Tag: Cooking

Healthy Cooking Is Meditation

Today I woke up early, eager to start my day with a smooth cup of freshly ground java on the screened-in porch by the lake. Seventy-three degrees, the sun coming up in a clear sky, and my puppy on my lap as I drank and dreamed.

You guessed it. I was dreaming about what I wanted to cook today with the ingredients I had in the refrigerator. I do that sometimes… well, all the time.

I think about what is left over, what is getting rotten, and this gives me motivation to make a big stockpot. Also, I end up cooking what’s ready to eat before it loses its vital energy.

Today, I took out every vegetable, herb, and fruit that I could use to cook. I ended up making a #Kale_Salad seasoned with Basil, Lemon, Orange and Sesame. It was awesome! I’m going to create the Online Cooking Video for you this weekend and post it to the YouTube channel below. So, sign up if you want the recipe. The picture is above. Below is the link to the YouTube Channel.

Then I took 1/3 of a head of cabbage, didn’t chop it, and put it in the broth along with 1 roasted peppers (yellow), cilantro, basil, 2 chopped onions, 5 chopped celery stalks, 4 sliced carrots. I seasoned it with all the basics in my Cooking Class I on the YouTube Series above. (Yes, I’m trying to get you to sign up for this so we can have fun cooking together for free and for our health!)


While I was doing that, I had 1/2 of lemon left over from the Kale salad and whipped up some Hummus in my new Food Processor (#KitchenAid, bless you).

I had a bag of green beans, 2 peppers roasting in the oven (also in lesson 1) , and 4 zucchini that were nowhere near going bad, so I just pulled out one zucchini and put the others back in the refrigerator. All of the rest of what was on the counter was going to get used someway, somehow.

“David,” I called from the kitchen.

“Yes, honey…” he answered. “Can I help you?”

He didn’t know what he was getting into. Not only did he immediately get into cleaning up the cooking tornado that I had just created, but he was also on tasting duty, which he loves more than life. (It’s great to have a husband who loves Vegan food so much that he will literally “ask” to help you clean so that he can be a part of preparing and eating it. lol)

I chopped up the beans, one zucchini, used the rest of the lemon juice on the zucchini, and sautéed the beans first. I then added the zucchini about 3 minutes before I took the sauté off of the burner. To the top of the veggies, I added a freshly roasted red pepper, diced. The dish above is what I made.


Then I started eating green beans dipped into the hummus with a bit of zucchini and roasted pepper. I decided I’d use the ripened avocado that was in the fruit bowl as well. Suddenly, I was eating breakfast for lunch and didn’t care. David and I were both groaning with each new combination of all the above we discovered.


The #Kale_salad is chilling in the refrigerator. Maybe we’ll eat that for breakfast tomorrow.



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Eating too much Just Hurts My Tummy

Splurging Hurts My Tummy

So, last night didn’t turn out quite like I planned. There was no diet alternatives at the party. In fact, everything that I enjoy eating too much of was right at my finger tips. And guess who kept eating until I had to ask the host for an Alka Selzer? Yes, I had my red plastic cup in my hand, and guests were asking me what I was drinking. My bland reply….”Something fizzy inside, I think!”

God, I ate guacamole until it came out my ears. Thank you Jennifer Nelson for making it exactly like I enjoy it, with a tab extra cumin. Then chocolate mud-filled cupcakes, fuzzy navels, because there were no diet drink alternatives (note to self: bring your own drinks next time.) Then the pié de resistance: Alex’s Mexican mother made homemade fajitas. Okay. I couldn’t resist, even though I had already eaten dinner. (Could I be more of a glutton?) By the end of the evening, my stomach felt like it was a bulging blimp filled with wet sand. I couldn’t move or sleep last night. I had to get up and fantasize about sleeping in a chair. And… I’m very afraid to get on the scale this morning. I’m waiting for something to give, first.

What if I’ve gained another pound or two? What then? What will be my new plan for losing now 5 pounds?

There is another party tonight? Am I going to act the same and get tipsy and laugh my way through a steak, loaded baked potato and 3 desserts? “OH, BO, WHEN WILL IT STOP?”

I promised someone I wouldn’t mention him in this blog, so the person I’m not supposed to talk about says to me: “Oh my stomach hurts,” before mine even started hurting. And what did I see him eat after mentioning that? A dish of dump cake and some fajita without the bread. I mean really. Have we all gone mad? The table was filled with babbling overeaters, partying.

I guess that’s the point. We eat until we drop. That is our culture. Look at Thanksgiving and every kind of celebration we have. Everything is all about food, volumes of food until you can’t see, or some kind of pie you forgot to taste on your forehead, because you fell asleep in front of the television from food exhaustion.

I’m not sure if I’m done with this food fiasco. I don’t know if I’ve learned my lesson yet. But this morning, there will be no Cracker Barrel pancakes I’ve gotten that far in my morning proclamation! Hallelujah.


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Ciao or Chow

Chow or Ciao?

This week I’ve decided to devote the rest of my blogs to talking about losing weight and taking care of your body. Both are my passion, as I spend half of my work day helping people every day do both.

Chow is a familiar word for eating fast and lots of it… “Chowing Down.” But we all know that the Italian word “Ciao” for hello or, more appropriately, goodbye, is going to be more like it, if you keep Chowing and not “Owling” over what you eat.

Owls sit on their perch and watch night and day for prey. This is the same kind of watchful eye you must develop over yourself to become an “aware” eater, or you will not overcome the impulse to eat anything and everything and worry about it later.

I’m a watcher of people. When someone thin comes into my office, I ask pertinent questions about his/her habits so I can help my overweight clients change offense habits that are ruining their lives.

One thing that is absolutely true about a thin person is that he/she eats only the amount of food that keeps him/her from feeling hungry. If food tastes good, it doesn’t matter. It tastes good in the bites eaten. Thin people don’t have to finish the plate to get the good feeling of tasty food. They get the good feeling in the few bites that they choose to eat to fill their stomachs.

Most thin people don’t watch what kind of food they eat. They enjoy eating all kinds of food. They simply don’t eat a lot of it. They nibble and they nibble frequently, like your little poodle that stays 3 lbs. even though you leave his food out all day, taking a bite or two every two hours.

Most thin people are active people. They are not necessarily people who are killing themselves at the gym, but they tend to be doing lots of things during the day. They are never sedentary. Most of my thin clients spend little, to no time, watching television. And we all know that when we watch television, we eat snacks. And the snacks we choose are usually the worst ones because of the input we get on the television.

So, the moral of the story.  Find a thin person to watch this week (or a miniature poodle). Copy their habits when it comes to eating. There is no better way to become something than to model your behavior after someone who is adept at that behavior!  Watch thin, to be thin!


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