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They write stuff and drink coffee at Starbucks. They eat well. They are advocates for love, justice and social change. They photograph expressions of love. They have friends and partners and lovers. They are social creatures and recluses. They are leaders and followers. They are inclusive. They are bold and meek. They […]

Artists do Many Things


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Here is my quick and easy dinner of roasted eggplant and tomato, brown rice and brussels sprouts with chicken, and of course my peanut butter cookies. This couldn’t be easier and promises to impress AND happify just about anyone! First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. OK. let’s go: ROASTED EGGPLANT and […]

Quick and Easy Eggplant


Food Options
Roasting peppers can be a good way to add to our go-to meals options for the week. Slicing them up and roasting on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper makes for great flavor additions to sandwiches, sides, eggs, or […]

Food Opts for the Week



fruit snack
Fruit is a great snack to replace chips, candy or other processed foods. Some days I cut up an apple with peanut butter for a afternoon pick-me-up or have some berries, nuts and yogurt for a night-time snack. Here is one of my favorites this time of year – fresh […]

You’re a Peach


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Love this time of year because the tomato’s found at the local farmer are wonderful. The colour’s are striking and the taste is what you can only savor during the peak season. I’m not sure what the name of these are but they are awesome in sandwiches or salads. Often, you […]

Farmer’s Market Tomato Fest


Diet-Exercise
In the past two years I have refined many of my eating habits even though I considered what I previously ate as “healthy”. And it was healthy, for the most part, though when I really paid attention to these choices is when I began noticing how much better I felt, […]

Taking Charge of Health



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Welcome to the holiday madness! The time of year when dinner party’s run amuck and company outings are fueled with seasonal offerings that can be full of chemicals, processed junk, or foods that just don’t agree with us. Yet we consume them anyway. It’s OK to cheat here and there […]

Eating Gone Mad


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One staple food I always have on hand in the fridge is cooked brown rice. I make a big pot on Sunday and it lasts me most the week for lunches or dinners. Today, I had my steamed brown rice and tofu bowl for lunch. I steam the tofu ahead […]

Brown Rice Tofu Bowl (BRTB)


Perhaps you are looking to live a healthier lifestyle, get in better shape, or gear up for the holiday battle. Whatever the reason, here in simple terms are proactive solutions when you are craving the potato chip or chocolate cake. Simple practical suggestions to help you make conscious choices that […]

Kicking Crazy Carbohydrate and Sugar Cravings to the Curb



I recently discovered how much I love being in the kitchen playing my Putumayo Presents ROMANTICA CD while cooking. The space music and cooking creates for me is one of openness and peace. A flowing creativity. It opens the door for a sense of freedom. Freedom to dance and play […]

Eat Pray Love Americano