|Living the life superlative|
My tips, ideas, advice and observations on life, love, happiness and growth. This blog runs the gamut. Nothing is forbidden, too much, or too strange. I hope you'll enjoy, engage, and most important, explore paths for not just "living the dream", but "living a life beyond your wildest."by Victoria
I finally disliked the way I felt enough that I decided to change my habits and incorporate better food choices throughout the day. It wasn’t easy. A “foodie” at heart and easily bored, I developed a series of tricks that are easy to implement as well as satisfy the desire for flavorful, diversified eating. Here’s a simple practice that you can incorporate right away:
Start the week off by preparing a variety of blanched (lightly cooked) vegetables. Some of my favorites are asparagus, long-stemmed carrots, yellow and red beats, and zucchini sticks. Steam and salt them. Then prepare (or buy) a favorite dipping sauce. (See recipe below for my “it sauce” of the moment, from celeb chef Wolfgang Puck). The dipping sauce adds interest, variety and flavor , which are key to the enjoyment of this snack. Snacking on these vegetables throughout the day is very satisfying and you never have to worry about overdoing it. (Note that slightly cooked as opposed to raw vegetables also adds another dimension of flavor and enjoyment—you are more likely to want to eat them if they are partially cooked). For extra efficiency, if you are responsible for family dinner, incorporate these into your meal planning as well. My children love them, especially the range of choices.
My New Fave: Mint-Soy Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce
Easy Recipe and Wolfgang Puck original
In a food processor, blend the following:
2 large egg yolks, beaten
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ cup regular or roasted peanut oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepperbon appetit
When we start shedding past belief systems, it often feels like a trick of the brain, which may alternate between feelings of grief, anger or confusion depending on your perspective. What I mean by this is that full-scale change happens in bits and pieces, in “in’s and out’s” rather than all at once. The experience can often feel like a tease, or worse, like a brain twister, as new ways of looking things come in and out of focus.
The important thing to remember in these moments is to embrace the fogginess and trust that clarity in all its glory and shine will come eventually. Take small steps in your business to capitalize on the shifts, trusting that new approaches lead to different results and a better life.