Health & Wellbeing Category

12 Tips for Living With Chronic Thumb Pain and Carpal Tunnel

I apologize if you’re family or a friend, you’ve heard this story. Heck, you’ve not only heard it you’ve lived it with me! I’m not normally a whiner but I AM pretty verbal about what I discover in my research and my attempt to live a healthy life. 🙂 If you’ve stumbled onto this post […]

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12 Steps to Recovery After Hand Surgery

First let me say, I’m no expert, I share only with the hope that my experience might help someone else.  I’ve simply survived. 12 weeks down and I have made it through not only one, but two surgical procedures!  I had CMC basal joint arthroplasty AND carpal tunnel on my dominant hand, at the same […]

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Site Down Due to Blogger’s Maintenance

Luckily, the site’s not really down, it’s just me! Been awhile since I blogged. I’ve been prepping for, and now am in recovery from, surgery on my dominant hand. Had basal joint arthroplasty and carpal tunnel surgery. In layman’s terms, I blew out my CMC thumb joint and had to have it replaced! As you may […]

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Peachy Party Sangria

For foodie Friday I give you Peachy Sangria!  At our house it’s a summertime party favorite. 🙂 I spent a chunk of my teen years in Germany where I attended K-Town high school.  It was a military dependent’s school with the Department of Defense.  While there, I met and fell in love with a bunch […]

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Delicious Flaxseed Munchies

For Foodie Friday I give you, flaxseeds. I love them. If you’ll give’m a try, they’ll love you back!  Why?  Because, flaxseed’s not only a wonderful source of Omega 3, excellent for heart health, they’re fantastic for your brain, good for eye health, they fight inflammation, they’re an excellent source of fiber, and a powerful antioxidant too! […]

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Asian Kale Salad Recipe

It’s Foodie Friday and let’s face it, Kale’s tough.  It’s GREAT for you but it’s tough.  This is one of those recipes. You know, the kind that actually tastes better on day two or three… I’ve discovered letting the Kale marinade over-night makes a lovely, not only palatable, but delicious kale salad.   Asian Kale Salad Recipe […]

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Gluten Free Tabouli Salad Recipe

For Foodie Friday I tell ya, Tabouli is one of my family’s favorite things to eat.  This is a gluten free alternative made with quinoa instead of the traditional bulgar wheat that’s normally used.  One benefit of quinoa is it’s a grain with protein.  We’ll have it on top of leafy red or green lettuce, with […]

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Mamacita Lolita’s Street Tacos

This lil tumbleweed was fortunate to get to “tumble and tarry” in Austin. I loved the culture so much it inspired my favorite street taco recipe, that’s as eclectic as the city itself. Influenced by Austin’s hip food trucks and trend-pushing restaurants, these tacos are a great reflection of the unique flavors of Austin. It’s a little sweet, […]

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Jammin’ on a Peach of a Day!

In keeping with my latest mantra, old dogs can learn new tricks, this week I learned how to make jam.  With our latest move, we inherited what we refer to as “the garden of eaten.”  The picture above’s a sampling. Last summer, we were too busy moving to harvest the peaches before the birds got them but […]

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Mammacita Lolita’s Guacamole Dip

I’ve converted many the non-Guac eater with this recipe.  Notice the title states dip?   That’s because the mayo and picante make this creamy and delicious.  It’s my husband favorite guacamole recipe that I make. Normally I cook by taste, adding a little of this, a little of that.  So, follow this as a loose recipe.  Feel […]

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