My share from the Ritz Carleton… Today is the day we stop letting our health stop us from fulfilling our mission in life… Watch it!
with Dr Sarah Marshall ND and others.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
8am registration. Event 8:45am-5pm
Dr Sarah Marshall ND, co-author of Food That Grows: A Practical Guide To Healthy Living With Whole Food Recipes, believes that health is about freedom. She will share how to get free from the physical health constraints and become fully empowered to live the life you want, the life you were really meant to live.
When we haven’t achieved our highest calling and know there is more for us, it is time to stop making compromises, and start developing the 5 major areas in our life: Faith, Foundation, Health, Relationships, and Finances.
For the first time ever, we are hosting a one day event like no other. It is a rare opportunity to experience personal growth and leadership development in such a nurturing and lush environment.
Come just as you are and be encouraged, empowered, and equipped to FLY to your Greatest heights and expand your vision of what is possible for your life.
Find your passion and the success you were designed for because “Success Is Your Natural State!” ™
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2 lbs brussle sprouts, trimmed of any discolored leaves and halved
6 ounces prosciutto, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl tossing in olive oil. Place on cookie sheet or in roasting pan. Roast for 30 minutes or until brussle sprouts are lightly browned.
Try This: This recipe is the basic standard we use for all our vegetable roasting. Add root veggies, red bell peppers, broccoli, or cauliflower for more diversity and different flavors.
Health Tip: Brussle sprouts are a Brassica vegetable in the mustard family (with cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale). These tasty vegetables are full of antioxidants like carotenoids and vitamin C and have anticancer properties. They are well known in nutritional medicine for the immune strengthening abilities as well.
Just about every time I make these, someone asks me if I added any maple syrup or brown sugar. I never do. Everyone is always surprised at how sweet sweet potatoes can be all on their own. FYI, they do tend to be sweeter than yams.—Sarah
2 large sweet potatoes
Sea salt to taste
Boil sweet potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes, drain, and puree until smooth and creamy with a hand blender. Add butter and salt to taste and serve piping hot.
Try This: Substitute any root veggie or winter squash, such as beets, parsnips, yams, sunchokes, rutabagas, turnips, carrots, acorn squash, delicate squash, pumpkins, and butternut squash.
Health Tip: Where there is color, there are nutrients. Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and potassium, and a very good source of vitamin A from beta-carotene, vitamin C, and manganese.
I made this recipe up just this past year for Thanksgiving. Two good friends were hosting the traditional dinner of thanks with a delicious Southwestern theme. We had a twenty-pound turkey rubbed in chili powder stuffed with onions, peppers, and tomatillos, appetizers of corn salsa and guacamole with chips, sides of this stuffing, red beans and rice, sopapillas, and flan for dessert. A friend from Arizona demanded traditional green bean casserole, so we added it to the mix. We toasted that day with home-made cilantro-lime margaritas. It was a perfect spicy feast to warm our insides while feet of snow fell outside.—Sarah
1 recipe GF cornbread (Grandma’s Unsweetened Cornbread Mix™ by the Cravings Place)
1 stick organic butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
2 jalapenos, minced (seeded if you desire less heat)
1 quart chicken bone broth
1 pound andouille sausage, crumbled in food processor
1 teaspoon sea salt
5 eggs, beaten well
Prepare the cornbread with the options of maple syrup, butter, and chili flakes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter in medium fry pan over medium heat. Sauté onion, celery, and jalapenos until onions are translucent, about 7 minutes.
Crumble cornbread into a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed veggies, broth, sausage, salt, and eggs, and combine well. Pour mixture into a greased baking pan and bake until stuffing is cooked through, about 45 minutes.
Try This: For a faster version, simply add andouille sausage to cornbread batter and bake as directed on package.
Health Tip: This is a great way to have a gluten-free Thanksgiving. We have passed this on to many of our patients, because when the holidays roll around, nobody wants to feel deprived, and this is one recipe that will become a Thanksgiving tradition and will please all types of eaters.
3 TBS olive oil
1 large onion
2 bunches organic kale
2 tablespoons tamari sauce (gluten free soy sauce substitute)
1 crisp red apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
Trim out the large stems of the kale and coarsely chop. Set aside.
Heat the 3 TBS of olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, add the onions and sauté for 5-6 minutes until they start to get soft. Add the greens, tamari, and apples. Stir them often until the greens get tender, about 4-7 minutes. Toss in sesame seeds at the end.
Transfer the cooked greens to a serving plate.
Try This: Add crumbled goat cheese or walnuts in place of the sesame seeds. Serve it as a side or this is a great topper to pork or chicken.
Health Tip: Kale and other dark greens are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C, and K. it helps detoxify the liver and is anticarcinogenic. So eat your greens!
- dark leafy greens (dandelion, beet greens, chard, kale, etc).
Foods that boost immunity:
- Cultured foods for their probiotics like kombucha, home canned/ pickled veggies, kimchi, sauerkraut, homemade yogurt or kefir if you can tolerate dairy.
- Colorful fruits and veggies for their anti-oxidants like beets, berries, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, carrots, kiwi, kale, cabbage, peaches, pumpkins, papaya and pineapple.
- Spices for their anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities like garlic, onions, mustard, turmeric, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, cloves, and cumin.
Don’t forget to play with these foods with friends and family for a happy healthy life.