Savory Mushroom Galette


Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

What does giving thanks mean to you? Is it the smell of Turkey baking in the oven? Is it the sound of family gathering and sharing a day of Thanks? Or maybe you bake a ham or go out to dinner with family and friends? This is a special day to give thanks and my hope is that you continue each and everyday from this point forward giving thanks and praise for the many blessings in your life.  Someone out there is suffering or without family and they need our love. Our world has changed so much and in these turbulent times we need to share more love, gratitude and thanks giving.

For all of those who have lost their lives in one of the many fires we have experienced in California. For those who have lost a family member or for those who have lost their homes I pray for a glimmer of light to shine on you and know that love will guide you back.  I can not put myself in your shoes on how you feel with the devastation you have had to face but my hope is that somehow as a community we can show up with love and grace to help out our neighbors near and far.  I am donating to the Red Cross on this day of giving thanks and pray for a new tomorrow filed with love and light.  Can you donate somehow today?  It does not have to be monetary. It could be a smile shared, a hand held to help someone cross the street.  Simple acts of kindness. Please share with me how you contributed to someone in need on this special day of Thanksgiving.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Easy Baked Acorn Squash

Here is a simple recipe for baked acorn squash that is Whole30, Paleo and well just good for you food.  It is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as smaller amounts of vitamins C and Bmagnesium, and manganese.  It is versatile as well.  You can bake it, stuff it or throw it on the bbq.

Wash the outside of the squash then cut in half and scoop out the seeds.  You can save the seeds for later to plant after the first frost if you wish to grow your own. I decided to slice mine and bake them vs stuffing them this time but it is so easy to use as a side dish or main if you wish to stuff them with sausage and sage.

Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper and place slices on pan. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.  Then sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder,  Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt, pepper and fresh or dried sage.  Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes                                                               Cook Time: 30 minutes

1 cup = 82 calories

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Chocolate Snack Time

Tried these JoJo’s Chocolate Bark for an afternoon snack today.  What a treat. I got my chocolate, sugar fix while feeling like I was putting something good into my body.  They are gluten free, non gmo, packed with pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries and dark chocolate.  Try them and let me know what you think.  See this amazing story behind JoJo’s bark of a women who is beating the odds of cancer with Chocolate Bark.

Love and Light,

Jeanine on the Scene

Chocolate Bark

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