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A MINIMALIST VALENTINE’S DAY

A MINIMALIST VALENTINE’S DAY

WHAT I REALLY ENJOY ABOUT BEING A MINIMALIST ON VALENTINE’S DAY “I will just get him any shirt. I don’t care anymore.” I heard a lady say after walking through the store not finding the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Another said, “let’s see if he […]

YES TO EXPERIENCES: A LIST OF THOUGHTFUL EXPERIENCE GIFTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

YES TO EXPERIENCES: A LIST OF THOUGHTFUL EXPERIENCE GIFTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

MORE PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING EXPERIENCE GIFTS. WE NEED TO SAY YES TO EXPERIENCES. MORE TRAVEL, MORE QUALITY TIME The older I get, the more I know exactly what I want. Sadly, that makes me a little more picky than usual. If you are like me, […]

BODY IMAGE: HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?

BODY IMAGE: HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?

BODY IMAGE: ARE WE RAISING A GENERATION OF INSECURE PEOPLE? I was sent a picture by my husband recently. While we always share photos and links with eachother, this particular picture was a bit disturbing. It was a side-by-side picture of an influential young lady […]

EATING HABITS: SHOULD CHILDREN EAT EVERYTHING ON THEIR PLATE?

EATING HABITS: SHOULD CHILDREN EAT EVERYTHING ON THEIR PLATE?

PARENTING STYLES MAY HAVE AN EFFECT ON CHILDRENS’ EATING HABITS AND THEIR FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD. “You have to clean up your plate”. These are familiar words that you may have heard parents say to their kids; either in your family or at a restaurant […]

EASY, HOMEMADE CASHEW NUTS, ALMONDS AND CRANBERRY GRANOLA RECIPE

EASY, HOMEMADE CASHEW NUTS, ALMONDS AND CRANBERRY GRANOLA RECIPE

THIS MIGHT BE THE EASIEST AND TASTIEST GRANOLA YOU WILL EVER MAKE You all may already know that I love oatmeal. In one of my earlier posts, I shared one of the ways I eat my oatmeal – with fruits. In todays post, I share […]

MINIMALISM – LIVING WITH INTENTIONALITY

MINIMALISM – LIVING WITH INTENTIONALITY

WHAT IS MINIMALISM ALL ABOUT? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE EMBRACING THIS LIFESTYLE? THE BEGINNING Minimalism is an art movement that originated in the early 60s. It was a reaction against abstract expressionism. It is a movement aimed at eliminating all excess in order to expose […]

MOVIE NIGHT SNACKS – ROASTED CHICKPEAS

MOVIE NIGHT SNACKS – ROASTED CHICKPEAS

DELICIOUS SAVORY ROASTED CHICKPEAS During the cold months, I am very comfortable just sitting at home and watching one of my favorite shows. I know very well that when watching a movie or show, I am very likely to get peckish and snack on whatever […]

WHAT IS A PLANT BASED DIET?

WHAT IS A PLANT BASED DIET?

I EAT A MORE PLANT BASED DIET. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? VEGETARIAN? VEGAN? PESCETARIAN? SEMI-VEGETARIAN (FLEXITARIAN) I was never one to look at the vegetarian foods on a menu card. My meals were centered around the animal protein. Scenario: I receive my menu card, skip […]

CRISPY TOFU IN SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

CRISPY TOFU IN SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

CRISPY TOFU IN SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE | VEGAN DINNER RECIPES My husband and I were recently at a lovely restaurant here in The Netherlands. It was a buffet dinner so we had a whole lot of options to pick from. This included meat dishes, […]

HEALTHY NO-COOK FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SNACKS ON-THE-GO

HEALTHY NO-COOK FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SNACKS ON-THE-GO

WHAT HEALTHY, TASTY, NO-COOK FRUIT AND VEGETABLE NIBBLES CAN YOU TAKE TO WORK? – YOU ASK! You may never have heard this before but I will tell you now that The Netherlands has the yummiest snacks I have tasted ever. They may not have the […]

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