This year has already proven to be a year of change. Many of my closest Mama friends have made big moves, Costa Rica, Indonesia, South Carolina, and Gainesville. All left the city and moved to farm communities. All striving to live healthier, more connected lives. I miss my dear friends, but I am excited for their new adventures(And, I am excited to have more places to go visit! Ha!) There are changes in the air for me too. I plan on taking a big trip this summer, to a magical land (not telling you where yet!). I will share my plan and journey with you soon. Stay Tuned….
Anyways, 2012 really is a year of change for all of us. One of the commitments I made to myself was better self-care. And that includes, rest, nutrition, exercise, meditation, and de-cluttering my house and life. I started homeschooling and I started spending more time working on my blog (writing is very therapeutic for me-Gemini). I am taking long walks and long baths.. and eating lots of vegetables.
Food is Medicine. I have mentioned before, that my son had a bad fall out of a tree, a couple months ago. His left arm was badly broken and he is left-handed. Boo. 😦 His break required surgery and two long rods. It was stressful, to say the least. And healing has been slow. To aid my son’s healing, and my own, I decided I needed to add more leafy greens to our diet. Unfortunately, organic, good quality fresh greens, can be hard to come by and expensive. I was still determined.
Almost as if I had manifested a miracle, a friend of mine, an organic farmer, moved back to town. He called me up out of the blue, and asked if I wanted some fresh vegetables.So now, every week, my friend, a young urban farmer, has been bringing me mountains of vegetables. I consider these veggies a miracle. I am full of gratitude.
Every week, the veggies are different. I am experimenting and learning many different ways to prepare all this healing food. I really feel a difference. I can see a difference in my skin. Today I made the most delicious salad. So delicious, that I have to share it.
Divine Kale avocado Salad
Step one: Prepare a marinade. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon raw honey, fresh minced garlic, and fresh thyme, to desired taste.
Step two: Cut the kale into small strips, I use scissors, it is quick
Step three: Pour marinade over Kale and chill for one hour
Step Four: Add fresh avocado (the more the better)
Step 5: Eat and feel good.
Try it, you will like it. (Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the salad, but make it anyways, it is good!)
Give thanks to farmers. Give thanks to our food.
Here’s to our Health! Be well. ~Tiff