A good tomato-basil bisque is like a little sip from Heaven, and this easy recipe will have you making your own. Sun-dried tomatoes are subbed for regular romas to give it a rich, smoky flavor. This recipe freezes and thaws well for homemade make-ahead meals. Ingredients: 1 16-oz chicken broth 1 12-oz coconut milk 1… Read More Simple Low-Carb Non-Dairy Tomato Basil Bisque
In every health discussion I’ve ever been in, someone inevitably brings up the cost of healthy eating. “Eating healthy is so expensive!” But is it really? While several people have realized that the upfront costs for healthy food are outweighed by the cost of health care if you don’t eat healthfully, that isn’t the whole… Read More Is Eating Healthy Really More Expensive?
We all recently learned that ammonia-treated beef, aka “pink slime”, was served in school burgers. But what else is in there? NPR’s Allison Aubrey explains it all in Tiny Desk Kitchen. Watch and learn!
By Katryna Starks Cleaning up clutter is time-consuming and stressful. For every item you pick up, you have to make several decisions. Here or there? Keep or toss? Those decisions can be overwhelming and mentally taxing. And, depending on how much clutter you have, you might have to make hundreds of those decisions at once.… Read More Never “Clean Up” Again
In the past few years, brain games such as sudoku have become very popular as people try to ward off the mental signs of aging. For the social types who aren’t prone to puzzles, there is another way to strengthen the brain. Canadian researchers have found that the brain appears to treat multilingualism as a… Read More Hablas Espanol? Parlez-vous francais? Here’s why you should!
Beth Payne is an actress, linguist, comic, children’s advocate and health coach. She has appeared on My Wife and Kids, The Jamie Foxx show and Comic View. Currently, the midwest native who speaks 7 languages, lends her voice to 6 different characters on PBS’s Maya and Miguel. In 2009, her whirlwind life came to a… Read More Body, Mind and Spirit: Beth Payne
By Katryna Starks YourBestSelf gives you the real deal when it comes to attaining your goals. Recently, we talked with Audra Wasson, who lost 70 pounds over a year and a half. She spoke about the changes she made, how she dealt with a plateau, and one exercise method that women shy away from, but… Read More Weight Loss Success: Audra Wasson
“I had a VOM when I stopped at a fast food restaurant, but got a kids meal instead of regular size. They market the meals with cartoons and toys, but the calories are more appropriate for me than the meals marked toward adults.” – Anne, 34 “When I was out and I got hungry, I… Read More YBS Celebrates Small Victories!
By Katryna Starks We’re usually told to set a specific goal and then move toward it. However, if the goal has an emotional tie, then a more indirect goal is the best. Sometimes its hard to reach goals because we care too much about them. Here’s an example. A direct goal for many is to… Read More Having trouble meeting your goals? Care less!
By Katryna Starks In the current economy, you need to cut back on luxurious spending just when you need stress relief the most. Can you have luxury and simplicity at the same time? Of course you can! Here are a few ways to treat yourself well on a budget: Buy flowers for your home and… Read More Have a Refreshing New Year!