Happy September 12th!
What?! It’s September??? Where did January go? Or February… or March… or 2012????
This year has already flown by in such a whirlwind, I’m not sure I’ve gotten the chance to stop and reflect on anything- especially my poor, bloated email inbox.
With life passing by, work becoming more and more of a priority, and my blog taking a back burner, I’m feeling a bit disconnected to the food world. That and the whole health community. I miss my daily blog posts filled with food and inspiration. Heck, just writing to release my thoughts!
After whisking my boss off to India for work, I made my way back home to my parent’s house and spent some time just relaxing. I treated myself to some spectacular veggie-loaded meals, quiet time, and a reunion with a high school friend. Needless to say, I needed the mini vacation.
The reunion was amazing and I got to know my friend in a new way- but the meetup did more than I expected…
In talking with this high school pal, I realized how much I missed immersing myself in the world of health and nutrition. Just talking about it with someone so like-minded brought back such an uplifting feeling.
Linda, my meetup pal, reminded me that food nurtures and heals and can truly be our saving medicine.
I started this blog on the foundation of this premise; Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Every now and then I get away from this with the occasional indulgence (ok, I admit, sometimes I fall and eat the metaphorical crap that I preach is evil- and it is!). I started this blog to heal myself with food- from my overweight past. From a family history of heart disease and heart attacks. From depression. From even the thought of cancer. From ever being sick again. And for living forever…
Long story, being longer, I started this blog to share with the world that food is a blessing, not the enemy, if used right. It can heal, cure, and conquer, if you let it. Moral of the story: EAT MORE VEGGIES.
Without further adieu, and more lecture on my inner thoughts of the day, I give you, a truly nourishing, cleansing, and healing recipe. Based on a recipe from Whole Living blog.
This recipe is outstanding in flavor but simple in steps and ingredients. Pure, whole foods go into this meal and I can assure you, it is health in a glass.
Nourishing Spring Green Soup (Living and Raw)
Makes about 4 to 5 cups
- 1 cucumber, peeled and roughly sliced
- 1/2 zucchini, roughly sliced
- 1/2 pound pencil-thin asparagus, tough ends trimmed (about 1 large bunch)
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 cups spinach, tough stems removed, rinsed well
- 4 green onions, roughly chopped
- 1 avocado, pitted
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
- 3/4 tsp coarse salt
- freshly ground pepper
What have you (or can you) rekindled, remembered, learned or rejoiced in lately?