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Until recently, we didn’t know how much our gut and brain interacted. Some people thought that our brains controlled everything we did, consciously and subconsciously.

They were wrong!

Some of us have a sense that there is a connection because we often feel emotions in o...

Welcome!  This is the written recording of my journey to an overall healthier lifestyle. I have been on this road to better wellness for a lifetime. The theme of my journey is progress, not perfection.  I am not expecting perfection from myself.  I am striving for over...

I grew up in a toxic home environment.  My parents fought constantly in front of us kids, verbally abusing and belittling each other in front of us.  This behavior bled into my brother’s own behavior and I was subjected to the same abuse they saw from our parents....

This highly versatile and fall-apart-tender pork recipe can be served in so many ways. For starters, this seasoned, tender pork is delicious in lettuce wraps, tacos, salads, or served over rice. 

The instructions for this recipe include a couple of optional steps that c...

This hearty, classic Mexican soup gets a big boost of flavor from two dried chili varieties: Ancho chilies, the dried versions of the relatively mild poblano pepper, and guajillos chilies, the dried version of the hotter mirasol pepper.

Ancho chilies are more readily av...

This fresh Mexican chopped salad is substantial enough to serve as a light main course on its own. Or, you can pair it with Pozole Rojo de Pollo or your favorite soup for a heartier meal.  Either way, this delicious, healthy dish is packed with fiber-rich black beans a...

This delicious, refreshing frozen slushy does not require any added sweetener thanks to a healthy dose of fresh (or frozen) mango and orange juice. A small amount of fresh lime juice adds just the right amount of tanginess to balance out the sweeter flavors.


Prep tim...

This quick and easy appetizer is sure to be a hit at your next party. This fun variation of the traditional Caprese salad replaces the classic tomato with sweet strawberries, which pair beautifully with the rich balsamic blaze and fresh basil.

Tip:  The warm balsamic gl...

This fruity and refreshing beverage isn’t overly sweet thanks to the natural tartness of the cherries and fresh lime juice. A touch of honey adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the more tart flavors, while fresh mint adds a bright note to bring it al...

This tasty little appetizer is reminiscent of the classic Rumaki, minus the chicken livers and brown sugar. In this version, honey provides a touch of sweetness, while a spicy mustard dip adds some heat. Together, they create a winning combination that will soon become...

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