Friday, December 31, 2010

Oldie but goodie

Happy New Year :)


1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to be thankful.
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books than you did in 2010.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Direct from the Gluten Free Goddess...MEATBALLS!!!

Craving meatballs?
Can't have gluten or eggs?
Who cares!

After my year long love affair with whitefish, my body is feeling like some meat ;)

I picked up some organic grass-fed ground buffalo

Since I don't eat bread unless someone bakes it especially for me I don't feel the need to keep bread around my apartment. I don't even have a toaster anymore :0

What I do have is a loaf of the most plain, dry tapioca-based gluten free bread that I keep in the back of my freezer for occasions such as these.

For the breadcrumbs- toss 3-4 slices of store bought tapioca bread into the food processor and pulse them into bread crumbs.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stolen from the pages of

Vegetarian Times - Great Food, Good Health, Smart Living

Brussel Sprouts seem to have been the HOT the veggie of the 2010. Most people choosing to roast them whole and serve with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

Here is a great YUMMY alternative :)

Garlicky Brussels Sprouts Sauté

Even people who don’t like Brussels sprouts will eat—and enjoy—this fast dish with a tender crunch. Pre-peeled garlic cloves from the produce section make this recipe even quicker.

Ingredient List

Serves 6
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I wanted to find out who I was...

"Many of you worry that you are unable to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I want to assure you that you can. I am a man who started from nowhere; I was heavily disadvantaged in many ways. After much time and effort, I began to reach somewhere. I literally emerged from darkness to light, from mortal sickness to health, from crude ignorance to immersion in the ocean of knowledge by one means alone, namely by zealous persistence in the art and science of yoga practice. What held good for me will hold good for you."
"This practice provided me with the tenacity of purpose to continue even through trying times. My disinclination toward laxer lifestyles kept me on the straight path, but I never shunned anyone, for I have come to see the light of the soul in all. Yoga ferried me across the great river from the bank of ignorance to the shore of knowledge and wisdom. It is no extravagant claim to say that wisdom has come to me by the practice of yoga, and the grace of God has lit the lamp of the inner core in me. This allows me to see that same light of the soul glowing in all other beings."
"What most people want is the same. Most people simply want physical and mental health, understanding and wisdom, and peace and freedom. Often our means of pursuing these basic human needs come apart at the seams, as we are pulled by the different and often competing demands of human life. Yoga, as it was understood by its sages, is designed to satisfy all these human needs in a comprehensive, seamless whole. Its goal is nothing less than to attain the integrity of oneness-oneness with ourselves and as a consequence oneness with all that lies beyond ourselves"

"The Light that Yoga sheds on Life is something special.
 It is transformative. 
It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees."
B.K.S Iyengar- Light on Life

I've been "out of the kitchen" for awhile

For my birthday my lovely momma surprised me with a magazine subscription to CLEAN EATING MAGAZINE Here is a fun recipe that is great for everyone, including those of you with food sensitivities/ allergies


Serves: 4
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Under 45 Minutes

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