Archive for April, 2009
Remember that great breakfast recipe for eggs and vegetables? Well here is Sam showing you exactly how to make those eggs perfect every time.
Three years ago I had the fortune of finding out about an organization that has been focusing on sustainability, ecology and diversity since the 1970’s. The organization is called ISEC or International Society for Ecology & Culture.
They have been working in Ladakh, also known as ‘Little Tibet’ since this time. Ladakh at one time was a place where being 100% self sustainable was the norm. It has been used as an example and study of what can be an ideal way to live. I went to Ladakh and volunteered with this amazing organization for 4 weeks, living on a farm and learning about the culture as well as what we can do in the United States to make a difference. It was a journey that changed my life.
Since this time, ISEC has gotten more and more involved with education around sustainability. If you are interested in learning more about this subject and organization, I strongly suggest you check out their website. They have books, videos, and articles. Of course, if you want a greater experience, you can always volunteer! Whatever you choose, it is a great resource in a time of great need.
For the last week or so, Whole Foods have had red bell peppers on sale for 99 cents each. Unfortunately they are not organic (in fact I find it very difficult to find organic most of the time) but they are really delicious.
With this kind of sale, I want to purchase a bunch. Knowing that they won’t last very long, I roast them. Roasting is a great way to keep them fresh for a much longer period of time in the refrigerator. Plus I think they taste much sweeter this way!
Here’s how you do it:
Place the peppers whole on the grill or under the broiler.
Continue to turn them occasionally until all sides are blackened.
Remove them and place in a paper bag, close tightly.
Keep them in the bag for at least 10 minutes.
Take them out of the bag and remove the skin and seeds.
Place in a glass jar.
At this point you can pour a little olive oil over them, close the lid and shake to coat.
The other option I really like to do is:
Place in a jar.
Drizzle with a little olive oil.
Add one or two garlic cloves, cut in half.
Add the juice of one orange or equivalent amount of orange juice.
Add a sprig of fresh rosemary, about 6” long.
Put on lid and shake.
Either way you can leave the peppers in the refrigerator for a good week or more.
Julie was interviewed by Jenny and Carlos of Salsa TALK Podcast about eating…
Salsa dancing is not only great fun but it is also a fantastic way to get exercise. Jenny and Carlos have a regular podcast series where they interview different people on various subjects. This month they asked me to speak on how to eat healthy before dancing, what to do during, and after. Check out their site for all kinds of fun information on salsa, some great videos on salsa dancing and a bunch of podcasts including this one. Check it out here:
Last night my partner and I were talking about our breakfast. We were speaking to his daughter yesterday morning about what we made for breakfast and she was blown away. We feel we always make a fantastic breakfast (in our minds anyway!) on the weekends and decided, after hearing her comment, it was something to share.
Here is a fun way to burn calories without having to go to the gym…
I have been salsa dancing for a little over three years but I just learned this!
“Salsa dancing requires something like 6,000 steps per hour of dancing which figures to around one and a half mile brisk walk burning up to 350 calories.”
Read the rest of the article here.
Most people think of flax as a great source of fiber, which it is, yet they often don’t realize all the additional benefits. Continue reading to learn benefits of fiber and all the added greatness of flax!