Tips for Successful Distance Learning from a Homeschool Mom

I’ve seen many memes circulating around Facebook – from pee-your-pants funny to downright terrified – on the daunting task many parents are now facing to educate their children from home.  I remember feeling scared out of my wits when we first made the decision to homeschool our children –  confused, overwhelmed, incapable and bewildered.  Now…

Viral Infections: You’re Sick Before You Know It

We all live such fast paced lives these days that no one seems to want to slow down until there is a feeling of being physically sick.  We have a sore throat, a runny nose, a cough.  Sometimes we have fatigue or a fever.  These are all signs of a viral infection.  However, it is…

My Very First Video!

There are so many diets out there!  Paleo, Vegan, Keto, Whole30…Which one will work for you?  What is the one key element that all of these diets have in common? Check out my very first Youtube video below to learn more!  Your support means the world to me – Like and Subscribe, and comment with…

Low-sugar, Gluten-free Banana Bread

Letting the sweetness come from truly overripe bananas reduces the need for added sugar.  Cinnamon and nutmeg are warming spices that further add a subtle sweetness. Generally, I don’t include eggs very often in my baking, but in this bread they really add structure.  I use coconut oil instead of butter or inflammation-causing vegetable (soy…

Herbal Socca with Pesto, Mushroom and Tomato

Delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a quick snack!  This protein filled socca is loaded with whatever green herbs you have on hand…parsley, basil, cilantro, oregano…and then quickly fried in olive oil and topped with whatever you fancy.  So easy and so satisfying.  Get creative! Herbal Socca with Pesto, Mushroom and Tomato 1/2 c. chickpea flour…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…

The Anti-Diet

Diet ideas are everywhere, and many of them are loaded with rules of what to eat, what to avoid, when to eat and how to eat.  It’s all about control and willpower, and it’s damaging to your intuitive inner wisdom.  Here is yet another diet idea: the anti-diet. Add Instead of Restrict.  Instead of focusing…

Fully Loaded, Plant-Based Nachos

Delicious, plant-based, fully loaded nachos with a “cheese” sauce that my husband, who is definitely not vegetarian, prefers over real cheese!  These are just a nice, light, fiber and antioxidant-packed alternative to traditional nachos. The sauce is really what makes these so special.  It is a cashew-based sauce with smoked paprika and chili powder to…

Each Of Us Has Our Own Path

There is no one way of eating, thinking or being that works for everyone.  We are all unique individuals.  We all have our own special genetic makeup, our own way to responding to things. A recent study followed sets of twins and fed them identical diets. The researchers fond that the twins’ bodies responded differently…

Before You Keto

I should start with full disclosure: I am personally not a fan of the ketogenic diet.  Because it is a mode of starvation, when your body it in a state of ketosis it desperately uses fat stores to avoid eating away at protein in muscles and organs. But when the body doesn’t have enough resources…