How are you doing?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 16, 2021

It’s been quite a journey the past 19 months. Through all the ups and downs, openings and closing, protests and head shaking I want to reach out and ask you how are you doing? I was getting a vibe from people that they are exhausted from all the Covid talk. I have to say I…

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Mango Salsa Chicken Bowls

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | May 21, 2021

Makes 2 servings/bowls Ingredients: 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, lightly pounded to an even thickness 2 Tbsp avocado or olive oil, divided 1 small ripe avocado, chopped or sliced 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice 4 cups salad greens of choice 2-3 Tbsps fresh lime juice Homemade Mango Salsa: 1 large ripe mango, peeled…

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The Logan Boulet Effect

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | April 9, 2021

Do you know who Logan Boulet was and what the Logan Boulet Effect is? If you don’t that’s ok I didn’t either, but by the end of this blog I hope you do and I hope you will be inspired to register to be an organ donor. Logan Boulet was 21 years old member of…

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Classic Stuffed Shells

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 28, 2021

Bring this family favorite to your table—stuffed shells filled with tofu-based ricotta and topped with your favorite plant-slant cheese. This dish is surprisingly easy to prepare, but a showstopper for your family dinner table. The flavor of the sauce is carried throughout the dish, so a great marinara or arrabbiata sauce is crucial! Yield: 25+…

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Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 15, 2021

A favourite on many of our adventure travel trips compliments of our cook Patti Phillips. So yummy. Ingredients 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger 1 tsp ground tumeric 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp garam masala (could substitute curry powder)…

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Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 25, 2021

Banana Chocolate Oat Cookies Servings / Yield: 18 cookies A delicious way to easily use up brown bananas. These flourless, gluten free cookies are made with bananas, oats, chocolate, flax, brown sugar and cinnamon. Prep Time15 mins Cook Time10 mins Author: Getty Stewart Ingredients 1 cup mashed bananas (3 very ripe medium bananas) 2 1/4 cups quick oats 2 Tbsp ground flax, optional 1 tsp cinnamon 2 Tbsp brown sugar or…

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Change is in the air

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 29, 2021

2021 has been a fresh start for all of us. Putting 2020 behind us feels good and planning for 2021 is exciting. Yes, we still have time at home and yes, it is getting old but the light is at the end of this long tunnel. We have all been blessed with the gift of…

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Make a new relationship with Nature

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 23, 2021

Covid has created the time and opportunity and Mother Nature has provided the glorious weather for us to take advantage of getting outside this winter and discovering new trails and activities to fill our days. More people are out walking than ever before, new skating rinks and trails are popping up everywhere and they are being…

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Happy New Year Monkeys

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 3, 2021

We might be a little off balance starting this year, but the proverbial light is at the end of the tunnel is in sight! 2020 was quite a year and 2021 will be a different year on many levels but I believe if we take the lessons learned from the past year and add it…

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Crockpot Three Bean Veggie Chili

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 22, 2020

1 medium onion, chopped (approx 2/3 c.) 1 red or yellow bell pepper 1 (15oz.) can black beans 1 (15oz.) can red kidney beans 1 (15oz.) can pinto beans 1 (15oz.) can tomato sauce 1 (15oz.) can petite diced tomatoes. I have used Rotel tomatoes for a little more zing. 1/2 cup frozen corn 3…

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