{Nourish} 5 Ways To Prolong The Shelf Life of Your Produce

It pains me when I have to throw out produce that is past it’s prime and I find that this tends to happen more this time of year when local produce is more abundant. In an attempt to decrease my food waste, I have devised a few tips and tricks to help me use up what’s in the fridge and I sure you have some tips of your own, so please share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Everything is Going Your Way

Mindful Monday | Everything is Going Your WayWe are what we think. Our reality is a snapshot of the things that we choose to see and believe. We can choose to float in the light or drown in the darkness. It’s truly a choice you see. I went to sleep a few nights ago with the intention to choose the light the next day–ALL DAY, No matter what was thrown my way. It’s an experiment of sorts as I wanted to see how often I tended to dip into a negative place. Want to join me?  Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Everything is Going Your Way”

{Nourish} African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew

African Peanut Stew: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, One-Pot MealConsidering one of my Top 5 intentions for the New Year is to eat more vegetables I figure it’s the perfect time to share a meatless meal with all of you. This African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew has been a winter staple in my house for years. Hearty and satisfying, the flavors are bold and interesting and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan to boot. Rest assured. If you are a meat-eater and you’re thinking this is not a recipe for you, I encourage you to give it a go as I have yet to meet an omnivore that didn’t love this soulful dish. Oh, it’s also worth noting that this stew tastes equally as delicious if not better the next day. Continue reading “{Nourish} African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew”

{Thrive} My Top 5 Intentions for the New Year

my-top-5-intentions-for-the-new-yearI haven’t set a New Year’s resolution in years because I’ve learned that overwhelming myself with a lofty goal simply doesn’t feel productive. I’ve got enough on my plate. Don’t we all? Plus, I am constantly resetting throughout the year. Enough of the drama around this one day. It’s only a day. There are many. Instead, I use the New Year as a touch point for reflection and I approach this with as little stress as possible. The start of the new year is a great time to re-group and take note of the things that are going well, the lessons you have learned along the way and its a good time to assess the areas in which you may like to focus your intentions. I try to avoid terminology like “improve”, “change” or “failure” because these types of words do not lend themselves to compassionate, positive progress. We are all doing the best that we can and that is enough. You are enough. I am enough. And within this space of self-acceptance we can still offer ourselves the opportunity to grow in a loving way. Here are my top five intentions for the New Year. Some are carry-overs from last year as I am still working on them. I may be for years to come and that is okay. Any progress is positive as perfection will never exist. Set backs are reality so expect them and compassionately continue along your path.   Continue reading “{Thrive} My Top 5 Intentions for the New Year”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Self-Love Challenge

youSelf-love is awkward. It feels indulgent and strange. The thing is, self-love is the foundation of any wellness practice because you will not be motivated to care for yourself in a thoughtful way unless you truly love and respect yourself. Let’s start now. We can do this together because, honestly, it feels just as vulnerable for me… Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: Self-Love Challenge”

{Breathe} Mindful Monday: A 5 Minute Meditation

5-minutesStop what you are doing and take one really juicy breath. Right now. I’m not kidding. Close your eyes and settle into its beauty. I am always amazed at the power of one purposeful breath. It can completely transform your energy in a positive way and considering the chaos of the holidays, this is the perfect time for a reminder to hit pause and reset so let’s do it. Right now. No excuses. Continue reading “{Breathe} Mindful Monday: A 5 Minute Meditation”