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Friday, August 12, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Satisfying yet Slenderizing - Changing Weather Salad - vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, healthy, recipe

It's the first post of 2016 - how do you want to feel this year?

I'm really asking - think about it.  How do you want to feel inside of your body?
How do you want to feel about your body?  How do you want to feel about your life? Your relationships, your work, your energy, your clarity, your hobbies, and everything in your life? How do you want to feel? 

It all starts on your plate.

You might argue that it starts in the mind, but how you think is directly related to the chemistry going on inside of you.  You can practice positive thinking, but if your cells are screaming at you that they are starving or suffocating, you can't possibly be radiating in a way that makes you completely happy.

So changing your diet does change your life. 

Make choices that give you the life you want to have.  That doesn't mean eat the way I do.  It means create from the principles that govern food.  Clean eating can mean clear thinking and feeling, and that can include all of your favorites from meat through dessert.  You can keep the coffee if you learn to create with balance.  Indulge in an old favorite when you know the right remedy.  Just get started off with knowing how foods work in your body - and how to navigate in a way that gives you exactly what you want this year!

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It's time to make some changes - how do you want to feel?
Let's get you there deliciously.

Here is part of what I just ate for lunch.

Changing Weather Salad
For each serving:

1 carrot, washed and sliced
1/2 small fennel, washed and sliced
several slices red onion
1/3 avocado
1/4-1/2 cup cooked beans (baby lima pictured)
several leaves romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
olive oil
sea salt
1 clove pressed garlic (optional)

Toss the carrot, fennel, and red onion slices in enough olive oil to coat them and sprinkle with sea salt.  Roast in a 350°F oven (or toaster oven if it is a single serving) for 45 minutes.

Place the lettuce, roasted veggies, avocado, and beans on a plate and dress with just lemon or a dressing of lemon, olive oil, sea salt, and pressed garlic.  Serve with bread or whole grain.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Turnip Up Dinner With This Super Fast Family Friendly Recipe (vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, paleo, gluten free, good

Buying terrific organic produce doesn't have to break the bank, and when you have good produce, you can easily make a meal faster than take-out, and far more satisfying - because you made it the way you like it.  While I enjoy subtle flavors, some of you might prefer stronger seasonings.  That's up to you.  This is a basic recipe that I enjoyed last night, and you can add Cajun spices, a little extra pepper, or any herb that you particularly like such as Thyme. 

I happened to have a beautiful looking turnip in my fridge.  Turnips might be inexpensive, but don't downplay how good they can be, and better for you than potatoes.  Here their sweetness explodes next to the darker tones of garlic and kale, and it's all wrapped up in cheesy goodness.  Let me know your variations.

Turnip Up Dinner
(For each serving)
1 medium turnip, peeled and cut into wedges
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2-3 leaves kale, rinsed and chopped
1/3 block Follow Your Heart Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon coriander
Sprinkle of ume vinegar or sea salt (The ume adds a nice flavor but if you don't have it use tamari or sea salt.)
Coconut oil

Place approximately a large teaspoon's worth of coconut oil in a fry pan and heat over medium heat.  Add the vegetables, turmeric, coriander, ume vinegar, and saute in the oil for a couple of minutes.
Add four or five tablespoons of water and put a lit on the pan, simmering for 5-10 minutes.  Then add the cheese and if you need a little more water add that too.  Place the lid back on and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and you can mix it all together.  Serve with your favorite grain.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Winners Announced and Pumpkin Fudge

First up - Thank You to everyone who filled out the survey.  I'm happy to be learning a few things from your answers.  Our three winners turned into four.  Congrats to Brian, Brenda and Lynee - you are each getting a cookbook in the mail.  Brian actually decided to give his to the runner up (Lupio - still awaiting your response...) as he wanted to buy two signed copies instead and asked to give his winning book to the next person.

As tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I decided to try making pumpkin fudge.  I took a look at a base recipe that looked pretty good and I adjusted amounts a little bit.  Here's that recipe:

1/2 Can of pumpkin puree
1/4 Cup raw honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch each of sea salt, clove and ginger
About 3/4 Cup Cocoa Butter, melted(be sure to use cocoa butter and not coconut butter/oil)

Blend and set.  It all looked good and was setting fine.  I got the bright idea to add a vanilla bark layer on top.  Since cocoa butter is solid at room temperature, I figured I'd just melt what I had left add honey and vanilla and I would have bark.  I poured that on top of the setting pumpkin layer.  It all looked fine.
Until I cut into it.  It tastes good, and the bark is definitely vanilla bark - the pumpkin layer turned into mush somehow.  I have no idea what happened there.... If anyone wants to try it and let me know if they get a different result with fresher pumpkin or by adding anything - please tell me.  I'm not going to keep experimenting with it for now.

Besides - My pumpkin pie recipe is fool proof and I've done it year after year - it's always a winner.
Never be afraid to experiment, but have that easy go to recipe in your back pocket - in case of a fail...

Get the foolproof pumpkin pie recipe HERE....

Monday, November 23, 2015

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I'm getting excited to pull three random email addresses from the submission pile.  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to let me know what you struggle with or find easy, so that I can create new tools.  Hopefully, by this time next year I will have a product that will solve most of your frustrations.  Just for answering this survey, I will take 20% off any full price coaching session you purchase between now and New Years.  That's follow up sessions or an initial session.  Take 20% off AND a chance to win a free book - just by filling out this quick survey.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Love Your Rear End - You Can!

I'm not much of a Kim, Cait, or JL fan, so the whole big booty craze, and big body love in the media, just looks like girls who are trying very very hard to like themselves, even though they may not. I have had issues with my body that definitely stemmed from outside pressure to look like a model.  I'm slender, but I've got curves.  Sometimes those curves are more voluminous than other times.

Today I looked in the mirror and really liked what I saw - all the way around.  My butt even looked good in the grey GAP leggings I put on.  Some of you might be thinking - "so what?" but I assure you this feels like a wonderful change.  I've liked my body a lot more as I've gotten older.  My consistent whole foods diet keeps me slender (I'm proof you can look better after 40 than you might have in your twenties), I get to eat as much as I want, it's delicious, and I feel great. What's not to like?  My rear end - it has always been a bit big for the rest of me.  Today I felt like it looks great.  That's with only one yoga class a week, and a lot of NYC walking. 

Many people have those little flaws they ignore, but bother them a bit.  Watching them vanish is wonderful.  It feels freeing and even exciting.  What changed was really letting my daily cookie habit go.  I was eating a big cookie every night for months and then got tired of it.  I let it go.  I'm enjoying more fruit instead.  It's a tiny switch - but it just resulted in feeling really really good.

What is one small switch you can make with what you eat?  If you need help, or want to make some big changes - let us know.  We love helping you create the life you love living.