There is an incredible amount of passion residing within me. It seems obvious that I would have such strong infatuation for animals and nature, given my career of choice. Growing up, I jumped at every opportunity to increase my knowledge and experience with wildlife and their environments. As my admiration for nature grew, so did a third, very prominent obsession: conservation. The more I learned about my favorite animals, and the more I studied nature, the more I wanted to do everything in my power to protect both. More than one person can relate to this story, I’m sure. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 100: Awakening the Passion for Conservation and Fitness
To answer the main question Why “Poach Eggs Not Rhinos”?, I have started writing what I hope will be my introduction to my conservation cookbook. Here is one draft. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 95: Why Poach Eggs, Not Rhinos?
I’m reading a great and helpful book to get me revved up to write my cookbook. It’s called “The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook” by Kimberly Yorio, who has been Jamie Oliver’s, Julia Child’s, and Emeril Lagasse’s publicist. She has seen thousands of cookbook proposals, and her book has helped me hone my craft a little, while taking some of the incredibly valuable lessons I learned in my Social Media workshop with Tom Trimbath. In a nutshell, I want to ask a poignant question to cooks, readers, food enthusiasts, and people who like to eat- “What if we poached eggs instead of rhinos?” Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 94: What If We Poached Eggs Instead of Rhinos?
Sometimes I come across “deals of a lifetime” and I get completely suckered in. I’d like to brush off my naive notions to “trying new things”, but the fact of the matter is when it comes to food and health products, I am one of the most gullible customers on earth. So, when I saw a deal of getting “farm fresh complete meals” (with protein, vegetables, and even spices included) advertised “for Freeland” I assumed it was a local company and I’d be getting a couple of awesome meals delivered to my door. I entered the coupon and got the large package (to feed a family of 4) because, well, some of you have met my husband. He’s not fat, not by any stretch of the imagination, but that boy can EAT. So I wanted to be sure I got a big enough meal to satisfy his appetite. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 91: Fresh Across the Country
Last year at this time, I was just getting ready to move to Oregon, but I was also planning for my container garden I wanted for out balcony. I had bought several seed packets of various spices, but also kale, green bell peppers, and of course, zucchini, because you can never go wrong with zucchini.
By June I had several small seedlings that were promising to be productive and prosperous. I had divided them into several larger pots, purchased plant food and kept my fingers crossed that I would soon be enjoying the fruits of my labor. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees
I continuously brag about my good fortune of living in the Pacific Northwest where great food is always at my fingertips. The seafood choices are no exception, especially the beautiful “steak of the sea”, salmon! Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 77: Something Fishy About Dinner
I sometimes struggle with trying to stay within a strict monetary budget, eating healthy food, and eating “green”. It’s feasible to achieve, I am living proof of that, but it’s challenging. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 76: Best Health Insurance is Eating Green
I am a strong supporter of healthy food challenges with alliteration-style names, so obviously, I am a big fan of Meatless Monday. In fact, Meatless Monday had started a bit of a craze for me. If I could, I would try to pair each day of the week with a different Eating Green challenge. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 71: Meatless Monday Goes Vegan
I’m trying an experiment for the next few weeks that is going to end up being a little time consuming, but probably well worth the effort. While I pride myself on being a techno-phobe, I do recognize the value of several smart phone apps that help people track, log, and plan their workouts, meals, diet, and even grocery shopping. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 62: Getting Healthy? There’s an App for That
Sine Cosine! Cosine Sine! 3.14159! March 14th isn’t a national holiday, but how fun would it be if it were?! I love nerdy celebratory days, like Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th). I am particularly fond of Pi Day, as it is a great opportunity to inspire interest in math and can even inspire creativity in the culinary arts. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43: Happy Pi Day