Happiest Holidays to All

Happiest Holidays to All

On This Eve One candle for Advent. One candle for Chanukah. A candle to brighten the longest night. Light a flame to remember, a flame for the future, and a flame to illuminate now. Let a flame glow for peace, unity, and hope. A spark for love. A flare for wonder. A blaze for warmth and joy in the New…

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Emotional Eating During the Holidays is Not ALL Bad - Grandma's Nanaimo Bars

Grandma’s Nanaimo Bars

Emotional eating during the Holidays is not ALL bad. When I allow myself one (or two) indulgences at a time, I enjoy the experience of the food and better remember it later.  Most of the time I try to mindfully eat only what my body needs for nourishment. I really do enjoy eating so it is important to relish the…

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Ho, Ho, Oh Dear…

Bah Humbug!  Okay that is a little strong, but, I have suffered yet another disappointment in the kitchen.  I was really looking forward to producing an array of slimmed down holiday baked goods to share with all of you and my friends and family.  Unfortunately I am striking out left and right. Yesterday I went in search of a sugar cookie recipe…

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Redirecting with Sugar Cookies

Redirecting with Sugar Cookies

I was supposed to go to a cooking class tonight taught by a chef and nutritionist.  The topic was festive holiday treats and desserts that were lightened up and fresh.  I was super excited to see what tricks she uses and get some new techniques.  Not enough people signed up so there will be no class.  Boo.  Since I was…

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Birthday Smoothies

This morning I was sitting on the floor at a friend’s house watching my son run around the room and two things struck me.  First, I am so grateful that I am now physically able to sit on the floor.  For so many years it only took a minute or so before I lost feeling in my legs or had to lean…

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