Getting Into Exercise after the Holidays? Eat Well! – Part I

I am definitely not a cold weather person. Don’t get me wrong about that! What I do love about January is that it’s a relatively quiet month compared to the busyness, added social engagements, and too much food – healthy or otherwise January offers us a big invitation lined in glitter to get back to… Read more

Seasonal and Local Eating – Enjoy the Autumn Fare

I know many, many people for whom Fall is their favorite time of year. I was raised in California, so had to learn as an adult to appreciate the seasons – all of them. After 40 years in the Midwest, I still have to work at it, to get past the dread of facing the… Read more

Apple Cider Vinegar: Ancient and Functional

I have been a health coach for more than a decade now, so often when I’m asked about this ingredient or that spice, or some remedy, I can often say a little about whatever it is and then add, “I wrote a blog about that – check on my website,” or “I’ll send you a… Read more

Mock Salmon Pate

A delicious pink pate with a hint of salmon flavor….serendipity! 2 cups raw walnuts 1 large scallion 1 red bell pepper 1 teaspoon salt Celtic Sea Salt, or Himalayan Salt are best) 2 stalks celery Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serving suggestions:  This can be served on a plate… Read more

More than Grams and Calories

It’s been a longer time than usual between this newsletter/blog and the last one. It’s not because of illness or forgetfulness, thankfully, but just life. Expanding the scope and service of Abundant Raw Life Health Coaching to now include Fitness Training is a piece of it, as well as some travel after nearly two years… Read more

Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

What a trying time we have had, starting with the Covid-19 ongoing scare and destruction that began eighteen months ago, through way too many illnesses and deaths because of it, the unrest over businesses and schools opening and closing, and the dozens of other situations that have suffered because of it! Is it any wonder… Read more

Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie

This quick smoothie recipe is purely fruit-sweetened and packs your morning drink with a load of essential nutrients. Hemp hearts add satiating protein along with brain-boosting omega fats. 1 banana, frozen or not 1 cup blackberries, frozen or not 1-2 cups fresh spinach or other dark leafy green 3 Tbs hemp hearts 3 Medjool dates,… Read more

Summer Favorites – Melons and Berries

There are plenty of reasons to love the months of June through August, from the opportunities to enjoy some vacation air away from home, to the quiet evenings on the lawn enjoying slurpy fruits, with little worry about their dripping juices. At home or away, melons and berries can’t be beat, with their vibrant colors,… Read more

Summer Vegetables – Some ABCs

I am not a gardener. I worked at becoming one off and on for years before yielding to the fact that gardening in anything larger than patio pots does not give me pleasure, or enough good harvest to keep me engaged and enthused. I am a strong proponent, however, of a diet laden with fresh,… Read more

Another Look At Protein

As long as I have been a plant-based eater, (vegetarian since 1994), then raw vegan, (since 2006), and now mostly raw vegan, and as for long as I have been a Health Coach, (almost 10 years), questions about protein have circled through my life. Lately, since  I have been more seriously engaged in strength and… Read more