Linguine With Kale Basil & Walnut Pesto

Fall is officially upon us in California, and its time to warm things up with some fresh recipes that use fresh home-grown veggies, perfect for Fall and Winter! My garden bounty has some delicious picks this year like Roma tomatoes, Green peppers, Burpless cucumbers, Basil, and recently - the colorful Kale. I have to admit I have been skeptical about using kale in my recipes. But after a … [Read more...]

Simple Steps To Ensure Your Bread Appetizer Doesn’t Fall Flat

When hosting a dinner party, there's a lot to consider. What should you serve? What time should you start cooking? In all the planning, the appetizer can slip your mind. At the end of the day, that isn’t a disaster. How many of us eat a starter when we’re at home anyway? But, failure to produce an appetizer can be a disaster in an unexpected way. For the most part, this dish is a filler. It keeps … [Read more...]

Best Exercises To Help Relieve Depression

If you’re suffering from mild to moderate depression, although seeing your physician and possibly talking with a therapist is probably a good idea, there is something else that may be able to relieve your symptoms and help you get your life back – exercise. Numerous studies have shown that exercise has a positive effect on the moods of people suffering from anxiety and moderate depression. … [Read more...]

How To Cleanse And Detox Your Body and Mind

When you are feeling down in the dumps and sluggish, you do everything you can to feel better about yourself. Sometimes this comes in the form of a luxurious bath. Sometimes you can make yourself feel invigorated by going on a brisk hike up a very steep hill. The thing is, feeling good about yourself will vary depending on the season and your mood. It can also take anything from a great workout to … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stay Young When You Get Old

It happens to the best of us. Old age creeps up and suddenly we aren’t able to do the things we used to do. We aren’t able to drink all night long and avoid a hangover the next day. We aren’t able to spring out of bed after a long session in the gym. We forget what we were doing two minutes ago and it takes us longer to fight off illness. All of these things are inevitable, but there are a few … [Read more...]

How To Create a Cozy And Relaxing Living Room

Your living room is supposed to be cozy and relaxing. It is meant to be a place where you can unwind after a difficult day at work. After you have been rushed off your feet all day long, you want to chill on the sofa, watch your favorite TV show, and unwind. However, it is very difficult to do this if your living room isn’t a peaceful and relaxing space. So, how do you transform your lounge to … [Read more...]

How To Be The Hostess With The Mostess

If you feel like you ever put yourself under pressure just trying to get a new recipe right, then pulling out the big guns at a dinner party can be a truly trying affair. Cooking a good meal is always a plus, but there are ways to make sure you impress your guests and make sure they have a wonderful time. It’s all about paying attention to not only what food you make, but how you frame and … [Read more...]

How To Kickstart Your Summer Slim-Down

With the summer nights getting longer and the weather warmer, it’s that time of year we all love to slough off the heavy winter jumpers and jeans and swap to flowy skirts and blouses. Getting motivated to feel comfortable in those lighter clothes can be difficult, but it’s all about self-discipline and feeling confident. The trouble is, if your weight is getting you down it can be very difficult … [Read more...]

Kick Off a Healthy Lifestyle – Today!

We hear it all the time. We’ve probably even said it to ourselves from time to time. “I’m starting a diet.” “I’m starting an exercise regime.” “I’m giving this up.” Too often, when we’re talking about getting healthy, we’re talking about starting or doing a thing. Instead, we need to change the conversation and the way we approach. Don’t aim for a beach bod, don’t try out a new diet. Think about … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Love Yourself and Be More Happy

There’s no one in your life that you spend more time with than yourself. Despite this, most people simply don’t love themselves as wholly and ardently as they should. We’re exposed to celebrity supermen and women all the time through modern media channels, and some people have trouble really appreciating their own ideas, talents, and the positive traits of their personalities. Take a step back, … [Read more...]