The sweet appeal of kindness

Try a pineapple salsa to add a sweet and spicy flavor to a winter meal.

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight? Always try to be a little kinder than necessary.” —J.M. Barrie   When it comes to feeding our bodies, we are often not very kind to ourselves. We overindulge with sweets or stuff ourselves with salty, crunchy chips and crackers, drink too ...

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Consciously seeking comfort

Oatmeal, winter comfort food.

“Good love is like a bowl of oatmeal.” —Robert Johnson The comforting effects of love are much like the wonderful benefits we gain from conscious cooking and eating. A solid relationship nourishes our soul, fuels our bodies with positive energy, and gives us the opportunity to share joys and ...

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Wondrous winter wellness

Avocados brighten winter.

I wonder if the snow loves the fields and trees, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep darlings, till the summer comes again.” — Lewis Carroll   Despite the  frigid temperatures and short, dark days, ...

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A sensational recipe for the New Year

A sensational recipe for the New Year

“Each New Year, we have before us 365 brand-new days. Let us fill each and every day with loving intent. Choose your words with the utmost of care, share loving thoughts with all you meet and bestow charity upon those less fortunate than yourself.” January is a glorious testament to the ...

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Chestnuts roasting in a warm oven

Chestnuts — a holiday treat.

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love” —Hamilton Wright Mabie   One of the many joys of cooking during the holiday season is experimenting with new ingredients to create delicious healthy recipes. Imagine my delight when a dear friend recently cooked ...

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Pass the gravy and the gratitude

Thanksgiving dinner.

“Thankful for friends and loved ones, too, Thankful for all things, good and true, Thankful for harvest in the Fall, Thankful to Him who gave it all.” —Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer I am so grateful for Thanksgiving, a holiday that encompasses the concept of gratitude in such a delicious way. ...

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Miraculous comfort in the kitchen

Miracle worker: garlic.

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” —John Ruskin Whenever I am in the kitchen I realize there is no other place in the world that offers a more comforting, loving and cozy atmosphere. Here is where we can gather with family and friends and enjoy the great pleasures of ...

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