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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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.   I chose to cut out processed foods [...]

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 [...]

No Cream Butternut & Apple Soup on LouiseMellor.com

You just have to fake it ... I know it's 90 degrees outside, but seriously,  it is November and we have to get a move on with  Fall comfort food unless we want to miss the opportunity to eat endless amounts of squash, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg !!!  If we wait for it to get cold (which it might not ever) before we serve a cozy bowl [...]

How to make air-popped popcorn on LouiseMellor.com

Funny thing about life, it just goes on whether you are ready for it or not ... Ready or not , the trick-o-treaters are going to ring the doorbell and before you know it,  that once happy  Jack-O-Lantern is now frowning, growing mold,  and rotting on your porch.   After just a few shorts weeks of  "normal life", I came to the conclusion;  I'm just not [...]

Fall Food Styling on LouiseMellor.com

"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,  A time to kill and a time to heal, and a time o break down and a time to build up.  A time to weep and [...]

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"Cease striving and know that I am God"... Psalm 46:10 What I know for sure ... Ever since my breast cancer diagnosis 9 months ago, I have been grappling with the answer to that question, "What do I "really" know for sure? "I have searched my heart for answers, I have battled with my mind to focus on the truth of what is known rather [...]