Season 1 Episode :06 Fruit Picking- Am I The Right One?



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Fruit Picking-Am I The Right One?

Show notes:

Hey, this is Miranda with Living Every Bite, where we talk about food, health, and life’s purpose. I’m here to get you out your seat and on your feet. If you could change your mind, you can change your life. I’m giving you the tools to make a decision.

I am a mother of seven. I’m a foodie, entrepreneur and blogger at Join me every week where we gonna have talks, conversations, motivations, and interviews with some of my friends, doctors, and women entrepreneurs. It’s about enjoying where you are on the way, to where your going. And if you ask me, enjoyment is always better over food.




All right, here we are once again. I’m your host Miranda Simon with Living Every Bite exclusively on iTunes. I want to first and foremost thank all of my listeners, all of you who have subscribed, downloaded, reviewed, and rated the Living Every Bite podcast.

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Fruit Picking, am I the right one?



Oh man, it’s crowded up in here. Let me hurry up and get what I got to get and get out of here; it’s just too crowded up in here today. Okay, what I came in here for? I came in here for a pineapple. Alright, so I got to find the right one, let’s see. What’s going on over there? Alright, let me stay focused. Alright, pineapple. Somebody told me that when you’re looking for the right pineapple, you have to smell the bottom of the fruit. And it should smell like pineapple juice, should have like that distinct pineapple smell. Oh yeah and I remember this other thing — the scent is supposed to find me rather than me finding it.

Man, I smell no pineapple up in here. Oh wait, hold up, I am smelling something. Okay, I must be in the right spot right now. Oh there’s one last thing — I have to gently squeeze the pineapple and it should have a small amount of give. Alright, let me check this one out right here; this one look like a nice one.


Oh yeah, I smell it that pineapple juice, and it has the right amount of give. Alright, you are going in the bag. Oh, there he [04:00] is again; I am out of here.


Fruit Picking- Am I The Right One?

The example, the scenario that you just heard can be compared to our lives. Each and every one of us have a job to do just like that pineapples job is to supply us with nutrients that we need for our bodies. It’s food for us; it has a job with supplying us and other living things with food, it’s our food. So we as people, we have a job to do. And there are some distinctions with each and every one of us that will determine whether or not we’re the right one, whether or not we are the right one for the job.

You see, in life, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cook, homemaker, labor, business owner, we all have jobs to do. How do you know if you’re the right person for the job?  Well I’ll tell you five things; five things that can help you determine if you’re the right person for the job because each and every one of us has a job to do. But the question is, are you the right person for the job that you’re trying to do.

1.  Am I self-motivated? Are you the type that has to be watched in order to get going? Are you leading or following? You see because if you’re the right person for the job then no one has to pressure you, push you to do what you know you have to do. You’re going to be self-motivated. You’re going to get going, and you’re going to get the job done.

2.  Am I willing to do what’s required, going above and beyond what’s expected?  Are you the right person for the job? Focus on how you can help. How you can add value to someone else, and going above and beyond what’s expected of you is easy. Are you the right person for the job?

3.  Am I steadfast and persistent [06:00] regardless of what others think? Will I allow that to define who I am or what I’m called to do?  We have to put the focus on ourselves. We can’t be focused on what other people think about us, that doesn’t even matter; that’s irrelevant. We can’t control what other people say or do; we can only control ourselves. So what do you do in this situation? Emphasize what makes you unique in a positive manner without attacking or insulting others because this is about you. Are you the right person for the job?

4. Can I handle negativity, setbacks, and down times? You know things don’t always go the way we want it to go. There are many times when we have set out to do something– we have it all planned out, and it just does not go the way we want it to go. Well, what do you do? These are moments that should be opportunities to get creative. Every problem poses an opportunity for a unique solution. Let me say that again — every problem poses an opportunity for a unique solution. Are you the right person for the job?

5. Is my passion, my zeal, my love reflected in my work? Can we tell that you love what you do? Is it obvious, or do we have to guess? Do work that excites you, do work where time is always your friend. No one should ever have to ask you if you love what you do. Your work should speak for itself.



Being the right person means you recognize your ability to excel within your unique style. Being the right person means you recognize [08:00] that everything needs refinement and even THE BEST look to improve. Being the right one means that when we go looking for you, you’re going to be smelling right, you’re going to have that right amount of give, where we going to know — ah… yes; this is the right one. This is the one I need to take with me. This is the one I need to work with. This is the one I need to go to when I need help in this area. Yes, that’s the right one. Don’t let us guess, don’t let us wonder. Show them, show everybody that you are the right one for the job. Hey, you’re listening to—

Fruit Picking: Am I the right one?

Join me next week when we’ll have a special guest Dr. Nika Nakia, a family doctor who practices and believes in taking a holistic approach to health. Listen in as she educates us on breaking the myths behind salt.

Do subscribe, rate and review today’s podcasts. Connect with me at Living Every Bite on Facebook and visit the blog for free recipes. Thanks for tuning in. Bye everybody.

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Season 1 Episode 05: It’s A Matter Of Choice

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It’s A Matter Of Choice

We have all been there, questioning, “why is my life the way it is?” “What is life all about?”

Just like food, we have choices and concerning those food choices, as the old saying goes,

“just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” Either way, it’s yours to make.

Today, I want to zoom-in and narrow life down to one message, one statement…. It’s A Matter Of Choice.


It’s A Matter Of Choice

We have more control than we realize. We have been given a special platform to spring board from and

whether we do or don’t is all up to us. Be encouraged today. You’re not helpless and you’re not stuck.

You have the ability to change your life and tailor it the way you want.


It’s A Matter Of Choice

Listen and learn how this simple statement, “it’s a matter of choice,” can make a world of  a difference.

The simple things are often missed and shunned as being too easy but if it were easy, everyone would do it.

Make it your goal to experience the life that’s designed just for you.

Remember, it’s a matter of choice.


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Season 1 Episode 04: 7 Personality Traits Described Using Food

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7 Personality Traits Described Using Food

In this episode I’ll be talking about 7 personality traits and describe them using food. Food is such an important part of our lives.

Many of us base activities around food and often feel our day is not complete unless we’ve had a nice hearty meal.


7 Personality Traits Described Using Food

When I think of food, I think of it having a life of its own. The foods we eat comes from the earth we live in.

In order for these foods to live and thrive they need certain conditions, environments, care and some won’t come to full maturity without

the help of another within its growing network. As you can see, food has similarities that we personally can relate to and with this in mind,

I thought to compare them to our personalities as human beings.

I hope you find this episode as enlightening, fun and  entertaining as I did delivering it.


Live Your Best Life,


Season 1 Episode 03: Chicken Alive



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Chicken Alive

Here is where the rubber meets the road. In episode 3, Chicken Alive, I share my experience of witnessing what I call

a food disaster gone viral. I’m talkin the “best chicken in Nashville”…. so I was told.


I absolutely love food and appreciate seeing others celebrate their love of food by dishing up the best that they have to offer.

In “Chicken Alive” that expectation of seeing “the best” went south; downhill that is and I refuse to follow.


Although we might not all agree on what’s considered great food or not, there’s one thing we can all agree on and that’s food was made for eating.

Whatever we eat should not only benefit our bodies but be tasty and enjoyable.


I eat with my eyes, nose and then my mouth. All of these senses play a part in my acceptance of a dish as well as my desire to taste it.

Did you know that sight alone can influence our perception of food? Perception via sight usually goes like this, if it looks great then

I’m expecting it to taste great but if it looks bad, it must taste like garbage! Do you see my point?

Presentation is EVERYTHING.


Chicken Alive

Well, sit back and get comfy. I had fun sharing this episode. Chicken Alive is like a great story

brought to life. It’s fun, it’s vivid and surprisingly hilarious.

May your listening ears be fulfilled!


If you enjoy the show,  share with a friend and be sure to subscribe, rate and review.

Until next time,



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Season 1 Episode 02: Inspiring Hearts


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Inspiring Hearts

Looking at something at face value doesn’t always depict the truth of a matter.

It’s easy to assume we know better or that our judgements are fair, but unless

we place ourselves in the other person’s shoes there’s no way we can understand.

Help, compassion, care and concern comes from the lowly; the bottom up and not

the top down. We have to be willingly to meet people where they are.

See from their perspective.


Inspiring Hearts

Listen, as I learn these little lessons in my daily interactions, my seemly

insignificant routines. Inspiring hearts is simply the stirring of the conscious mind;

the process of thought which is the prerequisite to action. Our hearts are designed

to receive whatever we put in them. What we place in our hearts is what we will think,

speak and ultimately do. How great is this heart? A heart that’s the size of a clinched fist and

beats approxmately  100,000 per day. It has been said that the heart is deceitful and desperately

wicked. This is true when the heart is left detached from the mind. I’m inspiring hearts today.

Inspiring hearts through a process called purpose.

Think, feel, do, yes…

and reap blessings.

Using your heart on purpose….

-Inspiring Hearts

Season 1 Episode 01: The Nerve to Serve

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The Nerve to Serve

*transcribed show notes

Hey, this is Miranda with Living Every bite where we talk about food, health and life’s purpose. I’m here to get you out your seat and on your feet. If you could change your mind you could change your life. I’m giving you the tools to make a decision. I’m a mother of seven and I’m a full-time entrepreneur and blogger at

Join me every week where we going to have talks, conversations, motivations and interviews with some of my friends, doctors and women entrepreneurs. It’s about enjoying where you are on the way to where you’re going. And if you ask me, enjoyment is always better over food.

What’s up everyone, this is your host Miranda Simon and welcome to episode one. I am so excited that you’re here to join me today. The topic we’re going to cover is ‘The Nerve to Serve.’ Now let me just tell you a little bit about how I came up with this title. I was watching an episode of Oprah where she was interviewing this guy by the name of Wes Moore and in this interview an important question was asked. The question was somewhere along the lines of many people are looking for ways to get meaning to their life, for their life to have meaning and for their life to have purpose. And then the question was asked “How do you think a person gets to a point to where their life has meaning and purpose?” And the answer that was given was “The only way I know for a person to get there is through service”

And in that I thought about it and couple of other things were said such as “Whenever you’re going through life you’re always trying to find your calling and trying to find what you’re great at. And one of the key things to when you find something that you’re great at, one of the key things that’s going to occur is you’re going to be willing to do it no matter what.” And that’s what I call the nerve to serve. That is the motivation behind this title.

We’re going to get into it today, I’m going to give you some tips; we’re going to talk about seven foods that put you in the mood to serve other people. So these are just going to be seven foods we’re going to cover and we’re going to try to get it down. These are things that help you. This is not the cure all for you to want to serve people, but this is just some little help, some little tips and some little tools resources that get us going. So we’re going to talk about the seven foods that just put us in the mood to serve. It just puts us in such a great mood that we’re just willing to sit there and say what can I do for you and how can I help you. So we’re going to talk about it.

  1. Berries

The first food that put you in the mood is Berries. Let’s talk about the benefits of berries. Berries keep you mentally sharp; they have a type of flavonoids that are found in berries that have the ability to cross the brain barrier. That’s an area located where the learning and memory centres in the brain are. Berries are great source of fibre and important for healthy digestive system.

When I think about berries I’m reminded of when I lived in Greenville Mississippi and there was this little restaurant that was sort of shaped like a cottage, like a little house that I like to go to and I would go there to get their Black Berry cobbler. They had the best Black Berry cobbler and then they will put a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of that cobbler and I just went there straight for the cobbler. I don’t even care what else was on the menu, I was super excited to get over there to that restaurant just to get myself some of that hot cobbler with that vanilla ice cream just put right on top and that’s what I’m  talking about.  We’re talking about getting you in the mood and putting you in the mood to serve.

  1. Dark Chocolate

Now you ever wonder why when there’s that holiday that comes around. You know what I’m talking about, it just past, Valentine’s Day. During that holiday chocolate was everywhere and chocolate covered everything. Why is that? It is because chocolate has the ability to just get you excited and get you in a nice mood. And some of the benefits are;

  • Dark chocolate improves heart health.
  • It improves blood flow.
  • It lowers blood pressure.
  • It also contains high amounts of iron; magnesium, potassium and zinc just name a few.
  • Also it reduces the stress hormone cortisol.

This is according to the Journal of Proteome research.

  1. Apples

You’ve heard that an apple a day keeps doctor away. Have you ever heard about that? It does not only keep the doctor away, but it puts you in a great mood and let’s talk about some of the benefits of apples;

  • Eating apples produces a calming effect.
  • They also create more energy and increase joy.

And this is according to the British Journal of Health Psychology.

So if you’re having a bad day or a rough day, go to the store get, you some apples, wash them up, get them all nice and right and just eat some apples. I know some people have some different dietary needs, but these are again just some helps, these are some tips that will help put you in the mood to serve. That’s what we’re talking about, having the nerve to serve.

  1. Spinach

Yes eat your greens for life. When I think about spinach I think about this wonderful salad I used to like to fix. It was made of spinach, fresh strawberries on the top, I was sprinkling a little bit of sesame seeds and I would make my own vinegar to go over it. I’m a serious foodie! But greens, especially spinach

  • contain folic acid which alleviates depression and it reduces fatigue.

That’s what I’m talking about, you got to eat spinach. This one is not just for Popeye. You know they had that cartoon and it was all about Popeye eating the spinach to get himself strong. No people, this will help you not to be down in the dumps and dragging your feet. This can help boost your mood and puts you in a position to want to say,” how I can help you, how can I serve you today, what can I do for you today.” It will put you in the mood to serve.

  1. Salmon

Herb crusted Salmon that’s all I could think about. Anybody been to the Cheesecake Factory where they have the Herb Crusted Salmon? You are going to have to visit the blog The recipe is there, Herb Crusted Salmon and do make your way there.

  • Salmon is full of Omega3 fatty acids which can improve your mood and help fight depression.

So here’s another one that pulls us out of the dumps. There are also healthy effects that keep your hair fabulously shining and if you ask me great hair is just everything. Great hair, shining hair, hair that is looking right and that are not falling out, if that’s not a mood booster, then I don’t know what else is. So it gets my stamp of approval for mood boosting and it’s going to help you not to be depressed.

  1. Mushrooms

I have this stuffed mushroom recipe, but there was one particular item, I like to put the avocados in there. Put some avocados, chop it up, put little bit of tomatoes on top, get a little salt and a little pepper and then you want to take some of that liquid aminos. You need to go to the health food store and check out some Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, drizzle that over the top and go ahead and dig in. It gives it a nice flavour.

  • Mushroom is high in vitamin D.

Low levels of vitamin D has been linked to depression. So we know that if it is high in vitamin D and if its low levels bring us down to depression then we got to get some mushrooms in our diet.  We’re talking about getting the nerve to serve. Some of you might not like mushrooms, I do understand that, but it isn’t going to hurt nobody. Just go ahead and try it out and it is always great to try something new. Try it a little differently. If you don’t like mushrooms, try having mushrooms stuffed with some avocado and follow that little recipe that I told you real quick and you just might change your mind.

  1. Coffee

The last thing that helps boost our mood and put us in the mood to serve is coffee. Some might say coffee has an aquired taste. Some might say that’s not healthy for me, I got to leave that coffee alone and it has too much caffeine. Let me tell you this research has disproved the belief that coffee is bad for your health. In fact 11/2015 study published in circulation found that

  • coffee consumption was associated with an 8-15% reduction in the risk of death with larger reductions among those with higher coffee consumption.

We’re talking about seven foods that put you in the mood to serve and to give back. We’re talking about having the nerve to serve on purpose and creating the life that you want. Hey, that’s all my time I got for you today folks. Join me again next week. That’s it, that’s my time and I will see you next week. Peace!

Let’s see…

Drink less coffee and lose life, drink more coffee, and gain life.

I’ll take coffee for $500.

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miranda's wellness soup

Miranda’s Wellness Soup

Let me share how Miranda’s Wellness Soup came to me.


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Here’s the story behind Miranda’s Wellness Soup


Well, my husband came home feeling bad just recently because he went all day working without eating or drinking much.

He had a terrible headache and was feeling very weak….


So, my initial thought was that he’s probably dehydrated.

He also had symptoms of those impacted by this virus being spread in my area.

I decided to immediately whip up something FABULOUS for him and guess what….. He Loved It!


Final Result…after consuming Miranda’s Wellness Soup


Miranda's Wellness Soup
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 10 cups of water or chicken broth
  • 5 tablespoons of Lipton Consomme (if using water)**
  • 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning (if using broth)**
  • Cooked chicken cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 large onion chopped fine
  • 10 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger minced
  • 1 stalk of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup of egg noodles (to cook)
  1. Put all ingredients in a pot and cook until noodles are soft or to your liking. Salt to taste

Drumroll Please….


It was a WINNER!  Mama did well…

Miranda’s Wellness Soup served my husband like I wanted it to…

…and helped to restore his health.


He went to bed and within hours ….

He was all better….  Yay!



Until next time…. Keep it Fresh, Living & Organic!


Buttermilk Pie Muffins

Hey Everyone!

I haven’t spoken with you in a while. I’m on bed rest awaiting the arrival of our 7th addition to the family due on July 25th, but I made time to send you a warm and delicious treat, Buttermilk Pie Muffins!


From Miranda’s Kitchen

This is a recipe I personally created. This recipe is the perfect starter recipe to adding your own personal touch such as adding blueberries, raspberries or any other fruit of your choice. This recipe makes  moist and delicious muffins that you will absolutely LOVE.

real buttermilk

Missing a key ingredient?

If you don’t have buttermilk on-hand you can substitute with yogurt or even sour milk! I buy my dairy milk from local farmers to assure I’m getting a high quality milk; buy wisely, organic is always the best. Remember, a great recipe always starts with the best ingredients. Enjoy!

farm fresh


Hey, don’t forget to let me know how this recipe turns out for you. I love feedback and love hearing your thoughts on what makes the best muffins in your home. ~Miranda

Buttermilk Pie Muffins
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
Moist Buttermilk Muffins
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup mixed berries (optional)
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
  2. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners
  3. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon; mix
  4. Add vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla to flour mixture; stir just until completely combined.
  5. Fold in berries if using
  6. Pour ⅓ cup of mixture into muffin cups
  7. Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven until done; golden brown on top or around the edges.
Buttermilk can be substituted for yogurt or sour milk


Garden Cocktail Recipe

Hey Everyone!

I was looking for a great way to use those seasonal veggies and not have to just eat salads. Don’t get me wrong, salads are nice and I enjoy them, but let’s be honest here, who can get everything they need from eating a few salads?


How about a huge basket of carrots? Should we chow down until our jaws give out? You would have to literally eat tons of salad to get the proper nutritional balance your body needs. Juicing and blending came to mind when I thought of how to get a large amount of nutrition condensed in a small amount of time.



When you juice and blend you can consume far more veggies than you’d actually want to chew so, a Garden Cocktail Recipe is perfect for consuming all those delicious seasonal veggies! Without further delay, let’s try out this Garden Cocktail and please share your thoughts on how you’ll be enjoying your veggies this year. ~Miranda


Garden Cocktail Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
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Total time: 
Serves: 1
Fresh Cocktail with tomatoes and veggies
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon sweet onion
  • 1 sprig cilantro
  • ¼ red bell pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon hot sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  1. Prepare and measure vegetables
  2. Add all ingredients to blender in the order listed
  3. Process and blend until smooth
  4. Serve immediately