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Month: March 2017 (page 1 of 2)

Special K Energy Bites

Are you tired of snacking on foods with too many empty carbs?  These energy bites have lots of protein and other good vitamins and minerals to help carry you through your busy day.  I call them Special K energy bites because in addition to peanut butter, honey, oats, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds, they contain Special K cereal.  Rich and peanut buttery with a slight crunch, these energy bites are a great combination of healthy and pleasingly delicious.

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Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made of mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale, milk or cream, and often leeks or green onions.  There are endless variations of this cozy, rustic, and comforting side dish, and it is a great accompaniment to ham, bacon or sausage.  In the recipe below, creamy mashed potatoes are mixed with shredded cooked cabbage, sliced green onions, salt and pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg.  A square of butter goes in the center of the bowl to melt, infusing the potatoes with even more comfort and flavor.

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A Wind Storm and Power Outage

Last Wednesday a wind storm swept through Michigan and knocked over trees and power lines.  Over a million people across the state lost electricity.  Some had damage to their homes.  The storm caused so much destruction that many homes were without electricity for days.  My home was one of them.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~Viktor Frankl

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