Look Up for Just a Moment

fullsizeoutput_10cb.jpegOne of my friends reminded me that I need to stop and smell the roses once in a while. Oh my gosh! I took his advice and discovered that my beautiful camellias had bloomed. Thank you, my friend, for reminding me that life goes on and moments pass by whether or not we pause and take them in. I wonder what else I missed…



Brownie Makeover

Flaxseed can replace oil in many recipes
Flaxseed can replace oil in many recipes

The next time you have an inextinguishable craving for brownies — make them with dark chocolate for the extra flavonoids (antioxidants). But did you know that you can substitute flax seeds for part of the oil in the recipe? Give it a try — you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Flax seeds are powered packed with omega-3 fats and there’s strong evidence that these essential fats reduce your risk for heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Your body needs them to control brain and immune functions as well as for blood clotting, lubricating joints, decreasing inflammation, and cell growth. They’re also the components of cell membranes. For this reason, omega-3’s are also great for your skin! A sign that you’re deficient in this fat is dry skin.   Continue reading “Brownie Makeover”