Thankful Thursday: A look back

Hello everyone! As we get close to Christmas, and the end of the year, I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back on my Thankful Thursday series. This series began on March 30, 2016, with the name “Press-it” Thursday. Originally, this series highlighted random bloggers around WordPress. In May, however, I decided to change the name to THANKFUL THURSDAY, and only highlight my followers.

I went back to the very beginning, and started with the people who have been with me from my wee beginnings, and are still with me. I try to dig into their sites, and find out why they blog, as well as highlight several of their posts. I love doing this series. It quickly became one of my favorite articles to write. It’s been so fun getting to my followers and fellow bloggers.

The following list contains posts from 23 wonderful and talented bloggers from around WordPress. While I have mainly focused on recipes, there are a few inspirational posts, a beauty post and even a dog food recipe. I hope you enjoy looking through these as much as I had writing them.

This will be my last main post for the rest of 2017. I will be taking next week off to spend with my son, before I start up school again.

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday, and a blessed new year. May all of your wishes come true in 2018 except one, so you always have something to aim for. 

Love always,


Savoury Thanksgiving Pie (Vegetarian) ~ Jody Karen


Asparagus pistachio risotto –

Electric Blue Food


Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats –

Kitchen with Keri


Mexican Street Corn-

Frugal Hausfrau


A Quick and Tasty Low Carb Lunch – BRILLIANCE WITHIN

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Take your salad game to another level with this chili stuffed with avocado –

Art of being fabulous


13 Tips to Lose Weight –

Running to Zen


Dog Food Recipe – Our Dogs Eat Well!!! / How To Provide


Banana Flour choc chunk Loaf ! – DaniRowRuns


Spring Abundance Bowl-

Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America


Orange-Sesame Salmon with Quinoa |

RD in the Midwest


Homemade “Lara Bars” with Goji Berries | Roxana’s Kitchen


If I Only Had More Time –

Finally Kissxd


Tea Time- 10 Herbal Teas for Health – How to Provide


Healthy Fruit and Oat Crumble Bars | Feeding Your Beauty


“Famous Failures”  –



Peaches and Cream: Three Masks for a Magnificent Complexion –

Simply Serene


Date Sugar —

Sukkari Life


Gluten Free Granola Bars – TheBeauty&FoodLab


Vegan Banana Bread Granola – JennyBean_Love


Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness! I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, RNCP, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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