Soups, Salads, and Smoothies

In the last couple of weeks, I fell off the wagon. The holidays are partly to blame but who is kidding who here. I allowed myself to. Do I regret it? No. I allowed myself these two weeks and as of now, I’m back on Soups, Salads, Smoothies, plant-based whole foods, cooking from scratch, and…

Philips Pasta Maker Adventures!

Once-upon-a-time it was considered in bad taste to give your spouse an appliance for their birthday or Christmas. In the case of myself, I LOVE small appliances and welcome that kind of gift. This Christmas my husband bought me the long-coveted Philips Pasta Maker. I’ve wanted one for quite a while now. The version I…

WFPB inspiration!

I’ve been posting on Facebook about my journey and I have been getting quite a few questions about how to start a whole food plant-based diet. I buy lots of cookbooks and watch lots of YouTube channels to get some recipe inspiration. I thought it would be helpful if I did a post with some…

Shimmy, Shake and Lose Weight

I somehow missed last week’s update post. It’s been a bit overwhelming in the last few weeks. I won’t get into it, but I haven’t had time to blog because of it. Even with everything going on, I’ve still managed to keep on track. One thing I am concentrating on is stopping bad habits or…

The Turtle Always Wins the Race

It’s true what they say. Take it slow for long-lasting results. Yes, I’ve only been at this for a month and a bit, so why am I saying this? Because a) it’s true and b) I’ve been researching how other people are doing it and taking it slow is the way to go. In your…

Beans! Beans! Beans!

I love baked beans! I have been known to eat them, along with vegan sausages, as a meal (can’t do that any longer). Growing up, both of my Grandmothers and my Mother made baked beans. Their versions are not Vegan and I wanted to make a Vegan version. When I came up with a recipe,…

The Shrinking Middle

Who knew? Hard work does pay off when trying to lose weight! I’m just shy of one month of working at getting rid of weight and getting my cholesterol down. It’s hard work, however, it’s getting results. As of this morning’s weekly measure-in, here is where I am. Waist = 1″, Stomach = 2″, Hips…

Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet to the Rescue! Oh… and exercise!

On August 19th I went for my annual check-up (which includes blood tests) and on August 20th, I received news that no one wants to hear, especially when you have a family history of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. I was told that I have high cholesterol. Not top of the chart high, but…

Am I A Sourdough Master Yet? One Year Later!

It’s been one full year since I started my sourdough kitchen science adventure. Am I a master sourdough maker yet? Hell no! I still have lots to learn and have since become even more obsessed with it! I read books about it, watch videos about it and read every blog I can find. (Thank goodness…