Yes, I am still here!!!
Yes, I’ve been away for a while. Yes, a lot of things have been going on in my life. Yes, I am still totally fascinated with nutrition and the food we choose to eat.
With the changes in my life, I now more than ever, want to search out the best quality of food and life for my family and for you, my friends.
I have been doing a lot of thinking while I have been away, thinking about nutrition and life itself. I joined CrossFit S3 two years ago and never thought that I would be standing where I am today. I joined to lose the “baby weight”, which is what I called it then (wink wink), utterly obsessed with how I looked and how I gained so much weight. Today I look back and see that when I joined I literally changed the direction my life was going. The weight I had gained was from a life that was headed for sickness and disease. I am healthy now and on a path that is energizing, fulfilling and lots of fun, not just for me but for my family as well. I wished somebody a Happy Rebirthday for their 1 year anniversary for joining the CrossFit community, and that is really what it is, a Rebirth into a new life.
It has become a normal part of life in America that when you hit a certain age you will be on blood pressure medication, cholesterol medication and diagnosed with type II diabetes, still people continue their lifestyle thinking medication will cure them. These medications mask the disease still growing in their bodies and sometimes causing other complications. The truly sad thing is most people believe it is a sign of aging, but in fact, these diseases are the result of the Standard American Diet (SAD). A SAD diet is rich in processed foods that take a toll on the body. The truth to the matter is that if you are an average American you are highly diseased. I want people to know that it is not normal to be on medication, but it is standard in our society. You have a choice not to have a heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates, 460 B.C.
It is normal to use food as your medicine. It is normal to heal yourself with the food choices you make. It is normal to feel healthy and strong when you choose real food. When you make the decision to be healthy and strong you must educate yourself with information on nutrition and the quality of food you eat.
My goal is to weed through all the information for you. Give you advice and share my experiences with diet and nutrition. We all can become healthy, stronger and disease free individuals.
One of the perks to fighting disease with your nutrition is you end up looking really good too! You naturally have a glow to your skin, you have a fit lean body and you have energy to enjoy life. Disease free and a hottie, what is stopping you!
Tom Ka Gai
(Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 can coconut milk
2 cups chicken broth (organic or homemade)
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
2 fresh limes (squeezed for their juice)
4 thinly sliced green onions
1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
Cut chicken into strips and sauté in sesame oil until meat turns white. In a large pot bring coconut milk and chicken broth to a boil and reduce heat. Add ginger, lime juice, mushrooms and chicken. Let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add green onions and cilantro the last five minutes. Enjoy!
“No” Peanut Thai Sauce
½ cup coconut milk
1 fresh lime (squeezed for the juice)
½ cup pureed apple
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger root
3 gloves fresh minced garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. Keep in refrigerator.