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Simple, Quick Breakfast

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 18, 2013 07:15

Morning meals are the most difficult to plan in our household.  Cardboard cereal isn't a part of the menu! 

This is a simple, easy to prepare breakfast that is sure to perk everyone's tastebuds up, giving your entire family a great start.

There is a formal recipe (which I don't have yet) from Ancient Path Produce and Grain (watch for their new Fb page and website coming soon) using Red Fyfe fresh ground flour.

Here is my version of Breakfast Streudel...

Baking pan with butter melted to cover bottom

Thin sliced apples to cover bottom of pan

Make one cup of pancake batter

Pour on top of the sliced apple

Top with brown sugar and cinnamon to taste

Bake at 400 F for 25 minutes


HOT timesaving tips, prep your dry ingredients the night before.

Photo credit:  Bonnie Newton

In Search Of Success

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 17, 2013 15:05


photo credit:  Bonnie Newton

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,

our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves,

Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you

not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking

so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest

the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we're liberated from our own fear,

our presence automatically liberates others.

~Marianne Williamson,


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A Busy Lifestyle

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 11, 2013 17:40

Back to school, back from holidays combined with fall on the farm are all a part of a busy lifestyle.  Does a busy lifestyle mean lack of balance?  Unfortunately many times it does result in a poorly balanced life.

My return to a healthy balanced fit life includes eating well, hydrating properly and exercising daily.

My morning routine involves coffee, not a bucket of coffee but a mug!  A simple breakfast with my son and then we walk a half mile to the bus.  Meal time is a fantastic time to talk to your family, it is a time of sharing food, love and lives.

Supper today was a great combination of fresh tomatoes, organic broccoli slaw with Asian sesame dressing and pulled pork.  I normally make pulled pork but this time tried a premade product, we are very pleased.  The organic broccoli slaw is a pre-washed product by Safeway.  Very fast and nutritious.

Photo credit:  Bonnie Newton


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Serious Food

Step One: Kicking the Cravings

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 13, 2012 11:30

Step One:  Kicking the Cravings

by HOT SalesForce Rep Gillian Thiessen
Or breaking the vicious cycle, call it what you like, the first step is the hardest step, imo!  Breaking free from the pull of all baked good containing WHEAT was my first challenge this summer.  I have known for some time that wheat products cause digestive upset of a rather public humiliatory nature.  So, I have some really good incentive to forego the sandwich bar, the donut shop, the bakery...
Day One and Two were awful.  Withdrawal stage.  I apologize to family and friends that endured this stage with me.  Day 3 started to get better, and Day 4 was a whole new world for me!  Feeling better is worth the pain of withdrawal.
Now that the cravings for sugar and carbs have settled down, I feel like I CAN make better choices.  Its like someone just turned on the lights and I have a shot at reaching my health goals, just in time too - getting up over the 4-0 mark means no more fooling around with my health, time to get in shape.  Looking forward to the journey, and I hope you will share your journeys with me.

Gillian Thiessen , Sales Representative 306-292-6768

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"Real HOT, Real Life"

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   August 1, 2012 21:44


Welcome to “Real HOT, Real Life”!   The Time is Now!

Hi, my name is Bonnie Newton!  I am the driving force behind (HOT).  I am also Mom to a very active 6 year old boy and partner to an amazing man.  We live on a small farm, a full time job, run a herd of horses, a small business, and HOT.

My big why for embarking on the “Real HOT, Real Life” journey is simple….fitness, wellness, balance and abundance!  I have never lived a balanced life.  My priority is me, sounds selfish but it is not.   I must be fit to live a balanced life, to be the best I can be as a partner, a mother and a business owner. I must be well, my life must be balanced to live in abundance and this is the story of my journey.

Blaine Mackie of Mackie Physiotherapy said “Your physical self should lift up and enhance your mental self”.   My schedule has been bizarre for the past 3 years, working at a desk for hours daily, my physical self is dragging (some parts more than others). 

My first fitness goal is not to be a size 0, nor to achieve a perfect weight. I do not own a scale, never have.   My goal is to only carry useful muscle.  Fat is not useful, it is humiliating and unhealthy, a constant reminder of my “unbalanced life”.  I am trying to work up the courage to video myself and measure all the critical parts so I have a comparison.

My second fitness goal is to maintain a constant weight and body fat level.

How am I going to achieve my fitness goals?  Consistent nutrition plan, consistent exercise, and consistent hydration.

Which of these is toughest?  No contest there consistent exercise is the toughest goal.  I am busy and when trying to balance my schedule will remove exercise first.  No more!  Exercise is critical for me to be more productive, to maintain good health and maintain a high level of energy.  I enjoy exercise, just seem to be willing to sacrifice it and myself.

The hydration is second place.  I find it very difficult to drink adequate water so it has become a conscious exercise throughout the day.

The nutrition plan is what I find the easiest.  I like the food the Team Savino included in my nutrition plan, I like eating...ok honesty wins I love eating! (I can eat anytime, anywhere)


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