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Author Archives: Kim Barnes

Nutty Roasted Acorn Squash and Spinach Salad

1 or 2 acorn squash (enough for 5 cups cubed, about 2 lbs squash)  2 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp kosher salt 4 Tbsp orange juice 1 1/2 Tbsp walnut oil 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 8 cups baby spinach 1 cup walnuts, toasted,…

3 Benefits Of Planning

Some people are more organized and better at planning than others, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t something everyone should try to do often. Planning doesn’t mean spending every moment of your life trying to stay organized, but it does mean recognizing the times when planning would really help you to be more effective. Many…

Welcome to the month of April

We are living in a different world.  For REAL… Did I ever think I would say that? The last time I said that to you all, I was pregnant and the day was September 11th, 2001. However this is different. During 9/11 we roamed in the streets, arm in arm, hugging one another and providing…

Are You Ready to Form Solid  Weight Loss and Exercise Habits

Getting into the habit of eating healthy and exercising is probably one of the biggest stumbling blocks for many people. Do you shake your head and wonder, “Why is it that this is such a complex task?”😱 It may all come down to your mindset first. To create a strong habit it comes down to…

Cauliflower Coconut Bisque

1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small sweet onion, diced 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped 2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 to 1 tsp salt Put the olive oil, onion, and cauliflower in a soup pot over medium heat and cook until onion softens, then pour in the broth,…

Welcome To March

I start this month with my favorite Irish blessing: “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand”…

Ray Of Light: Katie Catalano

Where are you from? I am originally from the small town of Orange, Connecticut, but I now reside in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. What is something about yourself that we might not know?  Last year I was a contestant on the show Guy’s Grocery Games! And I won! How long have you been a Savage Girl…

Increase Self-Belief With Visualization

When you are confident about yourself and have 100% belief in your actions, it goes a long way in you moving up the ladder in life. Before taking any important decision in your life, you always wonder, what others would think of you if you don’t succeed, don’t you? Instead, it is more important to…

Welcome to February!

Our theme for this month is LOVE YOURSELF … which may be obvious but to me, it matters more than ever now! Why are we so harsh in our standards for ourselves when it comes to love but we can easily love anyone else who is less than perfect. Somehow we think there is something…

Balsamic Orange Saucy Salmon

3/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp onion, finely minced 2 tsp chopped parsley 2 tsp basil, chopped 2 tsp chopped mint 2 tbsp orange zest 1/8 tsp kosher salt dash freshly ground black pepper 4 fillets salmon (6 oz each) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper…