Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I'm thankful and grateful for my loyal readers who take the time to read my posts. Blogging is hard, thankless work, but you inspire and motivate me.

I'm thankful for the good health of my loved ones -- especially my mom who was discharged from the hospital this morning. Thank you to Cindy and the great staff at Piedmont Hospital!

The following is a re-post from 2011. If you are still preparing Thanksgiving dinner for your loved ones, make sure to include the seven superfoods that help you to see better, increase your energy and make your skin look youthful and radiant.

On her website, registered dietician Ellie Krieger explains the benefits of eating healthy by including these 7 superfoods in your holiday meals.

Superfood #1: Kale

"Kale is great for your eyes because it has lutein that can help your eyes and prevent damage from aging." Sauté it or throw it in a salad.

Superfood #2: Dried cherries

"Especially tart cherries. Interestingly, they contain melatonin which has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns." They're great as a snack or toss them in a salad, pancakes or muffins.

Superfood #3: Salmon which is loaded with omega-3 fats.

"Omega-3 fats reduces the inflammation in the body. So inflammation is thought to be at the root of many diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancers. Fresh salmon costs about $20 per pound. You can get a can of salmon which will run you about $4 per pound and it has all the omega fats."

Superfood #4: Mangoes

"Mangoes are great for your immune system. They have aobut 80% of your Vitamin C requirement in just one cup."

Superfood #5: Pinto beans

"Pinto beans are one of the highest antioxidant contents of any beans, and you know what? They cost .13 cents a cup."

Superfood #6: Sweet potatoes

"Sweet potatoes, great for your skin. The orange in them, the thing that makes them orange is beta-carotene, which is a form of Vitamin A, and this powerful antioxidant vitamin targets the skin. So it specifically can help prevent damage from the sun, which causes wrinkling and so on."

Superfood #7: Almonds

"They have protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Those things combined can help keep your energy up all afternoon," said Krieger.

None of these foods are expensive or hard to prepare. Eat healthy and be well!

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  • Dane

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ms. Rose! And thanks for the super food advice...though it's too late for me. ? But I did not overdo it this time!

    Hope everyone is having a restful, peaceful day.

  • klwbaby

    Happy Thanksgiving to u also Sandra. My mom was discharged from the hospital on Monday. I hope your mom continues to get better.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Thank you for providing this platform Sandra! You’ve inspired me to one day start my own blog. I hope your mom recovers soon.

  • bhavana

    Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.

  • Ebony Starr

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Ebony Starr

    Blessings to you and your mom!

  • Renee26

    Happy Thanksgiving Sandra!

    I’m already stuffed... my favs are dressing and candied yams. Pretty sure the sweet potatoes are no long healthy for me after being prepared the way my family does ?

  • hotntot95

    I do not observe this garbage holiday...but your words are kind for a change... so it must be good for something?

  • laidbackgal4real

    Happy thanksgiving Sandra !

  • Julia Lyons

    Happy Thanksgiving Auntie

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Happy thanksgiving

  • Malcom Flex

    Respect to you Miss Sandra Rose.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I'm going to start my own blog to.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  • HTOWNPuffPuffBlockGameStrong

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU SANDRA AND TO ALL THE ROSES!! HOPE ALL IS WELL, AND STAY WELL IN HEALTH AND STRENGTH, BE THANKFUL FOR THE SEEN AND UNSEEN. BLESSINGS AND MUCH LOVE FROM MEME AND MY FAMILY. ??

  • dontgetblocked

    Happy Thanksgiving Auntie! Your mom is in my prayers.

  • V Dubb

    Thank you Sandra!!!

  • V Dubb

    #blessings

  • Ang

    Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for the healthy eating link.

  • Karen Brady

    Happy Thanksgiving Auntie and I give thanks for you and this blog that between your writeups and the witty comments of so many of your roses, brings lots of laughter to my days:-). I also learn alot from many of you. A blessed holiday to all!!

  • Karen Brady

    :-)

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks everyone! Blessings to you and yours? ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you! She's doing fine. Thank God.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun! ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you. I'm praying for your mom to get well soon. ? ?

  • shun king

    HappyThanksGiving Everybody xoxo

  • Noirluv45

    Right back atcha, Sandra. Sending well wishes to your mom as well.

  • klwbaby

    Thank u. I really appreciate your prayers and I will pray for your mom. ??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I appreciate how you BRING IT AND STAND FIRM ON YOUR CONVICTIONS thus allowing others expressions to remain even when they don't agree with you. Your alright with me!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?????

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Happy Thanksgiving! Glad your mom is home !!!! Now that is truly something to be grateful for . I am grateful for my family and friends today! Rose garden enjoy your holiday !Aunt Sandy great write up????????????

  • Fire & Ice

    Prayers for your family ?

  • millz

    ?? Thankful for You auntie... thankful for the shade you throw daily ?

  • CookieMobster

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Ms. Sandra I will be praying for a speedy recovery for your mother. My mother has been ill since 2012 and it is not easy to see the strong and fierce lady you once knew turn into and elderly senior. My prayers are with you all tonight. For those of you who are traveling I pray for your safe return home. I hope everyone enjoys this time with their loved ones Good night roses and thorns. ?

  • A D N

    I came here today to say I am thinking about you Sandra. Glad to hear your family is experiencing good news about your mom being released. Hopefully someone prepared a good meal for you all to enjoy together, and if not, then pop a bag of popcorn and still rejoice. Happy Thanksgiving and I appreciate having a forum where I can express my views, shared and unshared.

  • anjanette b

    Happy Thanksgiving Sandra. We love ur blog, thank you for all ur hard work.

  • MsPam

    Hey Ms.Sandra I don’t celebrate the holidays but I’m glad your mother is out of the hospital and doing well. Thank you for your hard work on the blog because it gets me through the day!

  • MsPam

    I’m glad that your mother is out of the hospital!

  • PhillyFacts

    You’ve weathered many storms; so many bloggers have come and gone, and your still on top. Your strength is insurmountable, I know “you get it from ya momma”. May she continue to feel better. God bless you and your family. Thanks Sandy!

  • Quagsire!

    Thank you SR for a great blog. We don’t always agree however I appreciate and respect your intelligence, passion and candor.
    Praying for your mom’s total healing.

  • klwbaby

    Thanks. Me too!!??

  • Tennessean

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love the blog...here almost everyday. I love your perspective and sense of humor. I don't comment on what I don't agree with. I will start tho?Look forward to reading more.

  • Faithz

    Happy Thanksgiving Sandra, and I will keep your Mom in my prayers.

  • Faithz
  • Faithz

    Happy Thanksgiving to All!!!!!!

  • Faithz

    Sandra I love the way you take time in Writing your Topics so well.
    You are a Great Writer, Much Better than Most....Web Masters...

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Prayers for your Mom. I hope everyone had a blessed and safe holiday.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Diva4lyfe

    I am late but Happy Belated Thanksgiving.:-) I am glad to know ur mom is well so during this time make sure she is not doing to much and resting. I thank you for your blog I am on here daily keep doing such an awesome job. Be Blessed

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    I agree, and this website is not the slightest laggy. I used to use Dlisted, but most of the people in the comment section turned into trolls, so I stopped using it - every comment on that site is just hate and also racism. I don't mind others sharing their opinions but the people on Dlisted went from nice to nasty in a heartbeat - you couldn't type anything without someone acting up. The people who comment on here seem more down to earth and the articles are nice to read when you want to hear a bit of gossip. And Sandra is 100% right, blogging is thankless and takes a lot of work.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    We all know that he natives were not celebrating at Plymouth Rock! We tell our kids the truth but we do enjoy seeing our family , playing games, and cooking. Plus it’s always always that one crazy aunt or uncle in the family to keep it lively ! THat keeps us humble we were taught to go get our family and look out for them. My kids warmed up a few plates and took them to family too. Then we had wine ..........

  • CookieMobster

    Hey MsPam I am curious as to why you don't celebrate Thanksgiving. It's a day to remember all the things that you are thankful for. Or at least that why my family celebrates it.

  • MsPam

    Because I’m a Jehovah Witnesses, I’m thankful 24/7, 365 days of the year. That’s why. I’m hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

  • Yoni7

    Almighty bless to your Mom.

  • Yoni7

    I don't celebrate either and it's because the same things that you set aside to do this one day, you can do everyday or several times a year WITHOUT the added stress.

  • Yoni7

    BOOM! That's EXACTLY why!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Sandra who's random family picture is that? Put yours up. Or...... is this your peeps.

  • hotntot95

    And that's exactly what I did..I got to spend a whole day with my new granddaughter? (bc we were off work)...however spending special time with our loved ones should not be designated to one holiday season...we make time for what's important to us...Thanksgiving, the 4th of July, Christmas...these days are lies that I can't condone anymore since I woke up...

  • Summer

    Dayum, I had one (sweet potatoes) on the recommended list, but I don't think they were prepared (butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, hint of orange juice, brown sugar) healthy enough for me to benefit.
    That's ok, AFTER the holidays it's my hope to get back on track.

  • MythCalledLove

    Thank you as well! I am thankful that you give us straight up no chaser posts.
    I'm thankful that I'm finally able to comment. There was a time when it felt like I was applying to a private elite club called the Rose Garden and if chosen you were a Rose. And it was next to impossible. There was a greater chance to win American Idol. If you got outta line all your petals were plucked. No more Rose Garden for you. ..lol
    I'm thankful that you hv mastered to "sip tea in the shade" Most of all I'm thankful that your format is not jacked up .

  • MythCalledLove

    Oh I forgot blessing to your mom

  • stav

    Hi my spiritual sister, have a nice weekend! Oh before I go wasn't this weeks workbook on point, how the slave have simplified the events to come. I pray for courage, more faith, love and endurance for us all.

  • KLo

    Go thank the KKK and Republicans. They pay you to post against your own people. GTFOH

  • MsPam

    Thank you! Hugs,kisses and prayers to you too!

  • pure_rachet

    my sis tried to get me into DListed but he was too flamey for me. Always talking about his no-no hole. I'm never leaving Sandra.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Awweee, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving with your mom Sandra. And thank you for the entertaining posts throughout the years. I only side eye you a few times a year..... but it's still all love and fun. Been rocking with you since 2006...
    -me

  • shun king

    chill

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Prayers to u and your mom

  • dontgetblocked

    You're an idiot!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    ditto.

  • Layah Jhene

    Happy thanks taking to you coons too

  • Karen Brady

    lol...you're a bigger person than me.

  • NeverSurprised

    What a blessing to have your mother home for Thanksgiving. Hope you both have a joyous holiday season.

    You will never know what a big part of our lives you and your blog are. You are not only entertaining, but you hold firm to your beliefs. You are a smart, strong and courageous woman who also welcomes opposing viewpoints. You have a unique voice and your absence from the blogosphere would leave a massive void. We all thank you for your hard work.

  • NeverSurprised

    So sorry to hear that your mother has been suffering for so long. I hope she will have a joyous and pains-free holiday season. My prayers go out to her.

  • NicoleZee

    Happy Holidays Auntie Sandra and to all the Roses here! So glad that your mom is out of the hospital. Prayers for you and your family that your mom continues to get well. This is my absolute favorite blog, so thanks for your hard work, opinions, posts, and just being you!!!

  • NicoleZee

    That's what I figured. I met a nice lady that was also a Jehovah's witness, she told me that they don't celebrate holidays and don't believe in sterilization, she was about to have baby number 4 if I remember correctly. I had no idea about the sterilization part! Wow! Well, I would still like to say Happy Holidays if that's okay, and blessings for the new year ahead.

  • MsPam

    Thank you Nicole, it okay! Blessings to you and your family for the new year! ?

  • MsPam

    Has anyone seen Denzel Washington’s new movie?! What did you think?!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Did anyone see the snap video of Draya making macaroni and cheese?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I hope that and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Sandra. I'm glad your Mom came home well-cared for.

    Happy Holidays Rose Garden!

  • T3

    AuntTea I hope you and the entire Rose Garden enjoyed your families yesterday! Glad your mom made it home for the holiday!

  • hottlanta

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone and glad Sandy your mom is home. We are dealing with Big Hot cancer and she is doing fine. I am embarrassed to say that my 5 year old grandson whupped my behind in UNO for Thanksgiving. Be carefu while out because the thieves have gotten quite aggressive. They are running in groups of 4 or more and posing as fake delivery postal service drivers at homes with empty post office boxes from the post office and robbing UPS delivery trucks with all of the undelivered packages on the truck. They don't care nothing about a alarm system or camera. We gotta be as braven as they are.

  • You Could Never

    God bless you Sandra and MamaRose too!

  • CookieMobster

    Thanks NeverSup! She had cancer, but is in remission now. Years of chemo did a number on her body and also she had a physical job when she was younger. But she is strong stubborn and mean as heck. She will not give up. Thanks for your prayers!!!

  • shun king

    HappyThanksGiving
    and yes we all must watch ourselves

  • shun king

    yup and its a shame

  • Faux Gibbler

    "blogging hard thankless work"
    You got that right.

  • No Love Lost

    ??

  • Bee jaay Cee

    I thank you for your hard work and your articulation Sandra. Glad to finally be a part of the Rose garden!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do you know Sandra personally or do you need to get a real offline life?

  • NeverSurprised

    Shouldn't you be bent over a dirty sink at a highway truckstop trying to remember your pitcher's name right about now? You gays are always so miserable while the rest of us are enjoying holidays with family members who love us. What's wrong, your father still refusing to admit you're his son? Try to have a Happy Holiday, hun. ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Blessed Day of Thanks.

  • Kanyade

    I'm late to commenting, but Happy Thanksgiving (belated) to all of you and yours and to Sandra :) owner and proprietor of this here dot-com establishment.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You are still obsessed with gay sex.

    Which of your baby daddies did you spend Thanksgiving with?

    GFY, skank.

  • NeverSurprised

    Poor lonely, bitter Miss Roderick. Sweetie, ALL normal folks find you butt bandit perverts disgusting. You, more than anyone, should be thanking Sandra for this forum, since you plop your oozing @ss on her blog 24/7 desperately seeking attention to make up for your lack of a meaningful life. You are here EVERY SINGLE DAY looking for a fight. On a day when normal folks are thanking God for his blessings, you kneeling, slurping, swallowing pervs are looking for a fight (happy to oblige, hun). This is what happens to "people" who elevate sodomy above all else. You become less than human. We all feel sorry for you lost souls.

    You're such a nasty little harlot that it wasn't a stretch to surmise that your family is ashamed of you, especially your father (I hit a nerve with that one, didn't I?) Who would want a bitter, angry, lisping, prancing Mary like you at a family gathering?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    The only person who is obsessed with sodomy is you, troll.

    You're the only one who enjoys thinking about it. Allowing your miserable brain to wallow in it and obsessed about it.

    Keep believing those stereotypes and you'll end up with AIDS out of your funky a-hole you nonsequesting slut from some DL bitch.

  • NeverSurprised

    Keep living in that fantasy world. I won"t be contracting anything, sweetie. Now YOU, on the other hand, are probably ALREADY infected. Black male bottoms like you have the nation's highest AIDS rate. We all know what s@um receptacles you are. I mean, you are LITERALLY s@um receptacles. You serve no other purpose -- not procreation, not loving relationships -- you are just a receptacle for anonymous s@um. Poor thing.

  • Ryan

    You DO seem to be obsessed with butt sex. Also, you're a racist piece of sh•t. Screenshotted your said racist response BTW.

  • Ryan

    LOL

  • MistaO

    Just to break 100...

  • NeverSurprised

    Actually, you need to look up the definition of obsessed, since it is YOU who appear to be obsessed with MOI. I gave Sandy a Thanksgiving greeting for her mom and offered gratitude for her blogging efforts. Much like your family members, I wasn't even thinking about your insignificant ass, yet here you come, butting into the conversation and starting sh!t. You've done it before and I've ignored you. But Today, I'm full of turkey and relaxing, so I choose to give you the verbal lashing which you so richly deserve.

    So now your trembling ass is going to try to play the race card? lol! Started some sh!t you cant finish, so now you are looking for any crutch to lean on, I see. I would tell you to man up, but we both know that for you that is a physical impossibility. You've been running scared your whole life, you spineless punk. For the record, I've been black longer than your loose ass has been giving it away for free in gay bars, so the race card wont work here. Try again, Missy.

  • Ni Ni

    Thanks for making our work day bearable. Prayers for you, mom, and your family.

    Speaking of Kale, i tried to steam some last week with the help of a yt youtuber who said it should be done in only a few min, i cooked my kale over 20 min and it was still chewy and shrunk...i only had a half a bowl full. Should i have cooked them like we do greens instead?

  • Ryan

    First of all. WOW that's a long post. Pretty sad. Anyway, look at you referencing gay butt sex yet again. Thanks for proving my point.

  • NeverSurprised

    Actually, I didn't even notice another poster had chimed in.. I assumed it was still Miss Roderick to whom I was responding. Not sure what you have to do with the conversation, but I'm happy to engage. What exactly is it you wish to contribute, hun, other than i accurately call me racist.

  • Ryan

    Pass. Don't feel like "engaging" with closeted gay racists.

  • NeverSurprised

    But clearly you DID feel like "engaging" or you wouldn't have butted into the conversation. By all means, please POST the screenshot of this BLACK WOMAN being "racist", you lying piece of crap.

    You (probably white) gay mafia types think you can storm troop into any situation and intimidate people into silence. Think again, Missy.

  • Ryan

    Hold up - I, like everyone else, can post WHEN I want, wherever I want. Don't get it twisted. And per your request, here's a screenshot of you. Have a good 'un! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/346ab86860cc3cf24707d7c06a8f5a3ab0f6737a5e71231e86a2465d3e6bae96.jpg

  • xenaD

    I eat mine raw or I either cook them like collard greens

  • Ang

    Kale is a type of cabbage so you can probably cook them like you would cabbage. But, I have never cooked it. Kale is really good as a salad or slaw and in smoothies. If you cook it you may need to add something to tone down the strong flavor it can have on its own.

  • China

    We don't have to take care of her four!!! But we have to pay for incarceration time for your one!!!

  • Vonn

    Sincerest prayers for Big Hot & your family.

  • Summer

    Kale is pretty good air fried, then throw some sea salt on them.
    Sometimes I will make some and snack on them all day at work.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Amen. This site makes my workday go by a lot faster.

  • Ang

    Yes. I like kale chips too. I toss it with olive oil and sea salt and bake in the regular oven. I guess I should have been more specific. When I say I've never cooked them I mean I've never prepared it as a side dish like cabbage or greens.

  • Karen Brady

    Yes..like greens.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I heard drinking bleach is cool.....dumb dumb should try it. When I don't agree with Sandra, I just skip the post. I've been preaching on here for years this is an entertainment blog and should be treated and respected as such. Sandra doesn't mind if we disagree with her, so why people go so far disrespectful but still come back plantings weeds in the garden is beyond me.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    We need a clean up on aisles 3 and 4 below. Thank you.

  • Ni Ni

    Sweet, i was debating eating it like a salad...read conflicting reviews, but I'll try it again soon.

  • Ni Ni

    Ok, im sure it wont be as tough then. It did have a good flavor with the garlic, lemon juice and bacon pieces.

  • Karen Brady

    I think you'll like the results. I also add some crushed red pepper to give it a little heat. About to heat some up right now?

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    My mom saw it yesterday and said it was incredible. I know she likes Denzel but that movie transformed her mood big time cuz she left the house with a stank attitude about an hour before LOL.

  • MsPam

    Okay thanks I will definitely check it out!

  • hottlanta

    Thanks we had a blast and Big Hot is doing fine. Lil Hot softened my blow of getting smacked by my grandson in UNO by going to Prince's Paisley Park home and brought me back a bad azz poster of Prince and a Prince pin. Xmas is here already. Only a purple frame will do.

  • Summer

    In my neighborhood, the deadbeats are literally following the UPS trucks, so they can steal the packages after they've been dropped off.

  • Ni Ni

    That sounds good. I have to try that.

  • shun king

    i have posted plenty of articles telling about the dangers of homosexuality..they refuse the heed the warning... the TV make it out to be some sort of glamorous lifestyle fill with money and mansions but all it ends into s a hospital bed and filled with every bacteria and virus imaginable

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I've never had an STD so you're the one who is the poor thing sitting around in your mommy's basement collecting your disability SSI check and Obamacare.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL. You're the other troll who's racist and obsessed with gays.

    I bet you and NS hang out together in some sort of circle jerk.

  • shun king

    more about being concerned about the AIDS being spread and the youth engaging in that demonic lifestyle

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Gays have been around the since the beginning of time so worry about yourself and get a life.

  • shun king

    AIDS is new though

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No not really, troll.
    You reveal your ignorance with each post.

  • shun king

    less than a hundred years is new in the scheme of things...if what that lady say is true what you have been doing you better be very afraid

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You have no idea what I like sexually so go peep into someone else's window.

  • shun king

    you already put it out there what you do..thats why your people didn't let you come over for thanksgiving because they didn't want you around the kids

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So now I am a child molester?
    My family lives 13 hours from where I do and I left them because they were toxic just like you and your little internet playmate.

    I spent my holiday with my friends something you wouldn't know about since you spend 24/7 trolling Sandra's blog.
    You are one fowl lying racist POS.
    You and never should go phuck each other but both of you are too miserable and hateful to be in the same area.

  • shun king

    your family not toxic just tired of that Flaming behavior of yours....Now you done messed around and let so many men go up in you you dont know if you got aids or what ever now you shame of your self and getting deeper in that bizarre lifestyle but open up the bible and you will find redemption

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Bitch I get hit on by more women that you ever had and you're the one who has AIDS you effing troll.

    I am HIV and have never had any other STDs.

    You pull up your panties after you take a piss in the women's stall.

    You remind me of the nosey bitch who enjoyed spying on the lesbian couple in the Women of Brewster Place.

    Go get a sex toy and get off because you sound pressed.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Frottage?

    Most of the men I meet who are into it are either married or bi.

    Get an effing clue and get laid you closet case.

  • shun king

    reread what you posted boy you got some serious issues...dont reply to nothing of mine anymore