I haven’t really broadcasted this- because it hasn’t made it on the to-do list 😂- but I’ve taken a little step back from blogging this month. So much of last year was learning myself and how to be wise with my time and be gentle with myself when things got tough. Those are HARD lessons and I’m far from perfect.
But, with Linden’s surgery this month, I knew I had the ability to control how present or stretched thin I was. Our world has shrunk in a lot during her recovery, and I’m only just adding priorities back in, one by one.
I share this, because- one- I know some of you are struggling under the weight of things you’ve said yes to. You’ll #mariekondo your clothes and garage, but don’t touch my schedule! It is entirely possible to slow down- especially when your health is at stake! And- two- I share because taking a break does not equal failure. It is wisdom. (I need this reminder DAILY.) Instead of hiding this break from everyone, I want to shout it loud. I needed time to regroup and be present at home- and I just took it. Take care of yourself- take a moment- just don’t quit on the dream!
Ok, that’s my soapbox for today. ☺️ The blog is alive and still full of happy recipes and thoughts I worked hard on. Link in profile to check it out! ❤️
Getting into the full swing of things in 2019! After a very productive and focused 2 years to launch True You Food I’m finally able to let the business side of things flow and get back to the creative process of developing recipes....right after this last email 😉
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Romanesco broccoli, isn’t it fascinating to look at?
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So, I saw a former student, Sam Bucaro, get off the bus today as I driving home and I waved, and kept going. Little did Sam know, I was surprising him 30 minutes later with penne pasta and meatballs with that homemade Senese Gravy.
I FaceTimed Sam, and said, “Hey, buddy! Nice seeing you get off the bus today. One of these days I am going to have to come over with meatballs and pasta for you.“ He said OK and we hung up, and then I immediately walked in his front door. His reaction is epic. #meatballs#italianfood#catering#familyrecipe#italianfood#students#love#surprise
I am wishing you a fit Friday. Today was day 5 of my new program and day 5 of focusing back in on my nutrition instead of not thinking or being intentional about it for the past 6 weeks. Your nutrition plays such a huge factor in your mood, energy, exertion levels, productivity and on and on.
The beginning of the week was rough. I was still working through all the junk I had let invade my body. I was sluggish and felt out of shape in my 20 minute workouts, even though I have consistently worked out for almost the past 5 years. It was hard and I felt a little like giving up.
But today, on day 5, I finally felt the turn around the corner a bit. I pushed harder, got sweater and got some encouragement from some muscles popping. It's not always easy or something I even enjoy doing, but I started this journey to be a mom who could keep up with her kids instead of watching from the sides and being crabby about it.
I'm thankful for my home gym that I can access online with trainers, workout plans and nutrition to help me be my best. I'm thankful for my accountability community that I check in and track online with, full of people that live near and far (everyone can be a part of it). I'm thankful to have the encouragement to keep going, even when I am 15 lbs heavier than normal, even when I feel like it's possible I haven't worked out in years, and even when the roll over my pants in my least favorite feature. ❤
I went to the hairdressers this morning and looked down at the bench in front of me and this is what I saw. On every cover of these magazines there was a diet or weight focused caption. This is diet culture it is everywhere, all around us. These messages imply that we are not good enough unless we are a smaller version of ourselves. Magazines like this only serve to reinforce our negative body image. Magazines are really just catalogues designed to sell you products. Magazines are designed to make you feel bad about your body so that you look for solutions in the products that are advertised within them. The solutions could be diets, beauty products or fashion. I personally don’t buy or read beauty magazines instead I take a book with me when I go to the hairdressers. What do you do when diet culture pops up in front of you?
You have a choice, and whatever you choose to think will become your life experience x
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Here’s the start of my series on YouTube. Anointed as “Meal-Prep Monday”. Every Monday I’ll have something new to enjoy. Simply put, I want to change our lazy culture from eating out to cooking and enjoying that food with the ones we love most. Click the link below for all my videos including the one for this meal.
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Ingredients and some quantities for today’s deliciousness:
2 lbs, Chicken Sausage, sweet Italian style from Trader Joe’s :)
2 packs, 16 oz (8 oz each) Spinach and Chive Linguine also from the “Traders”.
1/2 carton of Chicken or Vegetable Broth (not low sodium)
1 bundle of Fresh Garlic, or desired amount
1 of each Red and Orange Bell Pepper
2 yellow onions
1 package (.75 oz) of Chives
Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Red Pepper flakes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 (.25 lbs) a container of Parmesan Romano Cheese Blend
Alfredo Sauce Recipe: bring to a low boil, LOW HEAT, STIR FREQUENTLY*** (about 10 minutes total cook time)
1 Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 of 1 CONTAINER = .67 lbs ( about.33 lbs needed for this recipe) Parmesan Romano Cheese Blend.
2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
add sautéed Red, Orange Bell Peppers, and Yellow Onions.
ADD LAST*** minced Fresh Garlic and diced Chives.
Cooking the Chicken Sausage (10 Minutes of total cook time)
line the pan with a little oil of your choice, I used Coconut oil… very little of it!!
heat pan to 7/10 high heat.
add sausage once pan is heated to the above level.
let cook and stir frequently
drain the excess fat once the sausage is FULLY COOKED, in the proper container, NOT THE DRAIN!!
*****once the Chicken Sausage is fully cooked, add to the cooked and ready to serve Alfredo Sauce.
AD | Tell me, what’s one thing you wish you were better at cooking? Let me know!👇🏻 .
For me, that’s Indian food. We found this super cute and AMAZING Indian restaurant near us, and every time I get the Chana Masala, I find myself saying “how do they make it taste THAT good?!” 🤤🥘
Salad dressing on the other hand, something I CAN make, but am notoriously bad about actually doing. 😖 So I keep things super simple, and seasonal because I like alliterations 🤓
Search “pomegranate cider dressing” on sinfulnutrition.com for the deets! #sinfulnutrition
I get sloppy with my cooking when i get excited but the turn out is always 👌..Here i made me some sopes w/ papas a la mex with tofu, frijoles de la olla, lettuce jalapeño, and salsa molcajete! Good good!
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Ayurvedic vegan and glutenfree pancakes with cinnamon baked banana, topped with almond & apricot kernel butter and I guess the last figs for this year 🙈
According to recent studies in chronobiology breakfast loaded with complex carbohydrates is really good to control your blood sugar, energy and hunger throughout the day.
Ayurveda recommends such a breakfast especially for Vata and Pitta types, while Kapha benefit from a lighter breakfast or intermittent fasting with breakfast skipping.
In any case make sure your breakfast is warm and if it contains fruit start with them at the beginning of the meal because they digest easily. This ensures they can leave the stomach first, otherwise they might start to ferment in the stomach causing gas or heart burn.
I often see that it is the little things that bring such a big shift in how people feel after food. That’s why I love ayurveda so much, it is never about not eating sweets or pancakes or whatever, it is about the how.
Wishing you a gorgeous sunday morning breakfast 🙌💜☀️