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Homemade Vegetable Soup

To ensure that I’m not wasting any produce (or money), I like to combine whatever I’ve got left at the end of the week  (http://writtenfyi.com/healthy-eating-recipe/) into prepared meals such as vegetable soups or primavera sauces to go over pasta.  I call them my “cleaning-out-the-fridge” recipes and they are seldom exactly the same because the remaining […]

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Sloppy Joes

This recipe is quick and delicious!  It’s a perfect casual meal.  My husband  says, “Who needs meat when we can fix meals like this!”  This recipe can be doubled easily for larger families. List of ingredients: ½ medium onion – chopped 1 package of vegetarian-style “meat-less” crumbles 1 12 ounce can organic tomato sauce 1 […]

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Mango and Black Bean Salad

This salad is one of our weekly favorites because it’s delicious and oh so quick to prepare when we’re just getting home from work.  There are only five main ingredients but it makes a healthy and filling meal. List of ingredients: 2 15 oz cans of black beans – rinsed 2 cups fresh or frozen […]

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Staying Positive

We’ve recently spent a lot of time with our grown children and their spouses and families.  I can’t say enough about how I respect each and every one of them.  Our children and their spouses are wonderful in that they are committed to family.  They have upstanding and honorable careers and are continually upgrading their professional […]

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Healthy Eating Choices and OILS!

Recently, an article was published on the internet stating that fish and fish oils have been linked to an increased risk for developing certain types of cancer. Although this headline is disturbing enough, the article points out that these foods may have little (if any) benefit on heart disease – which is the main reason […]

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Victoria, BC, Canada

Victoria BC Canada is the largest seaside citiy on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.  It is an easy commuter plane ride from Seattle and is one of the places we’ve always wanted to visit. First impression was that Victoria BC Canada is a city that has a quiet ability for bringing out the best […]

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Downsizing

Life in the fast lane is easier than ever! When we first became empty nesters, we were asked many times how we ever decided to make changes in our lives that we would  both consider positive. Apparently by many peoples’ standards, it was not considered appealing to downsize and change our ways of doing things.  Even as recently as […]

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