Archive for September 2013

Meatless Monday: Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Meatless Monday: Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing
Salads get boring. I know I should eat them daily, but some days it is hard to get enthusiastic about raw lettuce or vegetables. This vegan and gluten-free Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing from Ambitious Kitchen is worth getting excited about. It is different, quick, healthy and packed with nutrients. The... Read more »

Living the Eight Limbs of Yoga (or yoga is more than physical poses)

Living the Eight Limbs of Yoga (or yoga is more than physical poses)
Many of my family and friends think I live in a rose-colored, unrealistic yoga world.  Yoga is a complex evolution I have been studying for seven years and plan to continue learning more my entire lifetime. Here in the western hemisphere yoga is often thought of as a physical practice. The asanas or poses are... Read more »

My advice to prevent a big mess: read directions carefully

My advice to prevent a big mess: read directions carefully
I always read directions carefully now.  I learned my lesson the hard way. A little over five years ago I was nine months pregnant with a two year old.  We moved into our beautiful new home less than three weeks before our daughter was born.  I am still not clear on how we unpacked and... Read more »
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Gluten-free and Vegan Banana Oat Muffins

Gluten-free and Vegan Banana Oat Muffins
My kids are not huge oatmeal fans.  I can somewhat relate as the warm, bland mush can sometimes by unappealing.  This saddens me as oatmeal is a quick and healthy breakfast on the go. Oatmeal coats the stomach keeping you comfortable and free of digestive problems all day.  I figure this could be helpful for... Read more »

Can I become a football wife?

Can I become a football wife?
This time of year when football begins I prepare to say goodbye to my husband on Sundays and sometimes Monday and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays he is still connected to the sport world through his phone, apps, fantasy football and the other time suck media that gives his stats and stories about the... Read more »

Jack Osbourne brings awareness to MS on Dancing with the Stars

Jack Osbourne brings awareness to MS on Dancing with the Stars
I haven’t watched “Dancing with the Stars” in years, but this season I tuned into the premiere specifically to see one “star;” Jack Osbourne. Osbourne, 27, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 is “Dancing With the Stars” and using the show as a platform to help others afflicted with the disease. “Physically right now, I’m good,”... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Steamed Turmeric Eggplant

Meatless Monday: Steamed Turmeric Eggplant
Impulsively, I bought this beautiful eggplant from the farmer’s market. I love the taste of eggplant, but rarely cook with it. Eggplants belong to the nightshade family of vegetables, which also includes tomatoes, sweet peppers and potatoes. They grow much like tomatoes, hanging from the vines of a plant that grows several feet in height.... Read more »

Are we done with DVDS?

Are we done with DVDS?
Is there a room in your house that is dying to be organized?  There are several areas in my home that can use a good once over, but our office is in dire need of some organization. Every time I step foot in the small room that serves as my husband and my office plus... Read more »

Apple chips: A fall snack for the whole family

Apple chips: A fall snack for the whole family
We went apple picking early this year.  It was strange to be wearing tank tops and shorts instead of our usual fleece and gloves, but the sun was shining and the apples were everywhere. Even though we chugged water instead of hot chocolate and cider, I know the cold weather is coming and my kitchen... Read more »
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One year ago I was diagnosed with MS

One year ago I was diagnosed with MS
One year ago on September 8, 2012 I woke up in my son’s bed with a numb hand and a limp. Three days later I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and admitted to the hospital with a steady stream of steroids flowing into my body. One year ago I would get annoyed at my husband... Read more »
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