Spiced Lentil Soup for National Soup Month

Warm up this winter with this hearty lentil soup.   Now that the festivities are over and we’re back to juggling work, chores, family, a social life, and sleep, many of us are looking for easy dinner recipes. Along with this, we’re all looking for ways to save money, lose weight, and even warm up in winter. Luckily, January is National Soup Month. In other words, a whole month dedicated to a low-cost, healthy, and quick-to-make meal! Check out this spiced lentil soup, made mostly with … [Read more...]

Festive Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Whip up these gingerbread cookies for your festive eats. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves… The season of spice is truly upon us. Now that we’ve finished our pumpkin lattes, we can look forward to peppermint bark and, of course, gingerbread cookies! Whether you make cookies, festive shapes, or a whole house, be sure to use this recipe to whip up the perfect gingerbread for your holiday season! Ingredients (makes around 12 large cookies or 24 smaller cookies) 1⅓ cups whole wheat flour … [Read more...]

How You Can Give Back During Giving Season

It’s the season for giving, and there are so many ways to do it. The holidays aren’t all about getting your hands on the latest iPhone. It’s a time of giving, not just to those we love, but to those less fortunate. A small gesture, token or some time volunteered can make a huge difference. Whether you can spare a few dollars or a couple of hours, consider doing so during the festive season. If there isn’t a charity or event that comes to mind, here are some ways you can give back during the … [Read more...]

Whip Up This Delicious Thanksgiving Day Recipe!

Pecan pie recipe to complete your Thanksgiving Day menu. Thanksgiving is just days away, and many of us are starting to plan the big holiday feast. You may have the main all set, but how about dessert? What better way to finish Thanksgiving Day than with a nice chunk of pecan pie? Check out this easy-to-make version of the nation’s favorite! Ingredients Pastry dough ¾ stick non-dairy butter 1¼ cups packed coconut sugar ¾ cup brown rice syrup 2 teaspoon pure vanilla … [Read more...]

Activities to Please Dad This Father’s Day

Get creative this Father’s Day with these fun activities! June means the start of warm weather, school vacations, and Father’s Day (Sunday, 18!) If you’re stumped on how to celebrate him, you may need a little inspiration. Check out some of these fun ways to make memories on his day! Beer Tasting Make dad’s day by toasting him at a local beer or wine tasting event. There’s even a no-brainer built-in gift: Bring home some of the day’s best bottles to remember for weeks to come. Cycle … [Read more...]

Get Involved for Small Business Saturday!

Shop small this Small Business Saturday. We all know that Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for big box stores, and many of us sacrifice our Thanksgiving hours to queue in line for good deals on products. What about the brick and mortar shop down the street, though? While many of us are active members of our local communities, few of us spend our dollars supporting local stores. To support your local area, the day after Black Friday (November 26th, 2016) has been named … [Read more...]

5 Superfoods to Eat Daily

Pile these super foods onto your plate every day. Ever since scientists first discovered the power of antioxidants to destroy cell-damaging free radicals, the hunt was on. Today, we know that these preventers of cancer and heart disease are found in colorful fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Eating healthy food is an important part of life. Many of us strive to be as healthy as possible, including eating the right things and consuming the best nutrients for your body, so that you can live life … [Read more...]