“The Weighting Game” (part 1)

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Take-away’s from the book, “Desserts is Stressed Spelled Backwards”.

I love this book on emotional eating and body image.  It is a deep dive into the real issues hiding behind emotional eating and the struggle with your body. I have pages and pages of amazing truths from this book. There are a small selection below.

  • You have the idea that if you change your appearance your problems will all go away. You blame every issue you have on not having a good enough body. Truth – your body is not the real problem.
  • Compulsive eating is a three-fold problem – physical, emotional, spiritual.
  • Key step is creating self-awareness. Which of my needs isn’t being met?
  • Self-sabotage – happens at the point at which you think major change in your life will occur and fear wins. You choose safety. Look at the consequences of reaching a goal or making a change in your life.  What fears and/or negative consequences come up?
  • Shifting from the self-punishment and self-criticism to self-acceptance and self-care is critical for finding peace.

Continue reading ““The Weighting Game” (part 1)”


Sweet Potato Casserole

Serves about 6 people.

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, or about 2 pounds (any kind)
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • juice from one orange
  • 1 tbs orange zest
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts of choice (just not peanuts)
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 tbs raw honey (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 400. Cut sweet potatoes into square inch cubes. Place sweet potatoes in a casserole dish and pour dried cherries, orange juice, orange zest, coconut milk, cinnamon, allspice, coconut oil, and honey (optional) over the top of the sweet potatoes and place the chopped nuts over the top of it all. Cover and bake for about 60 minutes or until sweet potatoes are easy to pierce with a fork.


Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble


  • 5 green apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  • 1 ½ cups almond meal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the crumble ingredients.
  3. In a lare mixing bowl, mix together the filling ingredients.
  4. Spread the filling on the bottom of an 8×13 baking dish.
  5. Evenly crumble the crust over the top of the filling
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Serves 8-10