Celebrating Women’s History Month with Minister Ginger London

I recently had the honor of speaking with Minister Ginger London of Ginger London Ministries.  What a great time I had chatting with her in celebration of Women’s History Month.  We mainly discussed being a woman entrepreneur, and the importance of taking care of the temple.  This was an awesome sister chat that I was truly blessed to have had the chance to be a part of.  I think maybe I value female connections so much because I grew up as the only girl, with two brothers who would lock their door when they heard me coming. LOL!  Anyway, the audio is here for your to enjoy, and share.

Welcome 2014 With New Healthy Eating Habits

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Out with the old, in with the new, right? This is the time of year we like to prepare for a fresh start. So I thought I’d share a list of healthy eating related habits you can toss out with the end of 2013, and those you can replace them with for 2014.

1. Out- counting calories. In- Eating foods that help you to feel your best. Continue reading “Welcome 2014 With New Healthy Eating Habits” »

#HealthyHolidays Blog Carnival Recipe: Sautéed Sweet Potatoes

Christinas Sweet-potatoe-sauteeIf you haven’t met Christina of A Soulful Twist, get to know her and her cooking with today’s recipe, sautéed sweet potatoes, lightened up.  Christina has a wonderfully informative bio on her blog which left me feeling like, yeah, we could be friends.  I enjoyed getting to know her virtually.  Let her know what you think of her blog.  I’ve discovered lots of good recipes there, and I’m lovin’ it!

#HealthyHolidays Recipes for a Vegan Holiday

vegan dishA few months ago I had the privilege of getting acquainted with a cousin I’d only met once, when she was about 3 days old. While in Harlem for the Blogging While Brown conference, I got the chance to spend some time with my cousin Zahra, blogger for The Natural Journey for Life.  She’s all grown up now, and as fly as can be. It turned out we had quite a bit in common – a love for good healthy food, natural hair, and blogging. Be sure to stop by her blog for a few vegan holiday recipes and lots of natural healthy living advice.cousins

#HealthyHolidays Recipe Blog Carnival – Yummy Yam Mash

As part of the #healthyholidays blog carnival, and because hubby came home with these big azz yams, I thought I’d revise my usual Hennessy sweet potato recipe.
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This will work with either yams or sweet potatoes, but I did exchange the Hennessey for my new love, coconut butter, a healthy fat that is converted to energy rather than stored as fat.
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And I exchanged butter for my other new love, ghee, for it’s health benefits AND taste. Calling all butter lovers! Ghee has the milk protein casein removed, is high in vitamins A, D, E, and K, and may protect from cancer.
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Didn’t miss the Hennessy a bit. Hubby asked “what did you put in those yams???” My reply… “My foot.” This was so good that I declined a bowl of ice cream and opted for a second helping of yummy yams for dessert instead.

1 large yam
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1 tablespoon ghee
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of kosher or sea salt

Poke several holes in the yam and
-microwave until soft in the center (maybe 10 minutes)
-or wrap in foil and bake until tender (maybe 30 minutes at 350).

Peel the yam and place in a bowl with remaining ingredients. Beat with a hand mixer or stick blender until smooth. 20131124-210902.jpg

Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Serve while hot and watch them smile! Serves 4.

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Soul Food Therapy is Getting a Much Needed Makeover!

You may have noticed, I’ve recently resumed updating my blog after a hiatus of about 6 months.

In fact, Soul Food Therapy is currently undergoing a total makeover.  Yay!  Who doesn’t love a good makeover?

I would say that I’ve come a long way, but after scrolling back to my first post in late 2009, it would be more accurate to say I’ve come full circle.  The very first post was all 100% me, and it was by far my favorite post.  I have an idea where I got off track in life which I will share one day (because you know writers write what’s in their hearts) and I’m just thankful to be able to say I’m back.
I’m in the process of building a dynamic team, starting with the addition of Raven Robinson, who has already  gone well above and beyond what I could have asked of her.  Look forward to the updated Soul Food Therapy, as it evolves over the next few months to become me on a page, in your ipod, ipad, iphone, wherever you need me to be.  I’m back, and it feels good to be home.

My Top 5 Tips For a Healthy 4th of July Menu

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Well apparently it’s that time of year again since I hear and feel the loud bangs of fireworks contraband outside my window. This is also a time when many of us who are figure and/or health conscious slip up, or slip over into the vat of banana pudding, or lose our minds on the homemade ice-cream, not to mention the saucy tender juicy RIBS!

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