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Compromise and Golden Milk

Killing two birds with one stone ~ or ~ stop eating in the middle of the night!

It has been a major goal of mine for a very long time–and believe me, I’ve tried everything … or so I thought.

Actor holding cross from the Night Stalker Since I’ve known Bill he’s been a “night stalker,” though not the kind that solves supernatural mysteries.  No.  He’s the kind that crawls out of bed in the night, turns on the television, and then rummages around looking for something to eat–ideally something crunchy (his nemesis), and I’m not talking celery or carrots!

Jokingly, he says this night apparition is not him at all and therefore he is not to be blamed.  He says it’s some other guy over which he has no control and he is not responsible for his actions.  That guy is really annoying.

Doctor Kracker Seeded Spelt Crispbreads fixitplan
4g Protein, 2g Fiber, 0g Sugar

After Bill’s heart event, he fortunately gave up the middle of the night crunchy snacks (which is synonymous with “highly processed” MOST of the time).  Usually he indulges in a banana (sometimes with nut butter) or a couple of clementines.  Yet sometimes I’ll see evidence of snacking on albeit healthy whole grain spelt crackers and nut butter, which makes me scowl a little in the morning, but he’ll say he had a bad night or a bad dream or just couldn’t sleep.



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Chana Masala

“Quick & Easy Chana Masala”
from Oh She Glows

heart healthy chana masala over rice

I just made Chana Masala for the first time, and I’m so happy to have discovered this recipe because it’s exceedingly heart healthy and delicious!   A dish popular in India and around the world, made with chickpeas, onions and spices, it’s flavorful and satisfying.  Chickpeas are loaded with protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber, and are a great source of folate, manganese, iron and magnesium.

“What you eat can fuel or cool inflammation.” 

~Harvard Health Publications

Plus this dish contains garlic, ginger and turmeric–some of the top anti-inflammatory foods and spices!  We know inflammation plays a role in heart disease, heart attack and Continue reading Chana Masala

Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup

Curry became one of my favorite spices this past winter, largely due to this recipe!  Such a simple soup, yet so warming and comforting.  My dear friend Dayna shared it with me one chilly night as she was savoring a big bowl.  She had asked her husband-to-be to pick up some carrots on the way home, and boy did he! Continue reading Curried Carrot Soup