Blueberry Energy Bars, with Oatmeal and Seeds

This recipe will go against the grain (no pun intended for some) as it is higher in sugars than some people want. I rounded it out with seeds, hemp, chia, coconut oil, and some fibrous oats. Add in some spices and you have a cinnamon-y bar that can be cut back on the sweetness too. I’m working on my stevia sweetened version as I write this one!

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Poppy Seed Cole Slaw Dressing

The original recipe I have, iike most of my recipes, came from “i don’t know where” and had 1/3 cup of sugar in it. Now, you know, I don’t vilify any food, and yes, sugar passes my lips. I DO find I feel pretty sick when I over consume sugar. Plus, if you’re trying to heal your gut, sugar is not helpful.

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I Can't Sleep! 6 Tips for Bedtime.

It happens to the best of us. You have a busy weekend, Sunday rolls around, you are beyond exhausted, and are waiting for that moment when the kids close their eyes (for the third time), and your head can rest in slumber. You get into your cozies, climb into your fresh bed, lay your head down and close your eyes.

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What Triggers Eating?

And what to do about these triggers.

Physical state (hunger), habits (always eating lunch at 12, hungry or not) and environment, (Being around the girlfriends with wine, nachos and chocolate? Hello, sign me UP!) can be possible triggers. 

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What to use instead of eggs?

What do you use instead of an egg if you have an egg allergy, or choose to forgo eggs altogether?

If you are like my co-worker, or my daughter, the smell and idea of eggs is not appealing. If you are cultivating a plant based lifestyle, you may be eliminating animal products from what you eat.

Whatever your reason, my goal is to provide options and recipes

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Cranberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

What to do with that leftover cranberry sauce?

If you tried my homemade version, you may have a tad leftover. Cranberries pair well with balsamic vinegar, to make a sweet and tangy dressing for salads, vegetable or my Warm Quinoa and Tofu dish.

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5 Reasons Why is it So Hard to Change.

Change can be really hard. I’ve given 5 of my own reasons why it has been hard for me below. How do you feel about change?

Take work for example, new policies come into the office and you will see more some people getting their undies in a twist over having to do things a different way. Even if it ends up being an easier way!

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Avocado Mayonnaise or "Monster Mayo"

What do you do with an avocado? The answer it seems is AMOST ANYTHING!

We can buy prepared guacamole (or make it from scratch), and chop in a salad. Avocados come fresh, and frozen. Yes, frozen, as a quarter of an avocado can give us some creamy texture in a smoothie bowl!

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What Foods are High in Omega 3?

With all the hype about fat, are you getting enough of the right fat?

I have lived in the healthcare world for years, and I am ALWAYS learning about fat, among AALLL the other “things”. My daughter’s dermatologist tells her to eat full fat milk, because it has less milk sugar, and overall sugar intake is affecting her skin.

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Why Emotional Eating Isn’t “Bad”

We do it all the time. Have you never been to a wedding and enjoyed the cake? Unless it’s fruit cake. Maybe you walked in to a room, where fresh coffee was brewing and you were transported to the time when snow was falling, buses were cancelled, and pyjamas were the Outfit of the Day. And don’t tell me you don’t feel glee at the first bite of your birthday cake, if that’s your thing.

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