My Clean Makeup Journey

Having cancer makes you look closely at what you put in your body.  Just a little over six years ago my breast cancer diagnosis started me on a clean eating journey. Once my treatment was over, my oncologist told me I had three jobs: Keep my weight at a healthy BMI....

Fantastic Food: Leeks

Several years ago when we were hosting a young man from Poland, he wanted to make a traditional Polish meal for our family. I took him to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients he needed and he asked me where the leek’s were. I had no idea. I’d never...

Fantastic Food: Eggplant

The first time I remember eating eggplant was when my mother made Eggplant Parmesan growing up. I confess it wasn’t my favorite meal.  Because of that, I’ve stayed away from eggplant until recently.     I decided to give it a second chance after...

Fantastic Food: Kale

Last summer I fell in love with kale after we grew it in our garden and it produced from mid-summer until Thanksgiving! Kale is a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A,...

Fantastic Food: Green Beans

We’ve had a wonderful harvest of green beans this summer!  Whether it’s garden harvest or fresh beans from the grocery store, I’ve grown to prefer fresh beans over canned or frozen beans (although canned or frozen beans are perfectly fine to eat!)...

Fantastic Food: Cauliflower Rice

When my daughter mentioned that she’d made cauliflower rice, I admit that it didn’t even sound good.  Of course, at that time, I wasn’t motivated to change my eating like I am now post-cancer. I was at her house one day when she made it for dinner....

Fantastic Food: Bell Peppers

My husband loves to eat bell peppers raw. He just slices them up and enjoys! I’ve not always been a fan of bell peppers, and I don’t particularly care for them raw, but I’ve learned to love them in stir fry or sauteed  vegetables. Last night I made...

Fantastic Food: Kohlrabi

Since my breast cancer journey, our family has slowly been changing our eating habits. Cancer has a way of making you think about what you put in your body more intentionally. When I finished my treatment a year ago, my oncologist told me, “You now need to take...