Habits Make Us Who We Are

It is the habits and actions we take, everyday, that move us forward in life or keep us stuck. An adult makes about 35,000 concsious decisions everyday. This number may sound crazy, but in fact, we make over 200 decisions everyday on food alone according to researchers at Cornell University. It is easy to see how during stressful times, or by by the…

Tags: Fitness, Inspiration

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Perfectionism Is Fear Dressed Up In Good Shoes...

"Perfectionism is fear dressed up in good shoes and a nice coat. You will never be free from criticism.  Perfectionism is a huge waste of time."  --Elizabeth Gilbert I LOVE this quote and it relates so well to health and fitness. Eating well and exercise should be about taking good care of yourself so that you can go out into the world and do what…

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Don’t Take Your Aching Joints Lying Down

Early in my career I was at a seminar given by a talented physical therapist named Tom Purvis.  Something he said has always stayed with me: “What is the most important part of the human body to consider if you want to live a long life?” Almost all of us responded by saying that the heart, or specifically a healthy cardiovascular system, was most important. …

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Oh She Glows PB&J Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

These little gems are fast and nutritious and great way to have your oats  for breakfast on the go. I used fig jam but any jam will work well. To finish the cookie, place smooth peanut butter in a plastic bag, cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and then pipe the peanut butter over the cookie. This recipe comes from Angela Liddon’s new cookbook…

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Mexican Super Salad

Good preparation is critical to being successful at almost anything and is absolutely true if you want to eat healthfully.  Preparing your own healthy food takes time but there are some tricks to being efficient.  On Sunday afternoon, I make three things for the week.  The first is a batch of veggie burgers, hummus or some kind of thing I can make into…

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Pecan Ball Sub

These little pecan balls are sooooo good, and so versatile. They are good in a sub and the make great “meatballs” for spaghetti.  I also like them crumbled up in my salad for lunch. Served with a big colorful salad and a glass of chianti!  I use ground cashews as a topping for the subs and pasta. Enjoy!   Preparation time: 15 minutes Baking time:…

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Raw Cashew Cheese

This recipe was given to me by my friend Dennis Young.  Super easy and so good!!  I made the sweet version as a decadent but healthy topping for sprouted whole grain toast served with  a side of berries for breakfast.  This sweet version would make a nice dessert dip for fruit. Enjoy!   Raw Cashew Cheese – Savory and Sweet Great in lasagna, pizza,…

Tags: Appetizers, Dessert, Recipes

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Sweet Potato and Avocado Bites

These are wonderful little appetizers.  They  are easy, look pretty,  and are super tasty. The recipe calls for radish sprouts but the market didn’t have any so I used chopped chives which works fine but the curly sprouts on top looks really pretty if you can find them. I got this recipe from a blog called “Blissful Basil.”  I highly recommend you check…

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Chocolate Almond Cherry Sports Bars

I prefer making my own sports bars because I believe whole foods are much better for your body and your performance than “sports nutrition systems” which is just a marketing terms for a chemical laden food like product.  Your body recognizes real food and will respond better.  These bars have a similar texture to Lara Bars.  The base is dried dates…

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The Easiest and Most Delicious Butternut Squash Soup

When I was at the Food Lab in Boulder a few weeks ago, one of the cooking instructors mentioned that his recipe for butternut squash soup is…… 1.  Take a butternut squash and cut off the stem. 2. Cut the butternut squash in half and place it flesh side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment. 3. Bake at 375 until the squash is soft, about 45-50…

Tags: Recipes, Soup/Stew

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