* Josephine of Chic At Any Age shows how to stay chic and on trend by wearing a “blanket wrap”.
* Fashion blogger Pam Lutell of Over 50, Feeling 40 shares a great new book Style Evolution by Kendall Farr.
* Feeling stressed? Me to! As the holidays approach stress starts to build. Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai suggests some easy exercises to get that stress burden off you back.
* Besides Ebola, the next biggest media topic this week was the change in Renee Zellweger’s face. DivaDebbi weighed in last year on the Renee controversy and revisits it again.
* “See me, feel me, touch me, heal me”. Remember those lyrics? They’re Diana Flahive’s mantra for her second life and you”ll find the unique way she got there on Second Lives Club.
* Positive Living advocate Barbara Hannah Grufferman of Best of Everything After 50 thinks that nothing else can put the finishing touch on an outfit than a fabulous pair of glasses!
* Black eyeliner can look so harsh on older eyes. Cindy of Prime Beauty has some interesting alternatives to show you in her top 10 picks for colored eyeliners.
* According to Kari of Fab Over Forty, exfoliating and moisturizing are important factors for aging skin and she shows you why L’Oreal’s Age Perfect Cell Renewal is a budget friendly skincare line that delivers both.
* RIght on the heels of the flu season Jackie of Aging Backwards has tips to help you stay healthy.
* Meanie of Society Wellness Pumpkin Chili recipe that rocks! You can also tweek it to suit your taste and lifestyle. In additional to sharing an insanely delicious recipe, Melanie explains the importance of choosing grass fed beef.
My last book for Vegetarian Awarensss Month is from the Moosewood Collective, one of the first mainstream plant based restaurants. Moosewood New Classics recipes have the same combination of originality and accessibility of the other books. Most of the recipes are easy to do and use affordable, widely available ingredients.
I am always looking for new interesting breakfasts and there are over a dozen morning recipes including oatmeal topped with date glaze, cherry scones and three savory tofu scrambles. There is a different pancake for every day of the week which you can top with plum butter or ginger peach compote.
Its no secret I’m a soup junkie and Moosewood definately feeds my habit. It offers a trio of just about the best vegetable stocks including a gingery Asian stock that rocked my world. The fennel leek soup with chunks of carrot and feathery fragrant dill is so good and hearty that it alone is worth buying the book.
Like any true foodie, I jump to the chance to try out iconic restaurants on my travels. On a trip to upstate New York, I detoured 50 miles to grab lunch at the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York. I was a little disappointed with the limited menu and my veggie couscous was fairly bland and a bit mushy. Maybe the glory days of the landmark restaurant is past, but the brilliance and charm of the Moosewood Collective lives on in their cookbooks.