A Beautiful Brussels Sprout Salad to Shake up Your Winter Dinner Time Routine!
by Martha Berkesch Lewis originally published on Mother Nature Nutrition’s Blog I’ve been loving Brussels sprouts lately! I found an amazing recipe online that I would like to share with you. With hard-boiled eggs, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and a mustard vinaigrette, it has similar flavors to a Caesar salad. Like other cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts have cancer-fighting compounds called glucosinolates. In fact, a recent study found that Brussels sprouts have more glucosinolates than mustard greens, broccoli, cabbage, kale and cauliflower. Related: A spiced snack for cold days! Brussels sprouts have lots of sulphur compounds which help with detoxification. Its key antioxidants are vitamins A and C and the mineral manganese as well as many flavonoids. Glucosinolates are anti-inflammatory along with vitamin K that’s found in the mini-cabbages. Brussels sprouts are surprisingly high in omega-3 fatty acids, with 1 1/2 cups providing 480mg of ALA. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad (from www.chow.com) 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot(about 1/2 medium shallot) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed 2 peeled hard-boiled eggs 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, discolored […]
What Goes Around Comes Around
By Samantha Eddy Just like a helix of DNA, life is like a spiral staircase. Around and around we go, experiencing and then re-experiencing–but in a new way, with a new perspective that affords us the opportunity to evolve. Evolve: develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form. Revolve: move in a circle on a central axis. For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. —Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Last night a friend shared this awesome quote with me because I recently made the decision […]
The Last Quarter Moon Brings A Week of Transitions
by Lyn Dalebout Star Signposts: Week of Last Quarter Moon January 19-26 Last Quarter Moon “Watchful Guardian” photograph by Julia Heemstra I dedicate this post to the extraordinary Anthony Birkholz, wise beyond your years, a beacon of creative light, undaunted activism and joy for all who know you. Journey well, beloved friend. When I look at this photograph, I sense the presence of an Owl Guardian or Pallas Athene, Goddess of Wisdom, also associated with Lady Justice, who oversees and ensures justice will be done. Thank you, Julia Heemstra, for sharing this oracular photograph from your recent adventure. It is the perfect image for this week given the unnerving terrain we are all doing our best to traverse. This week’s transits are all about activism and standing up for what you feel is just and fair. Mars square Saturn on January 19 spells ‘ouch’ for many, possibly creating a further rise in frustrations or heat symptoms in the body. Unexplained outburst of rage or a feeling of hitting a wall can be part of this. Planets are force fields, influencing us, and this one is particularly forceful. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to find a way […]
A Spiced Snack for Cold Days
Recipe by Katie Ziem, originally from Teton Alchemy, an Herbal & Epicurean Apothecary’s Blog Curried Nuts A delicious and healthy snack loved by children and adults. Not to mention this would be a great healthy addition to the Super Bowl feast or a yoga party. Ingredients: 3-4 Tbsp of Korma, Hot Indian, Malawi, or Oatmeal Cookie Spice 1 Tsp. of Salt 1 Tsp of Black Pepper 1 Tsp of Sugar 2 Egg Whites 3 1/2 Cups of Assorted Nuts & Seeds such as: Almonds, Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, and Sunflower Seeds. 1/4 Cup of Sesame or Nigella Seeds Related: New Year, New Dressing Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl mix the spices, salt and sugar together. In a large bowl beat egg whites until mixed. Add the nuts and stir to evenly coat them. Add the spice mixture and again stir to thoroughly coat the mixture. Spread the nuts and seeds out on a sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes stirring and breaking up the clumps every 5-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Enjoy! *to subscribe to Teton Alchemy’s Blog or to find out more, click here. YOU MAY LIKE
The science behind snowflakes, are they all truly unique?
by Adam Frank- video found on npr.org We have all heard it before, especially living in a place that gets some much snow, that each snowflake that falls from the sky is unique- just like you! But is this accurate? How can it be that with all the billions and more snowflakes that fall from above each winter that every single one is truly different from another? Related: As I began to love myself… We found a comprehensive video that really breaks into the science of snowflakes…. Take a look and found out the truth! YOU MAY LIKE
As I Began to Love Myself
by Charlie Chaplin Of course we all have seen or at least heard of Charlie Chaplin, the famous comedian who lit up the silver screen during the silent film era. But were you aware of his insight into the human condition? Check out this extraordinary poem written by Chaplin for his 70th birthday. As a man who is most recognized for his silence, his words have incredible impact for anyone interested in an inspired and healthy life. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today, I call it “RESPECT”. As I began to love myself I stopped craving a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”. As I began to love myself I understood that any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”. Related: Perspective […]