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Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

Spring Forward 2018

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (on Sunday at 2 a.m.). Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) I have never been a fan of time change. I don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. I say, let’s Spring Forward […]


Produce pancakes

One of the great things about being a teacher is the relationship you develop with students. Sometimes I have some pretty personal in-depth conversations. Other times things are light hearted and fun. People have questions for me or give me some tips. Recently after one of my yoga classes my students and I were talking […]


Preparing to Spring Forward

Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) It’s that time again to Spring Forward (Sunday at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. So to my Arizona family […]


Review Wednesday: Brawny Produce Protector Reusable Bags

At some point at the grocery store I had noticed green bags for sale, which claimed they could keep produce fresher longer. My grandpa and I even discussed these. He mentioned he had tried them and they worked. But he didn’t know why. So I decided to experiment with them myself using Brawny’s Produce Protector […]


My version of bibimbap (“hot pot”)

When I worked in South San Francisco there was a restaurant my co-workers and I frequented, Mom’s Tofu House. It was good and cheap (service isn’t great). We nicknamed it hot pot, as the food we ordered came in a hot pot (really a hot stone pot). I decided to recreate my favorite dish, tofu […]


Spicy cooking

Most weeks I try to explore at least one “new” recipe. I was looking at Hungry Girl’s website and found spicy Thai-style no-cook stir-fry. It sounded yummy so I decided to give it a try. I added the ingredients I didn’t already have to my grocery list. I decided to add a few other ingredients […]


Getting grateful this month

Wow, we are now entering November. Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Since it is November (and Halloween has passed) it means we are thrown into the holiday season. I love the holidays. But there is also a part of me that is glad when the holidays are over. This time can be […]


Experimenting in the kitchen

As I have mentioned in the past since my FUNemployment began I have a long to do list of things, including getting healthy. And one of the many ways I am working on getting back to healthy (and hopefully lose a few pounds in the process) is by experimenting with recipes and cooking. I will […]


Say no to processed foods, yes to glutes

OK, it’s Labor Day and the first day of September, which means it is time for a new Monthly Challenge. August’s Monthly Challenge was about slowing down. How did that go? I think it a great practice to continue in life moving forward. OK, onto September’s challenges … Nutrition: We all know that processed foods, […]


Keeping calm, simple for Monthly Challenge

I asked my readers for ideas for the November Monthly Challenge. I got a lot of great ideas and used them. I saved one idea for Go Fit Girl’s December Monthly Challenge. We’ll get to that shortly. December is a tough month for me and for many others as well. We are so busy with […]