Fast & Easy Eggplant

I have an Eggplant fetish. No one else in my house likes it but I just can’t get enough of it. Stir fried Eggplant with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, lots of garlic and red pepper flakes. Lots of basil too, a little oregano and some black pepper. Mmmm… 1 cup of cubed or cooked Eggplant has…

Food, Drama and Documentaries

There has always been a lot of drama around the topic of food. Let’s face it, people like to eat. Delicious taste and the comfort of feeling full are part of life’s pleasures as well as nutrition being a necessity. But in recent history we have also been plagued with problems related to diet and…

Yoga Bed

My yoga classes fell by the wayside last winter when I got a job with an unpredictable schedule. That seems to be a recurring theme in my life, unpredictable. So I’ve always struggled to keep an exercise routine going. However, one thing that does work for me is doing a little yoga before getting out…

Soup du Jour

The weather turns cold or rainy and I think of a yummy warm bowl of soup to relieve the aches in my bones. Rather than opening a can, I create a quick and healthy pot full of deliciousness that lasts for days. Fast, easy and intuitive – that’s my cooking motto. Here’s how it works:…

Food – The Easy Difference

Fennel and Spice I was looking for something different, a unique taste to vary my diet a little. In the grocery store I picked up a bunch of Fennel or Anise, noticing that it grew in a similar way as celery. This was valuable to me because I’m always looking for vegetables that have a…

I Met My Heart Today

There it was, beating so rhythmically, beautifully, never missing a beat. It reminded me of a Salsa dancer and it made me want to dance too. I stared in amazement at this living, pulsating thing that hides inside my chest. Unlike even the best Salsa dancer, it never stops, it keeps pumping to it’s own…

The No-No Diet

Say NO to all commercial diet aids, products and plans – basically say NO to DIETS! Say NO to all unhealthy foods especially in unhealthy proportions. You don’t need help, and being desperate is what keeps you on the Yo-Yo cycle of gaining and losing and gaining more. Be good to yourself, you were made…

Miss Me? I’ve Been Sleeping

Well, I feel like sleeping right now too. It’s been almost a month since I’ve put up a post simply because I’ve been too damn tired. The camera has been sitting in it’s case on my alternate desk chair, collecting dust. My desktop is a mess of TO DO notes, and I don’t even know…

Holiday Stress Buster

De-stress recipe: Drink lots of Chamomile tea Don’t go shopping at this time of year Don’t force yourself to bake special things Don’t drive during heavy traffic hours Decorate only if it makes you happy Visit or party only with the best of friends/family Eat normally and sensibly Spread your Christmas cheer all throughout the…

No Yoga? – Zumba!

I had to drag myself out of bed this morning, push myself to make coffee and eat, all the while asking myself “Why am I so tired?” In my head I thought, “This isn’t right, I’ve got to call the doctor.” Then I remembered that it was Wednesday; 10:15 yoga class. “I need it, I’ve…

Yoga on Steriods

I’ve missed yoga class for the past couple weeks due to other appointments. The heat and lack of AC at home has kept me running around town in search of cooler places to exist, changing my schedule completely. Oh yoga, where & when can I put you back in my life? Finally I determined to…