White beans and Quinoa – Warm up on a cold winter day

  When there is snow on the ground, I like to dream that I am walking on clouds I love experimenting with different beans and spices to create unique tasting items at a low to moderate cost.  Too often beans are made fun of because they are a low-cost item and/or because of the aftermath […]

Berry Sorbet Gluten and Dairy Free

Did you get a Vita-Mix, Blendtec, or other high powered ‘blender’ for Christmas? A quick recipe: Berry Sorbet – with no dairy or gluten – 1/2 cup of raw cashews – 1/4 cup raw sunflower kernels, your favorite vanilla vegan protein – I use DoTerra’s vegan protein but use what you like. Cover the mix […]

Oil Free Lentil Soup | Stew

In March of 2015, I tossed oil from my diet.  (Not fat but oil.) Over the years, I read many articles and books on the subject of consuming oil (even ‘healthy’ oil) but ignored them and still used various oils in my diet.  e.g. Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed Safflower Oil for cooking, […]

Healthy black bean breakfast burrito

Pappy, what are you making today? My eldest granddaughter was asking about my newest experiment in the kitchen. As a child I observed my parents cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. My mom always made up recipes. A little of this and a little of that to make some of this. Although she had a […]

Strawberry Banana Popsicle | Summer Snack Ideas

Nutritious Summer Snack Ideas to get good food in your children We are always thinking of creative ways to get good food into our grandchildren and one of the best ways is via a tasty snack.  This is an easy recipe and substitute available fruit. What is interesting in when we use this same recipe […]

Quinoa & Black Bean Delight (Gluten Free Recipe)

Quinoa & Black Bean Delight (A Gluten Free Recipe that satisfies most taste buds) First, what is quinoa? (Nature’s Earthly Choice: Organic Quinoa (1 x 4 lbs)) According to Wikipedia, it is a grain like crop with edible seeds.  Quinoa is gluten free and is a tremendous substitute for barley, wheat, or many other grains.  […]

10 Tips to help you on your journey to better health

We are all not the same.  Therefore, what works for one might not work for another! Bella arrived to work with enthusiasm knowing that she has a new helper in her quest for weight loss and more important health gain.  After booting her computer she opened her email to be greeted with a note from […]

The power of a Life Journal and How To Journal

The power of a Life Journal and How To Journal How to use a life journal to improve your health and lose weight This is an excerpt from the forthcoming book by dr Frank – the Chronicles of Bella. Bella woke suddenly out of a deep sleep and at first she thought the events of […]

Help me! I am always hungry!

Help me!  I am always hungry! Sitting at her desk, Bella couldn’t take her eyes off the small clock in the lower right side of her computer monitor.  She stared at it so long that it looked like a chocolate covered doughnut which was her favorite snack before she started on her fifth diet in as […]