The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner | Book Review

I have been fascinated by the idea of Blue Zones since I first heard of them so when TLC Book Tours offered me an opportunity to review a compilation of Blue-Zone recipes, I didn’t just agree, I said Yes, Please! Modern-day explorer Dan Buettner and his colleagues at National Geographic, in deciding to study longevity, took…

Weekend Shenanigans

It was a busy weekend for me what with… Church Stuff We’ve been having a nightly prayer meeting at a local church in our area and I’ve been trying to attend most nights. Friday night, I was present and got home late but it was worth it to hang out with some of my young…

What Is A Cook Book?

When is a cookbook not just a cookbook? When it’s a cook-book, of course! I don’t know about you but there are certain people I consider experts about certain subjects. It doesn’t matter how great this or that new person sounds on a topic, I’ll always go back to the one I trust when I’m…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 19 – Breakfast Salad

If you eat breakfast in the morning, it’s a great opportunity to fill up on vegetables – include protein if you’ve already gotten a workout. Usually, you’re not craving carbs, you’re just craving food. Use the opportunity to give your body the nutrition it will need all day. 4. Easy breakfast salad ideas: 1. Kale…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 4

a.k.a. All fat is not created equal Abel James says, “the biggest problem with fat is that it’s called fat.” There’s the fat that you eat – healthy fats like avocados, nuts and the not-so-healthy fats like margarine and bacon grease – but there’s also the fat in your body. And then there’s it’s other use…

40 Days of Yummy – Day 1

I want to lose weight but I don’t want to starve myself. I also don’t want to give up the foods I enjoy because I really enjoy food. My maternal grandparents, lived healthily until their late 70s, my father’s mother lived until her 90s and she was healthy until the end. I’d like to live the…

Feed A Woman For A Day

I haven’t done a WIAW.. What I Ate Wednesday… post in a while. Since then, I’ve been eating some delicious things. In case you’re wondering, here’s how to feed a woman for a day.       What was the best thing you ate recently? WIAW 

Best of March

Proudest Accomplishments  4 swimming lessons under my belt  Umpteen stories finished  Following my workout plan  Best Outfits       Best Meals       Best Workouts     Best blog posts Once is Not Enough Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Lessons From Wild Animals Raw Vs. Cooked Vegetables Tips for Eating Right…

10 Eat-Right Tips You Should Adopt Today

Most of us eat at least three meals a day, every day. If you’ve been planning to eat better, every meal is an opportunity to make a good choice.   Sure, there are diets that focus on all the things you should exclude: Paleo – exclude the grains; Vegetarian – exclude the meat; Vegan – exclude the dairy; Atkins –…

5 Reasons To Go Raw

5 reasons to include raw foods in your diet: Raw foods contains all their water which helps keep us hydrated Raw foods retain their alkalinity – cooking can make some foods acidic and high acid levels in our bodies promote disease-conducive conditions The natural state of most fruits and vegetables is such that we can…

Moving From Goal Setting To Goal Getting

Setting goals is the easy part. I say, “I want that life. These are the steps I will put in place to get to that target.” But the execution of the steps is a daily grind. My goals for this week are: Get to 30,000 words in the novel (I’m currently at 15,418) Exercise everyday…

How To Eat Right, Live Right, Run Wright this week

  I’m back to Meal Planning and this time, I’m building my week’s menu around the 3 things I’m craving. I’m also making sure to get my G-Bombs every day. Want more meal planning ideas? Check out: G-Bombs Meal Plan         and WIAW The Meal Prep Edition         Last weeks’ goals…