Category Archives: Interesting Tidbits

Thankfully Funny

skinny turkeyI’m thankful for the variety of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables available to me from around the world. I’m thankful for easy access to clean drinking water.

Sister: Mom wants your to help us fix Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Brother: Why? Is it broken?

I’m thankful for grandparents who ate vegetables and took daily walks. I can see the results of their healthy living as they enter their 90’s and I tell you, it’s worth it.

Pedro: I was going to serve sweet potatoes with Thanksgiving dinner, but I sat on them.
Westy: What are you serving now?
Pedro: Squash.

I’m thankful that my body adapts to my habits whether good or bad. Every day is new and gives me a chance to start fresh.

Q: What sound does a turkey’s phone make?
A: Wing, Wing! Wing, Wing!

I’m thankful for you, my readers. Happy Thanksgiving!

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28


Jokes courtesy of:

35 Funny Thanksgiving Day Jokes and Comics


Win a Free Book!

This Saturday September 30th I will be co-co-co-co-co-hosting an author Facebook event with contests and giveaways including the chance to win an autographed copy of my book Sex, Soup, and Two Fisted Eating: Hilarious Weight Loss for Wives. A variety of authors will take turns hosting all day, so come check it out for cool conversation, great books, and freebies.

From 8:30-9:00 a.m. I’ll be sharing some fun facts about diet, exercise, and health in ancient Rome (the event is sponsored by a Roman romance series). Here’s a joke to get us started: A Roman walks into the bar, holds up two fingers, and says, “Five beers, please.”

Click here for the Love & Warfare Facebook event and a whole lot of fun!

Local vs. Organic Produce

Produce season is upon us and you may find yourself wondering which is better for you and your family: locally grown or organic produce. Should you support local farmers even if they spray chemicals on your food? Should you support organic farmers no matter the dent it makes in your wallet?

It doesn’t matter.

You’re eating produce and that is what really matters.

mission-impossiblePicture it this way: if you don’t eat plants, you’re like the action hero who clings to the top of a speeding car as it careens through traffic. He’s spread eagle, fingers and toes gripping any crevice in the vehicle’s exterior as momentum threatens to dislodge him. Riding on a car like this is bad for our hero’s health. It’s only a matter of time before the car comes to a stop and our hero catapults over the hood. Injury and death are givens if our hero stays on top of that car.

If you eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and/or legumes, on the other hand, you are the hero who sits inside the car and buckles up. Are you guaranteed not to ever be injured or die while riding inside the car? No, of course not. But your health is in a much safer position than when you were clinging to the roof. Locally grown organic produce is the five-star-safety-rated top-of-the-line vehicle with a police escort, but any fruit or vegetable gets your butt firmly inside the car.

veggie carThe documentary Food Choices touches on the topic of pesticides. Dr. Michael Greger, founder of, states that if half of Americans would eat one extra serving of fruits or vegetables a day, it would prevent 20,000 cancer deaths per year. All of the pesticides on that extra produce would cause 10 cancer deaths per year. The number of people who potentially get sick from pesticides on produce is statistically insignificant compared with the benefit of those people eating produce…even non-organic non-local produce.

My personal recommendation is to eat local produce whenever possible simply because it tastes better. If you can pick your own, that’s great. If you can grow your own, that’s even better. But don’t sweat it if you’re getting your non organic produce off a truck from across the country or the world. By eating produce, you, the hero, are no longer spread eagle on the top of a careening car. Your butt is planted firmly inside the safety zone. Well done, Hero!

Then the land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and live there in safety. Leviticus 25:19


Both images courtesy of

Happy 4th of July! (A Potluck Poem)

4th-of-July1-1024x892Another potluck barbecue.

What to bring? What to do?

Chips and dip? Potato salad?

Deviled eggs or angel cake?

Macaroni? Pan of brownies?

Do I buy or do I bake?

Bag of pretzels? Bake some beans?

Quite a spread, but so few greens.

Be the one to bring the veggies!

Be the one to bring some fruit!

Carrots, hummus, homemade salsa,

Garden salad, bowl of peas,

Watermelon, red strawberries,

Bring a plant that’s sure to please!

Be the one to bring some veggies.

Be the one to bring the fruit.

When asked to bring some picnic fare,

Choose some vegetables to share!


“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13

P1010165Recipe for Homemade Salsa


The image is courtesy of Health Home and Happiness

More cool red, white, and blue healthy food ideas at Eat Well Spend Smart

1 Minute Blueberry Recipes

During blueberry season each summer, my family eats about a pound of berries a day. I’d like to share a couple of my favorite blueberry recipes with you. They can be prepared in under a minute, are chock full of antioxidants, and have no added sugar or preservatives. As a bonus feature, if you try all three recipes in the next 24 hours, you get a free gentle colon cleanse.

2014 July 2 163Two Fisted Blueberries

1. Wash blueberries.

2. Grab two fistfuls of blueberries (don’t squeeze too hard unless your fists are hovering over toast and you’re looking to make Instant Jam).

3. Empty your fists into your mouth at a non-choking rate of speed and say “Mmm-mm-mm-mm-mmmmm”.


2014 July 2 216Blueberry Cereal

1. Fill bowl with blueberries. (Sometimes I add some Cheerios.)

2. Add milk and eat with a spoon.

3. When your children ask you what you’re eating, say “Blue Sugar Bombs, but you can’t have any”.


2014 July 2 168Two Fisted To Go Cup

1. Fill plastic cup with blueberries.

2. Carry it around with you and periodically shake berries into your mouth. This is great for car rides. Nothing draws stares at a red light like chewing your beverage.


“Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.” Genesis 1:11

And I’m so glad He did!