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How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

I am not a morning person. But as a mom of twin toddlers, my most productive hours are those sacred hours before 7:15 a.m. That’s when the girls wake-up (or I leave them in the cribs till then). My natural peak productive hours are early afternoon, but alas I’m in the season of life where … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 4

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 4

I have a love affair with meat. Steak, sushi, pork tenderloin, I love it all. Yet I’ve turned vegetarian for the month because I’m convinced of the health benefits of a plant-protein based diet versus an animal-protein based diet. The China Study. Read T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study and you’ll be converted.  The book … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 3

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 3

I think I can, I think I can.  I’m a carnivore turned vegan for the month, and that’s my mantra during these middle-miles. If you’ve ever run a marathon, you can understand that miles 16 through 20 are the hardest. Well, I’m there. My feet are pounding the pavement, and I want water, I mean, meat! … Continue reading

Four Cheese and Spinach Ravioli Salad

Four Cheese and Spinach Ravioli Salad

There’s nothing better than slicing your fork into a warm cheesy spinach ravioli and then dipping it into a steamy red marina sauce. The sweet aroma of garlic, with just a hint of a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, compliments the artichokes. This meal has been my favorite home-cooked lacto-vegetarian meal. It’s quick and easy to make … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 2

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 2

Does it suck, or do I suck?  That’s the conundrum I face when attempting to cook vegetarian recipes. I’m a carnivore, turned vegan for the month, and I’ve been sampling new recipes. While I know what chicken pot pie is supposed to taste like, I have no idea what a meatless sausage pasta dish tastes … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 1

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge Week 1

“I just can’t do it anymore,” my husband declares over our food processor. It’s covered in a black bean-quinoa mush that he’s grinding into black bean burgers.  “I can’t stand the smell,” he says. My hubbie graciously decided to cook me black bean burgers to support my 30 day vegan diet. He found this awesome … Continue reading

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge

30 Day Vegetarian Challenge

I solemnly vow to be a vegetarian for a month. There, I said it. I wrote it. Vegetables, here I come. I was a deer in the headlights, standing in the organic whole foods section of my grocery store this weekend. Armed with a grocery list of yummy looking vegetarian recipes, I was creating my … Continue reading