Wow Lady Gaga, is getting some serious attention (good, bad and otherwise) since wearing her “meat” outfit to the MTV Awards a few weeks ago. I really like her–her music–and the way she stands up for what she believes in. The outfit was kindof shocking and Ellen Degeneres poked some fun while she also enlightened her, the next day on the Ellen Show. Ellen presented her with a (actually adorable) bikini made out of green veggies. Its so great when education can come in a light and funny way. It seems way too much anger and hostility surrounds the vegan vs. meat eating “agenda.” I truly, truly hope that those of you who read this blog know that my goal is always just to share what I learn. There are few things I believe in more than CHOICE, so no matter what it is I share on this blog, it is strictly me sharing…How you live, what you eat, what classes you take….they are all YOUR choices! Sure, in my heart, I always hope the people I care about make choices that best enhance their own health and happiness, and it is my belief that almost all that is best for us, is best for the world at large.
A few months ago, Carole sent me a recipe for kale chips. The first time I made them, I didn’t dry the leaves enough…and I used too much olive oil and the never really got crisp. Earlier this week, I used some locanto kale (also know as dinosaur kale). After removing the stem, I tore the leaves into pieces and tossed them with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some kosher salt. After baking them in a 350degree oven for about 15-20 minutes I had yummy, crunchy, (I bet you can’t eat just one) kale chips. What a great snack, and so nutritionally dense! Warning–keep tooth pick and floss handy and don’t eat on a date! Thanks, Carole! I will be making those again soon!
It’s really exciting for me to continue to hear some great health stories from some of my students who have leaned heavily into the plant-based diets. From decreasing steroids, to no longer needing diabetes medication and best of all, no longer really counting calories, the reports keep coming in and they are all positive! For me, it’s definitely been a solid 6 months since I made the transition to a completely plant-based diet and I feel great. My weight is almost at it’s lowest and my energy is over-the-top.
And speaking of energy, time to go burn some! Have a great Thursday. Thanks for stopping in. If you are new to this site you can leave a comment by simply clicking the comment link at the bottom of this blog. It will come to me privately for approval if it’s your first time. If you want it to remain private (as I know many of you do) feel free to send me an email through the “contact” link on the top left side of the home page. I also remind you that the links on the bottom left of any pages on my site are sponsored by google. They are very safe links. ENJOY! Just this morning I spent a good amount of time searching through an a link to home gardening. It was excellent and I learned a lot. Now I can’t wait to plant some root veggies in our garden! LIFE IS GREAT. Whatever choices you make, I hope LIFE IS GREAT for you, too!