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Overview and Some Thoughts on the Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue Diet
Sunday, March 12, 2017      4 comments

I have been participating in a challenge using the principles in Rip Esselstyn's book "The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue Diet with Recipes by Jane Esselstyn" for a couple of weeks now. As the title indicates, Jane Esselstyn wrote the recipe section... Read more
The Monthly Shopping Trip - December 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015      5 comments

"There is no sincerer love than the love of good food." - George Bernard Shaw Food is so glorious. Taking a few simple ingredients and turning them into delicious dishes is one of my greatest pleasures. Fortunately for me, I can cook and ea... Read more
Salt-Free Seasonings - Part 2
Sunday, November 08, 2015      3 comments

Avoiding salt is especially important if you're prone to high blood pressure like I am. The only way to control sodium intake effectively is to cook everything you eat from scratch. That's not easy to do unless you never go out to eat, open a ca... Read more
Salt-Free Seasonings - Part 1
Friday, November 06, 2015      3 comments

Sometimes it's convenient to use a salt-free seasoning. Making your own isn't always practical, especially if it's for a recipe you only make once in a while. Plus some of the spice blends are just fun to use. This blog came about because I boug... Read more
This Is What Happens When I Shop Without A Plan
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      2 comments

Never go grocery shopping without a plan! Usually I have a meal plan in my head if not in my hand when I shop, but I started with a blank page on my last trip. I had signed up for a challenge, but the food plan wasn't released in a timely manner... Read more
Kickstart Your Day with a Healthy Plant Based Breakfast
Monday, October 19, 2015      5 comments

Eating a plant based diet is both satisfying and healthy. These days it is easier than ever to find recipes for delicious dishes that are low in salt, oil, and sugar and that contain no animal products. Though you can certainly fill your pantry ... Read more
Planning Ahead for My Forks Over Knives Plan 3-Week Challenge
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      5 comments

Planning ahead for a food challenge is a daunting task for me. I want to double-check the recipes: one person’s single serving can be another person’s two servings. The recipes have to meet a few criteria: I want to use products I can easily fin... Read more
August Food Celebrations Day by Day
Thursday, August 06, 2015      1 comments

It’s been quite a while since I posted a blog here. There have been lots of changes in my life, and I am finally getting back on track with my weight loss/health improvement journey. This blog started as a team posting for the Engine 2 Diet/Fork... Read more
A New Year
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

Few words today - the photo and Emerson quote say it all. ... Read more
Friday, June 14, 2013      7 comments

emoticon QOTD: What are some of your favorite freggies and how do you eat/prepare them? Any tips or tricks? T... Read more
Friday, June 14, 2013      0 comments

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Mark Bittman's VB6 - My Thoughts and Some Recipe Links
Thursday, June 06, 2013      7 comments

Mark Bittman’s latest book is "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good" (forward by Dean Ornish, MD). I know some of you are rolling your eyes at the concept of only eating a plant-based diet part-time. F... Read more
What's On My Salad?
Saturday, June 30, 2012      5 comments

Summer is in full swing, and there's nothing like a cool salad made from fresh summer produce for dinner. I try to find the best organic veggies to put in my salads, and I might add some yummy grains or pasta along with beans and whatever else l... Read more
Welcome to Holland
Sunday, June 24, 2012      3 comments

Once in a while, I read an article that transcends time and place. This is one of those pieces. It's reprinted in this blog post myheartsisters.org/2012/
06/24/welcome-to-holland/ This links to the original post from 198... Read more

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