients1/2 avocado1/3 cucumber1/2 medium tomato4-6 spinach leaves2 piece whole grain toast Directions1. Toast 2 pieces your favorite whole grain toast. 2. Slice avocado, cucumber, and tomato.3. Layer cucumber, tomato, avocado, and spinach on one piece of toast.4. Season to taste.5. Place other piece of toast on top …

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Sorting through Nutritional Information

These days, so many people are frustrated by seemingly conflicting information. It can be frustrating to sort through all the information the media throws at us. One day eggs are a superfood, and the next day eating eggs is killing you. There are a couple of issues underlying all of the misinformation you see in …

Mexican Rice & Veggies

Ingredients 2 cups salsa2 cups water1 cup rice2 cups vegetables Directions 1. Add salsa, water, and rice to a wok or large lidded saucepan.2. Heat on high until boiling, stirring occasionally.3. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.4. Add vegetables.5. Heat on high until boiling, stirring occasionally.6. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 …

Step One

In Rob Bell’s book How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living, he talks about the need to focus only on the next step. Too often, we freeze up when we think about every step it will take to achieve our dreams. For a couple of years now, I’ve been considering …