Oleda’s Favorite Heart-Healthy Soup

When we think fall, we think hearty soups that warm the soul. Not only can soups warm up our insides, they can actually be good for our most precious asset: our heart! The recipe that follows is one of my absolute favorites. It’s tasty, creamy and colorful. I like to serve it with some crusty, Continue reading


Exfoliate Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Easy steps to getting radiant skin Exfoliating our skin is something we’ve all heard we should do but seldom of us actually take the time to do it. The truth is, it’s an important practice because it rids our skin of dead skin cells which ultimately leads to more, soft, radiant and healthier looking skin. Continue reading


Oleda’s Age-Defying Antioxidant Salad

It’s summer and that means fresh fruit and vegetables galore. Open-air markets are everywhere and farmers have a cornucopia of produce. There’s no better time to make one of my favorite summertime salads. Not only is it pretty and tasty but it’s chock-full of ingredients that are high in antioxidants –  substances that fight free-radical Continue reading


Spring Has Sprung – Time for healthy, fresh and delicious recipes

There is something about spring that makes us feel renewed. The weather starts to be milder, the sun feels warmer and there is the proverbial added spring in our step. It is also during this time of year that we feel like eating lighter, steering away from hearty stews that are a staple of fall Continue reading


Microwave ovens…Are they really Safe?

The other day, an artist friend came over to discuss an art project we’re both involved in—we were both showing a couple of our paintings in a local exhibition in March—so I made a cup of tea while we talked about it. I put two cups of water with a chamomile tea bag in them Continue reading


Oleda’s Health-Boosting Antioxidant Smoothie for Naturally Glowing Skin

  Another year and a new beginning! It is really a fresh start and the best time to begin incorporating new habits into your life. So go ahead, reinvent yourself. Be bold, be brave, be a better version of yourself! That being said, not everyone can embark on a complete diet makeover from one day Continue reading