Thai (inspired) Noodle Soup

So when I need inspiration, I hit the books - recipe books, that is. I have fewer recipe books than you'd think, though. Once I discovered internet recipes and Pinterest, there was no turning back. But there are several I hang onto with beautiful pictures that I turn to for ideas. And this past Friday [...]

Iron & Pregnancy

During a woman's pregnancy, her blood volume increases by 50 percent. That is why it is extremely vital that a woman gets enough iron in her diet, and has herself checked for anemia, to ensure enough oxygen is getting to baby and mom's muscles, brain, etc. These foods are some of the richest in iron. [...]

Why healthy people don’t need to “juice”

Want Free Tips and Support?  Sign Up Here For My Monthly E-Newsletter While juicing may still be all the rage in some circles, I can't find it in my heart to fully get behind it as a well-person's go-to health fix. Here are some reasons why: A Healthy Diet is Enough Seriously, if you are [...]

9 tips for eating sanely during the holidays

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, ... but Thanksgiving dinner got the better of me this year. My husband and I had for the first time in our lives decided to travel and celebrate with out-of-town relatives. It was exciting for me, especially. It's only the fourth year having "in-laws" for me, and over a [...]

Cold Beet Salad & Sweet Craisin Quinoa

PREPARATION Quinoa: Prepare one cup quinoa with 1/2 cup raisins and 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Cook together until water is absorbed by quinoa. Add 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk/cream, 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar, and 1/2 tbsp cayenne. Mix well. Sprinkle a handful of fresh, minced mint leaves. Beet Salad I took both [...]