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  For the months of December, January and February, you are invited to participate in my winter challenge, where you will be asked to perform a variety of physical tasks.   They are meant to get you moving, to put a smile on your face and to help you embrace the winter months.   Get Started: [...]

December 1, 2021

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Ingredients: 2 jalapeno peppers, cut in half, seeded 1 habanero pepper, cut in half, seeded 1 onion, quartered 2 cups cherry tomatoes or other 1 Tbsp. olive oil Pinch of salt 3 large tomatoes, quartered ½ cup cilantro, chopped 3 cloves garlic, grated Juice of one lime 1 Tbsp. salt 1 ½ tsp cumin Pepper [...]

November 29, 2021

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  Dressing: 1/3 c tahini 1/3 c water ¼ c lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tsp cumin ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp salt   Salad: 2½ c cooked barley/rice/quinoa 1 15 oz can chickpeas 1 bag spinach or kale 1 large zucchini, chopped 3 carrots, shredded 1 small red cabbage, shredded 2-3 […]

September 26, 2021

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 ½ pounds white or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾ inch cubes 4-6 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 bunch kale, stemmed and shredded (substitute with Swiss Chard) 12 ounces sausage, cut into bite-size pieces […]

August 27, 2021

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I heard the word “osteoporosis” for the first time when I was a young girl.  I remember seeing my Grandmother one day who was very stooped.  I said to my Mom “Boy Grand-mère sure has bad posture”.  My mother then told me “She doesn’t have bad posture, she has osteoporosis.  She can’t stand upright.”  I […]

June 26, 2021

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  Ingredients: 1 medium to large Butternut squash 3 tbsp butter or oil 2 large leeks, white part only, chopped 4 tsps minced peeled fresh ginger 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock or broth 1 ½ tsp salt Chopped parsley or cilantro   Directions: Step 1: Bake Butternut squash in oven: Cut squash in half, […]

May 23, 2021

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  Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly, quietly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed – even when it breaks them. Osteoporosis is caused by low bone mass and the weakening of bone, which can lead to increased risk of fracture.1  Osteoporosis is the major cause of fractures in postmenopausal women and in older men. Osteoporosis is […]

May 23, 2021

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  Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts Asparagus spears Cheese slices (mozzarella, Swiss, provolone) Sliced tomatoes Fresh Basil leaves (optional) Thinly sliced charcuterie meat (optional) Spices – original recipe calls for: 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp Italian seasoning 1 tbsp paprika Salt and pepper Spices – we used: Montreal Chicken Spice Oregano Salt and pepper   […]

April 25, 2021

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  Ingredients: 4 slices bacon, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 3 medium potatoes, chopped 2 ½ cups water 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ – ½ tsp paprika 1/8 tsp celery salt Dashes of cayenne and cumin 2 cans whole kernel corn 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk (plain works also) ¼ cup flour   […]

March 29, 2021

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  Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 ½ cups grated Cheddar cheese ½ cup Panko ¼ cup chopped green onion ½ tsp cayenne pepper Salt to taste   Directions: Cook and mash cauliflower. Let cool before adding the other ingredients. Stir in cheese, eggs, panko, green onion, cayenne and salt. Form patties to […]

February 25, 2021

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