No Wonder Monkeys Are So Happy All The Time

'' BANANAS….......... Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!…This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two … Continue reading No Wonder Monkeys Are So Happy All The Time

The Taste Of Gourmet Nutrition

My gourmet taste is heaping scoop of each - vanilla and chocolate. Highvoltagehealth.usana.com Health. When you have it, life is good So you need superior health products that fit your lifestyle and help you enjoy your life, your way. But we know your busy. So there is NUTRIMEAL - convenient meal-replacement drinks that provide you … Continue reading The Taste Of Gourmet Nutrition

What To Make With Leftover Steak

"What to make with leftover steak" I recited and laughed to myself at the rhyme, earlier in the day, as my thoughts to dinner - dinner for one - entered my mind. I appreciate that my kids read my blog. So in order to keep them reading I gotta keep the story short. Story: my … Continue reading What To Make With Leftover Steak

Take Back Your Power

You know their coming! Their tiny! addictive they'll stress your immune system tighten your pants leaving you full of REGRET!!!! They'll have you in their grip right through to Christmas To the New Year When you'll cry......... NO!!!!!!! .........TINY HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE BARS Reclaim your power over them with RESET! 5 day program designed to: ✔️ … Continue reading Take Back Your Power

The Italian Cooks With Thai Curry

I think of my one daughter when posting a recipe.  She always jokes when looking at recipes on websites "what's with the story,   just get to the recipe already." In addition to encourage communicating thoughts and feelings, storytelling promotes a feeling of well-being and relaxation.  Isn't that what a well thought out, intentionally prepared … Continue reading The Italian Cooks With Thai Curry

Koolaid To Kale

Quite simply put..........are you tired of starting over......AGAIN! "THIS will be my year" you said about 330 days ago.  Yet, as the last month of the year looms, your mind drifts to the short comings of your health goals that you may have either started and fell by the wayside OR worse, didn't get past … Continue reading Koolaid To Kale

Goodbye Yoghurt……Hello Kefir

Kefir......It's believed that the name comes from the Turkish word "keif" which means good feeling. And it's my new food for the week. I scooped a jar as it was marked reduced at The Mustard Seed . It has a cleaner, lighter flavor and texture than Greek yogurt Although I've just had a dish plain … Continue reading Goodbye Yoghurt……Hello Kefir

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup water 3 tbsp tahini 1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree 1 tsp cumin 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/3 cup olive oil 1. Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, water and tahini … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Black Bean Brownies

What is it with kids and eating green???? Growing up in era where things were just a little different, what worked then didnt work now.  I had to learn years ago to be sly if I wanted to get more veggies into my kids including cutting carrots in zig zag shapes,  I needed to be … Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

Emotional Eating, I get it!

Emotional Eating.......I get it!  I'm Italian, meals are important to us.  Family time together.  Unlike some, my emotional eating is connected with good things. Celebrations!  Family time.  And as I progressed in my Bodybuilding career, food was connected with success, purpose, intention. Even as I raised my family breakfast and lunch resembled more of a … Continue reading Emotional Eating, I get it!