Natural sugar substitutes

It’s Sugar Awareness Week. Obviously, I don’t use sugar, so I thought I’d look at different natural sugar substitutes and share how I use them in my home. Stevia – a natural product from the stevia plant. It doesn’t affect my blood sugar. It’s highly concentrated so only a few drops are needed. It has…

2 steps to meet 2019 goals

In order to stick with my goals, and maybe help you stick with yours, I wanted to explore a bit how I plan to follow through this year. I learned a lot about taking micro-steps in 2018, I’ve put them into practice over the past several months, and they really do work. I’ve learned a…

Ringing in 2019

CHEERS to YOU. I am so thankful for each follower of this blog, and for so many new ones over this past year! This blog is a real passion of mine. I love hearing from you, so please keep commenting and giving feedback. I appreciate each of you.  I wish you a wonderful 2019 and…

Holiday Wishes

I just love miniature villages. This picture makes me smile. 🙂 I wish each of you,  a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!    

Upon further research..

Looking to traditional diets, there’s a common theme among them. In Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD, a comparison is made from diets in India, China, Japan, France, Mexico, and Middle East. Although Dr. Ballentine goes into great detail on each of these diets, for the consideration of your time, I’m…

A strong argument against multi-vitamins

Rudolph Ballentine, MD, author of Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach, makes a strong argument against multi-vitamins, or even vitamin pills in general, and I found it quite  compelling. Basically, he argues that natural whole foods come in perfect pre-packed forms. Animals, including humans, evolved to consume food as it’s provided to us by nature….

The morning routine

A morning routine is a must for me. My routine helps me get organized and start my day on the right path and I’ve learned just how important this impacts my day being productive. Getting through my to-do list is important to me. I have lots to do and seeing things moving forward makes me…

‘Cheezy’ Mashed Cauliflower

Being diabetic, I’ve learned that my body doesn’t process potatoes and it’s best that I avoid them entirely. I’ve been trying different veggies as a replacement, mostly yams, but of course they taste completely different. I don’t particularly like cauliflower, but keep trying it again and again because it’s white in colour and relatively mild…