A post on chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day! LOL! Not really
I don’t have a raging sweet tooth. My emotion-fed cravings usually center on savory, fatty, fried foods. However, during certain times of the month my desire for sweets takes an upward swing. When this happens, I don’t ignore the craving, instead I try to satisfy it with healthy, satisfying fruit options–except for when I have a chocolate craving! Continue reading →
Yummy Avocado Dip with Fresh Veggies (Recipe Below)
Have you ever heard of that show, Chopped! on the Food Network? If you haven’t, it’s a food competition show where the contestants are given a picnic basket full of random ingredients for each course: appetizer, main course, and dessert. Based on what they are given, they have to develop creative recipes within specific time frames. Sometimes they are given items as random as duck eggs, arrowroot powder, and peanut butter in the same basket! Their task is to wow the judges so that they can progress to the next course! Well, this week’s share of the Jordandal Farms CSA had me feeling like I was on a episode of Chopped! We received so many random items in the CSA—I put my best foot forward and hopefully the judge (Dustin) won’t chop me from the game! LOL Just kidding! Continue reading →
This week I am in Madison–I have a few appointments and I am gathering a little research in the archives for the current chapter I am working on. While I am here, I am keeping up my exercise and eating my favorite paleo-friendly foods! For the third time in two weeks, I made Jicama Slaw! LOL It is so yummy. This time I added green and red peppers to this festival of flavors! I am also getting really good at roasting chicken. For some reason the thought of roasting an entire of chicken scared me a little bit. Now, its no biggie. And, each time I make one, it gets better and better! Yesterday, I seasoned the chicken with garlic powder, pepper, and a little natural sea salt. I popped it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 1 hour. This yielded a really juicy, flavorful chicken. So, for the next couple of days, I will be eating my roast chicken and jicama slaw! Continue reading →
I am on Day 15 of the Whole30 Program. It’s really hard for me to believe that so many days have passed. I don’t feel deprived. I don’t feel hungry and most of all, I don’t feel stressed out with meal planning. I will admit that over the past weekend, I did have one non-Whole30 meal and it was THE WORST decision ever. It tasted great going down but it WREAKED HAVOC on my digestive system. Oh boy. It’s ok because it taught me a great lesson and proved to me that this program is working.
Day 23: It is easy for me to be generous. Generosity is my true nature. Every time I give, I set in motion the law of cause and effect. Every time I give, I give with undivided attention and unconditional love. Through my giving I participate in the flow of universal abundance.
As I give, I receive. As I share with others, I open myself for greater inflow of blessings. Continue reading →
Day 22: I take action every day to step outside my comfort zone. Sometimes I explore a new place, sometimes I learn something new, and sometimes I go out of my way to meet new people. In exploring these adventures, I am able to discover talents I never knew I had and strengthen my skills. They bring the richness of new cultures and new ideas to challenge my old ways of thinking. Continue reading →
Yesterday, I mentioned that I decided that running is my sport because I felt so good during and after CrazyLegs. This means that I am going to incorporate more running into my exercise routine. I hope to run 2-3 times a week (shorter runs during the week and longer runs on the weekend) in preparation for a half marathon I will run in the fall! I will gradually increase the distance of my runs every 2 weeks or so. Continue reading →