How it Happened

For me to change my way of eating to such a drastic extent of becoming vegan may and did seem a bit extreme to others. People have watched me from a distance perhaps not thinking I could sustain this way of eating as I loved eating meat, chicken, fish, ice cream and the like. ...

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Hara Hachi Bu

I learned a new principle last week. It’s a Japanese philosophy called Hara Hachi Bu. They have been following this principle for generations. They almost use it like a prayer and quietly recite it prior to their meals. It means you only eat until you are 80% full. It’s also a form of self-restraint and self-discipline for them. Some people have asked me, "How do you know when you're 80% full?" Well, I can't really say with any certainty, but I have a feeling it might be when you still might want...

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Parties Made Easy

Parties Made Easy are an absolute must if you want to enjoy your own party. With all the comings and goings, we schedule our lives to the limit, that sometimes meals are merely an afterthought. Or, we’re so busy we don’t have time to prepare a meal at home, so we go out, or bring foods in. For a change of pace, call your friends together in this order:...

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Healthy Dieting Tips

Healthy Dieting Tips are imperative for Weight Loss. As you know, weight loss is a HUGE topic as evidenced by the multi-million dollar industry: books, weight loss products, and the continual search of many on this quest. I know many women, in particular, who want to lose anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds, yet are unable to do so, for a myriad of reasons. The weight is stubborn and won’t come off, they get discouraged and don’t stick with a plan or they lose the weight on any number of diet...

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Vita Mix Blender

I love my Vita Mix Blender. Funnily enough, I was in Costco one day and I heard this distant loudspeaker voice going on and on. I couldn’t actually hear what they were saying, but I followed the sound. When I reached the voice, it was that of a man giving a Vita-Mix demonstration. Honestly, I was mesmerized, intrigued and downright awed. He was making everything from soups to nuts and, of course, giving taste-tests of everything he made. I had to have one of these....

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