Channelling France

While it’s been well over a year ~ about 18 months, in fact ~ since we returned from our month-long sojourn in the dreamy demographics of France, I find it curious to remember the things I do and bask in the memories I choose to keep. We adored our time there. Paris is truly a…

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My Kitchen Essentials

There are times when I convince myself that I simply cannot live without ANY of the many, many cooking gadgets and tools I have carefully arranged and collected in my kitchen. Then I remind myself that “I’ve done it before,” and that it truly is possible to lean out my princess preferences and survive with…

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Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Not only did I do my best to consume as much wine and cheese as possibly while living in France for the month of October, I also did a pretty great job of sampling some fine French chocolate. It actually baffles me that with chocolate shops on every corner (that may just be an under…

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Training on Empty – Interview Opportunity

What an honor to be interviewed by my dear friend, Lize, for her podcast http://trainingonempty.blogspot.com. She truly is an inspiration in all that she’s accomplished in her life. Check out her blog and listen here for the interview!  

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Peppered Protein Power

There are simply those days when I feel like I need a power boost of protein. I just CRAVE it. You know what I mean? The fresh, clean energy of just pure protein. And we’re talking real protein here, real food. Not just a powder or a bar. REAL protein. Next to water, protein makes…

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Mushrooms are Magic!

Spring is upon us and so us the best season for mushrooms. While many times enticing and overly delicious, the little gems can be quite intimating. From foraging in the forest to the vast selection available at the gourmet grocer, many may find themselves overwhelmed. There simply are so many choices, which means pairing the…

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Seduction and Radishes

Crisp Raw Radishes ~ They will seduce you. Oh yes, they will. You see, it’s in the Seductively Smooth All-Natural Peanut Butter and the Crunchy Sea Salt Plain and simple. It draws you in. You’ve been there before in life. You know what it’s like.   Almond butter is an option, but you may find it simply…

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Fear

“Fear” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3b0-i1T8Hk&w=640&h=390] All my life Been running from a pain in me A feeling I don’t understand Holding me downRain on me Underwater All I am, getting harder A heavy weight I carry around. Today I don’t have to fall apart I don’t have to be afraid I don’t have to let the damage…

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Silence is Golden

My Life has been, is, and always will be a bounty of blessings.  I close my eyes and breathe in the cornucopia of grace presented before me each and every day.  In silence, in my quiet moments, I breathe it, I feel it, I know it. My Life is a Gift. The hustle and bustle of…

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Ingloriously Glorious All at Once

This fantastic story out of the great European continent has been swarming around the interwebs for weeks on end.  I’ve watched and listened over and over again, full of thoughts and feelings. The concept and the philosophy is both inspiring and situationally deflating all at once. Reducing unwanted food waste. Brilliant. Wasting food hits a…

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