Month: July 2016

Coconut Pineapple Smoothies [Like an Instant Tropical Vacation!]

Paper umbrella and beach chair optional… Coconut and smoothies just seem to blend together like toes in the sand. Try this combination next time you head to the kitchen: Blend together: 1 cup Pineapple chunks, frozen ¼ cup Greek yogurt, plain ¼ cup Coconut milk (I choose light) ¼ cup Almond milk (or your favorite) 1 small handful of ice Other Recipes You Might Love… Apple Power Smoothies [3 Simple Recipes for Liquid Sunshine] by Dawn Damico | Jun 30, 2016 | Food-Beverages | 0 CommentsSometimes, you just wanna drink your breakfast…or lunch…or snack without adding a lot of...

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She is Fragile, She is a Rock

I should have been packing, we were, after all leaving in four days and my apartment looked exactly the same as it always did. I loved my apartment in Nashville with the view of the world’s most incredible sunsets, so understandably, I was procrastinating in the most spectacular way. I was sitting on my couch watching the entire series of The Soprano’s and going through Facebook, and that’s when I came across this quote by Sylvester McNutt III. “She’s trying to build herself up. Her goals involve adding value to other people’s life because she is a woman of...

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Discover Wine’s Arch Enemy [Keeping the Fruit of the Vine Pure]

If you’ve ever heard a wine expert say the wine needs time to breathe to bring out the best taste and aroma, then the next thing I say is going to make you believe I’m nuts! The truth is: Oxygen and wine don’t mix. They are enemies…or maybe I should say “Frienemies” What do I mean that oxygen and wine don’t mix? Well, first I’m not a wine guru. I don’t even play one on TV. But I do love to research things I love. And I love wine… I’m the kinda gal who just enjoys a wine that...

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A Letter from our Children [Everyday Wisdom]

The ultimate test of human conscience may be the willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations. ~Gaylord Nelson~ I met an eight year old girl on the beach early one morning. As I approached her, the girl asked me what I was looking for. I told her sharks’ teeth and showed her my small handful. She showed me her handful and she offered them to me. My encounter reminded me how innocent, curious, and generous children can be. As adults, we often become obsessed by our search to improve our collection of things and become preoccupied with fear...

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Feta & Honey Mustard

Ingredients: (makes 4 cups) 1 Cucumber, washed and cut into chunks 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half ½ Red Onion, thinly sliced 4 oz Feta Cheese, crumbled 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard 2 Tbsp Honey Black Pepper, freshly ground Pita Bread or Wheat Crackers on the side Serve with your favorite pita or crackers and this Naples inspired salad makes a great, healthy light lunch. Or, serve as a fresh side to a piece of grilled chicken or fish. Perfect! Directions: so, so simple! Put all vegetables into a large bowl. In a small bowl,...

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