Fiesta Breakfast Scramble

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 25, 2017

INGREDIENTS: 1⁄2 cup chopped onion 1⁄4 cup chopped red pepper 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 8 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup non-dairy cheddar cheese 1⁄2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper salsa, to garnish DIRECTIONS: 1) In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, sauté the onion and peppers until tender. 2) Pour eggs…

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Stuffed Peppers

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 17, 2017

Stuffed Peppers • 4 – 6 peppers depending on the size. Cut the tops o , de-seed and clean out. • 1 lb ground turkey • 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce • 1/4 cup onion chopped • Tbsp minced garlic • 1⁄2 cup fresh basil • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley • 2 Rainbow chard leaves WITH…

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Beginners Mind

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 16, 2017

This week at the monthly life lesson we discussed finding meaning in mid life. We are always asked at the end of these life lessons what our take away is and what we will take action on. This week my take away was to embrace the concept of the beginners mind.  So what is the…

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Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 11, 2017

Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette  Yield: About 7 servings Ingredients Vinaigrette 6 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp dijon mustard 2 tsp honey 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper Salad 2 lbs fresh asparagus (preferably medium thickness), tough ends trimmed, remaining diced into 2-inch pieces…

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Change is in the air

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 10, 2017

Change is all around us, actually it truly is the one guarantee in life outside of death and taxes. Things are always changing. We either embrace change or get left behind. The seasons change as we are experiencing right now. The weather is warming, the birds are returning and nature is beginning explode with colour.…

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Are you Happy?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 29, 2017

HMC is the network for positive women. My goal is to inspire healthy, happy living through my five pillars of happiness. So what does it mean to be happy? Are you happy? The science of happiness is a new and growing field of study. University campuses are offering classes in happiness. Numerous websites exist all…

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Happiness? now or later?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 12, 2017

You subscribe to different websites, follow motivational speakers, scroll through social media. You talk about going on that trip of a lifetime, reconnecting with an old friend, volunteering, getting healthier, finding true happiness … the list is endless. Yet every day you look in the mirror and tell yourself … tomorrow I’ll start. Why wait…

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Pura Vida ~ Pure Life

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 5, 2017

Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America with friendly, happy people that made our holiday to celebrate my Mom’s 80th a trip to remember. The experiences we had seeing monkeys in the wild, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous others species of birds and reptiles was unique for a prairie girl from Canada. Exploring beautiful…

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Happy 80th Mom

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 17, 2017

Birthdays…the day we celebrate another year of life. Feb. 18 my Mom turned 80 years young. I know she doesn’t always feel that way, she will tell you, 80 years old, but I see it different. My mom is young at heart and I love the fact that I can share with you what an…

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Would you be proud of your own obituary?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 5, 2017

The past month has been filled with the news of the passing of many of my parents friends and my personal friends parents, more so than any other time in my life. The news of someone losing their life is always so sad, perhaps easier to accept when they have led a long and loving…

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