Last week headaches and side effects caused by clinching my teeth took me out of the loop!  Misery loves company, but not in this case, I just curled up and babied myself so when I went to the pool today, I did not expect much from myself, thinking I needed to gradually obtain my previous benchmark of 16 laps.

To my delight, swimming was easier than ever and I hit 22 laps, all free style except the last two backstrokes I threw in just for fun.  Hot tub, steam shower, and sauna finished with a lavish coating of coconut oil made my pool experience better than an expensive day at the spa!

Since we started healthier eating about 6 weeks ago, I lost 18 pounds and hubby lost  21 pounds.  SO FAR!  We generally lose about 1/2 pound per day, then stabilize for a few days, then start losing again. Making this change in our eating has not been difficult at all, except  learning HOW to uncook standpoint.

We start everyday with Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie

I pack a vegan salad for hubby’s lunch and include a packet of Chia seeds, Flax seeds, and nutritional yeast.  I add a small container of Grapeseed oil and Bragg’s Apple Cider vinegar, a glass of tea (sweetened with Stevia), and a small packet of homemade trail mix

After my workout I cannot wait to get home and have a spring, lettuce, or nori roll with a smidgen of Tamari, spiralized veggies and avocado!

I take recipes from Amber Shea Crawley’s cookbook Practically Raw and Ani Phyo, Kimberly Snyder, and a multitude of vegan bloggers.  For more complete list of great chef’s and nutritionists and foodists, visit me on Pinterest


To your health,


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World Cuisine Spiralizer

Here is another Spiralizer (I guess I made that word up because spell check does not like it)!  This one was recommended by Dara Dubinet and passed on by

Spiral away!

Spirialing Out of Control Benriner Cook Helper Slicer: Home & Kitchen.

I got it!  The Benriner Spiralizer is my BFF.

Benriner Spirializer

Benriner Spiralizer challenges Chef Knives!  When I received my package, it was so feather weight I thought it was empty. When I opened the box I thought I had been ripped off; it looked like a toy. Then I started to read the directions and at first thought they were only in Japanese.  THEN, I inserted the blade upside down, I swear according to the directions!

It was not love at first sight, but now I hesitate to put her away so she sits atop the counter!

This is a must have for beautiful, quick sliced veggies!


Happy spiraling,