Do you want to live your life with energy and vitality? Learn what real food is and how to easily incorporate it into your every day life! Because our lives are busier than ever, processed, packaged and generally unwholesome foods lacking any nutritional value dominate our diet because of the convenience factor. If you are tired, have digestion problems or other chronic health issues and want to feel better, it's time to stop eating out of packages, stop eating food filled with chemicals and other non food ingredients and start eating fresh, real food. I am a REAL MOM living in the REAL WORLD trying to feed my family REAL FOOD. It isn't always easy, but it is very possible. I hope to help you learn what real food is and then how to make real food a part of your every day life.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Kris Carr, author of "Crazy, Sexy Diet" and Gabrielle Bernstein, author of "Spirit Junky". You can guess who is the yogi and who is the health nut. Of course I related to Kris Carr, who shares much of the same beliefs about food as I do. Someone in the audience asked Kris Carr if she meditates like Gabrielle Bernstein. Bernstein answered for Carr and said that Carr "meditates during her every day activities". Of all the things these two amazing ladies talked about that night, this simple statement is what resonated with me the most.
I may not spend 20 minutes or even 5 minutes a day in quiet solitude alone with my thoughts in a meditative pose, but throughout the day I am raising my level of consciousness and living my life with purpose. It is in my every day activities that I am able to invoke a feeling of connection to myself, to those around me and to my actions. I am by no means saying that every moment of my life is filled with meaning and purpose, I am human after all, and certainly have many moments of craziness where I completely lose all sense of where I am or what I am doing. But, what I am saying is that I meditate during many of my daily activities. When I am running outside, I let my mind drift where it wants to and allow thoughts and ideas to flow freely. I write most of my blog pieces in my mind, including this one, while running because that is when I find inspiration and think most clearly. When I am cooking dinner for my family, I am aware of every ingredient that goes into that food, I pay attention to the smells in my kitchen, and I pour all my love and care into the dishes my family will eat. When I am sitting on the couch with my children reading them a book and cuddling, I am conscious of the love and peace I feel at that moment.
Those who practice one form or another of traditional meditation may be thinking I have no clue what meditation is truly about. But, when you are mindful of the activities you are engaging in and how they make you feel, I believe that is a form of mediation that everyone can practice all day long. What daily activities can you participate in with a new level consciousness and intent?
Monday, May 14, 2012
|My Dinner Plate - Frittata With Crispy Kale|
I do most of my shopping at Double L Market in Westport, CT. I prefer not to shop in big supermarkets for a number of reasons, and because of Double L Market, I don't have to! At Double L I know I am assured of getting quality food that is always easily traceable to it's source. I love to walk into Double L and ask the owners, Lloyd and Michael, what they have in that I must have. While Michael is usually busy doing a great deal of the behind the scenes work, Lloyd shows me around and passionately tells me stories of where the food came from. His enthusiasm is contagious. Imagine a store that can actually tell me where the food they sell is sourced from.
1 dozen eggs
1 bunch of ramps
4 oz of goat cheese
butter or grape seed oil to coat the pan
Pre heat your oven to 350. Use a 12" pan that can go from your cook top to your oven. Chop up the stems and leaves of the ramps. Coat your pan and lightly sauté the ramps on low heat until the leaves are wilted. Beat your eggs and pour them over the ramps. Cook eggs for one minute and ensure that the ramps are evenly distributed. You do not want to cook your eggs through on the cook top. Crumble the goat cheese on top of the fritatta and place in the oven for the eggs to finish cooking for approximately 10 minutes. Slice and serve warm, cold, or room temperature.
2 bunches of kale
1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
celtic sea salt to taste
1/4 cup of olive oil
Remove leaves from stem, coat with the olive oil and add the nutritional yeast and salt, toss together. If you have a dehydrator, place the kale on the dehydrator sheets, set the dehydrator to 115 and allow the dehydrator to do the work for approximately 3 hours. If you do not have a dehydrator, place the kale on a baking sheet and set your oven to the lowest temperature possible and bake until the kale is crispy.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
|If not us then who? If not now then when?|
|GMOS as described by a child on his sign, Genetically Modified Out of Style Foods|
|Defend your constituents|
www.nongmoshoppingguide.com and familiarize yourself with how to avoid GMOs. Watch out for corn, canola, soy, sugar beets, and cotton seed. Some quick tips on avoiding GMOs include: (1) Avoid processed foods (2) Buy organic, (3) Look for the Non GMO project verified label (4) Avoid vegetable, corn and soy oil (5) Keep a list of all the aliases that GMOs hide under with you when you shop. We have the power to make a difference with our own actions and by redirecting where we spend our money. Join Jeffrey Smith's tipping point at http://action.responsibletechnology.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=2925. It only took Europe three months to reach their tipping point from the time the public became aware of the dangers associated with GMOs, it's taking us too long. The European people were able to kick GMOs out of their food supply and now manufacturers such as Kraft, Nestle, and McDonalds use GMOs in America but NOT in Europe.
|Our dedicated legislators: Representatives Susan Johnson, Kim Fawcett, Richard Roy, |
Jonathan Steinberg, Fred Camillo, Brenda Kupchick, Tony Hwang, and William Wadsworth