Episode 120: The Big Question

Ep: 120 The Big Question

Today’s episode is about questioning why we do not explore information that can truly help us. I explain what I mean by talking about a man who had several signs of heart disease, leading down the road of several medical procedures to include surgery and when his doctor finally told him that the must prepare for death he turned to God. It was then that someone asked him if he had read the book How to Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease by Dr, Esselstyn…. The man said he knew of the book but he had not read it.

So, my question is why do we wait until the very end if ever to open a book with the answers right there on the cover? And why are so many of us willing to listen to the guy next door and follow his diet without one second of personal research? Why do we accept low carb diets as legit without educating ourselves first?  Why do we get so invested in diets that have temporary results and are often dangerous?

I only touch this subject today, but I will revisit this topic many times.

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Episode 119: Food Addiction

Ep: 119 Food Addiction

Today’s episode is a little bit about the book The Pleasure Trap by Douglass Lisle and Alan Goldhamer and I talk about eating food in order of caloric density. Meaning that we would eat your greens first, then your broccoli, then your cauliflower, the your potatoes then your beans. That way we are getting the most nutritious foods first and filling up on the lowest calorie foods before eating our favorites that usually contain more calories per cup or per pound.

We discuss some of the Pleasure Trap, but mostly its and introduction to the book wanting you to get it, read it and study it. I am still reading it myself, hence the introduction.

I also talk about my 30 day challenge of no salt starting tomorrow. I encourage anyone wanting to reset their taste buds to do the same. If you can’t do 30 days, that’s okay, try any amount of time 3 days, a week, a few weeks. The reason we need to do this is to begin the process of really looking at our foods. So that ultimately, we can be healthy in mind body and spirit. And get back to a healthy weight.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Episode 118: Exploring Plant Foods For Better Health

Ep: 118 Exploring Plant Foods For Better Health

In today’s episode we explore Dr. John McDougall’s Book, The Starch Solution. Last week, we looked at SOS which is looking at salt, oil and sugar added to our diets aiming to reduce or eliminate.

This week, we’re exploring starch as a solution to better health. We go over calories in several of the most common starches such as potatoes, rice, lentils, beans and corn. We look at how a person could create satisfaction by adding starch to every meal.

Mcdougal’s suggestion is to have 50 percent of each meal in starch to create satisfaction while consuming the other 50 percent in whole plants such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots etc.

I recommend getting his book and really exploring this way of eating. I also recommend going to his website and exploring his free content Drmcdougall.com

After going over some of his book, I share a faux nacho cheese recipe to put on top of vegetables.

No Cheese-Nacho Cheese Recipe

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Oat Cheese

2 cups roasted red bell peppers

1 Small Sweet Yellow Onion

1 Cup Oats

1 Package Silken Tofu

1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast

1 Tablespoon Miso Paste

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

1 Clove Garlic

3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

Blend for about 1-2 minutes

My name is Robyne Hemingway and your are listening to Hemingway’s Heart

Thank you




Episode 117: SOS

Ep: 117 Tracking SOS

Today’s Episode is all about tracking Salt, Oil and Sugar. I go over how money and food management is of the same vein in that they both require attention, measure and action. Tracking is the first step towards making changes. Those small little changes can become the very secrets to your success.

As much as this step may seem impossible or truly difficult, let’s try together to start looking at what we are doing so that we can add value in all the areas that matter the most.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s heart.

Episode 116: What is Your Financial Thermostat

Ep 116: What is Your Financial Thermostat?

Today’s episode explores what your financial thermostat is and how you can go about changing it. We cover what it is, how it came to be, how to change your income and outgo, and we briefly discuss ways to evaluate where you are and how to start the process of changing. We talk about creating a target in the areas of your life by creating measurable goals. We talk about creating a plan to raise your thermostat and that gradual may be best for your mind or psyche to actually absorb the new marker.

I appreciate you for tuning in, please subscribe and share this podcast with others.

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Episode 115: The Best Four Kitchen Gadgets

Ep: 115 The Best Four Kitchen Gadgets or Tools

Today’s episode is about making life easier in the kitchen. I talk about my new favorite toy, The Instant Pot making bread, The Vitamix, The Crockpot and the Food Processor. I love these gadgets or tools. It’s like they are my best friends of the kitchen.

I go over a couple recipes like my favorite tomato soup in my Vitamix, its so easy, cut up roma tomatoes until Vitamix is almost full, add a half of an yellow onion, toss in a half of a serrano, some salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and a 1/4 of one vegetable bouillon cube, if you can find fresh dill about a hand full. If not its nice to add some dried dill, but the soup is good without it. And finally, the secret ingredient is about a quarter cup of cashew nuts or macadamia nuts. You can add more, it will be thicker and more calorie dense if you add more. Run the Vitamix for about 5 or 6 minutes on high. PERFECTION!

I also go over my love of these gadgets, but my take away message is to eat at home as often as you can so you know what is in your food and you eat better. It is also cheaper and fun.

Thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart. My name is Robyne Hemingway.

Episode 114: Let’s Explore Self Mastery

Ep: 114 Exploring

Today we discuss the blocks, barriers and limited beliefs during our discussion of The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks and The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer.  If you have not listened to Episode 113, you may want to in order to get more insight to this episode.

There are some key points to get you thinking and realizing that you have the power to steer your life in the direction you want it to go.

My name is Robyne Hemingway, thank you for listening to Hemingway’s Heart.

Episode 113: Taking The Big Leap

Ep: 113 Taking The Big Leap & Maximum Achievement

Today’s episode is about great inspiration. I talk briefly about a few books that have and are impacting me greatly. Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, 48 Days to The Work You Love by Dan Miller and The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.

If you want any personal growth to transform your life, these books are in my opinion must reads, must listens and must study. Go ahead and Take The Big Leap!

My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.


Episode 111: Let Food Be Thy Medicine- Says Hippocrates

Ep: 111 Let Food Be Thy Medicine Says Hippocrates

The Father of Medicine figured out a very very long time ago, that how we eat determines how well we feel and ultimately the health we radiate.

In today’s episode I discuss the power of flaxseeds and how to add them to your life EVERYDAY.

The benefits of flaxseeds; high in fiber, lowers blood sugar, high in Omega 3s fatty acids, promotes good cholesterol, anti aging,  treats many menopause symptoms, anti fungal, anti viral, good for muscle pain and known to reduce the symptoms of arthritis.

So, how the heck to we add it to our lives? You can add it to muffins, pancakes, cereals like oatmeal and cream of wheat and you can add it to your daily green smoothie.

First recipe discussed today; Green Flaxseed Smoothie-

20 oz water, 1-3 cups kale, 2T. Ground Flaxseeds, 2T. Chia seeds and 1-2 cups frozen fruit. You can also add an apple or a banana.  Blend and enjoy!

Second recipe; Flaxseed Oatmeal-1/2 oats,  1T. brown sugar, pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon cover mixture with hot water and cook a few minutes, then just before eating toss in  1-3 T. ground flaxseeds and the sweetener of choice then stir and eat.

Next we have 4 no cook flaxseed oatmeal recipes variations; put them it in your fridge and eat the next day.

In a small mason jar add to each recipe; 1/2 Cup Oats, 1-3 T. flax seeds, 1T Chia seeds, 1/3 Nut Milk, Sweetener of choice about a tablespoon.

Then you can change it up, by adding blueberries, vanilla, maple syrup, honey, lemon zest, yogurt, almond extract, or any other fruit dried of fresh. Put it in your refrigerator and the next day it’s ready to be topped with a little more nut milk and drizzled with agave nectar.

Next, Flaxseed Cookies-1C. Flaxseed ground, 1C. Almond Flour, pinch salt, 1/4 c.to 1/2c maple syrup, 1/4c. water, 1t. vanilla. Roll into cookie and flatten at bit on parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and 18 minutes.  Check every 5 minutes.

Flaxseed Crackers 175 degrees 2 hours then turn over and bake another 30 min.

2Cups Whole Flaxseeds, 3Cups Water set aside 15 minutes while you chop;1/4c bell peppers, 1/4c  cilantro, 1/8c red onion, 2tsp. garlic and 1/4c green chilies. Add all ingredients and stir. Then add juice of one lime and sprinkle with salt. Spread on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Final recipe for today, bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Please preheat oven

Flaxseed Crackers; 1c. sunflower seeds, 1/2c whole flaxseeds, 1/3c roasted pumpkin seeds(pipitas), 1/4c roasted sesame seeds, 1 1/2c oats, 2T Chia seeds, 4T psyllium husk, 1 1/2 tsp Salt, 1T sweetener, 3T. Coconut oil, 1 1/2 cup water.  Then roll on to parchment paper on cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Please preheat oven.

And last tidbit, you can just put ground flax seeds in a bowl, add nut milk and sweetener and eat. It’s that easy.

Thank you so much for listening. My name is Robyne Hemingway and you are listening to Hemingway’s Heart.



A Quality Of Life Podcast-Plant Powered