Blendtec Berry Beet Smoothie & Giveaway Winner!


In my post about beets I mentioned that I make a berry smoothie with a quarter of beet in it. Don’t turn up your nose until you try it, this is one of my favorite healthy smoothies! Although I had photographed making one of these beauties a year ago it got lost in the shuffle …

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Simple Nutrition Program & Grocery Gift Card Giveaway!


Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited about to-days post and the $25 grocery gift card giveaway! I was contacted by Safeway and offered two $25 grocery gift cards if I would be willing to shop at their store and check out the new Simple Nutrtition Program they have implemented. Since I live just a …

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How Optimistic Are You?


I read an interesting article that struck a cord with me and I though it would be worthy of sharing. It is in the April 2011 issue of O magazine about Optimism and feeling good. Dr Seligman, PhD. an expert in the field of positive psychology said, “When it comes to our health there are …

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Hearty Lentil-Barley Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes


There was some kale in my refrigerator and some dried lentils in the pantry that needed to be used up so Saturday I decided to make a big pot of soup. It started with the usual trinity of; carrots, celery and onion sauteed in a little olive oil in my big dutch oven. Garlic makes …

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Health Benefits That Can’t Be Beet! Beets-A Super Antioxidant


That’s right I’m talking about those ruby red beets that you have been walking past and ignoring in the produce department. I happen to love the flavor of beets and just recently I learned that beets are a Super Antioxidant! Even more reasons to add this incredible root vegetable into your diet. Dr Oz recently …

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