Simplifying nutrition and using food as medicine - one bite at a time.

My goal with this blog is to set folks straight about what good nutrition really is! Starting by discarding the info we get every day from 'sponsors' that do not really have our best interests at heart, I want to inspire you to eat better AND realize it is much easier than you thought it would be!

Just about any health issues can be addressed with nutrition (and meditation), from mild to chronic to acute. We truly have the ability to heal ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually...

And you can use your daily routine as your vehicle to drive that change :)

Join me...

Quote of the Month

"When food, in the minds of eaters, is no longer associated with farming and with the land, then the eaters are suffering a kind of cultural amnesia that is misleading and dangerous"
~Wendell Berry

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Nourish Your Sweetie on V-Day...

Yep, the big commercial love day is fast approaching!
(For those of you a little out of the loop - it's tomorrow!)

Instead of buying your sweetie (or yourself) that junky chocolate, or those sickly sweet cinnamon hearts...
I implore something a little different. Perhaps comething a little more traditional.

How 'bout a homemade card? Some poetry? A day out in nature?  A massage?

Or... one of my personal faves; a dynamite homecooked meal! (Yeah!)
Make a good effort to make what your sweetie's heart sings for...go on you can do it!

Bring on the vitamin 'L'...

Here is my list of inspirations (feel free to improvise!)

  • For the Paleo lover...One-pan roasted (organic/free range) chicken with potatoes/onions and carrots in the same pot (so they get basted and the resulting liquid acts as an easy gravy. Mmmm...) *Of course it wouldn't hurt to sautee a little broccoli/chard/red cabbage on the side for added colour, nutrients & alkalinity.
  • For the carb-loving Vegetarian love in your life...Wild Mushroom & Leek Risotto
  • And for the ador-able Vegan...Grilled Tempeh with Orange/Maple Glaze... on a bed of thai red rice or quinoa

And don't forget that Valentine's Day should really be every maybe make your sweetie (or yourself!) a fab breakfast or lunch more often...
  • Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny w/ Sauteed Spinach
  • Gluten-Free or Spelt Pancakes (* hint: use fresh-ground Buckwheat groats and quinoa as flour + eggs to bind) loaded with berries & topped with peaches and full fat greek yogourt (Made this last weekend for my sweetie and brought him on his knees!  - not literally, dirty bird!!)
  • Wild Mushroom & Braised Greens Omellete (sounds way fancier than it is!)
  • Sensational Smoothie with fresh-ground pumpkin seeds and walnuts, kale, coconut milk, - fresh/frozen/seasonal fruit (ie: apples, pears, berries) - topped with cinnamon.
Hope this post got your juices flowing...I know it did mine!

Keep on keeping it real...Lisa Marie xo

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