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

Last Day To Win One of these books... Go now and fill out this quick survey - you can enter your email at the end to win one of the books pictures above. 

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.

If you want:
                     More Energy
                     Clear Skin
                     Easy Weight Loss
                     Balanced Hormones
                     Pain Relief (including migraines)
                     Satisfying Sleep

Coaching sessions can absolutely work for you.  If you have questions about coaching, please ask.
Now go fill out the survey and if you want to take advantage of that 20% off - email us to get the code.  Looking forward to talking with you and giving you solutions you can use right NOW!

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Keep Answering The Survey For Your Chance to Win - Here are some thoughts on your answers....

I'm reading the answers you guys are typing into the survey - remember - respond by November 23rd to be entered into the contest for a free paperback cookbook.

For those of you who want to lose weight and are worried about grains converting to sugar - let's be clear about this.  Your brain needs glucose to function so you want high quality sugars like whole grains.  Whole means whole.  It doesn't mean bread or pasta or cookies.  Those are grain products.  They are certainly better than eating spoonfuls of molasses, but they will convert much quicker and raise your insulin levels.  When insulin levels are kept low, you naturally stay slim.  When insulin levels continually spike - you will gain inches - hello bellyfat...

Whole grains keep you slender because they convert to sugar much much slower and steadier than other types of carbs.  Plus they bond to toxins and help eliminate them.

When I work with clients I asses their body type, conditions, exercise, etc. to adjust the amounts of whole grains eaten.  Long lean bodies - or Vata types will easily eat more whole grains than Kapha types.  Healthy eating can work for everyone but not everyone needs the same amounts or specifics.  If I want to help someone gain weight I would suggest they eat more amaranth and oats for example.  Those can help someone bulk up far better than quinoa or brown rice.  I always give you my reasoning for the suggestions, because I want you to understand and be empowered to make choices for yourself that make sense.  A new mom might want to eat brown rice mochi and sweet brown rice daily for the extra energy.  While I would end up looking a little rounder if I did that.

For those of you who are worried about blood pressure - I come from a family of high blood pressure.  Eating a diet full of whole grains helps keep blood pressure lower.  (I have normal BP but it is at the lowest of normal...) My mom's doctor even suggested that she eat more whole grains for her blood pressure...  What I've been doing for twenty years is finally catching on, because it works.

As far as Thanksgiving goes - ENJOY yourself.  If you want to make things a bit healthier - Use the recipes that are here on this blog (do a search - they start here:  Cranberries, pumpkin pie, stuffing - all of it can be done with a healthy twist.

If you need a little coaching to get you through.  Let us know:

Be sure to fill out a survey before next week - I'm looking forward to drawing the winners!

Susan Marque

Monday, November 16, 2015

Contest Open Until November 23rd is the survey to fill out to win one of three free cookbooks pictured above.
Your answers are helping me to create a great new product that will hopefully be out next year.  I want you to feel empowered with healthy habits, and tools, that let you live better than ever. 

Learning how different foods work in the body to create energy, clear skin, my ideal weight, and health that gets better and better every year, has made such an enormous impact in my life.  I'm happier, feel sexier, and am definitely having more fun than when I didn't understand food or how to make it.

If you don't feel well, it effect everything else you do.
Eating well keeps you feeling well.

Please fill out this short survey for your chance to win, and contribute to what will be inside a developing product.  Your answers matter!

Fast, easy, and healthy, have been the cornerstones of what I do with food, and I want to make your life infused with energy, beauty, and the things you desire most.  So let me know...fill out right now.  You'll be entered into a drawing for a cookbook, but your answers will to on to help thousands.  The survey page will be live through November 23rd.

November 24th I'll be picking the winners and emailing them for their information to send the books to them by regular mail. 

Go fill out the survey and I look forward to your answers!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Take this survey and Win!

3 People Will Win
one of these cookbooks.  Please enter by filling out this quick survey:

I'm creating a brand new tool to assist you to have fun realizing your goals.  I need a little feedback to help me make it the best tool yet - easy to use, and geared for what you need.  In order to do that, I want to gather a little more information.  Please fill out this survey and enter for a chance to win one of the cookbooks pictured above.

It's simple and short.  Fill out your answers to the questions, and feel free to let me know anything on your mind.  It's okay if you want to remain completely anonymous - just skip the drawing and we won't have any idea who you are.  Just click here right now.

Susan Marque