Koolaid to Kale- A story to a healthier lifestyle

Koolaid, the cool refreshing summertime drinks; as a child I remember cold frosty jugs of it that were consumed during the summer months of July and August. Gathering nickels and dimes in exchange for a shared glass at neighborhood koolaid stand supervised and run by entrepreneurial 8 year olds. After those years of long active … Continue reading Koolaid to Kale- A story to a healthier lifestyle

One Cup Of Sugar

......or a tablespoon of berbere spice. Facebook post, I got tagged, Ethiopian stew, yum, checked all the boxes-meatless, had all the ingredients, except berbere spice, what's that? I'm Italian, I know garlic, basil, oregano- plus a few others. Try here, nope, not here, or there or there. Finally found it, duh, of course at an … Continue reading One Cup Of Sugar

Should You Supplement

No you don't need supplements. True if...... *you eat wild, fresh, whole, organic, local, nongenetically modified food grown in virgin mineral- and nutrient-rich soil and not transported across vast distances and stored for months before eaten *if you work outside, breathe only fresh unpolluted air *drink only pure water *sleep nine hours a night *move … Continue reading Should You Supplement

You Cannot Run Out Of Love

One of the biggest misconceptions about exercise is that it takes away from your energy levels. That's like saying you can't love another person on account you only have so much love to give away. Crazy right. Our bodies are infinitely strong and powerful. Feeling tired? Sluggish? Creatively flat? Experts say that one of the … Continue reading You Cannot Run Out Of Love

Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats – and beyond

               Look at us getting all creative with yet another zucchini idea. I do love and think it's important to eat local and local right now is lots of zucchini.  It was kind of funny actually, I thought anyhow.....being Italian, Sunday is usually sauce day, yet I found my daughter texting my other daughter who … Continue reading Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats – and beyond

Goodbye Chocolate, Hello Lemon

For years, and years and years, I have been hiding zucchini in a chocolate loaf.  Then, this weekend, along came lemon zucchini loaf -  there's no turning back. With our zucchini plant still producing daily, I simply have to plant this here (thank you Two Peas & Their Pod), so I can find it again. … Continue reading Goodbye Chocolate, Hello Lemon

What Supp – Glucosamine

This week I celebrated the 7 year anniversary of the camping trip where I torn my meniscus.  Never, ever before had I been so crippled in my active lifestyle. Wish I had an exciting story to go along with the tear, but I was just washing the dishes in a KOA campground.  One little turn … Continue reading What Supp – Glucosamine

What Supp

A new weekly feature.......What Supp. As in What Supplement.  Sooner or later you will be faced with a need to reach for nutritional supplements to do exactly that....supplement your diet. As a competitive bodybuilder for 8 years I seldom, on and off took nutritional supplements.  "I get EVERYTHING from my food" a mindset that stuck … Continue reading What Supp

Fact or Fiction? Muscle Weighs More than Fat

"What weighs more: A pound of feathers or a pound of lead? They weigh the same! A pound is a pound is a pound… except when you look at how much space that pound takes up." If you ever hear someone say “a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat,” please do … Continue reading Fact or Fiction? Muscle Weighs More than Fat