Posts filed under ‘Food and Nutrition’

Pepperjack cheese: My new favorite topping… for everything

Pepperjack cheese: my new favorite topping for everything. Ok, EVERYTHING might be a bit of an exaggeration… pepperjack on cereal might be kind of gross… I guess.

Continue Reading December 15, 2008 at 12:55 pm 3 comments

Starbucks Substitute – Your Mocha Frappuccino Fix

If you can’t get by without your Mocha Frappaccino fix, but the cost and calories make you cringe, try this on for size!

Continue Reading December 4, 2008 at 8:53 am 3 comments

Meal Planning: Save Time, Save Money, Save Your Diet

Planning your meals in advance is a priceless tactic for making a quantum leap forward in saving time, money, and energy, all while improving your health!

Continue Reading December 1, 2008 at 9:04 pm 3 comments

Omnivore in a Vegetarian Conundrum

I find myself in a bit of a vegetarian conundrum…. I love the meat. It is delicious… and juicy… and… meaty. Mmmmm…. My problem is that the more educated I become on organic and cruelty free practices, the more aware I become of traditional livestock conditions, which definitely do NOT sit comfortably with either my deep love and respect for animals, or my burgeoning holistic approach to life. I’m beginning to wonder whether, without alternatives, I may be forced to vegetarianism in short order.

Continue Reading September 26, 2008 at 6:48 am 5 comments

How To Be An Average Goddess

This is it! Average Goddess, meet THE WORLD!! Come get your FREE ebook, FREE newsletter, and join an alliance of motivated and goal-oriented women who are NOT afraid of their own strength and success! I want to provide you with every tool you need to take that journey, and to become that woman… to find the goddess that lives in every single one of us. It’s ready – are you?

Continue Reading September 22, 2008 at 12:28 pm 4 comments

How to Lose Weight: Use Your Brain

Losing weight (or getting in shape) requires more than willpower – it requires motivation, belief, and creativity… lots and lot of creativity. Boredom and deprivation are two of the top three killers of most people’s good health intentions. The third is something fitness gurus don’t talk about much, but is perhaps the most insidious, in that it is totally unavoidable…

Continue Reading September 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm 5 comments

Real Women Cook Steak

Not too long ago, I brought home a couple of thick, tender steaks that had been calling me from the grocery shelf. (And FYI, I now always try to buy meats with the EPA’s new humane certification labels.) Husband and I are pretty (gently) honest with each other about our cooking, and when he commented that he knew he should have pulled the steaks off sooner, but got distracted by the potatoes, I said, “Yeah, ya should’ve.” To which he responded, “Humph. I’ve never seen YOU cook steak!” Behold! The gauntlet – here at my feet! Well, can’t just leave it there, right?

Continue Reading September 4, 2008 at 12:06 am 15 comments

Dinner With My Husband – A Not-So-Average Sunday

You probably already know that Sunday night is pizza night, and that this is 526% non-negotiable. This was the law even when I was in my “crazy person” stage of fitness and weight loss. What can I say? I loves the pizza. But last night we didn’t have the pizza. WHAT??!? It’s ok, calm down… I haven’t been abducted by aliens. We simply had pizza on FRIDAY, to celebrate the fact that my book (How To Be An Average Goddess) was finished, edited, and had finally been sent out for reviews.

Continue Reading September 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm 5 comments

She’s Bought the Farm

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A means to support local economy, improve your diet, reconnect with the land… maybe even lift your spirits. About a week ago, I heard about this thing called “Community Supported Agriculture,” or CSA. Now, not only am I considering becoming a member myself, I’m looking for ways to spread the word about this remarkable concept to everyone I know. In this fast-paced world of junk-food convenience and internet isolation, Community Supported Agriculture is a means of directly connecting to the highest quality produce available, while simultaneously building community and increasing local awareness.

Continue Reading August 18, 2008 at 3:04 am 6 comments

Dinner With My Husband – An Average Monday

So here we are, Monday night, and we are just clearing away the dishes from a scrumptious meal. We even ate dinner at the table, with napkins and silverware, like real grown-ups! We talked a lot about how much fun we had yesterday, and a little about all of the social activities we have in the coming weekends. It is critically important, I’ve discovered, to remember to TALK to one’s husband now and again! Try it – you’ll like it. Tonight’s menu:

Continue Reading August 11, 2008 at 11:30 pm 7 comments


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