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Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, " I am the light of the world, he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life."  - John 8:12 In the dark I can see the light more clearly. In the dark my senses become heightened and I have to rely on what I  know, not what I can see. […] Read More

A recipe for zesty chili & lime veggie fried rice on LouiseMellor.com

 Oh January - why can't you taste like November and December? January has me eating zesty chili & lime veggie fried rice, but the memories of the holidays are still fresh on my tongue. November was tasty, but might have been outdone by December - I can't decide. It all feels like a delicious dream. Here's what I do remember.  I peeled, boiled, and riced endless amounts of […] Read More

Top spices for cooking on LouiseMellor.com

Next to my stove-top I have a large spice drawer.  Sometimes it's organized, most of the time it's not. Sometimes the lids fall off and that's why there is oregano stuck to a blob of molasses, or is that honey? Sometimes I refill the cute little labeled jars  and sometimes it's a collection of mismatched messiness.  Above the spice drawer I have a spice cabinet.  First shelf is for […] Read More

Spicy Serrano Pepper, Lime & &Avocado Hummus on LouiseMellor.com

Summer at my house is ... Pool-obsessed-wet-doodle-dogs who stand at the door wondering why they can't come in.  It's a car full of Newport Beach sand and gritty wet bathing suits left for me  on the bathroom floor. Summer is warm, half eaten pb&j sandwiches cooking in the beach bag under the summer sun. It's the smell of last night's backyard bonfire in my hair and on my […] Read More

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What do I really want?  That is a good question ... what do I really want?  The first thing that comes to mind is: I REALLY WANT MY HAIR TO GROW BACK FASTER! But seriously, I'm not talking about what I want for Christmas or even what I want for dinner, but what do I really want my life to be like today and everyday?  What […] Read More

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While everyone else may be thinking about traditional holiday vegetables like candied yams, sweet potato pie, green bean casserole, brussel sprout gratin, creamed spinach, and corn pudding (did I forget anything?) - I'm thinking about how to eat more cauliflower.  How to get you to eat more caulifower.  Not just cauliflower, but I am always scheming new ways to get more vegetables into my families diet.  Don't get me wrong, I […] Read More

Quinoa Minestrone on LouiseMellor.com

To live naturally … When I started the redesign of my site, a year ago, I knew I wanted it to be a place to have the conversation with friends and family about things like Minestrone soup and our everyday life choices. The goal is to help us all "live more naturally". About 6 years ago I began transitioning into a healthier more natural lifestyle. […] Read More

Geez Louise!

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:32 "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you."  Sound familiar? Easy to say, but is it true?  OUCH the last time I checked words can hurt, I have wounds to prove it.  One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned […] Read More