New Years Goals That Actually Work

New Years Goals That Actually Work

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year! First, because we celebrate love – by spending precious time with family and friends. Secondly, because we celebrate life – through thoughtful prayer and connection to the Prince of Peace, Light of the...
Our Biggest Fear

Our Biggest Fear

Last Thursday was my birthday.  I am now 52 years or 18,993 days old. While there were some beautiful moments that day, I’m not going to pretend like it was perfect because it wasn’t. Even though it was most certainly a day to celebrate life, I felt thrown off by some...
Chocolate Pretzel Dream Pie

Chocolate Pretzel Dream Pie

Since 1979, my family has been in the business of making pretzels. So in 2001, when our daughter Kelly was diagnosed with Celiac disease, one of the hardest things about being gluten free was the fact that she could no longer eat pretzels. To make matters worse, the...
Discovering Your Super Hero Power

Discovering Your Super Hero Power

Recently my business coach asked me to make a list of my super powers. I thought, Hmmm, that’s pretty cool. I have super powers?!? You may already have an idea of your strengths. But here’s the difference between strengths and super powers….. Super powers are...
Cranberry Walnut Turkey Salad

Cranberry Walnut Turkey Salad

Turkey day has come and gone….but it will come again. In my family, Christmas day is another big day for turkey roasting. So when the leftovers pile up in the fridge, here is an easy to make turkey salad recipe. It’s light, crunchy and super tasty. This turkey salad...
Indian Spiced Rainbow Swiss Chard

Indian Spiced Rainbow Swiss Chard

One of  my favorite vegetables is rainbow swiss chard. The vibrant stem colors – red, fuchsia, yellow, orange –  spread out like veins into the curly yet tender leaves. While it’s glossy texture is delicate like spinach, it has a robust rich flavor, that...
Giving Thanks – Moments of Gratitude

Giving Thanks – Moments of Gratitude

The heart of the home is what makes the Thanksgiving holiday so special. When I think of this, I see visions of my mother in her apron, basting the turkey, then carefully whisking flour and butter into the turkey pan drippings to make the gravy. The smell of turkey,...
Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha Squash Soup

Kabocha is an Asian variety of winter squash often referred to as the Japanese pumpkin. Several years ago, when I first saw it at the farmer’s market, my curiosity convinced me to buy the unusual squash even though I knew nothing about it. It’s dark green exterior and...
Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth

1 whole organic farm raised chicken, about 3-4 pounds 4 organic chicken thighs 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 celery stalks, washed and chopped 3 medium red onions, peeled and chopped 1 leek, white and green parts 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns 1...
Brazil Nut Power Bars

Brazil Nut Power Bars

Looking for a powerful detox food? Check out these delicious nutrient dense brazil nut bars. Brazil nuts are an often forgotten super food with amazing anti-inflammatory properties.  Brazil nuts are the number one food source for selenium. This is important because...