Mindset Monday: Habits, Associations, and Learning

September 18, 2017

Today I want to talk about habits, association and learning.  I, however, don’t want to talk about these in the context of current behavior, or the things we do now. I want to talk more about the importance of these things in creating new habits that will support change you want to make going forward, long term, and without making it feel like a constant chore.  It’s like so many…

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No-oil Chinese Eggplant

August 31, 2017

Everyone once and a while I have a really hunkering for Chinese food.  It’s one of those things that I grew up having on occasional Friday nights with my family, so sometimes I miss it.  I created this really quick, oil free dish that really hits the spot when I get one of those cravings!  The recipe can really be used with most any vegetables you have on hand, but…

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Pickled Red Onions

June 28, 2017

My new, latest obsession is pickled red onions.  They are so easy to make and really add a lot of flavor to salads, tacos, avocado toast, sandwiches or whatever you put them on!  I got the idea from my favorite local restaurant, The Lovin Oven.  They add it as a garnish to their vegan burrito and my boys and I just love them! I decided since we love them so…

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My new life

April 5, 2017

 Background In October of 2005 I felt the pain that got me started on this journey.  I came home from work and looked through the stack of mail on the counter.  I found a letter from an insurance company about a life insurance policy that I had recently applied for.  I was a little anxious, because I had issues getting insurance a few years earlier and ended up being put into a…

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Healthy Apple Pie

March 14, 2017

Yup, Apple pie!  Truly delicious, truly healthy, apple pie! The credit for this one goes to three people, Cathy Fischer for the crust, Dr. Fuhrman for the filling, and our friend Jenn for having the genius idea to put the two of them together.  I’m really glad she did too, because this is a great recipe that everyone will love.  The fact that it’s healthy is just a bonus! In fact,…

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A Pizza Party

February 11, 2017

This one is so simple!  It’s been a quick go-to of ours for years, but we haven’t made them in a while.  The boys had their cousins coming over tonight for a sleepover, and it worked out perfect!     A big key in getting kids to eat healthy food is to have them be part of the process and decisions.  We started tonight by asking the kids what kind of veggie…

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Baked fries?

January 12, 2017

Can we still call them fries if they aren’t fried?  Or are they french baked potatoes?  That sounds like something totally different….   Anyway, these are super simple and very tasty, no matter what you want to call them.   This seriously couldn’t be more simple.  We really just cut some potatoes, arranged them carefully so they don’t touch on parchment paper, and baked them in the oven. They could…

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Baked Falafel

January 12, 2017

Falafel is one of my favorites!  I’ve been on a mission this year to come up with a healthy version, and I think I’ve finally got it!  This is one of our own recipes that I developed after a lot of trial and error.   I actually do this a lot, but many of them don’t make it to the blog.  This one hit the mark, so here it is! My…

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Stuffed Peppers

January 4, 2017

These stuffed peppers are easy to prepare, and so tasty!  I made them for Christmas Eve dinner this year and everyone loved them!  I prepared a double batch, and froze half after cooking to save for the following week.  We love having delicious leftovers in the freezer for a quick dinner, and our friends who came to dinner are still raving about them! 🙂 The filling calls for cooked brown rice.  Cooking the rice takes more…

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Vegetable Stir Fry

November 7, 2016

We love this stir fry recipe in our house! It’s a fairly easy to make on a week night, and can really satisfy my craving for Thai take out.  The most time consuming part is chopping all of the vegetables, and it’s really not so bad…  The roasted cashews add a lot of flavor.  A LOT!  So don’t skip that step, it’s totally worth it, and really makes the dish.  Oh, and the…

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