February 15, 2017 Laura

A little sweet a little tart, an in between citrus fruit. This fruit is power-packed with healthy goodness!   – Super packed with Vitamin C and A!!! – boosts the immune system – good for the eyes and skin – can improve your mood – helps maintain a healthy heart – assists in healthy bone growth – Helps beat kidney stones. – Grapefruit is a natural fat burner and boosts metabolism!  – It’s hydrating! Grapefruits are made up of about 9% water and are packed with electrolytes!  – They’re high in antioxidants! – Helps reduce cholesterol. – They’re low in…

February 12, 2017 Laura

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going by! I’ve been so busy with work and blogging and administrative kind of stuff that I decided I deserved a craft day…and what perfect excuse to make some cute DIY stuff but for Galentine’s Day!  I pruned through Pinterest and found my favorites:  Valentine’s White Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods from The Kitchen Is My Playground XOXO Plate from The Pinning Mama DIY Heart Mobile from Little Inspiration  Valentine Heart Jars from Mason Jar Crafts Clay Valentine Hearts Garland from So Much Better With Age Cherry Jam Heart Pie Pops from…

February 8, 2017 Laura

Oysters are notorious for being a natural aphrodisiac, so much that they lose some of their clout for being a powerful health food. Get your romance on and stay healthy with this wonderful treat.  1. Boosts metabolic activity. 2. Helps lower cholesterol levels. 3. High in antioxidants. 4. High in protein. 5. Energy boosting. 6. Promotes healthy skin. 7. Mood boosting. 8. Improves brain function. 9. Good for the eyes. 10. Promotes blood circulation. 11. Beneficial for healing wounds. 12. Helps prevent osteoporosis. 13. Strengthens immune system.  14. Improves heart health.  Get Cooking with these Oyster Recipes from Food Network. * Disclaimer:…

January 29, 2017 Laura

One of my favorite recipes from my Grandmother’s Recipe Box is her classic shortcake recipe. I love this with milk and strawberries over it! This dish always brings me warmth and joy.  Ingredients Needed:  2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup shortening 1 cup milk 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a 8″ baking pan. 2. In large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  3. With pastry cutter, cut in shortening with dry ingredients. 4. Stir in milk until well blended. 5. Spread dough into (should…

January 25, 2017 Laura

Last night’s dinner was one of my favorites, butternut squash with brown sugar and butter, just like my Grandmother used to make it. A great nutrient packed pick perfect for the season. 1. Low in calories, fat, and carbs. 2. High in potassium which helps decrease blood pressure. 3. High in fiber. 4. Packed with Vitamin C for healthy, glowing skin and improved immune system. 5. High in Vitamin A which is important for good eyesight. 6. Contains manganese which helps maintain healthy bones. 7. High in antioxidants which helps reduce inflammation.  Give these healthy recipes a try: Easy Garlic…

January 18, 2017 Laura

My new snack obsession is Fage’ Greek Yogurt…with the fresh fruit toss in. A snack I don’t go most days without, these are great to take to the office with me and squeeze in for a mid-morning eat during one of my many conference calls. Besides loving the taste of these I know that I am fueling my body with a snack that shares many health benefits and helps me stay in control of my diet. Yogurt is high in protein.  Contains probiotics that aid in healthy gut functions. Packed with vitamins such as potassium, Vitamin D, Vitamins B5 and…

January 11, 2017 Laura

I love love love to curl up with a cup of hot tea! Maybe it’s the Brit in me but anywhere, any time of year, you can find me drinking tea. I have found that a cup of hot tea can mellow me out, keep me from snacking, and soothe a sore throat. It can make my tears go away, bring a smile to my face…tea fixes everything in my life. Tea not only has it’s emotional benefits for me but it also has quite a lot of health benefits. Did you know that studies have shown that tea even…

January 4, 2017 Laura

I am a healthy snack fanatic. With the exception of Cheetos, I would choose something fresh over chips any day. I think they taste better and I feel better eating them. This series is all about making that healthier choice. I’ve combined some benefits of some of my favorite power foods with some snacky ideas and recipes in this series to help you fight the temptation of running to the vending machine. This week’s choice – almonds! I will never forget my first time eating a raw almond from the organic stand at the Farmer’s Market – ripping off the…

December 10, 2016 Laura

I feel like every year I see the articles and the posts, “How to Stay Away From the Treats This Season” or “How To Stick To Your Diet This Holiday” – I say Bah-Humbug to that! I believe in balance. It’s a celebratory season, enjoy it, we only get it once a year. That doesn’t go to say to over-indulge, key word was balance, but design your plan so that you can enjoy the season. I am not a huge believer in diets, I believe in lifestyle, I believe in living balanced, loving life and not depriving yourself of treats….

October 27, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

Halloween snuck up on me this year, creepily approaching…with the Halloween weekend approaching I wanted to share a favorite among our household – a delicious discovery, a wicked twist on a classic… So keeping in mind that it’s also #tbt tonight seemed like the perfect night to share this throwback recipe: Zombie Meatloaf – Deliciously Dangerous! Make your meatloaf recipe as normal. Shape meatloaf into a head shape. Wrap in bacon. Use onion slices for eyes – slice slightly into them and add drop of red food coloring to center (the food coloring will bleed out making the eyes look…