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What's NEW for OCTOBER 2007


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Quote of the month

If you let yourself be absorbed


if you surrender completely to the

moments as they pass,

you live more richly those


~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Recipe of the month

Gnocchi with Pumpkin Sauce

1 TBSP Smart Balance Buttery Spread

1 TBSP Olive Oil

2 TBSP Butter

4 Garlic Cloves, Chopped

1-2 cups Vegetable Broth

2 shallots, Chopped

1 cup Mashed Pumpkin

1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesean

1 package Gnocchi

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Dash of Cinnamon

3 TBSP Fresh Chopped Sage

Salt and Pepper to taste

1. In a saute pan on medium high heat add the oil, shallots and garlic. Stir and when getting dry add 1 TBSP butter.


2. When getting dry add 1/4 cup broth and 1/4 cup pumpkin. Continue to stir. As the pan starts to get dry add more broth and pumpkin until pumpkin is all added. Continue to stir. Add Smart Balance, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Sage and Salt and Pepper. Add Parmesean Cheese. Continue to stir. Add more broth as neccessary. Just before you are done add the last TBSP of Butter. (This should take no more than 10 minutes to make)


3. Cook Gnocchi according to directions on package. Usually it cooks in less than 5 minutes.


4. When Gnocchi are done, drain and add to sauce.


5. Garnish with fresh sage leaves.


6. This dish goes well with fresh cooked spinach.



Exercise of the month

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Pilates Side Leg Kick

The first exercise in my favorite Pilates series. More in the series to follow in the upcoming months



  • Strengthens outer thighs and gluts
  • Improves Hip Stability
  • Strengthens abs and back.

How to do this exercise:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, back or neck problems or are pregnant)

  1. Lie on your side with legs straight and stacked on each other.Bend your hips and bring your legs out 2 feet in front of you. Zip your abs.Lengthen your spine and keep good posture.Use top hand for support on the floor.

  2. Lift top leg to hip height.

  3. Inhale and bring your top heel forward 2x while keeping your hips & shoulders still.

  4. Exhale and bring the leg back as you point your toes. Think of contracting your gluts to push the leg forward and to pull the leg back. Again keep your hips and shoulders still. The only things that move here are the ankle and hip joints.

  5. Repeat up to 16 times then switch sides. The most important thing is to keep your body stable. Once you are stable then you can increase your movement. Start out with a small amount of movement in the leg in order to keep stability in your body.

Things that I love and recommend

What's On My Ipod


  •     Jill Scott:
    The Real Thing: Words & Sounds

    More easy grooves from a very talented woman.


Something to think about



You want to make a change in your life but for some reason you don't. Are you

willing to make the changes you need to make to reach your goal?




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Volume 49 Fun Stuff - Click here - Artichokes - Rhomboid Pull - Humanity

Volume 48 Fun Stuff - Click here - Twice Baked Potato - Elliptical -

Volume 47 Fun Stuff - Click here - Merengues - Hundred - Postivity

Volume 46 Fun Stuff - Click here - Brownies - Meditation - Successes

Volume 45 Fun Stuff - Click here - Squash Burritos - Pilates Oblique Roll Down - Who are you Part 2?

Volume 44 Fun Stuff - Click here - Chicken Parmesean - Lotus - Who are you?

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Volume 42 Fun Stuff - Click here - Cornish Hens, Cobra, Giving

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Volume 38 Fun Stuff - Click here - Parmesean Pepper Spaghetti and Chopped Salad, Leg Lift, Recycle

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