Sunday, July 21, 2024

    Hello, I'm Shelly. Welcome to my blog!

    Surviving Triple Negative Breast Cancer sent me on a mission to pursue my best heath. I'm switching to a mostly plant based diet, making lifestyle changes and researching environmental factors to boost my immune system and live my best life. Join my as I learn, grow and share my discoveries along the way.



    Lentils pack on the protein atop a bed of fresh greens

    These steamed lentils are my favorite Trader Joe's find so far. Infused with cloves, laurel, thyme, pepper and garlic, they have a rich meaty flavor and can be eaten cold straight out of the box, used in recipes or warmed up. I place them on my salads,...

    Pineapple Matcha Rise ‘N Shine Smoothie

    I've discovered my new smoothie obsession, featured on the Food Revolution Docuseries. Sweet pineapple mixed with energizing antioxidant rich matcha and nutrient packed spinach, makes for a delicious anti-inflammatory breakfast after my morning run. I've discovered my new smoothie obsession Here's the recipe for 2. I halved the recipe...

    How An Unexpected Diagnosis Led to Healthy Discoveries

    My quest for better health began on January 6, 2020, when I received the news no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. A flood of emotions overwhelmed me as the doctor began to explain the diagnosis. It was triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), and the...


    No time for breakfast or need a quick snack? Walnuts and Cherries are two powerful superfoods, providing protein and antioxidants. Those sweet red cherries help fight inflammation due to their anthocyanin phytonutrients. They're one of my favorites of nature's candy. Nature's candy In terms of antioxidant content, walnuts and...