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Author Archives: Kim Barnes

Spring Asparagus Soup

2 lbs fresh asparagus 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup chopped spring onion 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 lemon, freshly squeezed kosher salt and black pepper to taste Wash and trim tips off asparagus and set them aside, then cut asparagus stalks into small pieces; set aside. In a large soup pot over…

Are You a Chronic Procrastinator?

If you are one to procrastinate constantly you may want to change this bad habit. It could affect how you are perceived, and people might even use it against you. It’s easy to get into this habit, and sometimes difficult to get out of it. When you procrastinate, you send a signal to others that…

Welcome to May

Our theme is RESILIENCE!!! This month is all about standing up and claiming control over our lives in this world that seems “out of control”. We have been away from the physical gym which too many of us, is our “place of bliss”. But we know that by staying home we are saving lives. A…

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…