The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook Review

Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook

I have an addiction to cookbooks! I tell myself I am not going to purchase any new cookbooks but then I see a new one and I can’t help myself. Usually it turns out to be a good decision and I rarely have regrets. I read cookbooks like novels cover to cover, soaking up all …

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From Empty Nest to Full House!

Full House

I thought I had better write an updated blog post least you all think I have fallen off the edge of a cliff on one of our hikes! Truth be told there hasn’t been any time for hiking lately. Long time readers of this blog know that two years ago this month our daughter Katy …

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A Birthday Hike on Fern Canyon Trail!

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Fern Canyon Trail

When hubby Tom asked me if I wanted to go out of town to celebrate my 55th birthday with a hike I didn’t hesitate to say yes!  It’s a chance to get away from daily life, the phone, chores, laundry and so on. There is something so peaceful about being out in nature. I love the …

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Farmer’s Market & Food Finds

Lucy's Cookies
Nutmeg Notebook

Are your local farmer’s markets up and running? We are fortunate that our farmer’s market is open every week all year long. That’s one of the perks of living in California. I love seeing what new crops are ready to be shared. If you purchase from the same vendors on a regular basis they usually throw …

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Can a plant based diet really lower cholesterol? My results!

Health Books

At my yearly phsyicals in 2011 and 2012 a pattern started to emerge with my LDL choloeserol as it was on the rise. Despite the fact that I was following what I thought was a healhty low fat diet all the while exercising, staying active and trying to be healthy. I rarely ate red meat, …

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