Blog 2017-11-16T20:22:04+00:00

Vegetable Couscous

A delicious and savory dish from North Africa. You can pretty much add your favorite spices and vegetables to couscous. Most noteworthy, couscous refers to the tiny little pasta that the vegetable stew is served with. It's originally a dish from the Maghreb, North Africa. Wikipedia writes that the word couscous may be derived from the Arabic word Kaskasa, meaning "to pound small" or the Berber Seksu, meaning "well rolled", "well formed", or "rounded." Since this dish is also made by the Berber people of Mali and Niger, I think it's probably originally from the Berber word. I learned [...]

No Bake Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bars

I'm not a chocoholic, but this dessert is the bomb! My two favorite chocolaty things are a chocolate peanut butter cup or an almond joy. So of course I had to find a healthier version of them that I can make myself. Here's a no bake, vegan adaptation of the chocolate peanut butter cup. I use spices like cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper for easy digestion. Double whammy! Not only is cacao already super nutritious and high in antioxydants, but I also added two super foods: lucuma and mesquite powder. Lucuma Lucuma is a super nutritious Peruvian [...]

The Essential Fatty Acids You Need and Why

What are essential fatty acids? Essential fatty acids, EFAs are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for human health but the body cannot manufacture them. You probably already know two important EFAs: Omega 3 and Omega 6. Omega 3 fatty acids There are 3 types of Omega 3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA. EPAs EPAs are important for heart health and reduce inflammation in the body. "Evidence is accumulating that increasing intakes of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing arrhythmias that can lead to sudden cardiac death, decreasing [...]

My Dad, My African American History

In February we're celebrating Black History Month. Throughout the month of February we're honoring the African American personalities who made a significant impact and contributed to the history of this country; Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and so many more. And while we celebrate the well-known African Americans, I'm remembering one not so known but who made an impact on his students, his friends, and me, his daughter. This month is the anniversary of my dad's passing... I didn't know my dad well, I didn't get to spend enough time with him. But what I know of him [...]

No Need to Be Disciplined When You’re Organized

When it comes to healthy eating, you don't need to be disciplined, you need to be organized! The truth is I'm not more disciplined than you are, I'm just better organized! In my experience, the number one reason why some of us don’t stick to a healthy eating regimen is lack of planning. Because we didn’t plan, we end in the fast food line, eating food that comes out of a box or snacking on salty, sugary and oily foods. Here are my 4 steps to eating healthy without having to be disciplined! Step 1: Fill your pantry with [...]

Is Weight Gain Inevitable for Women Over 40?

Or is it preventable and correctable? When I turned 45 I started experiencing symptoms related to peri-menopause, including weight gain. During this period in a woman's life, her body prepares for a full shift away from estrogen and progesterone levels in her physiology. The symptoms she may experience occur because of these hormonal shifts. When estrogen drops, she may experience hot flashes, skin dryness. She can start feeling colder or warmer than usual. Her bone density can lower, her hair possibly becomes thinner and her nails more brittle. And she may struggle with weight gain. She also could experience [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.