Dec 31, 2011

New Years Resolutions

     First off I want to say I wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Although this is only the beginning of the calender year established by Cesar. The period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun or a cycle in the Gregorian calendar of 365 or 366 days divided into 12 months beginning with January and ending with December.

We must be reminded that every moment is a new opportunity for change. 

For those who do not really know me, you should know that I do not make New Years resolutions. Instead I prefer to take the time to make the necessary changes, daily. I don't have to tell you that we all have somethings that we know we need to change or do better on. The beginning of the year is no exception!

Every moment we can decide to change or not, do good or not, make a wise choice or not. The fact is most people who make New Years resolutions don't keep them for very long, if at all, they always fail because for the most part it is being done for the wrong reasons.

If you want to change you will and it won't matter what day or hour it is. I wish you all health, happiness and truth, today and tomorrow just the same as I would any day of the year.

A few years ago I created this quote "Today I will be better than I was yesterday!" Every moment of every day is a chance for you and me to be better people, betters parents, spouses, children, and most importantly walking examples of Gods love and grace.

"Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect" Matthew 5:48 and this applies to our lives every single day, every single second of it!

When it comes to setting goals you have to want it for the right reasons or you will never do it. Find your why and just make it happen! Don't talk about how you will do it, just do it. We will say more with our examples then with our words. Be a good example to others and that is the best gift you can give!

I hope all is well with you and your families!

Please read  This Is The Season For Giving and Charity!

Dec 18, 2011

Lentil Soup Recipe

   This is a recipe I made up, it is a great simple Lentil soup recipe using the Organic Gourmet Vegetable Bouillon cubes. You can use chicken stock but I like a more veggie taste for Lentil soup. Here is the directions to make it the way I do, it always comes out great, I hope it does for you to! I also do not use any ham or bacon fat etc.. This is a vegan style lentil soup.

Lentil Soup


1 small to medium onion chopped
1 big carrot chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
3 small potatoes chopped into small bite size pieces
A clove or two of chopped garlic
1 cup dried lentils rinsed and drained

Put all veggies in a pot, saute for a few min in a little olive oil.
Add enough water to cover veggies completely, the water should be about half in above the veggies in the pot.

Bring to a boil and add vegetable bouillon about 2 cubes (see package directions for how much water per bouillon cube) I use Organic Gourmet.

Once boiling add lentils and simmer on med high until lentils are tender.

You may want to add seasoning as desired, taste your soup to see what it needs. I did add a little extra salt but you don't have to the bouillon has many flavors including salt.

Enjoy!

By Joanne Utke