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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Mediterranean Lentil and Spinach soup

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 15, 2020

Compliments of Forks over Knives This hearty lentil soup gets its bright flavor from fresh tomatoes and wilted spinach. A colorful array of chopped celery, onion, carrots, and squash add loads of dimension to this easy soup, which is light enough for warm days but nourishing enough for chilly nights. By Carla Christian, May 13,…

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Back in my bubble

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 15, 2020

I spent last week in the mountains visiting my daughter. We hiked, we skied, we relaxed and enjoyed the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and now I’m back in my Winnipeg bubble. The rules changed again and we are all asked to do our part to flatten the curve and take the pressure off the…

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By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 1, 2020

So many emotions floating around in my head right now. 2020 has been quite a year. The news along with social media really can play a number on your emotions. One minute you think everything is good, you’ve found a new routine and the next minute it’s all put on hold. Covid, the US election,…

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The power of gratitude

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 11, 2020

Happy Thanks giving everyone. I trust you have all had a wonderful weekend creating your unique Covid safe Thanksgiving weekend. 2020 has been challenging on many levels but regardless of the challenges it has created there is always something to be grateful for. Thanks Giving weekend is a special time to focus on the things…

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The missing puzzle piece

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 4, 2020

Don’t you hate it when you spend hours putting together a puzzle only to find that one piece is missing? All that work and you can’t quite complete the finished product. That’s how I felt with my health 6 years ago. I felt like something was missing. I knew plant based nutrition was important but…

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The joys of nature

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 18, 2020

I have read many books and articles about happiness and followed numerous Happiness experts over the years. The science doesn’t lie, there are many things we can do to increase our happiness but one thing I noticed is that when you do it all in nature it is even more powerful. I just wrapped up…

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HMC is firing back up for Fall.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | September 3, 2020

I have to say that personally summer 2020 has been pretty awesome. I have enjoyed my time with family and friends at the lake, lots of golf, enjoyed an awesome week hiking in Canmore with my daughter and took some time to chill and reflect on what comes next. Covid 19 has definitely changed the…

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HMC Pinawa Golf day.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | July 17, 2020

Hi Monkeys, I trust you are all enjoying the gorgeous weather we are experiencing this summer and finding some time to get out to the beach, cottage, camp grounds, golf course, parks, patios, friends etc. Just when I thought there wouldn’t be much to do this summer, I’m trying to figure out how to fit…

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