Cauliflower Stir Fry Recipe

If you’re a diet-conscious lover of Chinese food, here’s a great way to enjoy stir fry (and this recipe is adored by vegetarians and meat eaters alike!). This is soooo delish! #468564091 / gettyimages.com Ingredients Cauliflower Coconut Oil OR Sesame Oil One Egg Low-Sodium Soy Sauce Directions: Put cauliflower in the food processor and blend until it is really tiny. Next, throw it in the skillet with some oil. Crack an egg and mix it in. Scramble all up until it’s cooked all the way through. When the cauliflower is softened, add some soy sauce and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, then...

Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Avocado

So, I was sitting here wondering how in the hell I would ever possibly top that last recipe… and lo and behold: I think this one might have done just that! This recipe high in protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and healthy fats. It can be served cooked/baked and leftovers are good either reheated or chilled in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, you will want to eat the leftovers relatively soon as the avocados won’t last very long — but trust me, that won’t be a problem. This is the type of recipe that tastes so good, you’ll keep going back for additional servings! Dietary Note: If you are vegan or have any allergy to cheese, simply omit the cheese from this recipe. Ingredients 1/6 bunch parsley, fresh 2/3 cup quinoa 3-4 fresh avocados, halved and pitted 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese (omit if vegan or allergic) 2 Tbsp grated pecorino cheese (omit if vegan or allergic) 1 cup water Kosher salt, to taste 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil Lemon juice (to taste) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse parsley and finely chop leaves, discarding stems. Rinse avocados, cut in half, remove pit and outer skin. Heat 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the quinoa and stir to coat. Then, add 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Increase the heat to high and bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the water has evaporated. When the quinoa is tender and the water has been fully absorbed,...

Dalai Lama's Meditation on Reducing Anger

The following meditation was shared by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his trip to Louisville, Kentucky last year. It is still relevant for me today, and I hope it will be useful to anyone reading this who might be struggling with anger, conflict and/or forgiveness. His Holiness the Dalai Lama recommends using a meditation on compassion to reduce anger: Meditate on the person you have tension with or anger towards. Meditate on having compassion towards this person. Visualize yourself sending love and happiness to this person. Remember that this person wants the same things from life that you do — to be loved, to be happy, to feel good when things go well, to be free of pain and to be free from suffering. In this way, you are the same. Therefore, you can find a common ground. Allow yourself to feel compassion for thi person. Meditate on that compassion. Send him or her love and happiness, and let go of attachment to the...
Not today.

Not today.

I had a nightmare today that I fell into a swimming pool head first and began helplessly sinking towards the bottom, unable to breath, inhaling water and painfully choking. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t right myself and swim to the surface; I was suspended upside-down, as if paralyzed, and I was overwhelmed with the fear that I was drowning. I didn’t want this to be the end. Not like this! Not now! Suddenly, there was a splash and I became aware that someone else was in the water with me. I felt hands around my ankles, pulling me up very swiftly towards the surface. And then I was out of the water, being quickly placed on the ground beside the pool. I saw my rescure standing above me, looking warmly down at my face, and realized it was my health coach, Ashley. She had saved my life! I awoke abruptly from the dream, still a bit shaken by the near-death nightmare but feeling like it is a metaphor for my actual life. I do sometimes worry that I am dying and life with chronic illness can feel suffocating (or like a sense of drowning) at times. But if holistic medicine really can save me, then there is some hope or optimism. In the meantime, I will live each day like Arya in Game of Thrones: “What do we say to death?” Not...

Gnocchi with Cheese Pesto

You guys. GUYS. I HAVE to share this recipe with you that I made for dinner tonight. It turned out amazeballs. Now, like all my recipes, this has been modified to suit my food allergy requirements. However, I’m guessing this would taste EVEN BETTER if you were to add carrots, garlic, peas, black pepper, and different types of nuts to the recipe. Unfortunately, however, I cannot eat any of those foods so I’ve omitted them. If you can eat them, try adding them in and let me know in the comments section if it improves the recipe at all. #75904526 / gettyimages.com Vegan friends: Don’t be fooled by the word “cheese” in the title! You can easily sub vegan cheese or another dairy alternative to make this a vegan dish. Yum!! Note to friends with migraines: If any of the ingredients in this dish are a trigger for you, please leave them out OR substitute with foods that are not a trigger. (I’m lookin’ at YOU, pine nuts!) Okay, enough chatting… My mouth is watering. Let’s get on with this recipe: Gnocchi with Cheese Pesto Servings: 2 Ingredients 3 ounces French style green beans, fresh 1/4 cup arugula, fresh 1/2 fresh lemon 8 ounces gnocchi 1 to 2 Tbsp pine nuts 1/4 cup grated pecorino cheese 5 Tbsp olive oil kosher salt 1/2 tsp lime juice, to taste Directions: 1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Rinse all produce. Trim and discard ends of the beans, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Finely chop arugula. Zest lemon. 2. Add beans and a generous pinch of...