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brown bag mondays: saving greens

I’ve lost track of the dollars I’ve wasted in throwing out fresh greens that ended up spoiling before I used them up. Frustrating especially when I need them for a recipe. So to save some green and some greens, here is today’s tip: Here’s how: Asparagus: store upright in a jar that has a little water in the bottom. Change the water every few days when it starts to get cloudy. Cilantro, Parsley: Can also be stored upright in a jar that has a little water in the bottom. Change the water every few days when it starts to get …

brown bag monday: morning motivation

Although I’m usually a morning person, there are some days when it’s hard to get out of bed at the crack of dawn. Or before it, during the winter months. The promise of a few extra winks of sleep or warm blankets on chilly mornings are awfully tempting to ignore. But for morning people, this often is our most productive time of day so lingering in bed can throw off our entire day. If this also is a struggle for you, here’s the tip to take with you this week: When I add things into my morning that I love …

brown bag monday: food focus tip

As I’ve made a major switch in my diet four years ago by choosing to eat a plant-based diet and then tweaking that to reduce my sugar intake a couple years later, I’ve come to appreciate just how closely food is tied to our emotions, memories and sense of community. Suddenly, many of our go-to foods are off the list and we may need to learn new cooking techniques or try new foods that are foreign to us. Depending on the dietary change, it can be a small or steep learning curve. And if you’re making these changes for health …

new series: brown bag mondays…tips you can take with you

New series: Brown Bag Mondays:  I see Mondays as a fresh start, another opportunity to face the week head on and move forward living life. But as the week wears on, I recognize our ideals don’t always play out the way we think. My heart for this series to provide you with something you can use or chew on as you go about your hours and days in the week ahead.   This is how my family calendar has looked for the first half of this month. Not that we had nothing to do…quite the opposite. But I hesitated to …

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