Sometimes you just need to go back to your roots for some comfort food!!! Now, before I start in on this healthy recipe, let me tell you, that if available, I would choose REAL fried catfish with fried hushpuppies EVERY SINGLE TIME. However, pulling out the propane tank, burner, pot, peanut oil, etc. at our… Read More “Fried” Catfish Po’boy
So you’re post stem cell transplant, post chemo, post surgery, or for whatever reason, you just don’t feel like eating or drinking! In a normal healthy person’s life, this isn’t a cause for alarm; however, in the case of someone who has been sick for a while and has already lost weight and can easily… Read More Quick protein filled smoothie
Essential Oils seem to be the latest craze as they are popping up everywhere! If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this: The EO market is NOT regulated!! Just because the bottle says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it is!!! Just like “Fragrance” on a label basically means “filled with MANY… Read More Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them
This morning I chose the essential oil blend “Joy” for my morning meditation/prayer time. Last week as an attempt to become more emotionally and spiritually centered, I began this practice. My affirmation for today was “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). I… Read More JOY
One of my husband’s favorite dishes is pasta salad. It’s always been one of my “go to” recipes because it’s healthy, easy, make-ahead, makes a lot, and he loves it! Now that he is Day +31 from his stem cell transplant, he needs to be eating more veggies; however, raw vegetables aren’t safe for him.… Read More Rework of an old favorite
Ever since I wrote about the little things and how they can help us feel in control of our lives, I’ve also been considering other ways that we (meaning I) can “deal” better. Another thing that I’ve noticed about myself is that since truly putting into practice the saying “take it one day at… Read More Just For Today
Nothing beats homemade vegetable soup for comfort and nutrition especially if one is on a “stem cell transplant diet” where all the vegetables need to be cooked! I can make a yummy chicken or vegetarian tortilla soup and a pretty good version of a vegetarian roasted vegetable soup, but for old-fashioned appeal and best taste,… Read More Recipes of the day
It’s interesting–the older I get the more I realize that I don’t really have control over the big things in my life–that’s up to a much higher power than I. What I do have power over is the little things. Control over attitudes and reactions, control over words, control over daily habits. These are within… Read More Little things mean a lot.
I discovered smoothies several years back when I was trying to find sneaky ways to get more fruits, veggies, and other nutrients in my family’s diet. The ease and variety of these drinks continue to keep me interested! With cancer and chemo, there are many days when my husband doesn’t feel like eating but will… Read More Smoothie Recipes!
In my last post, I wrote about some of my thoughts on health. Now, don’t get me wrong; I fully admit that I don’t have it down or am the role model for health. I’m a 49 year old woman who struggles daily on many levels. However, I have read a lot written by those… Read More In case you didn’t believe me…