It’s up and running, yay! I’m now offering Gluten Free Living services..learn all about it at www.cleancooking.biz
After studying with Superfoods Guru, David Wolfe, I began to incorporate superfoods into my diet on a daily basis. Hempseeds have all of the essential amino and fatty acids to sustain human life! It is the ONLY plant source that has the essential fatty acids in such an ideal ratio to meet all human nutritional needs. A true super food!
Here is a great recipe made with hempseeds which I buy from Whole Foods (in the supplement aisle..always organic).
Blueberry Hemp-Nut Smoothie
2 cups water
1/2 cup hemp nuts (seeds)
3 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small package frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
Pinch of sea salt
Start by blending the water and hemp nuts and processing until well blended. Add the rest of the ingredients, blend until smooth, put a few mint leaves on top..superfoodstastic! Enjoy! (Hint: I peel my bananas when I first buy them, put them in a plastic bag and throw them in the freezer.)
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
It’s true! Beans are good for your heart and here’s what I’m having for dinner tonight:
Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinkly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked brown rice
10 small flour tortillas
1 15 ounce can red enchilada sauce
1 cup freshly grated pepper jack cheese
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat olive oil and butter in large saute pan over medium-high heat until melted. Add onion and pepper and saute for 4 minutes until beginning to soften
Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant
Stir in the tomatoes, lime, cumin, cayenne and cilantro. Let simmer for 10 minutes for flavors to blend.
Stir in black beans and rice. Remove from heat.
Spread half of the enchilada sauce across the bottom of a 13×9 greased baking dish.
On a clean work surface, lay your tortillas in a single layer. Divide the vegetable and bean mixture among the tortillas, roll each into a long cylinder and place seam side down in the prepared backing dish. Fit each rolled enchilada snugly beside one another.
Pour the remaining enchilada sauce across the rolled enchiladas. Sprinkle with cheese. Tent the pan loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and let the cheese bubble and brown for an additional 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
I woke up this morning and decided that enough is enough..it’s time to get on it and finish this damn thing so I can get my message out. What’s the message, you ask? TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF..simple as that. Of course there are many different ways to take care of yourself but I like to focus on eating, drinking and being merry. You are what you eat, you are who you are and those two things can be combined to enable a long healthy life. I’ll be posting recipes for smoothies, juices, soups and stews as well as musings about the simplicity of happiness. And I will answer any health and food questions visitors may have as long you know that I’m not a doctor but a holistic health counselor with a passion for all things healthy…including being “bad”…maybe I should change the name of the blog to the bad girls guide to health and wellness…but I don’t want to focus on just women as I know there are men out there who want to enrich their journey too…read on, respond on and live on…