Honestly, I LOVE what I do. But somedays, are HARD. Today was one of those days. I work pediatrics because it's where my❤️is. It also means that my heart breaks when days like today happen. Be grateful for everything day you have with those you love. Don't live in fear but make sure you look around at all you have and take it all in.
one of my favorite parts of being in banff (among many other favorite things that had nothing to do with food) was having dinner together with my friends every night. i lovelovelove sharing healthy, delicious food with people — especially when they appreciate food in much the same way that i do. i love the ceremony that can be created in a meal: preparing the food with love, sharing in gratifood together, putting aside electronics and being fully present with the conversation and the food we are eating. the entire experience is so nourishing to the core.
now that i am back home from our canada trip, i’ve had dinner alone the past two nights. but despite missing my friends, i still eat with ceremony and intention. it’s so much easier to do when in a group setting, but i’m glad and proud that i’ve stayed dedicated to it because it’s a practice i value.
i’ve been working on it for a little while now. since moving to flagstaff, i have made a point to eat without multi-tasking. for the majority of my meals, i am eating on my porch, simply breathing the fresh air and focusing on the food before me. it feels SO good (and i feel more satisfied after a meal when i was actually paying attention while eating it!), and it is another way that i can stay connected to my food and to myself. i hope to continue this practice once classes and research work start next week.
🙏🏻💚 food is amazing. it is a gift and a pleasure, and deserves our full attention and gratitude.
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A combo of the Diya – Red Root Tea and a Stainless Steel Tea Ball Strainer.
The Stainless Steel Tea Ball Strainer is perfect for brewing your loose leaf teas, while the Diya tea is packed with Anti-Oxidants such as Vitamin A as Beta-carotene as well as Zinc. Beta-Carotene is responsible for nourishing and revitalizing all secreting cells of the body. Secreting cells include the eyes , nasal passage , saliva cells and gastric secretions including reproductive secretions and sweat glands .
This satisfying fusion of the radiant golden turmeric root is combined with oranges, ginger root and a touch of cinnamon. The combination allows you to relax your mind and regain a true soul connection.
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Loose leaf tea is without a doubt the best way to enjoy tea...and for several reasons.
1) Greater Health Benefits
Since loose tea consists of larger leaves it keeps more of its powerful antioxidants and plentiful plant polyphenols. What does that mean?
You get more of the goodies that tea is noted for, health benefits! Tea can help prevent certain cancers, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and boost the immune system. Tea brewed by the bag contains fewer of these properties.
Loose tea will always give you a healthier cup, and for best results, it is recommended the leaves are brewed within the first year...6 to 8 months preferred.
2) Better Aroma And Flavor
Loose tea has more surface area than the "tea dust" (fannings) that go into bags. The larger the leaves, the more natural oils you get to steep out of them, and this of course means great flavor, along with a pleasant scent!
Loose leaf will have a nice fresh and clean taste, and depending on the variety may taste sweet, floral, vegetal, malty, or earthy along with many other distinct nuances. Bagged tea will almost always taste bitter, old, stale, fuzzy, and muddy, and will leave you with a funny aroma that doesn't promise much. Bags will add a color to your cup, but not much after that!
3) More Varieties To Explore
Another thing tea bag consumers suffer from is a lack of variety. Folks will always be limited to what is offered on the supermarket shelves, and while that may look like a lot, you'll find yourself going through them pretty fast, as well as finding many you do not fancy due to the number two reason mentioned above.
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This Tea Infusion Ball is perfect for your loose leaf teas. Loop the chain around your tea cup for easy brewing. A teaspoon of loose leaf tea is ideal for 500ml of fresh tea.
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Fried shrimp. So good! 😃
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"A sign of peace made by holding up the hand with palm out-turned and the first two fingers extended in a V-shape..."
It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of all things and still be calm in your heart ✌above all peace comes from within. I hope you all having a peaceful Monday x
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Some of my favorite 🍑 movements for y’all gals out thurr. I try to incorporate many different variations in my routine and work on volume - eccentric training - pyramids - and finish of with some plyo based movements.
IMO - what I have found to be most effective is working all angles of the muscle you’re trying to grow, and putting much emphasis on the weaker parts. For example; if a weak point were my glutes I’d have a heavy first leg day - with moderate low intensity cardio as my POST. I would follow this up the next day with doing 2-3 movements for volume, so perhaps bodyweight lunges, stiff leg deadlift and perhaps bridges with 20 reps each set.
You’ll already be sore the day prior, so tearing even further muscle tissue down from the previous day will cause more breakdown of muscle tissue thus resulting in better growth if amped by proper recovery time and diet.
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brunch stop at Jane with my crew😍 had a fun family photo shoot this morning and then went straight for food.
I got avocado mash on sourdough toast with jalapeños, shallots & poached egg + matcha latte. kids shared dragonfruit smoothie bowl, butter croissant and chocolate chip cookie for dessert🤤
what are you guys up to today? hope everyone is having a great day❤️ #healthymoodsf#sfeats
Seared garlic ghee scallops and cheesy cauliflower mash - one of my favorite 20-minute dinners (I promise that’s all it takes!) made entirely from Trader Joe’s ingredients 🙌🏻 I went out for an impromptu #sushisunday dinner tonight (pics will be in my stories soon 📷🍣 ), so giving this plate another moment in the spotlight tonight 👋🏻🌟.
#whatsonmyplate: seared garlic ghee scallops (heat @fourthandheart garlic ghee in a pan for a minute, add sea salt-seasoned scallops and sear for 2-3 minutes per side) •• @traderjoes cauliflower mash (this can found in the freezer aisle at Trader Joe’s; prepared according to package directions + 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese stirred in halfway through cooking) •• sautéed garlicky spinach w/ parmesan cheese🍃•• pan-blistered tomatoes 🍅.
I asked this question in my stories today, but in case you missed it, here it is again: If you *had* to choose only one grocery store to shop at, which would it be? 🛒 (My answer: Whole Foods, but only because it offers more produce and product variety than Trader Joe’s. I’d go through TJ’s withdrawals if I didn’t have access to it!).
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend ❤️😘
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A Sunday well spent brings a week of content 💫
Happy Sunday friends! I hope you all are having the best weekend and are ready for a fabulous week! I started my day with a killer workout and I’ll be spending the rest of the day just relaxing and watching The Office because that’s what Sundays are for right?! Enjoy your day babes! ❤️
When I can’t decide whether i want sweet or savory for breakfast I just do both! We got some eggs going on with half an avocado topped with @manitobaharvest hemp hearts & a @kodiakcakes frozen pancake topped with @eatnuttzo peanut power fuel, strawberries and chia seeds 😋
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Time for some dinner oaties 🙆🏼♀️ Sundays always make me want one of my cozy bowls of oatmeal for dinner but since i still gotta get in those veggies, i change it up a little.
To make i bring 1 cup nut milk to a boil and add in 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tsp chia seeds, some cinnamon, 1/2 tsp turmeric + pinch black pepper, 1/2 small zucchini grated, 1/2 a whole carrot grated, and a scoop of vanilla (or any flavor) protein powder.
Then lower to a simmer and stir every minute or so until liquid has been absorbed. Top with fruit of choice, seeds/nuts, and some nut butter! | #cleaneatsbytay
For a long time, people really thought fat made you fat! This couldn’t be further form the truth as our bodies and brain need fat.
Here’s a solid write up by @meowmeix explaining the need for good fats in our diets.
Our bodies need healthy fats for growth, development and function. Fats, in particular, help the proper function of nerves and brain, maintain healthy skin & other tissues, transport fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E & K, plus so much more.
Brazil nuts - top source of selenium which is crucial for many bodily functions from mood to fighting inflammation.
Dark chocolate - Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, chocolate is one of best sources of antioxidants on the planet.
Olives - are very high in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants. Studies also show this healthy fat to be good for the heart.
Avocados - are rich in monounsaturated fats, which raise good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol. They’re also packed with Vitamin E.
Almonds - include monounsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins like riboflavin and trace minerals like magnesium.
Eggs - a complete protein, whole eggs are packed with nutrients like choline, vitamins D, B6, B21 and minerals.
Sunflower seeds - are rich in the B complex vitamins, which are essential for a healthy nervous system, and are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron + more.
Coconut oil - is high in medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized quicker than other fats. These fats are responsible for a lot of the health benefits like boosting brain function, protecting skin, hair and nails +more.
Chia seeds - are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.
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Eat the Rainbow 🌈
I've really been enjoying my salads lately…
Eating raw fruits and vegetables each day can have significant health benefits…
It’s important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, in as many colours as possible. Combining them in a salad is super easy and delicious. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and a great source of fiber. Fiber content helps to reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart decrease. Eating a salad a day will also increase the level of powerful antioxidants in your blood.
In my bowl of goodness I have:
Kale - Contains a large amount of vitamin K. Rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate and manganese
Bell Peppers - Contains vitamin C, Niacin (vitamin B thats helps keep the skin healthy), Folate.
Strawberries - Contains vitamins C & K, folic acid, manganese & potassium.
Blueberries - Contains potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6 & phytonutrient content which supports heart health.
Quinoa - Protein packed with all nine essential amino acids. Contains Iron, Lysine, Magnesium, Riboflavin (B2), manganese.
Almonds - Contain vitamin E, copper, magnesium, high quality protein and high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids along with high levels of of bioactive molecules which may help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Feta Cheese - For the soul 😌
Contains protein, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, selenium, vitamin B6 & zinc.
I drizzled some balsamic vinegar, which went so well with this salad… It was actually mouth watering 🤤literally…
Hope this gives you a bit of inspo to get creative with your salads…
Much love Elaine 💖
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What makes you feel good? Eating high carb foods, eating a higher fat diet rich in avocados, nuts and seeds, incorporating more protein? Lots of grains? No grains? Lots of potatoes? (Like me 😉) My point is, no matter what works for me or you, it might not work for the next person. We can be told that we should eat high raw or high fat and feel so discouraged and frustrated that we don’t feel good on it when maybe it’s not what our unique body loves most! It’s about trial and error. After recovery, it took me a while to figure out what I thrive best on. All I recommend to others is eat whole plant foods and find the meals you enjoy and will continue to enjoy ☺️ With that being said, this meal is one of my favorites! A baked Japanese sweet potato, kidney beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes, yellow and red pepper, broccoli, salsa and spinach 🌱
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