Health And Nutrition · How do things work in my body?

Is Corn Bad For You?

This is a question that has been up in the air around the internet for a long time.

Below is an infograph (complied by titled “BIG BAD CORN,” talking about if corn is bad for us or not. Read over it. And let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on the subject

Big Bad Corn

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I now approach YOU with the question. 

Based on the information above (and/or information you have gathered, read about, studied, or researched), what are your thoughts???


Do you think corn is bad for you?

I’m open to both sides of the question.

Do you view corn as a vegetable?

I know I did view corn as a vegetable when I was a young child (I was quite a picky eater during that time, especially when it came to vegetables), but I don’t now. I do feel that if it’s organic and in its whole food form, it can be really beneficial in moderation (as it still has some vitamins and minerals in it), but I view it as more of a grain or complex carbohydrate source than a “vegetable.”

with lot of hugs,

Goodies · Health And Nutrition · My Life

I Am a Writing-In-The-Margins Kind of Gal

Hey my Lords and Ladies!

Thanks for all of you comments on my last post, which was on my Pumpkin-Spiced Almond Butter! I am so grateful for each and every one of you. You guys are so INCREDIBLE! Also, here’s a list of a few recipes coming up: Raw Cookies N’ Cream Milkshake, Baked Pumpkin Pie Pudding (can also be used as pumpkin pie if use a crust), Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Sun Butter, Kale Chips, Sweet Potato Wedges, Homemade Vegetarian Burgers, etc! I’m also thinking of a homemade Italian Dressing….

Now for some Blog-Linketty-Love!

(Here are some of the foods I have tried recently.)

Alex’s Grain-Free Pumpkin Pancakes! I found that these weren’t sweet (which I really like). They are a little hard to make, but worthwhile! 🙂 I topped mine with some walnut butter – yum!

Katie’s Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Pancakes. And let me say, these are perfect for ANY chocolate lover. They. Are. Deadly.

April’s Protein Cake – I love how you can bake these in a mug and they get all puffed up! One thing I do is spray the inside of the mug with a little non-stick cooking spray and then mix the batter up in a separate bowl, adding the batter to the mug afterwards – and they come out perfectly! 🙂

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. These are gluten-free too! Sugar free! Soy free! These are just so good all around. They don’t taste like regular cookie dough, but they won me over from first bite.

Tara’s Oatmeal Raisin Cashew Butter. I was all out of cashews, but I had some walnuts, so I used them in place of the cashews and it worked! It worked so well that I didn’t even have to add the oil to it! Awww, I love nut butter. 🙂

Can you believe I have never had Chia Pudding before?! I finally got up the courage to try it and her recipe was the place I went to. I am sold. It is so easy to put together (and you can also consider it a “science experiment,” as you can watch the seeds suck in the liquid and have the batter become super thick! The power of the chia can really be seen here, as this batter was at first the consistency of water.

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum! 🙂

Jamie awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award. Versatile – that goes along with trying new things! 🙂

Here are 7 things you might not know about me:

  1. I have never broken a bone. I’ve pulled a muscle, maybe even sprained an ankle (MAYBE, I’m not quite sure), but I’ve never broken a bone.
  2. I love watching health documentaries. Some of the documentaries I have seen are Food Matters; Food Inc.; Super Size Me; Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead; Ingredients; just to name a few.
  3. My mom has an iPad and I ADORE playing the Bakery Shop game on there. 🙂
  4. I love bowling. Not that I’m the best at it – but I really have fun going to the bowling alley.
  5. I’ve always wanted to be a cake decorator. I jump at every opportunity I get! But I not only love decorating cakes, but cookies, gingerbread house, and cupcakes too! 😀
  6. Along with bones, I’ve never had braces. My sister has had to have braces twice now (she had them when she was younger, but then her teeth shifted, so she had to have them again).
  7. I write in my books and take notes on everything I read, watch, or listen to! I mark my scriptures (highlighting certain verses, writing notes in the margin, scripture chains, etc), in my books for school (my mom made me annotate The Scarlet Letter and now, I can’t read a novel WITHOUT annotating; I feel like I have no freedom if I CAN’T write in it; I connect more with the story, it becomes mine in a way, it means more to me), when I listen to talks, read articles, watch documentaries, etc! I am like a note-taking writing-in-the margin machine! 🙂

And I’m passing this on to some of the new blogs I’ve found!

Jillian @ Sprinkle Massacre

Kara @ Blondie Bakes and Bikes

Lyn @ Fueled By Salad

Kelli & Jenn @ Sprout New Roots

Pigs, Cows, Chickens – Oh My. — she’s striving to become vegan

As Dreams Become Reality

Butternut For Breakfast

Right now, I’ve been striving to reach out and try new things, do some things I’ve been meaning to do but haven’t done yet. For instance, I made Kale Chips yesterday. I’ve started reading Around The World In 80 Days again (I had started it before – like, years ago, but I’ve never finished it). I also just tried another one of Jillian’s Workout DVDs yesterday afternoon– the Yoga Meltdown one. I love Jillian’s circuit training workouts (like her No More Trouble Zones and Boost Metabolism workouts), and I like how she made yoga more dynamic-stretching movements into this yoga workout, but I must say, it wasn’t my favorite. She goes really quickly into poses, and I felt that she didn’t explain some of them enough – I had to watch and try to do what I saw. It also didn’t work me the way her other two DVD’s do. That is one thing I love about Netflix – I can try out a workout before I buy it to see if I like it, and if I do like it I’ll buy it!

What health documentaries have you seen? Do you have a favorite? One that struck you the most? The first four I mentioned are the ones that struck out to me the most. The Importance of Vitamins. The Importance of Knowing where your foods comes from. The Importance of eating a well-balanced diet (not just fast-food). The value of GREENS in the diet.

Any new foods you’ve tried recently? I made Kale Chips yesterday!!! 🙂 I can show you how if you’d like.

Is it hard for you to try new things? I find that it’s just about getting over “that hill,” and then the rest is a little easier. I sometimes just don’t get around to it – I want to do it, but have to get myself over that and actually DO IT; and then I seem to like it. Like trying a new vegetable, a new schedule, reading a different kind of book, etc. My mom actually had to FORCE me to read Pride and Prejudice, and now – it’s my favorite book EVER! 😀 Darcy, awwww.

with lots of love,

baking · chocolate · My Life · peanut butter · vegan · vegetarian

I Ate My Face


I ate my face.

Let me say,


Do you like to play/have fun with your food? I always love to have a little fun.

Do you like chocolate chips? YES!!!

Have you ever had steel-cut oats? I have, but I’ve only had it a few times. I usually have old-fashioned oats simply because they don’t take as long to cook.