I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! We’re on to part 2 of the local and seasonal food series and this week we’re looking at two nutritious, tasty and versatile vegetables - eggplant and broccoli!
Have you ever noticed how you crave and enjoy certain types of food depending on what season it is? For example, you may have been enjoying salads, fruit, grilled chicken and fish quite a bit recently as the weather is warm and we’re drawn to the sun outdoors. But in a few short weeks pumpkin mania will take over, the temperature outdoors will cool and you’ll be searching for a warm apple crisp and soup. If I tried to serve you hot beef stew on a 90 degree day in July, you not only wouldn’t want it but would be left feeling sweaty, heavy and slow (gross!). These tendencies are more than seasonal fun - they’re also the work of your body telling you what it needs to stay balanced - a concept called food energetics.
When you’re feeling low, it’s no secret that cravings for comfort foods can be strong. I created the Feel Good Smoothie by following my cravings while trying to give my body what it needs. Also, it was morning, I was trying to kick caffeine, feeling melancholy, and I wanted chocolate, badly. ;)
Last week’s 'Nashville' episode was a tough one. For the record, not very long ago they killed off the main character and now this - they’re in serious competition with 'This Is Us' and 'Grey’s Anatomy' for the show that makes you sob the hardest.
This beautifully written piece by Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch is extremely honest, relatable and inspiring account of her path to motherhood thus far which includes a heartbreaking miscarriage.
She touches upon all the major pain points from the shock and intense grief, the feelings of guilt and hormone rollercoaster, to the social awkwardness put on women today when it comes to reproducing, all in a very empowering way.
I encourage everyone to read it, whether you have experienced pregnancy loss or know someone who has. And if you have - please know you're not alone and have my support.
Thank you, Melissa. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Actress Melissa Rauch Announces Her Pregnancy and Reflects on the Heartache of Miscarriage
By Melissa Rauch, JULY 11, 2017 12:00 PM