Of Squash and Potatoes

Delicious food is a common joy that puts a smile on even the most grumpiest of faces. It is nourishing, comforting, and delightful. After all, food was meant to be a source of nourishment to the soul and body, not contention, shame, or guilt. We must strike balance in...

A New Kind of Curry

Curry can be a great meal but there is room for recipe improvements if you want a healthier option. This curry, I went with white beans to add some creative spice to my recipe! That is right! Who says you have to use chickpeas? Creativity breeds joy and this certainly...

A New Spin on Red Lentil Chips

The holidays are over and the new year is in full swing.  Yet, the family traditions of our small unit continue with our Friday night movie matinee.Chips and dip continues to be our favorite meal but the busiest of the holiday season led to more store bought...

Why Dieting is a Horrible New Years Resolution

Happy New Year! It is finally here, and we have not only entered a new year, but a new decade. With new years we all feel a renewed sense for realigning our lives with a sense of purpose and growth, with goal setting being at the forefront of our to do list. But have...

The Ripple Effect

Ahh, Paris. A city known for its food, landmarks and for love. For me, it was going to be a time to spend having fun with my favorite person at Disneyland Paris! The sites, the sounds and the beauty of Disneyland Paris at night around Christmas is just awe-inspiring....

The Heart of the Holidays

Thanksgiving is here! Although truth be told, I love the ideas of giving thanks on a daily basis, this is often a time of year when people gather as collective in gratitude for all the wonderful blessings of love and connection we have with one another. After all,...

Travel, Yoga & Self-Care: Garden of Peace

Yoga is all about restoring balance to both the mind and body. We get so caught up in our everyday grind of life and even the superficial aspects of “beauty” that we forget the importance of balance and good health. You can never attain a sense of balance in your life...