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Get out in nature and recharge

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | August 10, 2015

Summer is a very treasured time when you live in Canada. I have had the privilege of spending the last week with my family at a family reunion that started with 16 immediate family members and grew to 48 extended family members . Every minute was spent in nature at a cottage. The first 4…

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I was made for sunny days!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 31, 2015

Hey Monkeys, how is summer of 2015 going?  I had the privileged of going to Germany this summer for 12 days to a reunion and 50th Birthday party of some former basketball team mates from 1989. Twenty six years later and we haven’t missed a beat. So much fun, laughs and new memories were created.…

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Summer Vegetable Bake

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 28, 2015

Serves 6 Prep time: 15 min Cook Time: 45 min Total Time: 1 hour Wonderful summer vegetable bake Ingredients:   1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium yellow onion 1 tsp minced garlic 1 medium zucchini 1 medium yellow squash 1 medium potato 1 medium tomato 1 tsp dried thyme to taste salt & pepper 1…

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Black Bean and Corn salad

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 7, 2015

Serves 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes “This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.” “This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.” Ingredients: 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper 2 (15 ounce)…

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Summer Fun…what’s your plan?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 5, 2015

What’s your plan this summer? There are so many options of things to do in the summer from hiking and biking to festivals and beach days. As Canadians who are inside so much of the winter months hibernating, summer is the time to get outside and take in the fresh air, warm nights, beautiful flowers…

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8 healthy habits for weight loss.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | June 28, 2015

OK lets face it, since we were 12 years old we all worried about our weight, our image, how we looked in our bathing suit. We look back at pictures now and wonder what was I worried about? I looked great. But yet, for what ever reason we continue to question our weight and how…

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