Mango Salsa Chicken Bowls

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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Classic Stuffed Shells

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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Change is in the air

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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Crockpot Three Bean Veggie Chili

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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The missing puzzle piece

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

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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There is never a better time to get healthy.

I don’t want to sound like a broken record here, however, I do think you need to hear it and understand why living a healthy lifestyle is so important now more than ever before. Unless you have been living under a rock you all know the health crises we are in with Covid-19 world wide.…

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Thank you for your generosity in a unknown time.

The HMC Rumors comedy night fundraiser was cancelled due to Covid 19 along with the HMC adventure travel trip to Arizona and numerous other monthly outings here in Winnipeg that brings our community together. We truly are in unprecedented times. However, during these times I knew I could count on you all to step up,…

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What do we do now?

I left 2 weeks ago to Kauai with my parents and siblings to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary and poof my world turned upside down. Stock market crashed, we were told to return home, HMC’s Arizona adventure cancelled and the list goes on. I know I’m not alone here. The whole world is in a…

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Do you have the guts to be healthy?

That is an interesting question with a couple of meanings. Is your gut (microbiome) healthy? Are you willing to take the steps to be truly healthy? The first reference has to do with your gut health and the trillions of good bacteria that keep us happy and healthy. It’s a very important part of our…

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