Happy National Smoothie Day!

Happy National Smoothie Day!

HAPPY NATIONAL SMOOTHIE DAY!!!!! While I prefer to chew my calories, smoothies are up there with soup and salad on my on-the-regular eats list – particularly during the summer (which also starts today). Smoothies are cool, refreshing, sweet treats that can also...
{Recipe} Mexican Lasagna

{Recipe} Mexican Lasagna

So, one of our go-to weekday meals for the family is a Mexican casserole.A play off lasagna, it is a layered dish using tortillas (instead of lasagna noodles), ground beef (and/or leftover rotisserie chicken) browned with a taco spice blend, black beans and/or...
Sharpen Your Gift(s)

Sharpen Your Gift(s)

What are you doing to sharpen your gift(s)? This question is so important, there content and encouragement is presented in three ways… Watch: Listen: Read: Transcript of video/audio What are you doing to sharpen your gift(s)? This thought/question came to mind...
In the rain

In the rain

In the rain. One of my favorite childhood memories is a playful walk in the rain. My mother and I were coming home from shopping at Sears and Roebucks on 79th during a light but steady cool fall Chicago shower. I was about 7 and wore a Big Bird yellow rain coat with...
5 Reasons to Windowsill Garden Fresh Herbs

5 Reasons to Windowsill Garden Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs. Don’t buy em – grow em.I understand it is mid-winter and growing herbs outside is out of the question in much of the US right now.Same here in the deep south. In true Louisiana winter fashion, our weather regularly swings 20-30 degrees in an...
{WOMP} BBQ Chickpea Salad

{WOMP} BBQ Chickpea Salad

Share with a friend that would enjoy this.WOMP – #whatsonmyplate BBQ Chickpea Salad from mj’s cafe – spiced chickpeas, avocado, roasted corn, carrots, tomatoes, sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, pickled red onion, vegan ranch, over jalapeño lime slaw A few...
Exercise With Your Kids

Exercise With Your Kids

Excessive sedentary time has adverse health effects, and studies reported by the National Institutes of Health indicate US children are sedentary about 8 hours per day. (These are waking hours – not counting hours they are sleep). Dollar to donuts many of the...
2018 Takeaway

2018 Takeaway

What’s a major 2018 takeaway you will carry into 2019? A top of mind lesson I learned and lived in 2018: It is hard to pour from a near-empty cup. This year was an overdue and needed pullback from my standard ‘doing all the things’ MO. A...
2018 Louisiana Role Model

2018 Louisiana Role Model

Glory to God!December 8, 2018,  I was honored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Links, Incorporated as a 2018 Louisiana Role Model for contributions in Health and Human Services.The Baton Rouge Chapter has over fifty years of community service to improve and enhance...