Caprese Salad

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 18, 2017

This simple salad is like candy on a hot summer day—it’s sweet, refreshing and totally satisfying. It’s the perfect meal starter or side dish. Whip it up for your next get together. Ingredients: 2 cups red cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, halved 4 to 6 ounces small mozzarella balls 1 avocado, diced 2…

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The gift is in the silence

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 12, 2017

We grew up  in a culture of 9-5, work, work, work, buy a home, take one holiday a year, give your family what you can to build a better life and work harder and longer to get ahead. Some of us are lucky enough to love what we do, others exist pay cheque to pay…

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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 30, 2017

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 25 mins Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad – the perfect summer salad full of Mediterranean flavors! Marinated Greek chicken with an extremely delicious salad! Servings: 4 Ingredients for Marinade 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp dried oregano 1…

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Play dates aren’t just for kids!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 30, 2017

Do you remember the phone call to set up a play date for your son or daughter with the new “best friend” at school? It was a simple call, sometimes last minute and sometimes planned but the purpose was the same, two kids getting together to play. So simple, so fun, so important, so what’s…

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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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