A Hopeful Heart + Action = Change

I have always been and still am continuously inspired by Martin Luther King Jr’s messages and work.  Right now we continue his work as we are in the midst of a collective push towards investigating and dismantling systems that have been oppressing the black community and other communities of color for centuries.  There seem to be two very opposite …

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Quick & Easy Pantry Meal Ideas

Stocking your pantry is one of the best ways to make cooking homemade meals simple and easy. See the “Stock Your Pantry” blog post for details. Below are some of my favorite meals to make with ingredients I often have stocked and don’t require a special trip to the store. Feel free to change things …

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Pantry Stocking Basics

Stocking your pantry with the right foods makes figuring out “what’s for dinner?” more simple and approachable. Especially during quarantine, having a stocked pantry is necessary because getting to the store is harder, and we need recipes and ingredients ready and waiting for quick meals. Here is a guide to how to stock your pantry …

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Winter Greens Holiday Salad

This is a beautiful jewel-toned salad to add to your holiday table. The green of the kale contrasted with the bright red of the pomegranate seeds, deep orange of the roasted sweet potatoes and the white goat cheese makes this look as good as it tastes. Enjoy! Ingredients (Salad) 2 bunches kale (curly or lacinato), …

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Winter Solstice Apple Crisp Love

Happy winter solstice!  Although this is the shortest, darkest day of the year, this year is unique.  There is an astrological shift happening right now bringing our world and our lives some much needed optimism for 2021. This holiday season, I’m hibernating and also┬átrying to keep my spirits up by finding small things that make me happy and bring …

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My 2020 Thanksgiving Table

Guys, I am so excited! With the pandemic raging, food is one of the things that makes me happiest. Well, honestly food makes me happiest all the time, but it’s extra special this year. It’s not only the food that is fun, but the act of cooking is one of the most caring things you …

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The Beauty of Turmeric

First of all turmeric is not only one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods we can put into our bodies, but it also makes whatever recipe it touches turn a golden and rich orange color. It brings vibrancy and warmth. The benefits of turmeric: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant properties Reducing pain Helping to prevent cardiovascular disease Helping …

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