BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Butternut Squash is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom. Like all members of the gourd family (which includes pumpkin, melon, and cucumber), butternut squash is technically a fruit because it contains seeds.  (more…)

TAHINI BROWNIES

Original recipe adapted from – thetoastedpinenut.com TAHINI BROWNIES | Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Paleo PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | TOTAL TIME: 20 mins INGREDIENTS: ½ cup tahini 1 egg ½ cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup almond flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½… Read More »

Salmon with Sautéed Vegetables

When it comes to mindful eating you want to get the most out of your meal. Yes it important to remember portion size, fat content, calories, carbs, sodium…..and on and on. Don’t forget the flavor. Food should taste really good and is meant to be enjoyed. That is why I love this dish and cook it often. Not only is it loaded with Omega 3’s and all sorts of vitamins and powerful antioxidants, it tastes really good. (more…)

Watermelon Feta Salad

Photo Credit: Prime Restaurant Huntington, NY Nothing quite announces the arrival of summer like watermelon. Watermelon is one of those fruits most people can all agree on. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it’s the perfect addition to backyard bbq’s and celebrations. Not only is it delicious but healthy for you as well.  Packed With Antioxidants… Read More »

The 4 Noble Truths

WHAT ARE THE 4 NOBLE TRUTHS?

Buddhism’s four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are the basic teaching of Buddhism. You do not have to be a believer or follower of any religion to understand that suffering is part of the human experience and something we all encounter. (more…)

THE NOT SO SWEET FACTS ON SUGAR

The average American consumes about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day, which amounts to 77 pounds of sugar per year. And it’s not completely our fault. We know sugar can be found in obvious products, such as sodas, candy, and ice cream but it is also added to almost all processed foods. For example (more…)

THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF STRESS: 5 WAYS TO REDUCE IT

Stress is the body’s natural defense against predators and danger, know as the “fight-or-flight” mechanism. It floods the body with cortisol and adrenaline to prepare the body’s system to confront or avoid danger. This mechanism was designed for our ancestors that were faced with the predatory threat of being eaten by a lion. Once that threat was resolved normal body function would return to normal. The problem we face today is the unbearable level of stress we put upon ourselves keeping our bodies in that constant state of stimulation. 
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