Focus in the Kitchen

Hi everyone! Many of us have been attending separated family detainee protests this week and making donations to help all of these families in need. It can feel like we have no control over our world, does it not? It’s very hard to feel so helpless when attempting to improve the plight of so many …

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Easy Shrimp Stew

Hi everyone! I’ve been providing cooking lessons for the last 6 months with someone in the City who has not had an opportunity to cook his whole life. Why? Because he was wrongly incarcerated for 30 years. Yes, you heard me, 30 years. Thanks to the Innocence Project,  he now has an opportunity to live …

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Vegetarian Diets and Transcendental Meditation

Hi everyone, I met a really cool woman recently who helped me make the decision to try a vegetarian life style for…a month. I  actually took it even further and was a vegan for a month to see if my cholesterol went down but then forgot to check my cholesterol. I stopped the vegan month …

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You GET to Do the Dishes!

Hi everyone! When I am overloaded with work at home, I get stressed. I know I am very fortunate to have a dishwasher, the first in my life having grown up without one, but I feel like a lot of my days are spent emptying and loading it. I can’t STAND loading and emptying and …

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Caregiving, Disability and Delicious Food

Hi everyone! I want to wish everyone a belated happy mother’s day! Instead of burdening Brian with the obligatory mother’s day post when we were crazed with many events this weekend, I am , in its place, posting a beautiful piece by a new friend who is inspiring. I hope all moms get to have …

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Cottage Cheese Spinach Pie

Hi everyone! Yes, another spinach pie recipe that is only a few ingredients. I know you can do this so start squeezing that bag of spinach. You can do the onions and the spinach in stages. Enjoy :-). Cottage Cheese Spinach Pie: 2 Tbs butter, divided 1 lb frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry …

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How Does He Do It???

Hi everyone! I was so fortunate to catch Dr. Roosevelt Weaver, aka Dr. Speed, at the YMCA the other day. If you didn’t see my post on facebook, this handsome fellow is 81 years old and is still running AND training sprinters. He has an illustrious career working in Senegal, working with the Olympics, coaching …

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Healthy Date Nut Scones

Hi everyone! Below is a great recipe for those of you who want a carb-y yet healthy snack. I make a big batch of these, cool them and then freeze them. I then take one or two, put them in the toaster oven and spread some butter on them. Yes, it is indeed delicious. Don’t …

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Caramelized Apples With Mascarpone

Hello everyone! This is as simple as simple can get. Just get a good peeler and you’re on your way.One might even call this dessert “healthy”. Caramelized Apples with Mascarpone: 6 cups apples, peeled and sliced thinly 4 Tbs butter 3 Tbs coconut sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese …

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