All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend

All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend

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...

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Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

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...

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Get the Facts on Sugar

Get the Facts on Sugar

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...

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

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,...

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Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

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...

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Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

I hired Cathy to redesign my office space to enhance the functionality and create a space that I want to work in. Change in any form is never easy, but Cathy listens to your needs and makes recommendations in a gentle and supportive manner. Her focus is to understand how you need your space to function, so that the outcome is both aesthetically pleasing and feels natural based on how you personally process information. Thank you Cathy!

Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

Cathy’s insight and guidance has, and continues, to help me organize my previously chaotic life into a group of systems that work well together.  Her program helped me reduce the stress of trying to keep track of so many things at once, and save me significant time that can be used for more productive things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to do and to keep track of, I highly recommend that you speak with Cathy about how her Time Strategies can help you make your life make sense.

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

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.