Freedom From Overdoing It at the Thanksgiving Table

Well, Thanksgiving is upon us again. For many, this is the official "kick off" to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with loved ones and sharing the reasons why we're thankful for all that we have in this life.

Staying mindful about your food consumption might be easy for you, but it is a challenge for many—especially during the holidays. We might be running from event to event, juggling work, school, family, exercise, and all of the other "to-do's" that the holidays bring.

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Nikki Pava is the author of Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team. She is also the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability engagement initiatives for mission-driven companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

Nourish and Thrive the Real Recipe for Success

Nourishment and nourishing the senses, nourishing the tissue, organs, skeleton and nerves – these are core competencies in Yoga and Ayurveda. But if we’re always detoxing, or dieting, or counting and limiting calories (or thinking we should) then we are not nourishing, we are depleting our bodies and brains. And if we eat junk food and packaged foods that boast flavor but lack nutrition, we may be temporarily satisfied, may even feel “full”, but we are still starving.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

Pumpkin Pie Hummus Vegetarian Recipe

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin, over the top in so many ways, but this recipe will leave you wanting more. This Pumpkin Pie Hummus mimics the flavors of one of fall's most popular desserts and is topped off with crunchy cinnamon sugar toasted pecans.

Ingredients

¼ Cup unsalted pecans, chopped
½ teaspoon cinnamon sugar + extra for topping
1 (15 oz) can no salt added chick peas, drained and rinsed, skins removed
1 Cup canned pumpkin
1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

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Foodista.comThe Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Foodista is a passionate community of food lovers who want to share and exchange its collective knowledge about all things culinary. Our editorial content informs and entertains readers with a daily dose of food news, cooking tips and recipes, health and nutrition information, holidays and special events, and more. Additionally, we feature a wealth of encyclopedic content about foods, tools, and techniques, and house a growing database of user-added recipes.

ROI - Cooking at Home vs Eating Out

Cooking at Home -vs- Eating Out

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Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally. 

His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time? 

Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:

Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars?
Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back?
Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?

Learn more at www.flannelguyroi.com

How to Master Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is more of an art than a science, but the practice is something that can change the way you think about what goes on your plate.

During a typical meal, we may pay attention to the first bite or two, which helps us recognize whether or not the food pleases the palate and meets our expectations. But after that, eating can become an unconscious activity that is just part of daily life—like tying shoelaces or checking the mailbox.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

More Than a Feeling | Organic Really Is Better For You

Humans have practiced agriculture for thousands of years. The food that we produced over the millennia allowed for the expansion of culture and societies, the flourishing of arts and science. For the past 10,000 years the food that sustained human development had been cultivated with organic methods. It was only recently that large chemical companies such as Monsanto and DuPont took an interest in repurposing their technology in our fields. This departure from organic agriculture transpired a mere seven decades ago and has transformed food production into big business.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

I'm Doing Everything Right, Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Here’s the scenario. You’ve started going to the gym, working with a new trainer, or bought a fancy DVD workout that’s supposed to get you ripped in 90 days. You’ve been consistent in putting in the workouts, you feel a lot stronger, you have a lot more energy, but the pounds that you were hoping to lose haven’t come off. You ask yourself, “Why am I not losing weight?” Now what do you do?

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Summertime Chilled Tomato Soup With Guacamole

by Amy Jeanroy / Foodista.com

The wonderful thing about the garden season is that you have such a variety of foods that need little done to them to taste wonderful. Try harvesting a few of your favorite veggies, and breaking out the hand blender to make the perfect appetizer or first course. 

If you have never tried cold soups, you are in for a treat. They retain all the robust flavor of the fresh ingredients, and are perfect for an evening meal, with a baguette of crusty bread and some good cheese. 

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Foodista.comThe Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Foodista is a passionate community of food lovers who want to share and exchange its collective knowledge about all things culinary. Our editorial content informs and entertains readers with a daily dose of food news, cooking tips and recipes, health and nutrition information, holidays and special events, and more. Additionally, we feature a wealth of encyclopedic content about foods, tools, and techniques, and house a growing database of user-added recipes.

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich Recipe from Curry Girls Kitchen

Don't sit in the corner at a summer barbeque just because you don't eat meat. These hearty grilled vegetarian and (if you choose) gluten-free savory sandwiches will make the carnivores eye you with envy!

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 large Cauliflower or broccoflower/Romanesco head

2 cloves garlic, minced

Celtic sea salt

Olive oil

For Sandwich:

2 slices toasted whole wheat bread or, for gluten-free, Udi’s whole grain brown rice bread

Basil pesto

Avocado

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http://www.currygirlskitchen.com We are passionate whole food crusaders who love seasonal fresh local food, farmers markets, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, and just hanging out in our kitchen. Curry Girls Kitchen was created for people who will be inspired to prepare our healthy Uncomplicated easy to prepare yummy family recipes. We love to share our family’s experiences in the kitchen with you. We truly believe in our heart that food IS LOVE! What better way to say “I LOVE YOU” than to serve up a delicious meal made with love. The kitchen IS the heart of our homes and all of us Curry Girls wish to share a piece of our home with you! Visit our Website: CurryGirlsKitchen.com ~ Follow us on Instagram @CurryGirlsKitchen and Twitter @TheCurryGirls

Here's a Green Hack Even I Was Able to Do

I must admit…I have something of a brown thumb. I keep trying to grow things in my yard, in planters and pots, indoors, outdoors — and every time I get a new plant I can almost hear it scream as it is ushered into its last days. They don’t do anything wrong, these poor little verdant victims, I just don’t have a whole lot of success in the growing department.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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