I have been trying for a few years to perfect the perfect all-purpose gluten-free flour blend. This is a great, all-purpose flour/starch blend for making tasty and nutritious baked goods….that look AND taste good. This blend seems to do the trick in many of my converted recipes. When looking for a wheat-free substitute for wheat flour, you will need to consider a blend. This is because no other single flour or wheat-free starch behaves the same way as wheat flour...Read More »
Beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant proteins around. There are so many choices: creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more to choose from. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. What To Do With...Read More »
Sugar – the drug of the 21st Century When we want more energy, we search for something sweet to eat. When we feel down, we gravitate toward the sweet stuff. When we have a craving for something–but we don’t know what–we reach for something sweet. Why is this? What kind of hold does this substance have on us and why is it being considered the “drug of the 21st Century?” My intention with this post is for you to get the facts on...Read More »
Are artificial sweeteners really bad for us? As I continue to research, I find newly released information about foods and substances we should NOT consume. Today, I want to talk to you about beverages that contain artificial sweeteners. You know, that white stuff that tastes like a strange sweet chemical that food manufacturers add to products to make you think you’re doing something good for your body. I know you love your zero calorie desserts, yogurts and sodas,...Read More »
Eating clean (or improving your food choices) is not about changing WHAT you eat, but it is ALL about changing HOW you eat. It’s true! So many people wait to eat something after they are all ready hungry or they eat by the clock. But eating encompasses far more than just grabbing something on the go to get you through to the next meal time. What do you mean to change HOW I eat? By changing HOW you eat, you should consider these five things. I would suggest that...Read More »
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When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?” If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused. Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.
Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA
What a huge difference Cathy made in my office at work! She helped me organize the mountains of paperwork and chaos and now it looks great! I have a system that I know will work for me because she made sure that things were organized by how I use them…everything in its place! I value Cathy’s creativity, integrity, originality and helpfulness in all the organizing/time management projects she does. Next I plan to take her Time Strategies program so I can get my business calendar, appointments and desk organized. Can’t wait!!