Saturday, February 28, 2009

Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows!

These turned out so good!! I am going to cut them out and make some sort of Easter treat. Like chocolate covered Easter eggs. Maybe put a little homemade caramel, or nuts on top before covering them with chocolate.
I am not saying this is something you should eat everyday! But it is made with honey, no sugar added, no artificial ANYTHING added!
AND the possibilities are...............ENDLESS!
I will post the recipe in the near future.

What I Had for Dinner/ Papa Murphy's Pizza

Papa Muphy's Vegetarian pizza with white sauce. I sprinkled red pepper flakes on them, and YES, I ate all 3 pieces.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bosch Class Friday March 27th at Noon

I just found out the date I will be doing my next Bosch class.
Friday March 27th at Noon.

We will be making 2 different recipes:
1-Soft Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies---you know those BIG round sugar cookies with the pink frosting? Well this recipe is a MUCH healthier version and tastes delicious! Of course we will have some type of healthy frosting to decorate with. This recipe would make a great Easter activity to do with the family.

2-Homemade Marshmallows made with honey---who knew you could make homemade marshmallows! They are yummy and easy to make!
We will be doing some kind of Easter theme with the marshmallows as well. Maybe marshmallow eggs with chocolate on top?

Mark your calendars this is going to be one of my "sweetest" classes!

P.S. The Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies recipe is in my book--but the Homemade Marshmallow recipe is not, so if you want that recipe you will have to come to the class!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What I Had for Dinner--Which was my lunch--Roasted Chicken with Onions, Black Beans and Spinach

That's one thing I love about making roasted chicken. There is always leftovers. YUM!
So this is my lunch since I am trying the "no meat at dinner time" for awhile. So far I like it.
Roasted chicken, sauteed onions, black beans, and spinach. Topped with a dolop of sour cream and a warmed corn tortilla on the side.
This was a great lunch and took me about 5 minutes to prepare.

What I Had for Dinner/ Brown Rice with Black Beans and Vegetables

Since I have been doing this experiment of not eating meat at dinner---this is what I had for dinner 2 days ago. Sorry I am behind on my posting.
It is just brown rice with parsley, butter and red pepper flakes, peas, baked sweet potato and sauteed green beans.
My family had roasted chicken with this. I had the chicken the next day at lunch which I will show on my next post.

Dessert/ Everything Bars

I made this dessert the other night. It has a cookie crust base made with fresh ground whole wheat and honey. Then on top I put naturally sweetened chocolate and peanutbutter chips, soaked and dried almonds, unsweetened coconut, and raisins.
It tasted VERY good--I just need to tweak the crust a little, the texture wasn't quite right. I will post the recipe when it's perfected!
I just want to post things like this to show people that you DON'T need sugar to get sweets!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Food Coach

I am in the process (almost finished) of writing a coaching program to help people change their diets. I will give them ideas-and direction-help them "convert" to a healthier lifestyle-go shopping with them-be their cheerleader! etc etc.

If you were looking for a food coach what would you want from them?
What would you want THEM to do for you?

Remember I will be approaching this from my "soul-purpose."

"As I walk with Christ, as a luminary; I stand in humility and confidence in helping others to AWAKEN the VITALITY their souls ALREADY possess."

Cool Art By Tanner

Tanner is a great artist--He took the picture and then tweaked it on the computer.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What I Had for Dinner/ Brown Rice and Ground Beef

This is what we had for dinner last night. Although I saved my meat portion for today--because I am experimenting with not eating meat after 3pm.

Ground beef with onions, salt and pepper. Cooked carrots--sauteed in butter and olive oil. I LOVE THESE they turn out so SWEET! And raw spinach--which we threw some dressing on. Fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, olive oil, a drop of raw honey, garlic powder. Whatever?

I made extra brown rice to use throughout the week. I will end up making Simple Rice Pudding for sure, and probably some other dish as well.

Simple Rice Pudding:Raw milk, raw honey, cinnamon and rice. Great breakfast food!! Quick and easy. You can also make this with cooked barley, soak them overnight first--they are even better.

Brown rice is VERY GOOD! It did take me a few tries to get used to it. What REALLY got me hooked is brown rice with sweet and sour chicken and teriyaki sauce. Not together of course.

So....................if you are not a fan of brown rice--try it in some really great dishes that have a lot of sauce. Soon you will like brown rice more than white rice. Which I do!!

Azure Standard

I am joining Azure Standard--this is a bulk foods delivery system--co-op or whatever.
They have everything from frozen foods to refrigerator foods to shelf foods to produce. Much of it is organic and they deliver in my area (maybe it's the same everywhere) once each month.
I will be placing an order in March.
Check it

Monday, February 23, 2009

Thought for the day

"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion.There is a great difference."

Luciano Pavarotti1935-2007, Opera Singer


Okay I have a question for you'all!
What would you do if someone told you to eat your largest meal for breakfast or lunch? couldn't eat meat after 2 or 3 in the afternoon?
How would you plan your meals? What would you have to change? What would you then have for dinner? What would you have for lunch? What would you have for breakfast?

Now remember our ancestors ate this way. They had a large breakfast, pretty large lunch (dinner) and a small supper. I know in other countries this way of eating is still practiced.

Would you even attempt to make the change?
What about your kids who are in school?
What about husbands who are gone at work?

Would crawl in a corner and suck your thumb and cry............
would you think about it.............
would you pretend you never heard such a crazy idea?

There are no wrong answers--just looking for feedback

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sprouted Wheat

This is sprouted wheat. I don't know if you can see it or not, but there is a tiny little white sprout on the end of the wheat. This is what it should look like, after sprouting. Although you can let it sprout longer if you wish. I have found that if I let it go too long--they tend to get sour.
I soaked this wheat (1 1/2 cups of wheat in a quart jar) for about 2 days, give or take a little. I rinsed them 3 times each day, and then filled them again with water.

Once they sprouted I drained them, placed them in a towel to dry them as much as possible. And spread them out on a baking sheet. (I lined the baking sheet with wax paper)
I then baked them in a 250°F oven for about 2 hours. Check them every 30 minutes, or until they are dry.

I will allow them to fully cool on the tray overnight. Then I will grind them and hopefully, make some pie.
This wheat makes great cookies!

**Soaking grains before we eat them allows the body to get more nutrition from them. It breaks down the outer layer of the grain (phytic-acid) which inihibits the utilization of certain nutrients like, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper etc.
Most whole grains contain phytic-acid in their outer layer.
Buckwheat, millet and brown rice have low levels of phytic-acid, therefore little or no soaking is required.
Quinoa, wheat, and barley are some grains with high amounts of phytic-acid, so soaking is always preferred.

What I Had for Dinner/ Chicken Sandwiches

Yesterday I made Roast Chicken and Fettuccini Alfredo, but my camera ate the picture-Sorry!
So today we had some leftover chicken--and I didn't feel like cooking.
We had chicken sandwiches, with the sprouts shown above, raw sliced sweet potatoes, avocado and artichoke hearts. On my sandwhich I put organic mayo, chicken, sea salt and black pepper, onion, jalapeno's, lettuce and cilantro. I didn't feel like 2 slices of bread-so I just used one.
**Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, C and manganese.
The sprouts above are a mixture of--alfalfa, radish, mung bean, lentil and broccoli.
If you haven't tried sprouting, it is VERY simple.
Purchase sprout seeds (online or at a health food store), soak them in a glass jar in water overnight- then drain them. You can either leave them in the jar or place them in a sprout tray like the one above. Rinse them twice each day, morning and night. Depending on the seeds they will sprout anywhere from 2-4 or so days.
They are NUTRIENT RICH and full of goodness. You can add them to salads, sandwiches, throw them in a bowl of soup, or on top of just about anything.
My kids like to just eat them from the tray.
Typically you would do a larger batch than the one I did---I was trying it out because I haven't made them for awhile.
This is a great item to have in your food storage also. In the event that we couldn't get fresh produce--this would be a life saver!

Homemade Granola

This granola is VERY good--and healthier than ANYTHING you could buy!

You start out by soaking the oats overnight in water and yogurt. (Next time I will add raw honey too)

When you soak the grains you break down the phytic-acid (which inhibits the utilization of nutrients like magnesium, calcium, iron etc. in the grain as well as pulling them from your body) will get more nutrition from the grain if it is soaked first---and second of all your body has less work to do when eating them--they are somewhat pre-digested. Not to mention DELICIOUS!!

Soaked Granola

3 cups whole oats

1/2 cup plain yogurt (you can use maple or vanilla as long as it is natually sweetened-I like the Brown Cow brand)

1 cups water

Mix together and soak overnight. Pre-heat your oven to 300°F. Break the oats apart and spread out on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 60 minutes, or until dry and crunchy. Stir the oats every 20 minutes and continue to break apart as they dry.

To serve add some soaked, dried nuts, dried fruits, cinnamon, honey, dates etc etc. Whatever you like. You can also make a yogurt parfait with the granola. Layer maple or vanilla yogurt, fruit and granola. This makes a GREAT quick breakfast on the go.

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What I Had for Dinner/ Chow

I normally dont' like pre-packaged foods--but THIS I just couldn't resist!! YUMMY!

GOTCHA! Just kidding--that is what my doggie ate for dinner!! HA HA!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Facing the Giants

This is an inspiring, amazing movie. This clip is the MOST AMAZING thing I have EVER seen.

I want you to think of this from a spiritual perspective. The "coach" is Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ- with legions of angels all around them. "We" are the players with heavy loads on our backs.
Remember this video clip whenever you think you have nothing left to give!!

Architecture of All Abundance Chapter 9

Architecture of All Abundance by Lenedra Carroll

If you haven't already figured this out---I LOVE this book!
An interesting side note-Lenedra Carroll just happens to be Jewel (the singers) mom. You might have also figured out that I LOVE Jewel's music. I loved her music even before I knew about or read Architecture of All Abundance. But now......I love it even more, because I understand the meanings in the lyrics. They hold a lot of power.

I also LOVE the fact that both Lenedra and Jewel are fulfilling their "soul purpose," they are living their lives WITH purpose. That lights my fire!!!

Just think for a moment what this world would be like if EVERYONE lived their lives with purpose--they only did those things that brought true fulfillment. Would our world lack anything? Absolutely NOT! BECAUSE we ALL have been given different gifts and talents by our God and He makes no mistakes!! He has already created ALL that we need--and can create more as needed!

Okay-Chapter 9
The first quote from the book fits exactly with what I was saying above. (And I just opened the book--how cool is that?)

"The universe is constantly saying yes to us. It only says yes. It is our task to discover what within us it is saying yes to."

The concept that Lenedra uses in this chapter to describe how this all works is something similar to throwing a pebble into a pond. Ripples go out--but what we don't see or realize is that underneath those same ripples, are coming back to us. Not only are they coming back--but they exactly match the ripples we sent out.
This not only applies to our actions--but our thoughts! So if you send out fearful thoughts-you will get fear in return; if you send out loving thoughts-you will get love in return; if you send out confusing thoughts-you will get confusing situations in return.
I think the concept is easy to understand--but putting this into practice in our lives--in a POSITIVE way will take some practice; IF you are not already doing this.

"Each person has a measurable frequency, or wave, or prime tone."
"If fear is your primary tone it then reverberates out to your surroundings and the responsive universe says, 'Yes, there is indeed a fearful world, let me bring it unto you.'"
"If desire sets your prime tone then the abundant source says, 'Indeed, you are granted that.'" "And you experience more desire, you always crave, always yearn and want because that is your primary tone. Desire begets desire."

Now--does this mean that we can never fear or have another negative emotion in our lives?
NO- when those situations come up (which they will) where you are having a negativity and you can't take the time at that moment to constructively deal with it. You acknowledge the fealing-ask yourself to contain it (in a box in your mind) and you get back to it later.
When you have time to deal with this emotion--start asking it questions.

Lenedra speaks of a game she started playing when she was young, called "12 What Else."
"In the game, I asked myself to name twelve possibilities other than the one that occurred to me first."

Doing this can give you a different perpespective and you are less likely to just look at the situation from your own needs and fears etc.

We so often CREATE a story around a troubling situation that doesn't even exist.
For instance---when I was waiting for my book to be printed, it was taking an unusually long time. I started to get worried-I started to fear. I then created this story in my mind that "they have stolen my book!, they have already printed it and are selling it around the world without my knowledge!" This was NOT true-- and I later found out that the first printer the publisher sent my book to was trying to pull some funny business. The publisher saw this for what it was-pulled out and went to another printer.

1-Notice your thought waves--what are you sending out? A good way to tell this is.......What are you getting back?
2-Pay attention to different situations and see how many times you add in your own "story" and if it is reality or not.
3-Play 12 What Else--this can bring you deep understanding that you have never had before! Allow yourself to step back and look at things from a neutral point of view. Which in turn will bring peace into your life.

And last but not least--KNOW that God loves you-He will help you!
"...Ask and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Draper Temple Open House

These 2 pictures were taken from the bus. This temple is considerably smaller than the other temples I have been in. It was very cozy feeling.

Everything was SO ORGANIZED--they had the busses and buildings all color coded. So you could get back to the building you started from.

This was taken at the Stake Center right next to the temple. No picture taking is allowed in the temple--but ANYONE can go through the tour.

We were bussed over to the temple from a church building--so they could accomodate the crowds.

This is Alex from our ward. Hi Alex hope you don't mind me putting this on my blog!

Who is this beautiful girl? Oh wait--she is mine! Lucky me!

We were lucky enough to get to go to the Draper Temple open house. The temple is beautiful inside and out. Stone and wood imported from other countries, it's just amazing.

I also was priviledged enough to serve there during the open house a couple of weeks ago. I was with a group covering the first shift. So when we got to the temple no one else was there. It was so peaceful and wonderful to sit in the house of the Lord for about 30 minutes before the tours started.

One person that came through commented "A lot of trees died for this temple." I just smiled and quietly whispered "yes," because it is a silent tour. But what I really wanted to say is "we are just giving the trees back the the person who made them, the trees are not ours:)"

18th Anniversary!

Miguel and I have been married for 18 years. At least 1 of them has been good! Just kidding. They have all been good. Miguel is such a great husband and father.

Our anniversary was really lame. I was not feeling well but we still wanted to go out to eat at our favorite Indian (middle eastern) restaurant. The food was GREAT! The company for Miguel was not. We joked that he should have just taken my picture with him instead of me, and he would have had more fun.
**I have got to learn how to cook more middle eastern food. WE LOVE IT!!

What I Had for Dinner/ Bean and Cheese Quesadillas and Salsa

Okay...there is really nothing to this. Some corn tortillas, black beans, cheese, sour cream, avocado, lettuce. (Quesadilla) Then....some health food store corn chips (they are the best!) And last but not least homemade fresh salsa!!

**I need to give special thanks to Tanner (my camera man and my photo editor!) He is doing a great job--and I am so grateful for his help. I never would have gotten all of these photo's out last week if it weren't for him.

Fresh Salsa

8-10 small-medium tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup sweet onion, chopped fine
½-1 cup chopped cilantro
Juice from ½ lemon
1-2 jalapeno’s, finely chopped
Sea salt to taste
Chop the tomatoes, onion and cilantro and mix together in a bowl. Stir in the lemon. Add the sea salt to taste then add the jalapeno to desired heat. Serve with Homemade Corn Chips (page ) or sliced vegetables. This is best at room temperature

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I admit it--I am craving spring!! I want warmth-sunlight-and fresh vegetables!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Out of the Fog

Okay-so this last week has been pretty bad. I was sick all week with the flu and a cold or a clu and the fold. Whatever? You know what I mean right?
So today is the first day that I have felt alive again, and guess what? The sun is out and it's a beautiful day!
There is almost nothing I like better than the sun in the winter! It warms my soul-it makes me happy---------

"Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them." W. Clement Stone

Breakfast/ Whole Grain Waffles and Homemade Strawberry Syrup

We had this for breakfast on saturday. Homemade whole grain waffles with homemade strawberry syryp and sweetened plain yogurt. Oh ya--don't forget the egg. SO GOOD!
I have been trying to re-create the good ol' Eggo Waffle--of course the healthy way. I like the texture of eggo waffles-maybe not the taste so much. I think this recipe is closer than I have gotten before. When they come out of the waffle iron they are very soft-but they crisp up as they cool--which I like!
Soft Wheat Flour Waffles

4 eggs
¼ cup raw honey
1/3 cup grape seed oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups raw milk
2 1/4 cups fresh-ground soft wheat flour
3 tbsp aluminum-free baking powder
½ tsp sea salt

Blend the wet ingredients together until well combined. Stir in the dry ingredients until smooth. Allow the batter to rest for 5 minutes. Bake in a waffle iron according to manufacturers directions. Top with maple syrup or Apple Syrup (page ).
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For the Strawberry syrup:
Frozen strawberries
Raw honey
Cornstarch and water
Heat the strawberries and mash with a potato masher. Stir in the cornstarch and water and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and sweeten to taste with raw honey.
Sweetened Yogurt
Plain yogurt
Raw honey
Mix together to your liking.

What I Had for Dinner/ Lentil Soup

This is seriously one of my FAVORITE soups in the whole world! It is simple, healthy and EASY to make. It can also have TONS of variations. This recipe is in the book.

Lentil Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
3 medium carrots chopped
5 cups beef broth or water
1 ½ cups dried lentils, rinsed or even better, soaked overnight in water
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Juice from 1 lemon
½ cup steamed, brown rice or quinoa (optional)
Fresh-chopped cilantro (optional)
Fresh-chopped tomato (optional)

Heat oil in large sauce pan, sauté onions and carrots for 5 minutes. Add broth and lentils and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are cooked through. Add brown rice or quinoa, lemon juice, seasoning it with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and tomato on top.

*This is my favorite soup to eat when I have a bad stomach day. It just seems to soothe my insides.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Spice Cake with Vanilla Custard

"Birds Custard Powder"----is a pretty new discovery for me. I got it at Harmons, so I am assuming they have it in other stores as well.

I wouldn't call this a "healthy food" necessarily but it is not bad either. The only ingredients are:

Cornflour (cornstarch), salt, vanilla, color (annatto)

You then add your own milk and sweetener. I used raw milk and raw honey-however you do have to cook the stuff. You could use coconut milk, maybe almond milk (not sure about that one) real maple syrup or agave. I have made this several times with different variations.

Vanilla and nutmeg
Pistachios and almond extract (you know, the good old fashioned pistachio pudding you get that's green? well this tastes even better than that stuff and doesn't have sugar or artificial coloring!!)

Cocoa powder and cinnamon could be added also.

This is MUCH easier than making homemade pudding from scratch-plus it takes very few ingredients!! Also--no eggs! You can serve it warm or chilled.
I put vanilla and nutmeg in it this time to go with the Spice Cake.
The Spice Cake is actually one of my FAVORITES!! It is so moist and yummy! This recipe is in my book--so if you like it, get the book and you will have even more healthy, delicious recipes to use!!
Spice Cake

½ cup butter
1 ¼ cups raw honey
½ cup sour cream
3 eggs
1 cup raw milk
2 ½ cups fresh-ground whole wheat flour
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves
¾ tsp nutmeg

Cream butter and honey until well blended. Mix in sour cream. Add eggs one at a time beating in between each addition. Stir in milk. Mix in 1 cup flour with all other dry ingredients. Add remaining flour and mix just until blended. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
Bake in a pre-heated 350°F oven for 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Top with naturally sweetened apple sauce and Sweetened Whipped Cream (page ).
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By Tiffany Perez
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Website is almost done!!!!!!!

My website should be up either this weekend or by monday at the latest.

What I Had for Dinner/ Roast Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Good old fashioned cooking, but SO EASY! Roast the chicken in the oven (325°F) for about 2 hours or so and besides the prep work, you don't even have to look at it. Cook some potatoes and mash them. Make gravy from the drippings from the chicken. You should try it, it's GOOD!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What I Had for Dinner-Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza's on homemade whole wheat bread, and sauteed green beans.

This is a great dish when you don't have a lot of time, AND everyone gets to put what they want on their own pizza. Kids really like helping with this one.
I like artichoke hearts, olives, onions, red bell pepper, jalapeno's and cheese. I don't use pizza sauce on mine, I prefer just a little smear of good quality mayonnaise. You could also use butter or olive oil if you don't want to use mayo.
For traditional pizza sauce I just use tomato paste. Add a little garlic, italian seasonings, water and sea salt.
Top it all off with fresh grated parmesan cheese, and you are in pizza heaven!!

What I Had for Dinner-Beef & Roasted White and Sweet Potatoes

Beef Rib Steaks, broccolli, roasted thyme and rosemary potatoes, and roasted sweet potoatoes.

Oh.....and if you came to my class you will know why sweet potatoes are good for you:)

Monday, February 9, 2009

What I Had For Dinner-Italian Pasta and Sausage

I am creating a new topic list. I am going to post as often as possible (with pictures) what I had for dinner. Hope you like it.

This is the first entry. I call it Italian Pasta and Sausage, you can call it YUMMY!

The parmesan cheese looks weird in this picture, once it hit the hot pasta it got white spots on it. It's not mold!!

The sausage I use is from Harmons, they make their own sausage without any MSG or preservatives, and this one (Garlic Chicken) is made out of chicken not pork. I am not a pork fan.

The sky's the limit as far as what you want to put into this dish. I always put garlic, fresh or canned tomatoes, and fresh basil. Then the rest depends on what's in the fridge. Fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, green beans, zucchinni, red bell pepper, fresh mozzarella, etc etc. Served over whole grain pasta. I prefer whole wheat semolina, I don't really like whole wheat pasta. They taste VERY different to me. But then again I think I have turned into a food snob. Sorry!

We also had a green salad with a VERY simple balsamic dressing.

Balsamic Vinegar (good quality)

Extra-virgin olive oil

A little raw honey

Fresh-ground black pepper

Sea salt

Delicious!! Oh Ya, the Italian Pasta and Sausage recipe is in my book if you are interested.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thanks to all my customers

I just want to thank all of you who came to my class on Feb 4th. It is fun to see the same people coming back again. I really hope you are all getting what you need from the classes. Do not be afraid to email me with questions or requests. I will help where I can.


My Soul Purpose Mission Statement

I went to a 3 day workshop/seminar a couple of weeks ago and I now have a mission statement, for myself and my business. Which essentially is the same thing I guess.

I think it important that all people create a mission statement for their own lives, businesses do it, and companies do it, so why shouldn't we? It will really add focus and direction in your life and make what you are doing so much more meaningful. It has always been really important to me to live my life with purpose. I have now clarified what my purpose is-- at this time in my life anyway.

The cool thing about "the way" that we learned to find our purpose in life at this workshop is we can always go back and "morph" it into wherever we are in life. AMAZING!!

Here is my "soul-purpose mission statement."

"As I walk with Christ, as a luminary, I stand in humility and confidence in helping others to awaken the vitality their souls already possess."

I would like to explain this a little.
"As I walk with Christ"--is pretty self explanatory. I want to live my life as Christ would have me, and I know that I need His help along the way. The visual I have of this (in my head) is walking hand in hand with our Savior.
"--as a luminary"-- I found the word luminary under 'leader' in the dictionary. I look at myself as more of a 'teacher' or 'guide.' AND I want the 'light of Christ' in me as I do this.
"--I stand in humility and confidence"--I need to stay humble, willing to learn as well as teach, and I could always use a little more confidence. Not only in myself but in the Lord and what He can do.
"--helping others to awaken the vitality their souls already possess."-- I want to help others to wake up, both physically and spiritually. I believe that all people have the ability to heal either body and/or spirit in some way. Somewhere inside of each one of us we already possess good physical and spiritual health, vitality! exuberance! My job is to somehow help you find it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Asian Salad and Dressing

This is one of the things we had for dinner. It turned out really good and has very simple ingredients. We had Ham Fried Rice with it, only it didn't have ham or rice. Just kidding, it did have rice, but no ham. I had a little bit of natural bacon that I put in just for the flavor. We don't eat pork much. A strange thing happened to me after I became healthy, I started craving green vegetables. Seriously if I don't have green vegetables with my dinner I feel totally ripped off! I was not like that before.
*This is not in my book.
Asian Salad and Dressing

1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp Tamari sauce
¼ tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Sea salt to taste

Mix the vinegar, Tamari sauce and the honey together until the honey dissolves. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour over 4 cups fresh baby spinach, mix and serve.
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By Tiffany Perez
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Kudo's to Tanner

I have to brag a little bit for just a minute. Tanner my 14 year old got an award from school in the mail last week.

They did Iowa Tests at school and Tanner placed in the top 10% in the NATION in 4 categories!! Reading--Science--Social Studies--Total Composite

Way to go Tanner you're awesome! Could you please just start taking some business classes to help me out a little?? Oh and by the way he is not too bad in math either, I stopped being able to help him with his math in about 4th grade. I don't do math, I cook, remember!