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The 4th of July: Lightlife, Liberty and the Pursuit of Deliciousness!

What are your plans for the 4th of July? Let me guess… a BBQ? 😛 I love a good BBQ, but for those of you who don’t, I can imagine that the 4th of July is probably anything but exciting for you when it comes to food. Lightlife’s Smart Sausages and Light Burgers are great … Continue reading

Forks Over Knives – Have you seen it?

“A film that can save your life.”- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times Forks Over Knives is not just another movie about slaughter houses and why you should become a vegetarian. Its focus is not even on all of the terrible things that go on in the meat industry these days. It’s the first movie that I’ve … Continue reading

Public Service Day

“The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.” – http://www.UN.org What an important day today is! I’m not … Continue reading

Summer Solstice

Being in nature is my thing. There is nothing that puts my mind more at ease than being outdoors on a beautiful day. I think it’s important to have a place in your life where you know you can go to get away – a place to call your place. This is mine – but … Continue reading

Take Back Your Lunch Hour!

Do you eat lunch at your desk? Or do you treat yourself to lunch out of the office? If you answered yes to the 1st question and no to the 2nd, you may need to reconsider your lunch time strategy! According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, taking a break from work to eat should be put … Continue reading

Grilling with Lightlife

I’ve never been much of a griller myself. It could be because I’ve yet to live on my own in a place with a yard big enough for an actual grill though. 😛 After reading blog after blog with grilling recipes that literally started to make my mouth water, I decided it was time to … Continue reading

Father’s Day

I recently posted about how I’m immersed in reading The China Study. Well, I’m still reading it, and I continue to learn something new every time I pick it up. I’m usually not the type to try and push my beliefs onto others; in fact I’m quite the opposite. I think that everyone has the … Continue reading

1st Trip to the Farm

  So my farm share finally started last week. It’s about time — I’m not sure I could have waited any longer! The weather has been quite strange here so far this spring. It was cold, and then it jumped to 90° in a matter of days. Needless to say, my allergies are quite confused … Continue reading

The China Study

“The study can be considered the Grand Prix of Epidemiology” – The New York Times Have you read The China Study yet? I’m currently completely immersed – I cannot put the book down. The China Study is a comprehensive study and explanation of how a plant-based diet can reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart … Continue reading