Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Honey balsamic roasted vegetables

This one is a keeper! While perusing my local natural food store I stopped in the deli to see a dish I knew I had to recreate.

Preheat your oven to 375.
First chop carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yellow onion, parsnip (first time I've ever cooked it!), and garlic. Next put them all in a large pan, I used a 9 by 11 baking dish. Then I liberally poured olive oil and some balsamic vinegar on top. The final and most special part is the honey. My friend Collette recently bought our local honey companay, Humboldt Honey. It is super good and she is awesome which is why I'm so excited that I found another use for honey.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New favorite things

I have been slightly obsessed with a few new healthy things and thought I'd share them. The first one is called a Rumble Roller.

It is a new way to do self massage and boy does it work! According to the website:

The surface of the RumbleRoller contains specially designed bumps that are firm, but flexible, much like the thumbs of a massage therapist. As you roll over the top of the RumbleRoller, the bumps continuously knead the contours of your body, gently stretching soft tissue (muscle and fascia) in multiple directions. This action erodes trigger points, helps restore flexibility, and brings quick relief to common types of muscular pain. By design, the RumbleRoller's bumps are firmer than muscle tissue, but much softer than bone, so they deflect out of the way if they contact your spine or other bony protrusions. Through simple techniques, you can control the amount of pressure the bumps apply to your body. The bumps are closely spaced to one another (< 2" apart), so several of them simultaneously contact your body during most exercises. However, with a slight shift of your body, you can reduce your area of contact with the RumbleRoller, which increases pressure and provides deeper, more penetrating relief. So go out and buy one for yourself and anyone else who needs this -PS we all need it!

Another new thing that I love is my vitamix
I posted a smoothie recipe a while ago and since then we have been having a green smoothie every morning. Our current favorite is apple juice, 5-6 stalks of kale, 1 cucumber, 1 peeled lemon, inch of peeled ginger, some grapes, and frozen pineapple. WOW....I tell you its better than coffee, and much better for you!

The last thing I'll drop on you today is the Neti-pot. It is for cleaning your nose. It seriously gets up there and gets all the congestion out. Its not as unknown as it once was, I think Dr. Oz talked about it on Oprah and I even saw a commercial for an Arm and Hammer one! I am a total believer. I try to do a Neti every morning. I use a special Neti tincture, salt, and really warm to hot water in my Neti.

Thats all for now! More to come I am sure. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Perfect meals

Sometimes the perfect meal is the easiest one. I. Take tonights dinner for example, handmade style corn tortillas, pinto beans, brown rice, salsa and avocados. Yummy.
I'm glad we can all eat how we want. Feeling surprised that here in California proposition 37 did not pass. Why are we begging to read about what's in our food? For our family we just keep buying organic and stay as far away from as much packaged food as we can.