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27 Oct 2014

Butternut biscuits and mushroom gravy

Butternut squash biscuits with mushroom gravy

Butternut biscuits and mushroom gravy

I am pleased to announce that I have created one amazing dish based on another amazing, albeit unhealthy favorite. My version is equally delicious and filling. The difference is my version is healthy and you don’t have to feel one bit of guilt when eating it. Good news, especially around the holidays.

You can find the recipe on The Healthy Foodie where Sonia was kind enough to let me do a guest post. I have been following Sonia and recreating her recipes since I became paleo a little over four months ago. I started following several paleo recipe sites but The Healthy Foodie has proven to be my favorite and I look forward to her posts. I really don’t visit other sites anymore unless I am looking for a specific recipe that she doesn’t have. I think her recipes are the best and I love the way she relates to her readers. I am honored to be doing a guest post there.

Anyway, hop on over to check out my recipe for butternut biscuits and mushroom gravy and all of Sonia’s recipes at The Healthy Foodie.

Be sure to come back here to comment. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Of course I will be watching the comments over there too.

PS These biscuits are great to serve as a side with any meal, with or without butter and of course, hold the gravy.

30 Oct 2014

Do you think you know what free range means?

Free roaming chickens

Free roaming chickens are happy chickens

Do you think you know what free range and cage free means? Think again!

Big business’s only goal is to make a profit and they will sell you a bill of goods to do it. They need to make you feel good about the food choices you make. Whoever does a better job, earns your purchase.

So let’s get back on topic. What do you think the label “free range” means.

Are you imagining chickens running free around a large farm where they scavenge for insects, seeds and grass?

As usual, in the interest of profit, big agri-business have effaced the original meaning of that label and

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29 Oct 2014

The struggles I face! Yes I struggle too!

textingYes, I struggle too!

I have talk to myself ALL the time about the challenges I encounter. I have to. I am faced with issues that I am still working on, and when I get those handled, then new issues will present themselves. Life is a journey you know.

Being human, we can only work on so many issues at once. That is not to say you can’t multi-task on these things but you can only handle a handful at a time.

I know what I am supposed to do and how I am supposed to respond to these challenges but doing it, at times it has been (more…)

27 Oct 2014

Do you care about your health? – 14 foods you should buy organic!

 

There are 14 foods you should buy organic. I want to start this entry with a disclaimer. I am a proponent of eating and buying organic.

The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

The dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

However with budgets tight I know that this is not always possible, so….
this article is about the foods that you should absolutely buy organic, due to the high health risks. You may have such a limited budget that you can only buy these organic products sometimes, but sometimes is better than never as you are still reducing the overall chemical load to your body. Every little bit does help, so don’t tell yourself it doesn’t matter because you can’t do it all the time. Just do the best you can and know that you are helping not only yourself and your family but the farmers who go to the trouble to apply organic methods and the workers who do not have to be exposed to the massive chemicals used in conventional farming. And let‘s not forget, the environment in general (more…)

25 Oct 2014

How to know if you are you a right fighter!

right fighter

Are you a right fighter?

I was at the gym today watching TV while I completed todays HIIT and up came a mention about always needing to be right. That got me to thinking about writing a post because truthfully, there is NOTHING to be gained by always being right.

Here are several ways to recognize if you have this problem.

  • You always have to have the last word
  • You get defensive when someone disagrees with you
  • You cannot accept someone with a differing opinion about anything
  • You continue to talk long after the other person has stopped
  • You often argue without listening to the other person
  • You feel flushed and upset when you are questioned or confronted
  • You talk louder and louder when the other person just doesn’t get it
  • You have the same argument, with the same person, over and over

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22 Oct 2014

Are your beliefs about exercise and weight loss outdated?

This is probably the most important information you will read all year!

HIITDo you have outdated beliefs about exercise and fitness?

Do you still think you have to workout for extended periods of time? Are you still focused on burning calories? Do you believe that being physically fit has to be hard, long and tedious? If your answer was yes to any of these questions, you are suffering from outdated beliefs about exercise.

There is new scientific research that proves that old ideas about exercise are wrong and ineffective.

The research proves that (more…)

15 Oct 2014

You have other routines but do you have a health routine?

Is a health routine important to you?

Is a health routine important to you?

A routine designed for optimal health is as important as your exercise or beauty routine. Maybe even more!

You’re committed to other routines that you believe benefit you but do you have a health routine? A health routine could very well be the most important one in your life. It may save you money, time and grief down the road. When most people are experiences the ravaging effects of modern life you can be a shining example of the payoff for having made a commitment to a health routine. (more…)

06 Oct 2014

What is the one thing you can stop doing to have a safer, cleaner kitchen?

Don't rinse raw poultry!

Don’t rinse raw poultry!

I have always been a bit confused by the instruction to “rinse” poultry. It really seemed counter-productive to me and it turns out, I was right. I know that the reasoning behind it is a claim about removing the bacteria. Ok, but I know that only heat kills bacteria and it cannot be rinsed away. In fact, the action of rinsing actually spreads the bacteria as far as the chicken water droplets can fly.

When you rinse poultry, it spreads the bacteria as far as the chicken water droplets fly.

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01 Oct 2014

Find out parking lot law vs etiquette? Plus my parking lot pet peeves!

Parking lot

Parking lot laws vs etiquette

Do you know the difference between parking lot law vs etiquette?

I almost got hit while crossing from the parking area to the sidewalk in front of a store yesterday. I am not a wreckless pedestrian. I check before I cross and by the way, I was in the “safe” zone, indicated by stripes on the pavement. I never assume that I can cross, although I, as a pedestrian do have the right of way in those areas.

The guilty party was a woman driving a van, she was on her cell phone and she was speeding. (more…)

30 Sep 2014

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