Ginger Almond Hemp Granola

Do you know who are your friends? I’m not talking about social media “friends” you barely know, but real friends who know and care for you. Friends who are willing to listen, stand by you, and offer support when you need it most. Today we revisit the last of the lessons from the Blue Zones. We’ve been reviewing them… Read More

Raw Chocolate Orange-Cardamom Torte

Nowadays, in many cultures, families are getting so busy that quality family time is becoming a rare commodity, if not a special treat. Although time for shared meals and activities is often hard to orchestrate as busy schedules make it difficult to get together, family time is an investment worth making. We spend most of our… Read More

Freekah with Sundried Tomatoes and Almonds

Today we explore the seventh lesson from centenarians living in the Blue Zones, unique communities that have common elements of diet, lifestyle and outlook on life that have led not only to an amazing number of years lived, but also to a better quality of life. In preparation for our upcoming Healthy Lifestyle Challenge, I’m… Read More

Quinoa with Roasted Red and Golden Beets

Ever feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done? There are emails to write, healthy recipes to try, the kitchen junk drawer to reorganize, gardening to do, books to read, rooms to tidy…and the list goes on. Sound familiar? Life can be hectic. We’ve got work, errands, kids, and more to keep us busy.… Read More

Supergrains Porridge

In the mornings, how long do you wait before you eat breakfast? Do you eat breakfast? When pressed for time or just not feeling hungry enough to eat, please don’t make the mistake of skipping breakfast, especially if you’re trying to lose weight, avoid weight gain, or trying to eat for optimal energy. Eating breakfast not only provides the fuel… Read More

Home is Where the Art Is: Thrive Book Club Part 1

Our Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way book club has finally arrived! Apologies for the delay! I wanted to start last week but I was sick with a bad cold. I know many of you have already read the book and have learned a lot from it so I’m happy and excited to finally… Read More