Tasty Tea & Lemonade

Hey readers! Hope all is well and you are out enjoying this beautiful weather that has been given to us! Today’s post is a short and sweet little one (like me!).  I’m going to share my favorite go-to summer drink (besides water, of course!). I’ll also give several other ideas to switch up the flavors or to be able to get what you need from the tea you’re drinking. This drink is also great for parties and inexpensive to make in large quantities. So grab a glass, a book and head outside for awhile and enjoy! 

Tasty Tea & Lemonade


  • Natural tea of your choice (I prefer Yogi, Traditional Medicine, or others found at local Co Op)
  • Organic lemonade 
  • Water

How To (pretty self explanatory)

  • Fill the glass with ice and then about 3/4 of the way up with water
  • Then add a small amount of the lemonade (enough to get the taste but not the sugar and such)
  • Then put in your tea bag in to steep until your liking
  • Then enjoy!

I love Yogi’s energizing green tea Kombucha & blueberry slimming green tea with the lemonade. However there are many great ones that can be added. 

  • Trader Joe’s peach tea
  • Tazo Tea’s passion or green tea
  • Traditional Medicine’s weightless cranberry tea
  • And many more!

You are also able to find organic flavored lemonades like mango, strawberry, peach, ect to add more flavor! 


Hearty Lamb & Potato Dish

I don’t eat a lot of meat, so sometimes when I do I like to mix up my meat selection. As I walked through our local little organic mom & pop store, The Flying Moose, I found some great local organic ground lamb. I had never cooked with lamb so I jumped at the opportunity to use it. My first dish I used the lamb with was a success! Take a look through this delicious and it’s alternative additions. Enjoy!

Hearty Lamb &Potato Dish


  • organic ground lamb
  • red potatoes
  • zucchini
  • baby tomatoes
  • corn
  • yellow onion
  • blue cheese (if you enjoy or are able)

How To:

  • Let the ground lamb defrost, then cook in a non-stick pan on the stove until browned. I found it best to cook it on medium heat so the meat did not get too tough.
  • Once the meat is browned, turn off the stove and take off the heat. Drain meat, if needed.
  • Then preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • While the oven is preheating wash and cut your potatoes. ( I cut mine into smaller pieces, make to your liking)
  • Next dice your onions, zucchini, and half your baby tomatoes. Afterwards, mix your lamb in with the vegetables (Don’t forget the corn if you’re not allergic, it’s delicious!) .
  • Once the oven is preheated, put a piece of tinfoil on a metal pan and begin to lay your mix of vegetables and lamb out onto the pan.
  • Then put 1 teaspoon of grape seed oil and spread it over the mix. Then add a seasoning of your liking. (I used a local dried creole seasoning.)
  • If desired, shred some blue cheese over the mix before putting into the oven. Although I am allergic to dairy, blue cheese does not bother me so I have it occasionally. If you do not enjoy blue cheese, feta, goat or others would be just as delicious.
  • After everything is on the pan, put in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked.

Fun Additions:

  • Instead of ground lamb,try shredded or ground chicken
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Mild pepper rings
  • Squash 
  • Spinach


Enjoy The Fresh Air!

I am so extremely fortunate to live in such a beautiful place right on Lake Superior. Today for work we got to spend the day on the water enjoying the beauty of nature and connecting to it. I was in awe. We were drawn to it…

Your soul and even your body longs to connect to nature. It needs fresh air! Today’s message is this: I encourage you…take a hike, go kayaking, sit outside and read, go biking. Do something, anything outside! Afterwards just sit, take some deep breaths and enjoy it… Let your body relax and your mind go blank, let the fresh air consume you. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend & enjoy plenty of fresh air! Love to all. 

Food For Thought

When it comes to grocery shopping & eating, these are the words I live my life but. If you buy junk, you’ll eat it..if you buy clean, you’ll eat clean. I guarantee it! Set a plan, do meal plans, do some meal & snack prepping. Good food in the fridge is like good vibes in life, gotta have them around! ✌🏼️

Flavorful Healthy Mexican Bowl

Being the foodie that I am, I am all about the flavor! Mexican food done right meets my foodie flavor needs. Today’s blog post is about a great FLAVORFUL dish I created. A delicious mixture of fresh vegetables, grains, and meat… what can be better? Eat up & enjoy!

Flavorful Healthy Mexican Bowl


  • Organic chicken, cooked and chunked
  • Spanish rice/ quinoa mix (Gluten Free)
  • Corn
  • Green bell pepper
  • Baby tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Mild Sweet Pepper Rings
  • Yellow Onion

How To

  1. Before cooking the chicken, cut into chunks (also putting in the crock pot and then shredding is a great alternative)
  2. Cook the chicken on the stove top on medium heat until fully cooked. Add grape seed oil if needed so it will not stick.
  3. After the chicken is cooked, place in a bowl in order to add all other ingredients.
  4. Take fresh corn on the cob, or organic frozen/ canned corn if needed, and cook to liking. If on the cob, shave off desired amount, add to the chicken.
  5. Microwave or boil the Spanish rice/ quinoa mixture (mine found at Aldi’s, Target has as well), let cool for several minutes.
  6. While the mixture of rice and quinoa is cooking, cut the baby tomatoes in half and the yellow onion and both peppers in chunks. Add amount into the bowl of each to your liking.
  7. Once the rice/quinoa is cooked, add a suggested serving from the container into the mixture.
  8. Now that the you have the chicken and vegetables cut and mixed in with the rice/quinoa combination, add serving of organic salsa. * there are many to try, ones with fruit, beans, corn, etc… endless possibilities!*
  9. Once all mixed together serve with corn tortilla chips. Both warm and cold are delicious!

There are also several other healthy items you could add to the mixture to mix & match to make it to your liking, such as;

  • jalapeno
  • black beans
  • kidney beans
  • cheese
  • organic refried beans

Expanding Your Mind With Documentaries

Millions of people around the world watch some sort of television show or movie everyday. Sure watching mindless, entertaining ones can be nice after a long day. However, today’s post is about movies that have an impact. Personally these movies tugged at my heart strings and have definitely made me think differently about certain products, companies, and ways of life. I strongly urge you to watch some or even all of these videos if given the chance. I am sure some may think some of these videos as one sided with an agenda but I promise you their  agendas are to better the lives of human beings, the animals we eat, as well as the land we live off of.



Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Specialists discuss topics on organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. Found On Netflix




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An startling look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry. Found On Netflix

A look into America’s obesity epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it. Found On Netflix

Experts, parents, teachers and kids are coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. Lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are & access to healthy and affordable options. In the movie it is seen that when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path. Here is to kids, taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu. Found on Netflix




Showing and exposing secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries don’t want you to know about deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. What’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve? Found on Netflix






Former ABC show that followed Oliver as he attempted to reform the US school lunch programs, help American society fight obesity and change their eating habits in order to live healthier and longer lives.




This movie looks at the claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. Found On Netflix






A look at how American agricultural policy and food culture developed in the 20th century, and how a food movement rebelled against big agribusiness to launch the local organic food movement.






The shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, while he seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. Found On Netflix





Each of us unknowingly consumes genetically engineered food on a daily basis. The risks and effects to our health and the environment are largely unknown. Yet more and more studies are being conducted around the world, which only provide even more reason for concern.  GMO OMG tells the story of a fathers discovery of GMOs in relationship to his 3 young children and the world around him. Found On Netflix



8 short Ted Talks about different aspects of food. It varies from teaching our children about food and sugar consumption, school lunches, being a weekday vegetarian, and feeding the whole world. Found On Netflix






Three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the planet’s fate may fall on their plates. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before. Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy. Found On Netflix



Great documentary of how the food industry sugar-coated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time. Found On Netflix






A  circle of friends dumpster dive in multiple L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.






Looks at the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.







Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today. This source of human survival is entering the global marketplace and political arena. Corporations, investors, and corrupt governments fight for control of our dwindling supply.






A man makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. Coming to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up to us, and looks at what we can do about it. Today. Right now






A documentary on modern society’s ‘addiction’ to plastic; our prolific use of this product, its effects on the earth and on us, and where our unwanted plastic ends up.





Setting out to discover the effects of the global waste problem, traveling around the world to destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes people from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.





A journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Scientists, industry, legislators and activists shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health. Found On Netflix





They say the only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.





If you have any other suggested documentaries I am always excited to hear of more! Thanks. 

Monday’s Motto

Good morning and happy Monday, readers! As you enter this exciting and new week I encourage you all to jump in with a positive attitude & a love for all you encounter. Today I woke up knowing it was going to be a beautiful day. I made myself a promise that I was going to be a blessing and impact everyone I see today. Doesn’t matter if its a smile, a simple “hello” in the hall, or a deep discussion to help them work through things they are going through. Love your neighbors, they are going through battles you may not know about. Today’s mug was a perfect reminder on this perfect morning! I want to hear about everyone else’s wonderful day! At the end of the day I urge you to leave a positive comment about your day today, leave the negativity at the door! Love to all.