Responsibility

This quote really resonated with me today.......

As a health professional I am continually reminded of  the importance of being an empathetic listener, meeting people where they are and recognizing sometimes people don't know what they don't know. I completely agree with this advice. I really do. Rome wasn't built in a day and there is no point in shoving a round peg in a square hole. Having said that I think we all need to be realistic about our motivations and goals. There is always a season and a reason. Every day we need to be true to ourselves, embrace our choices and give ourselves some grace. Sometimes things are hard. Not fun. Sometimes we can't give our all. No one wakes up and hopes to make a series of really bad decisions. But always... we must take responsibility. And accept the consequences regardless of whether we are interested or committed. No excuses. No blaming. No shame. 

Teresa

Brain Food

Brain Food

On a daily basis I can find incredible health and nutrition information all over the internet but to understand it I must always have a critical eye and perform thoughtful analysis. Not that I mind, but some days I just want someone smart to tell me the truth. Is that too much to ask? Yes? No! Do not fear. I have found a handful of blogs/information sources that allow me to relax and just learn, absorb and be inspired. And since I love to talk I thought I would tell you about one of my favorites!

For the last year I have been inspired by Dr. Jason Fung's blog at https://intensivedietarymanagement.com. Dr. Fung is a Canadian nephrologist who is seriously challenging the mainstream endocrinology/nutrition/diabetes world with his recommendations. And he is hilarious and entertaining. And not only does he have a tremendous amount of information on his blog, but he has written two books crammed full of great info. If you are looking for your next motivating, inspiring, health read check out The Obesity Code and The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting. Great info. Once you start reading his blog and books you won't be able to stop. That is ok. The information is invaluable. And motivating. And in some cases, maddening because it may challenge everything you have ever been told about nutrition, health, calories and obesity. Enjoy!

Teresa

One Jar Hollandaise Sauce

One Jar Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs.  Butter. Mustard. Lemon. Fermented Hot Sauce. Can it really get any better? Nope. 

There are no fewer than 128574 (or so) amazing Hollandaise Sauce recipes on the internet, but I think you need one more. Mine. Not sure how you cook, but I am a "some of this and some of that cook" most of the time. And by that I mean half of this, 2 of that kind of measuring. My point? This recipes requires no real measuring. Yes! 

You will need 1 large block of Kerrygold butter, 6 pasture-raised egg yolks (or half a dozen), the juice of half an organic lemon (or more or less) and a splash of mustard (something amazing that you love) and a splash of fermented hot sauce. Salt and pepper may come in handy depending on personal taste preferences. No need to get out anything bigger than a teaspoon. And since you will want to put this on everything and possibly even eat it with a spoon you should follow these steps ASAP....

1. Melt butter in a pint mason jar in a water bath until very hot (not boiling).

2. Separate egg yolks from whites. 

2. Pour egg yolks into high-speed blender (Vitamin or BlendTec) and add lemon juice, mustard and hot sauce (and anything else you want!). 

3. Turn blender on low for 5 seconds then increase speed to max/near max.

4. Pour hot butter in slowly (10-15 seconds) and watch the magic happen. Let it blend for an additional 10-15 seconds to thicken. 

5. Store in the mason jar in the refrigerator. Do not microwave to reheat. May be reheated in a mason jar placed in a water bath (takes 3-5 minutes). 

Enjoy!

Teresa 

 

Shingles and Nerves

Shingles and Nerves

Hi! Welcome! As you can see I decided to tackle my own business. Hang my own shingle. Eeek! I also decided to create my own website vs. hire a web designer since at my core I hate to be told that something is too hard for me. Double eeek!  I guess this is a bonus since the core of my business  requires me to help people do hard stuff. Like feel better, try new things and color outside the lines. I can't wait to help people feel empowered and in control. I won't go off on a tangent but I think for many when they "know" better they do better. I can't wait to help people get to "know" better. 

Excited to get started, but nervous. What am I forgetting? For some reason chatting nutrition in the hall seems so much easier than meeting with a client. If only we could all just be friends who meet for coffee and get support for our crazy busy lives, millions of mixed messages we are sent about health, nutrition, and cooking and general lack of work-life balance. If only! So until then, I'm going to see how many people I can help 1:1. I can't wait. 

In the meantime, those of you who made it this far.... please take a look around. If you see something wonky or are left with more questions than answers....please let me know. And if you know anyone who could benefit from nutritional therapy.....let them know about Nosh to Nourish Wellness. I will be working with a limited number of people because I can't run off and quit my day gig, but I will keep a waiting list. 

Until I think of something else exciting to say...

Teresa