Take Care of Your Self

When your life’s passion and calling is all about healing, it can be a hard thing to remember and make time for taking care of yourself. Trust me, I’ve done this. I do this. I constantly have to relearn how to put myself back on my own priority list. It’s really sad. I forget that without a nourished, well taken care of me, there is no healer version of me. I have to take care of numero uno before I can spread love through food and beyond.

You are not affective when you’re running on fumes. Stop running yourself ragged. Do at least one thing a week that makes you feel uplifted and replenished. For me, it’s taking time to just check in. What am I craving? Do I need a yoga class, a massage, to not cook tonight so I can get a break? Whatever it is, I FORCE myself to do it. Even if I try to resist, I do it. I need it. I am a priority. And you are too.

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Game Day Don’t Play Spinach Artichoke Dip

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So, the big game is upon us. And for many of us it’s not really about the football (raises hand) it’s about the food. I’m all about Super Bowl Sunday’s night of delights and yummy drinks. One of the things I enjoyed in my junk food fest days was spinach artichoke dip.

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Krazy for Kale

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I know, I spelled crazy wrong. But there is a sense of madness that ensues once you fall in love with kale. But of course, kale isn’t for everyone just like there is no perfect diet. For me, kale belongs in everything from smoothies to pizza. Yes. I said pizza. If I could have my ideal healthy but delicious pizza it would have kale all up on it.

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Soak Yo’ Oats…Overnight

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Oh the bitter chill of winter, how I do not like thee. I am not a fan of the kapha season. In other words: the winter. It’s cold, heavy, dull and damp. My fiery pitta self is not fond of this, not one bit. I just want to snuggle up in my warm cozy bed and dream about the summer. It also doesn’t help that I have been up working on my book until my eyes are drooping and exhausted. But I am truly having so much fun. It’s such a joy to finally give my gifts and passions the attention it deserves. 2015 is my year. And I am really really excited to share my book with all of you (stay tuned).

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Quinoa Minestrone Soup

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I know, I know. I was trying to cut down on the amount of soup I make but now that I am in full blown cookbook testing mode, I am whipping up all sorts of goodies that bring my soul joy. This week my best friend came over to take some glamorous shots of me cooking. It was natural, silly and just plain ol’ fun. I mean, who doesn’t love having their biffle in the kitchen with them and then sharing a fabulous meal afterwards. I was able to cook freely with lots of giggles and have my bestie snap a few pics of me in the process. Needless to say, I was in my zone. You can just tell my passion lives in the kitchen.

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