Peas on earth… Perfect Vegetarian Pea Soup.

Less is more for this super yummy vegetarian pea soup.. and you wont miss a thing. 16 oz  bag of split peas 1/2 bag of organic  baby carrots already peeled.. I chopped in to small pcs.  ( want traditional carrots.. use about 5 big ones peeled and chopped) 1 medium sweet onion.. chopped small 2 …

Where’s the beef? NOT in this fantastic Vegetarian Chili..

Not going to lie.. I made this on a whim.. just wanted something warm and hearty and … kind of easy .. What I got was FABULOUS… Its this simple.. 1 box of trader joes black bean latin style soup (19 oz) 8 oz  trader joes vegetable stock (in a box) low sodium 2 cans trader …

Did some one say Spirooli ??

WHOO HOO.. yes I did.. and yes.. I am the proud owner of a shiny  new Spirooli.. courtesy of my honey.. it was a Hanukkah gift ..   🙂 So whats a Spirooli?   Its a Veggie cutting gadget ( it is what it is) .. it  turns  basic veggies into spirals of pure delight.. …

It works… if you work it !

Woke up this morning with a Private Message question  on my Happy Health Counselor Facebook Page  ( find link on side bar just below archives.. go ahead… like it?)  which asked this… “HHC ( love that they did the abbreviation) ..what exercise program, machine or otherwise  do you suggest to  tone up this fluffy body.. …

Everything but the kitchen sink… and lentils too.

So today Im working from home.. a few reasons .. but the # 1 reason is weather related !  We are experiencing a nor’easter.. you know sideways snow,  heavy winds and a scattering of ice .. its a mess..  with that said, working from home was a no brainer. Sitting at my desk and looking …

Im not a softie..

So when it comes to baked goods….. I have to say, I prefer crunchy over soft..  Im not a big fan of muffins, chewy cookies, cakes or cupcakes.. but put a scone, hard cookie or biscotti in front of me.. and Im a very happy girl. Im even happier if the baked good is gluten …

Not your momma’s spaghetti dinner..

So many people ask me how to make spaghetti squash.. and when I tell them.. they just laugh..  Why??   Theres nothing to it. Heres the “secret” to your veggie Sunday  Spaghetti Dinner First .. buy a nice size spaghetti squash (also known as winter squash).. one small squash can make two generous bowls of …

Aisle or Window.. whats your choice?

So I was traveling last week.. Vegas Baby.. .. Home of the all night buffet, public (and I do mean in the streets) drinking, stripper heals at the pool and where smoking is the preference.. Can I tell you.. the moment I stepped foot in my hotel.. all I wanted to do was go home …

Homeo what?

After a conversation with a gym buddy the other day who asked for my advice about a weight loss plateau she came up against .. I thought Id share the important of balance with you all as I had shared with her.. So I bet you did’nt know that Homeostasis is  a REALLY important part …

Saturday night … gluten

Truth is..   There’s nothing miraculous or (even thrilling) about a gluten-free diet that’s going to help you lose weight… If you go on a Gluten-free diet.. the real diet here (for those that choose it just ‘because’.. they think its healthier) is that  Gluten-free  eating  will limit the number of foods (many alcohols too) you …