Made this vegan dish last night and it was sooooo good. I love polenta. Instead of potatoes and leeks (didn’t have any), I added cauliflower and corn. I also added a chipotle pepper for some spice. Very flavorful and fulfilling. Getting back on the vegan train…all aboard!
There has been a lot of talk of meditation floating around recently…and it makes me happy! I have been using a very simple form of meditation for years to help with insomnia, long flights, bouts of anxiety, and etc and let me tell ya something, it has worked wonders. I am not a fan of taking medication (there seems to be a pill for everything these days) but before I discovered meditation, I popped a few pills in times of “crisis”. I can honestly say that the simple meditation I do has helped better than any pill ever has AND there are no negative side affects. There are many forms of meditation so if you have tried it in the past and it didn’t work for you, maybe you just were not doing one that works for you. I am currently working to make meditation part of my daily life and not just use it in stressful times. I’ll let you know how it goes;) I just got a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, my favorite modern day philosopher, titled “The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation” and cannot wait to get started. Meditation > Medication
haha! Granted there are a lot of things that are inaccurate (IMO) about the food pyramid to begin with, but this is just gold.
Open wide…”There’s always room for Jell-O!“
Gelatin in it’s rawest form.
Basically, it consists of the ground up noses, hooves, skin, ears, lips, bones and connective tissues of cows, pigs and/or horses. It’s boiled down to make snacks, food and medicine. Jell-O, fruit snacks, yogurt and even some frozen vegetables contain gelatin. It’s pretty fucking gross.
UGGGGGGG! Know where you food comes from.
Another example of how the people in control of the system are not setting us up for success. It is just ridiculous.
A great PDF cookbook from The Well Daily. I love every recipe!
Cancer: The Forbidden Cures
Babies exposed to high levels of common pesticides in the womb have lower I.Q. scores than their peers by the time they reach school age, according to three new studies.
The studies were financed by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Research in the 1980s linked childhood lead exposure to lower intelligence, dyslexia, higher risk for dropping out of school and a range of behavioral and developmental problems. As a result of that research, lead was removed from gasoline to prevent exposure from car exhaust, and it was also removed from paints and other consumer products.
“When we took lead out of gasoline, we reduced lead poisoning by 90 percent, and we raised the I.Q. of a whole generation of children by four or five points.’’
(via the NYTimes)