It’s time to celebrate!

Today LinkedIn has told the world (okay, maybe just my connections) that four years ago on this date, Plateful of Soul was born. It's hard to believe. Thank goodness for the Internet. If it wasn't for Facebook reminding me of people's birthdays, I would probably never remember their special days on time. If it wasn't [...]

The paradox of positive thinking

It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life [...]

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 [...]

Stressed and cope with food? My Emotional Eating Workshop can help

If you’ve ever struggled with weight loss due to stress and emotional eating, an upcoming local Arizona workshop can help. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIX4kEDhdZw/ My workshop called “Coping with Food: Overcoming Emotional Eating” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Herbalicious of Arizona (423 N Florence St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122). Cost is [...]

Baked Squash with Spicy Bulgur Pilaf Recipe

I volunteer every month for an event called Produce On Wheels With Out Waste (POWWOW), and come home with bushels of food as a thank you. The event allows foods that may not be pretty enough for the market or are leftovers to still get to people who are in need. The event allows you [...]