Proactively creating a happy 2017

Well, I went ahead and did it: I made a "Goodie Jar" for 2017. You see all these great ideas floating around the internet around the New Year in order to inspire gratitude and positivity for the next 12 months. Most reshare these ideas on Facebook and they recirculate a few times around your social [...]

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Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Muffins

I am not usually into baking. But I married a sweets lover, so I decided to surprise my husband with this little treat when he came home from work this weekend. Since it's officially fall, my inner tastebud clock was jonesing for somethingĀ pumpkin flavored. And ta-da! A completely fall-themed muffin recipe for you to try. [...]

Vegetarian Chili

Fall is officially here! Cold weather is coming and so are the holidays. In our family, there is nothing more heart (and tummy!) warming than having a pot of chili on the stove that everyone can pick from throughout the day when hanging out for a visit. This was one of my recent creations, and [...]

Recipe: Tomato & squash medley with noodles

Tomato & Squash Medley with Noodles SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1/2 of a yellow onion 1 tbsp mined garlic 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp Italian seasoning Water 2 carrots, chopped 1 cup stewed tomatoes 3-5 button mushrooms, sliced Half cup chopped Yellow squash Half cup chopped zucchini 1 package of noodles Peanuts (optional) Shrimp (optional) PREPARATION [...]

Hold the Salt: Healthy flavoring alternatives

If you have high blood pressure, or have it in your family, or are just trying to reduce the amount of sodium in your diet, I have great news for you - your food doesn't have to be "tasteless!" Try these great alternatives to the salt shaker, and enjoy! https://www.instagram.com/p/BJsntzHBztK/?taken-by=lindseys_platefulofsoul   Did you like this [...]