Isn’t it funny that you can get sick of say, brown rice or quinoa, but when you mix the two together it feels like a whole new grain? Gluten-free grains can feel limiting sometimes, and as I found when I paired brown rice with red quinoa for last week’s Meatless Monday dinner, sometimes the trick is just to put two of them together!
I’ve been doing a cinnamon and fruit quinoa bowl for breakfast when the crisp winter mornings demand something warm. But I have to say, it was getting old. Then I came across this Real Deal Cereal recipe from the wonderful My New Roots, which was similar to what I was doing except, yep, you guessed it – she combined two grains.
I added millet to my normal quinoa mix and Voila! Like magic, this dish went from good to GREAT. The millet added a slightly crunchier texture next to the soft quinoa and the combination satisfied every single one of my senses.
Lately, I have been trying to express to my clients that they can eat any of the cleansing items I give them at any time of day. But gosh, we humans like order and if I list […]
While at a birthday lunch for a good friend, one of our topics of conversation was the fear of getting Alzheimer’s or Dementia. And my fiance thinks we only talk about shopping
A few of the women were talking about taking a test to check if they had the gene that would increase their risk for Alzheimer’s. We were at a 50th, not an 80th, birthday lunch, did we really have to be worrying about Alzheimer’s? After talking about it, I realized Alzheimer’s and Dementia were becoming just as scary as cancer.
When I got home I couldn’t stop thinking about our lunch. I remembered that I had recently listened to a lecture from Dr. David Perlmutter talking about how much our lifestyle choices effects Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Of course, I had to revisit this lecture.
Dr. Perlmutter could not believe the information that has recently been discovered linking diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, ADHD, insomnia, headaches, depression and seizures to lifestyle choices.
What is most interesting about these specific ailments is that they are things that are vastly growing in number, yet there is no readily available treatment. Which, in what’s becoming a post-antibiotic age, the question becomes not about the […]
Have you ever said “I’m just going to keep my expectations low and hope to be pleasantly surprised?” I know I have. If you’ve ever been disappointed, it’s easy to not want to get your hopes up. There’s this thought that keeping things negative means never getting hurt. I am here to squash that idea!
When I was in the beginning stages of creating my Cleanse Your Body, Cleanse Your Life program, it was all about the food. Sure, nutrient-dense, whole foods are important. You won’t feel healthy on a diet of fried mac and cheese balls (something my stepson actually asked for the other day!) but the food is just one part of the mind-body-spirit connection.
If there’s anything I’ve learned in my lifetime, it’s that you can suck down all the kale you want, it won’t make you healthy or happy if you hate yourself, surround yourself with toxic people or dread waking up, going to work and embracing the day.
If you are going to truly commit to cleansing your body and life, you need to start with your thoughts. A few months ago, I wrote a post on Cleansing Your Subconscious. I highly recommend reading that as an […]
Giving yourself permission to indulge on Thanksgiving isn’t a bad thing. But you don’t need to let that turn into a week-long binge on leftovers. I’m all about indulging on the holiday and then transitioning the leftovers into your cleansing lifestyle. Perhaps send the leftover mashed potatoes home with someone else
If I serve meat in my house, I am extremely picky about where it comes from and a Thanksgiving turkey is no different. I ordered a turkey from Lindy & Grundy, who offer some of the highest-quality meats served on a vegetarian, hormone-free diet in all of Los Angeles. So you can bet I’m not letting my leftovers go to waste!
If you’ve been eyeing my new 21-day online program, Cleanse Your Body, Cleanse Your Life, I’ll give you a little inspiration to take the plunge and sign up. In my world, cleansing doesn’t mean sucking down green juices all day and then twirling kale around my plate on Thanksgiving and bitterly watching everyone else chow down on turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
I am so going to eat it all! And I won’t feel bad about one single bite. And then Friday morning, I will wake up feeling totally […]
When I was working in the advertising business, I would always moan having to go back to work on Monday mornings. But even my worst case of the “monday morning blues” doesn’t compare to the moans I hear in my house
You can’t believe the moans I get about my Meatless Monday. No office in the world has as many “manic Monday” moans as my house every Monday. I make a menu every week to keep things organized (and to decrease grocery store visits) and my fiance and my daughter love to pout about the Meatless Monday menu.
I have worked at finding a balance between using whole, clean ingredients and also serving up items that are family-friendly. This isn’t always easy! My kids didn’t always love gluten-free pasta or eating dairy-free but yet we’ve managed to have been surviving dinners that meet both my requirements and theirs for sometime.
Recently I’ve decided the family should fully commit to Meatless Monday. It’s a movement I completely support and while we do eat some meat, I always encourage moving closer towards a plant-based diet. I write out a menu every week and while we always had at least one vegan meal, now that it’s […]