With all this cold weather lately, anything cheesy sounds more desirable and I’m kind of sick of soup (I’m lying). And it’s amazing that Matthew is such a fan of my mac n cheese especially after the holiday’s when I made him and his coworkers a batch with bacon in it. So on the random day of the week when I ask if he has any requests for the week (yea, we do that in our house) he blurts out: MAC N CHEESE! Now, don’t even get me started on the amazingness of mac and cheese. There is something not only comforting but just absolutely warming about slurping down this cheesy dish. And who I am to deny myself this delightful opportunity to explore a healthier way to satisfy my craving?!
Hello my amazing friends! I am ridiculously excited to share this news with all of you. I can barely keep my feet on the ground. I am…wait for it…officially a published author. Just a few days ago my very first (but certainly not last) cookbook, Yogi Eats: A Delicious Journey to Nourishing Your Soul, was published on Amazon. It is absolutely unreal yet at the same time insanely real because of how easily this idea came to me. It’s incredible how once you let go of the expectation of how things are supposed to show up in your life, how they actually show up and how fantastic they are for your life’s true purpose.
Lately, I’ve gotten quite a few questions about my grocery lists, my kitchen, my pantry, etc. Basically, how in the world do you cook all those amazing things and where do you get them from? Honey, let me tell you it is such a pleasure for me to go grocery shopping. If you do not know this already I am in love with my kitchen and one of my favorite hobbies outside of cooking, is grocery shopping. Legit, I get excited to go to Whole Foods and Trader Joes. It’s my fave. But I know that I have a tendency to go insane because I do love shopping for groceries THAT much.
I know that for some people it cannot be an enjoyable experience. It causes stress and frustration and that is not the energy you want to put in your food. I feel that to create a loving, holistic and ultimately healthy life you have to approach this with ease and calm. To help you feel at ease, I’m sharing my kitchen with you. My pantry, my fridge. All the goodies up in there. Let’s help you make your kitchen a sanctuary for healing and soul nourishment baby. You deserve it.
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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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.