Grow and Flourish In Your Health Thru Mediterranean Diet, Gardening and Lifestyle

My Journey In Pictures

And Experiences. Feeling Joy and Gratitude Even When Life Hands Us Challenges.

Benefits of Indoor Plants – Both Environmental and Emotional

I can’t recall a time when I haven’t...

6 Common Varieties and Benefits of Basil- Dairy Free, Vegan Pesto Recipe

I always try to keep a plant of fresh basil on...

Am I Good Enough? 5 Ways I have Found To Silent My Negative Thoughts

I don’t know about you, but I think it is...

Easy Indian Inspired Dairy Free Curry Chicken and Rice Recipe

When I think of curry, I think of India. Perhaps...

What is Prediabetes:  Reversing My Diagnosis Thru Lifestyle Changes

I had heard of diabetes my whole life, but I...

Easy Vegan Red Lentil Soup

Eating vegan is a choice for some, for others it...

More About Maria

Hi! I am Maria

Mother of five children, and grandmother to six. Robert and I have been married for 30 years. I was born and raised in Sweden, by Armenian parents. Therefore I grew up with two languages and two totally different cultures. At a very young age I was introduced to English as my third language. My experiences have taken me to multiple continents, where I have not just traveled to, but also lived.


This is me, thriving at a local farmers market.





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Recent Blog Posts

January 22, 2019 |

Gardening and Farming In Our Communities

There are some amazing reasons and benefits with gardening. Just thinking about gardening, makes me believe I can...

January 10, 2019 |

Mama’s (Egg and Gluten Free) Meat Paddies

I love meatballs and meat patties! But as of this day, I have not been able to find tasty, healthy, inexpensive,...

January 9, 2019 |

7 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

I have a good friend who calls the month of January, “the armpit of the year”. If that’s not...

January 5, 2019 |

Homemade Taco Seasoning and Meat

I love the smell and flavor of homemade taco seasoning. But there is more than the aroma to a homemade taco mix....

December 17, 2018 |

Living With Multiple Food Intolerances

“Here, have the last of the chocolate milk!”  Me: “you know I can’t drink dairy”...

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