Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What Truly Matters Most

Today, millions of people are celebrating one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. (Easter is number one.) My husband, Dean, usually cooks up the best meal for Thanksgiving. We order a turkey from D'artagnan and I take the "day off" to reflect on much I am grateful for.

Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reflect on past, present and anticipated future appreciations of what truly matters most in life, especially with family and friends.

If you find yourself worried about the economy and how it may be affecting your health, think of it as a motivating factor to become more independent financially and take better care of yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

How much can you take?

A new way of eating is not a "diet" it is a new way of life. You can go on the way you have been and feel the way you have been, or embrace a new concept in daily habits and feel a whole lot better! This is an excerpt from World and thought it was highly valuable in sharing.

Dr. Richard Schulze on Healing and Responsibility:


Many people spend 30 or 40 years killing themselves with cigarettes, beer, wine or whiskey, coffee, black tea or soft drinks, high fat, sugar and low-fiber diets, junk food, no exercise, negative television and a bad attitude. These same people then worry if a herb may hurt them, if they are getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet or if they can physically take a health routine.

Get real!

You're lucky to be alive after what you have done. I have always found that a person's breaking point is about a million times past where they think it is. Most people who are taken hostage, starved and given forced labor end up healthier. Maybe you should consider getting kidnapped by a hostile government.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Apple Butternut Squash Soup

This soup recipe was found on the Vita-Mix website. A great tasting fall soup recipe to share. If you don't already own a Vita-Mix, I highly recommend it. Call 800-848-2649. You will get free standard shipping by using code: 06-004632

Yield: 5 cups (1.2 l)
Speed: Variable to High Time: 5-6 minutes

3 cups (420 g) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 small onion
1/2 garlic clove, peeled
10.5 ounces (315 ml) low sodium vegetable, chicken, or beef broth
1/4 cup (30 g) whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large apple, quartered

1. Steam squash in a steamer or microwave. Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is clear and tender. Set aside. 2. Place chicken broth, flour, thyme, salt and into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. 3. Select Variable 1. 4. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 5. Blend for 5-6 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. 6. Reduce speed to Variable 5 and remove the lid plug. 7. Carefully add squash, onion mixture and apple to the Vitamix container and replace the lid plug. 8. Increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 9. Blend for an additional 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

Note: Serve with sour cream or yogurt.