What a great, great party last night. Well over 100 people came out last night to support Lesley and Richards fund-raising event for the soup kitchen. The theme was soup-er and everyone who attended, no doubt, had a soup-er time. Really, who has 2 bars in one backyard? The Epsteins do because they most definitely know how to throw a soup-er party. It was absolutely wonderful to be a part of the love and as a result of last week’s class and this blog, through my students and family I was able to present checks totally $800.00. That’s a lot of meals and a lot of mouths fed. Thanks for your soup-er generosity and support. Though this event is over, it is our hope to continue to spread awareness about the hungry. If we could all do just a little of that, all over the country, all over the world, we could make a big impact on hunger. Don’t we all remember our parents telling us to “eat up,” because there are people starving?!? Well, just because other people are hungry, we do NOT want to overeat! That just makes us a more disconnected society. Why should some have so much more than enough, throwing out leftovers and unused food when others could benefit. There are so many ways we can bridge the gap, if we only stay aware. On my way out, Mitch and I took a couple of treats from the Conscious Cupcake display. So beautiful and so good, Liz…and it was great talking with you in person! A special thanks, too, to Jon, Jeff, Deb and Nicole of JJR Photography. Need pics? They are the ones to go to.
Ironically, my Real Age health tip of the day is ….a soup-er way to lose weight! Yup, a simple reminder that people that eat more soup, lose more weight. Take the leftover vegetables (pretty much any of them) and cut them up and throw them in some water, and cook up a big pot of vegetable soup. You can add some protein with some beans ( or chicken if you must!) If you keep the soup high in vegetables and low in fat and sodium (you can add some broth, just watch the sodium content) you can drink your soup all day long and watch your waistline shrink. Soup. It does a body good.
Wishing you all a soup-er Friday. You know I HAD to say that 🙂