Pomegranate – my favorite way to use

Pomegranate season is here! They have many health benefits, so don’t miss out!

This is my favorite thing to do with pomegranate seeds:


Yep! I just add them to tender lettuce.

I make a dressing in the blender using:

  • champagne vinegar
  • olive oil
  • water
  • some of the pomegranate seeds
  • organic cane sugar
  • salt

Here is what one doctor has to say about: Anti-Inflammatory, Cardio & Other Benefits of pomegranate.


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At my daughter’s, making pomegranate salad with my grandson on Christmas

More Fall Hiking – Virginia

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Inside Shenandoah National Park, the Skyland area has the highest points in the park. I stayed overnight at this Skyland Lodge and spent a day hiking on the area trails. They have horseback riding for those who would enjoy. The restaurant served oatmeal made with whole oats and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds that I was able to eat on the restaurant patio with amazing views.

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Stony Man Trail

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Another Fall hiking pleasure – happening upon a wild apple tree. I found this one in a Virginia State Park:


Fall Hikes. Getting Out There! Utah, California, Virginia

Fall is such a great time to get out and do some walking and hiking. These photos are from some of my Fall hikes.


Okay, that one (above) was more of a picnic. I made apple pie from scratch and brought it into the mountains overlooking the Shenandoah Valley just off the Blue Ridge Parkway here in Virginia. Solo picnic, so serene. Then, I did walk some trails.


Below: hiking into Bryce Canyon (Utah) fall 2013. The toughest hike I’ve taken!

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Look closely, see the people walking UP that zig-zag trail? Yeah, that was the way back up out of the canyon.


View from one of the trails. _____________________________________________________________

Below, Hiking in Sequoia National Park ~ fall 2013:


5 mile hike to a view of Sequoia Lake:



On a less ambitious day, (below) I went to a place called Ivy Creek Natural Area outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. 216-acres with lots of trails.


Just wanted to post a little bit about fall hiking! 🙂

Busy? ONE Yoga Sequence That Does It All



Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is the “Mother of All Yoga Poses.” It consists of a series of poses (above, in exact sequence) done either slowly or briskly.

  • oxygenates your blood
  • stretches and strengthens muscles
  • flexes your spine
  • stimulates glands and internal organs to function better
  • increases vitality
  • balances mood and energy

Hard to find time for yoga? Sun Salutation won’t take long! A few minutes is all you need!

Click Here for some basic instructions on how to do Sun Salutation properly 


Did you know that doing Sun Salutation

slowly can calm you down and doing it quickly can perk you up?


My daughter Jyoti posing for a book on YOGA FOR CHILDREN


Health-Promoting Beautiful Foods

How Many of These Health-Promoting Foods

Do You Include in Your Diet?

We produce and consume the most unnatural and toxic foods in the history of mankind.  The immediate and long term consequences have, at the cellular level, changed the way that our genes are functioning.

Getting back to basics holds a lot of promise for restoring the body’s remarkable ability to heal.







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Immune-Boosting Maitake Mushroom           &              Reishi mushroom


Olives                                                                        Basil

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