health journey

Not the summer I expected…

This has been an odd summer. I planned on leisurely floating my pool most days and completing a couple projects. Instead, I worked 12 hour days on a little summer show for the first week out of school. Then there was the 4th of July parade, followed by some time with a grand daughter. At… Continue reading Not the summer I expected…

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Working to Keep My Head Above Water

My life is a bit out of control.  I am rarely home, and I am struggling to keep my plant-based diet a healthy plant-based diet.  All too often, it takes a lot of prep work (time), and eating time to make a plant-based diet a success. Not only that, most of the people living in… Continue reading Working to Keep My Head Above Water

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Starting Again

Restarting my commitment today. You see... the production of Mamma Mia consumed my life.  I was luck to get energy for something, sometime during the day.  I didn't exactly go crazy.  I just wasn't as mindful as I should have been, and had been in past year.  I still was eating a plant based diet. … Continue reading Starting Again

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Ending My Summer, but Keeping Plant Power!

Okay... I really need to make more time for food.  Today I had trouble finding the time to make and eat food.  So much to do and so little time to do it!  I am happy to report that I didn't cave and eat crappy food just because I was starving.  Last week was a… Continue reading Ending My Summer, but Keeping Plant Power!

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Keeping it Healthy… almost?

Monday plant eating opened with some of the best black berries I have ever eaten. I got them at the farmer's market. I think they called them triple berries. Whatever they are called, they were so juicy and sweet. I ate 2 boxes. That led to my down fall of eating a few potato chips.… Continue reading Keeping it Healthy… almost?

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Veggie Life on the Run

It's been a good week of eating a plant based diet. The thing is, the garden, the farmer's market and the farmer's co-op makes it so easy! The only real complication is time... time to prepare and time to chew. It seriously takes more time to chew fresh, raw plants, then it does to chew… Continue reading Veggie Life on the Run

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Week 4 of Intermittent Fasting and 60 Week’s as a Nutritiarian

Is this a habit yet. Actually... no. Everyday I make a choice. Some days the choices aren't as good as other days. There are those busy days where a lack of planning bites you, or those days you attend a party and the best you can do is to eat a piece of cheese pizza… Continue reading Week 4 of Intermittent Fasting and 60 Week’s as a Nutritiarian


Lemon and Dill Lentils

Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 4 c veggie broth 1 c uncooked lentils 1 c cooked brown rice 3 Tbs lemon juice 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 c Greek yogurt 1/4 c dill, chopped Directions 1. Heat oil (if you are using it... I use… Continue reading Lemon and Dill Lentils

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Trying Something New to Get Ogg This Stale Mate

This past week I tried "intermittant fasting." I went with the 16:8 theory for this first time trying out this new craze. You may be asking, "why do this now?" Well... I've been in a rut. My health progress has been stale. I've been hoovering at the same weight for about 3 months. I was… Continue reading Trying Something New to Get Ogg This Stale Mate

Recipes, Uncategorized

Mushroom and Barley Soup

Servings; 2-4               Prep Time: 10 minutes       Cook time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 pkg sliced portabello mushrooms, chopped 2 c button mushrooms, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 c vegetable broth 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar 4 springs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1/4 tsp… Continue reading Mushroom and Barley Soup