OLYMPIC STRENGTH

“My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch…it’s called lunch.” Missed the first week of the Olympics but tuned in for week two.  Wondered what I could learn.  I learned that I’m out of that level of competition.  But I also learned some things I could apply to my life. I…

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COOK IT GOOD!

“Cooking with love.  In other words, I licked the spoon and kept using it.” I wish I could take credit for the following information, but alas, all credit must go to the Internet.  However, I was led to look up information on cooked veggies after I learned that carrots are actually more nutritious if they’re…

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GREEN OLIVE CARROT BLEND

“To know enough’s enough is enough to know.”  Tao Te Ching, translation – Ursula K Le Guin I’m on my carrot kick wedded to my clean out the fridge adventure.  I’m also exploring my taste buds.  OMGoodness, this could get interesting or weird. For my carrot kick I picked up some carrot slices at the…

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CARROTS

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”  Nelson Mandela I’ve recently been reading a lot, which generally gets me into trouble.  But one thing I recently read was about death.  (Is Grandma Pat going to get morbid?!)  One of the ideas put forth by the author is that humans keep putting things off…

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LOOKING UP

“Keep looking up … That’s the secret of life.”  Snoopy More about a visit with my brother…  We went to the “Gardens” in the nearby city.  The outdoor part of the garden was inhabited by visitors who didn’t know it was winter.  They walked around in the freezing weather chatting and smiling.  I judged them…

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PLEASE PRESS ONE

“I put my phone in airplane mode but it’s not flying.” Something I recently learned about having patience.  If you listen to an entire robocall there is generally an option at the end to press a certain number to be removed from their call list. Those calls about class action suits and candidates during an…

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COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN

“My brother has the coolest sister.” Last week my younger brother came for a visit.  We did a few interesting thing and I ended up ordained.  That’s another story.  We also played Yahtzee and ended up laughing ourselves silly, which was not a far journey. The other main activity was eating.  I asked my brother…

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BELL PEPPER BONANZA

“Keep it spicy!” According to something I read recently, some veggies are more nutritious if they’re lightly steamed.  Bell peppers are in that category. Another “recently” involved a shopping trip where I beheld a bin of gorgeous red bell peppers.  Of course, I had to purchase two.  My plan was to stuff them and bake…

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THE BEYOND BURGER

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle Tonight my husband and I embarked on an amazing adventure, unbeknownst to my husband.  In the last month I’ve heard a talk show about a burger that’s completely plant based.  I’ve also been bombarded by information about the virtues…

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HUMMUS HYSTERIA

“We see no cause for panic or hysteria.”  Christoph Bergner Lately I’ve developed a taste for mayo alternatives.  There’s the Dairy Free Ricotta (January 23) or store bought hummus.  And then, a little bird whispered in my ear that hummus is one of the easiest spreads to make by my own self if I’d simply…

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