Author Archives: Brooke

Natural Cold Remedy – Honey and Cinnamon

Note to Self:  Don’t book a spa day when you have a cold.  No matter how relaxing the massage and facials are, you won’t get past the fact that you are so congested that you’re gasping for air through your … Continue reading

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40 Day Challenge, AKA Lent

So lent started a couple weeks ago, and this is the first time I will actually participate .  I’m not technically of the appropriate religion, so I will refer to it as the 40 Day Challenge.  These days I just … Continue reading

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Goodbye Vegan, Hello Paleo (Vegan Stuffed Peppers Recipe Included)

Diet 2 Completed!  I was Vegan for over a month, minus a couple slip ups and cheat days.  My thoughts- it had its ups and downs.  Here is an overview of my experience:   The Good -I tried a variety … Continue reading

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Best Educational Toys for a 3 Year Old

Wanna know something about me?  I’m a list maker and a researcher, both to an almost borderline obsessive degree.  When you mix that with the perfectionist trait (thanks dad), it can sometimes cross the line into ridiculous.  Just ask my … Continue reading

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Organic Avenue – A Raw/Vegan Diet Wonderland

A few months ago I was wandering around a book store, and I stumbled across a book entitled, Odd Jobs: How to Have Fun and Make Money in a Bad Economy.  It basically was a tally of a bunch of … Continue reading

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Lemon Orzo Soup, with a Side of Inspiration

Now that my sickness is diminishing, so is my willpower.  When I went from the Smoothie Diet to Vegan, it was easy because I was just so freakin’ happy to put a piece of food in my mouth, and could … Continue reading

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Being Sick = Falling Off the Vegan Bandwagon (Vegan Recipes Included)

From the title, it is pretty clear what happened this week.  This woman right here joined the hoards of others in the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, fever, achy body crowd.  If being sick isn’t enough, just to throw a little salt … Continue reading

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Chugging Along on the Vegan Train (Vegan Recipes Included)

I’m still chugging along on this Vegan kick, and you know what, it’s not that bad.  It is only once or twice a week that I randomly call out longingly for a piece of beef or cheese (I actually once … Continue reading

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A True Vegan Treat – Chocolate Banana Smoothie

These past couple days the cravings have gotten a bit crazy.  Not so much for meat or anything really off limits, but for something sweet.  Something containing chocolate.  Since I am still in my honeymoon phase with smoothies, and not … Continue reading

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Venturing into Vegan Diet Territory

As I was finishing up my smoothie cleanse, I started researching which diet/lifestyle I should tackle next.  Initially I looked at the RAW diet, which basically entails you eating everything raw, or cooking it at a temperature no higher than … Continue reading

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