I Absolutely ADORE My New Blender

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One morning last week, I was making my usual energizing breakfast fruit smoothie and suddenly my blender shut off and wouldn’t turn back on. I tried unplugging it and plugging it back in, I even tried a different outlet. It simply died—rest in peace. I bought it second hand from Craigslist about three years ago…

Asian flair – stir fry with shrimp and veggies

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The other night, I decided on stir fry. I bought a bag of frozen shrimp from Central Market, picked up a few other items, and cooked it up. It was pretty delish. Check it out. Vegetables included: 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 parsnip, peeled & sliced 1/2 celery root, peeled & sliced 2 stalks celery,…

Morning Ritual

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I love eating well. In recent months, I’ve adopted a new morning routine that has helped me feel better on multiple levels. As such, I feel compelled to share. For ages, I’m talking years, I adored a good Starbucks Chai Soy Latte. Every morning. Every. Morning. Then one day, as change often happens for me,…

Kindness with Quinoa

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I felt the need for a vegetable excursion this evening. I’ve been eating more cheese than I like recently. It’s been cold. I’ve allowed myself more “comfort food” than I normally would, in terms of an occasional dip of queso and/or chips and salsa… stuff I don’t normally eat. As such, it seemed like a…

Garlicky Kale Soup with Parsnips and Celery Root

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This one was a huge hit. My husband is still talking about it. That, my friends, is a first & a victory! Whoop! Ingredients: Garlic -3 cloves, peeled & sliced 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, sliced 1/2 c carrots, sliced 1/2 parsnip, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1/2 celery root, dirty edges trimmed, sliced…

Nurture You…

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When was the last time you did something just for you? She asked, grey eyes burning right through me. Busted. Try as I might, I couldn’t remember the last time I had done something for me. A hot bath? She queried. Nope, can’t leave husband alone that long with all of the babes. Your favorite…

Dream – Dream – Dream

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I agree with this quote. Wholeheartedly. I believe it is of integral importance to never stop dreaming, to feed your dreams and to give shame about our dreams the finger. I can’t tell you how often I hear people laugh and/or scoff when they acknowledge one of their dreams. The easy thing to do is…

Kale Soup + More…

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This was last nights meal. I’ve received lots of queries so here is the recipe: Kale soup 3 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced 1/2 white onion, peeled & diced 1 medium sized celery root, nasty edges removed, diced Sauté olive oil, 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic & onion until soft & opaque, about 15 minutes…

Releasing Shame

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In 2007, I decided that I was “geographically undesirable”. Actually, I’d labeled myself as such since I was a child growing up in Fort Worth, Texas (where?), but that’s irrelevant. After living in Austin for 14 years, becoming a single mom and becoming ostracized from my social circle in a harrowing divorce, I had acquiesced…

Avenues of Joy

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“The basis of your life is Freedom; the purpose of your life is Joy. You are free to choose to discover new avenues for your Joy. In your Joy, you will grow; and in your growth, you add to the expansion of All-That-Is. (However, you are also free to choose bondage or pain… but everything…