Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | December 1, 2016

As we kick off the holiday season, I would like to invite you to count down to Christmas with a kindness advent calendar. This was shared with me today and it’s just too good to keep to myself. Christmas can sometimes become a stressful time and a little too commercialized but this little gem puts…

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Potato Cauliflower Curry

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 29, 2016

I’m a big fan of Getty Stewart and love sharing her recipes.  Click here to listen to her be well story. “We love this potato cauliflower curry. It’s bright and colorful with tons of flavor thanks to a mix of Indian spices. But don’t worry, since it’s homemade, you can make it as hot or mild as…

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Be kind to one another

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 26, 2016

Ellen ends her show by reminding us to be kind to one another, we teach our children when they are young and we all have good intentions but sometimes we need to focus more on creating those opportunities. As we head into the holiday season I would like to encourage you all to  focus your…

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Who raises you up?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 20, 2016

I came across a highlighted passage on Instagram today. The passage was posted by a friend, I don’t know what book it is from but it really hit home for me and helped me understand why I do what I do and what inspires me. I share it with you so you can also take…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 16, 2016

Ingredients 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 medium onion – thinly sliced 15 oz can chickpeas – drained and rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and diced ½ cup coconut milk – light ½ cup chicken stock – low sodium 15 oz can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons curry powder – salt-free 1 teaspoon…

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Sweet Potato Brownies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 16, 2016

Ingredients 1 cup mashed sweet potato ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter) 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder Handful of carob chips (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a small cake/loaf pan. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup. In a…

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Green Lentils

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 14, 2016

gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free (very allergen friendly) prep time: 10 minutes  cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 large Spaghetti Squash 1 medium onion 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can of green lentils (19 oz can), rinsed and drained (or previously cooked) bunch of baby spinach or chopped spinach 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1/2 teaspoon…

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When was your first time?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 13, 2016

Are you a virgin of adventure? When was the last time you did something a little outside your comfort zone? Stepped outside your box? Lived on the edge? I really want you to think about it. Was it in the last month?  last year? or not since you were a kid?  As we get older…

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Turmeric Tomato Soup Recipe

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 2, 2016

This colourful and delicious vegan friendly soup takes advantage of all three of those chronic-disease fighting foods. We also love how quick it is to make: only 15 minutes! What You Need: ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves 1 can diced tomatoes (don’t drain the sauce) ½ cup low-sodium vegetable stock 1…

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Give Back and feel the happiness

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 30, 2016

Research has shown that the old saying of “It’s better to give than receive” is true on many levels. Besides feeling good about you for doing something for others it is also good for your physical health, self-esteem and personal empowerment. I can say from first hand experience how true that is. From picking up…

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