Walking, What if you just cannot leave the house?

Yesterday it was so hard to get out of the house. I knew I needed to walk. In the early morning when it is nicest, I was working on things. As the day got away from me, my motivation just disappeared.

DH was home not feeling well, so getting him to go pokemon hunting was not working.  Finally, we both went to Sprouts Farmer’s Market and I asked him if he minded if I walked home. After shopping, I walked the long way home, and managed to get some steps in.

Not goal, but I was not idle either.

Continue reading “Walking, What if you just cannot leave the house?”

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I am missing my mom and Aunt Jennie

I am missing my mom and this Aunt in particular. Jennie Mackey Wanska. Aunt Jennie had a Kaffee Klatsch for me when I was 16. Cousins and friends came by and we visited and laughed. Think this was the last time I saw Aunt Jennie.

The little girl is my mother, Janet Mackey Hanzak. The little boy is her brother, Bruce Mackey.

Jennie, Janet Bruce Arvi

Goldie’s Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day 2017, a day that will live in my memory for a long time.

Even though, my Dear Husband (DH) is a Veteran and loves to attend a Service at the Parker Cemetary, he chose to take care of his family and work on this day. This means that I had to get up at 4 am and take him to the train station since RTD is running on a Holiday Schedule. We both use Public Transport whenever possible as it gives me an excuse to walk, and it gives me opportunity to listen to my audio book longer. Continue reading “Goldie’s Memorial Day 2017”

Peace Offering

Chocolate Cookies as your Prescription!

This weekend DH (Dear Husband) and I had a rough Sunday. In researching what recipe to share today, I found this recipe for Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. I happen to have all the ingredients. So, while DH is working today (yes, it’s a Memorial Day, but he is working) I am going to make these for him as a surprise.

Every ingredient in these cookies serves a health purpose. Supports some problem that I have. Food can be your prescription if you take the time. Would you rather take a pill or eat a cookie?

RAW CHOCOLATE COOKIES (Makes 12 cookies)

  • 1 cup almond meal or hazelnut meal
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

‘BUTTERCREAM’ FILLING

  • Cream collected from 1 can of coconut milk (see step 1)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

WHAT TO DO

  1. Pop coconut milk in the fridge the night before. This is an important step so that the cream separates from the liquid. The cream will form at the top, after opening the can, scoop out the coconut cream ready for whipping.
  2. Combine almond meal, raw cacao powder, shredded coconut, maple syrup and coconut oil in the food processor and process until well combined.
  3. Line surface with baking paper and roll out the cookie mixture.
  4. Using a cookie cutter, cut biscuits (using a small cookie cutter we were able to cut out 24 cookies). Tip: once you’ve rolled and cut, roll out remaining ‘off-cuts’ to get the most out of your cookie mix.
  5. Place your cut cookies into the freezer to set while you whip your coconut cream.
  6. To whip coconut cream, combine cream, vanilla and 1 tsp of maple syrup. Whip using an electric hand beater for about 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  7. Assemble Oreos by filing 2 biscuits with “buttercream” filling like a yummy biscuit sandwich!
  8. Place back in the freezer for half an hour, until set. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe Courtesy: Food Matters

Goldie

Support Blood Sugar and Pressure

I do not use Pharmaceuticals unless I know exactly what each ingredient is and if it is truly necessary. I am always looking for recipes and ingredients to support my blood sugar and blood pressure. I have not researched this recipe. That being said I know each and every organic ingredient in this recipe are items that I use. So, I am going to try this recipe. I can take a dose each morning and night.

I am going to start taking and recording my blood sugar numbers for a week. I will then start this recipe and compare my blood sugar numbers after I start this recipe.

If you decide to try this, please let me know how it works for you!

Real Food! Real Life!

–Goldie

Honouring our Passed Vets, we must eat

While remembering and honouring our Passed Vets. We must eat. Try this on your burger.

Paleo Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 14 ounce can coconut cream (not milk)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Mixture will be very thick, but will thin out as it gets to room temperature.
  3. Best if made at least 1 hour ahead, even better overnight.

Recipe courtesy:  Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

^OG

Take Truth where ever you find it

Religion is always a topic that can be touchy. That being said, listening to someone who is or calls themselves a religious leader is not a bad thing. Sometimes they speak undeniable truth. Whether you are Christian or not, Atheist or not, Heathen or Not listening to anyone, and deciding there is truth in what is being said, this is a good thing and a benefit to your life.

So, today’s lesson is a TEDTalk by Pope Francis.

Take a few minutes and listen, and judge for yourself if what he says is true or not.

My goal is to post a message by religious leaders from all faiths to gain insight.

Please note that I am not sharing what my religious beliefs are as this is beyond the scope of my blog. If you wish to have a theological discussion, send me a message and we can what’s app or facetime or what have you and have a theological discussion.

Walking (Sunshine) on a Cloudy Day

Kombucha FTW
Kombucha Refresher while on my walk

My schedule has changed this week. I have to make new habits about getting my steps in because it is so easy to not get your steps in when you are at home.  So I went to the grocery store and left the keys behind and took a walk.

I intended to hit two grocery stores, but apparently my T3 is low and I was having some heart palpitations.  So, I took a shortcut and came home under a thunder cloud.  I was sweating going to the store, and chilly on the way home.

I would love to invite you to take a walk today. Take 15 minutes and go outside or stop by the mall. The first time I took a walk on 9 June 2015, I walked 0.2 miles in 10 minutes and did not take another walk for 3 weeks. If I can do it, so can you.

–Goldie

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