beet salad with wild rice

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges & Wild Rice

Call this a wonderful beet salad that doubles as a side dish or a hearty wild rice side dish that doubles as a salad and you’d be right either way. Recipe Highlights: Easy recipe, each simple step can be done days in advance. A great way to introduce new flavors and textures. Gluten free, high in fiber, add more greens…

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Homemade Gift Candied Nuts

Stovetop Candied Nuts with sugar and spice

Candied nuts are the sort of easy recipe I return to again and again. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this recipe smell like Christmas. They make an excellent snack to put out at a party alongside cheese, crackers, and cocktails. I love to make them for sharing at the holidays. In less than half an hour with very…

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Closing the Our Lady Chapter, and the next steps in my journey

If I have learned one thing during my weight loss journey, it is this – You don’t have to know where the finish line is to get started, but you’ll never get anywhere standing still. Five months ago I began crafting the next chapter in my journey. Within the next few days I will be cutting the virtual ribbon on…

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The Half Her Size Story: How falling in love with food turned into extreme weight loss

I have been thinking (always thinking, probably over thinking). Up ‘till this point in my career, as a weight loss writer, I have started my story with the end. “My husband and I lost a bunch of weight, and now I write a blog.” However, my story started long before the happily-ever-after. My story starts with a chubby little girl,…

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How to make your weight loss goals a healthy lifestyle

I was introduced to the “Be-Do-Have” model of self improvement a few years ago. I love the simplicity of both the visual and the concept. Even though my major weight loss is complete, “Be-Do-Have” continues to motivate me, as I set new goals, in all aspects of my life. Basically, the point is to visualize what or who you would…

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