Going Green

Green Tip Tuesday – Chlorine Remover

Green Tip Tuesday is back!! It’s been far too long, but now with summer winding down a bit, I can get back into my routine (which is, in fact, usually anything but routine!) Might have been better to share this tip at the beginning of summer, but “better late than never”I always say. If you’re […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Wholesome Cuisine

Happy Meatless Monday!! I’m ready to share a new product I tried and LOVED with you! Not long ago, I received this box of Sloppy Joe meatless meals mix from Wholesome Cuisine! Honestly, I was amazed at all the fabulous information the box cover touts. I’m so happy companies are finally making some quick meal […] Read more…

Friday’s Fabulous Five!

Ready for the top 5 Fabulous things that happened in my world this week? I hope so and I hope one or more may add some inspiration to your world too – at the least make you smile! This week I had so much fun going to a SF Giant’s Game with my friends Mickie, […] Read more…

Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Friday everyone!! Here are the 5 Fabulous (in my opinion) standout moments I had this past week – hopefully one or more of them will inspire others to go green and/or try healthier foods and/or support eco-friendly businesses and/or take some time for themselves to be creative and play.  on my list this week […] Read more…

Simple Summer Dish – Squash & Zucchini

It’s summer and if you’re invited to any sort of dinner/BBQ and asked to bring a tasty “veggie” dish…here’s one that should work out really well for you! I loved making it because basically other than buying the squash and zucchini, I had all the ingredients (and, in fact, I did have 2 zucchinis ready […] Read more…

Peach Pastry

I’m not sure about where you live, but finally fresh peaches are ready for us here this summer! Oh, and I LOVE peaches!! I love their smell, I love their texture and I love them in pretty much any form! I noticed I had some puff pastry in my freezer just waiting to be used […] Read more…

Biscoff Spread – Yummy & Vegan?!

So finding this delicious spread happened in one of those instances when it’s a good idea to tell just about everyone you see that you’re vegan (this isn’t always the case, but more on that another time). A co-worker of mine came over to me to tell me about his “spread” he had tried that […] Read more…

Cinnaholic = JOY

Cinnaholic = Joy yep, that’s all I could come up with as a title to this post. Joy is not a word I use often, but it’s what popped into my head when I was thinking about how I felt when I finally got to Cinnaholic. You could say I’m a little crazy (cuckoo, nutso, […] Read more…

Breakfast ’round These Here Parts

Just for fun, I thought I’d post some photos of a typical breakfast around our house. I know for some people it’s easy to skip breakfast even if you know that it’s not good for you to do so. I’m not much of a cereal eater and I’m not fond of starting my day with […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Recipe Share

Ok, so I didn’t actually cook anything “new” or “exciting” this past week. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing to share on this Meatless Monday!! I decided to look through my Google Reader and share some of the current vegan recipes from some of my favorite blogs! From Kathy Patalsky over at The Lunchbox […] Read more…

Green Tip – Nellie’s Laundry Products Giveaway

In my never-ending attempt at making our house greener and greener, I’ve found a new line of laundry products I’d love to share. Nellie’s All-Natural Laundry Products I have been using the Laundry Nuggets and the Oxygen Brightener for a few weeks now and LOVE them! You know how you’ve probably read that people (and […] Read more…

Couscous, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Happy Meatless Monday everyone!! I made this couscous salad for a bar-b-que we had with the kids yesterday on Mother’s Day. Our first BBQ of the season! This salad was super easy to make – and easy to improvise with if you’re running short of time and have to use what you have on hand […] Read more…

Product Review – Rodan + Fields

Aaahhh the skin! If you’ve never had skin issues of any sort, well then I am so very envious of you! I’ve never had major skin issues, though I definitely have noticed more acne – yes, acne in my 40s than I have at any other time in my life. Could this be hormones? Who […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Cauliflower on the Brain

Truly, lately I’ve had cauliflower on the brain. This has created somewhat of an obsession with this little-used-in-my-house veggie. Let me tell you how it all started… A couple of weeks ago I came across a recipe for a curried-cashew cauliflower dish. The obsession begins… I haven’t made this recipe yet because I keep forgetting […] Read more…

For the Love of BEANS!!

As I looked through the recipes I’ve posted throughout the life of this blog, I am amazed how many of them contain BEANS! Therefore, it goes without saying I LOVE BEANS! Thank goodness for that because I think it would be truly hard for me to be a healthy vegan without them! Beans are like […] Read more…

More CHIA Love!

Just as I was getting ready to write about this DELICIOUS Chia/Vie drink I tried, I noticed that one of my favorite bloggers, Leslie over at Crunchy Betty has a post up about using Chia on your FACE! You know I’ve already written about how much I LOVE Chia – not to mention all the […] Read more…

Get Smelly – Giveaway

Just back from Mexico and another incredible birthday celebration for my dear friend Nia Peeples. Yes, there was that “other” party for her back in December, but, hey, I love her idea of celebrating the beginning of her 5th decade of life with festivities all year long. While I’m recovering and downloading photos, videos and […] Read more…

The VEGG – Vegan Egg!!

So, I’ve finally tried “The Vegg” – have you? I’ve heard about it for a couple of weeks now, seen tons of recipes and photos of delicious looking dishes prepared with it, and finally broke down and bought some. The verdict: IT’S FANTASTIC! What is The Vegg? Well, it’s another vegan egg replacer – but […] Read more…

Eco-Tip: The Coco Bidet

(please read this post with a sense of humor) So, paper napkins are a thing of the past in our house. Paper towels – minimalized – as in we still have plenty left on the first roll I opened at the beginning of the year. We tend to use rags now to wipe our counters […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Mushroom Potpie

Seriously, I think puff pastry is about the best food invention ever! Why do I forget about it so often when it can make the freshest desserts and dishes taste so fancy in a flash. I wonder how hard puff pastry is to make?? hmmm, I’ll have to look at that up. Today, I’m not […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Baked Tomatoes, Squash & Potatoes

I hope you’re ready for a super easy side dish recipe because that is exactly what this one is. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (and more for drizzling) 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 small potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium Yukon gold potato, sliced 1/4-inch […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Eco Cosmetics

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions on eco-friendly cosmetic products – do I use them and do I have recommendations? So, I thought I’d start sharing some of my favorites on Green Tip Tuesday now and again. Now, I’m no an expert. In fact, I’m continually learning, but in my ongoing attempts at creating […] Read more…

Baked Better Breads

I love when a company understands that while we all want to eat well (organic and healthy) sometimes it’s nice to make creating  foods at home a little simpler – especially for us working folk. The Baked Better organic bread mix company gets this. Which is why they’ve created these 3 organic bread mixes that […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – French Lentil Soup

Ahhh Lentils – a staple in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking. They cook faster than any other legume and provide our bodies with fiber and magnesium. AND they taste yummy!! We had a bit of a cold spell this weekend – I won’t even attempt to compare to the rest of the country, but it […] Read more…

Stress-Free Entertaining

Today I thought I’d share a question and my response from the Life Well Lived Getting Organized Panel. First, the Question: What is your best tip for hosting a gathering, get-together or party that is enjoyable and stress-free for both the host and the guests? Ahhh isn’t this just an all-time question? I think one […] Read more…

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