Cauliflower mash!

Cauliflower seems to be all the rage this year. I absolutely love it and find it to be a great addition to many dishes. I recently made a braised beef dish. I added 2 cups (a half of a head) of cauliflower rice to the dish. It melted in and added texture, fiber, and a white vegetable!

Cauliflower may be underestimated for its health benefits containing a rich assortment of vitamins and minerals as well as phytonutrients and antioxidants that help keep our immune system strong. Cauliflower is also a watery vegetable that helps to hydrate the body.

Pressing in, changing attitude and welcoming the moment…

I had a meeting scheduled the other day, and a full load of work that needed my attention. I could almost feel the palpable wall in my mind I had built up to my hostile feelings about the meeting. It was a Zoom networking meeting and would take an hour plus out of my day. I was not “feeling it”.

“Be Open To Receive” came to my mind. I needed to change my mindset. I thought:

-> Be open to receive community

-> Be open to receive what others had to offer

Do You Suffer From Acid Reflux?

1 out of 3 people suffer from Acid Reflux or stomach issues

1 out of 3? That is crazy! I remember hearing years ago that 1:4 women suffer from breast cancer, and that haunted me. Hearing this statistic about stomach issues had the same affect on me. Why are so many people suffering?

Becoming a health coach and learning about diseases that plague us, and where I could help people…this kind of article elevates the need for helping people.

Acid reflux happens when your food is coming back up the esophagus creating an…

Sweet Potato Bread

I always feel like baking. I worked in restaurants my entire life, and a bakery for three years. When my kids were younger I would always bake on the weekends, scones and muffins. Now being an empty-nester I need to justify baking— I really don’t want the extra calories sitting waiting for me to eat them! I bake and give away or freeze the results.

In my quest to bake healthy, gluten-free and “feel good” about my product, i.e. not too much guilt eating it… I made up this recipe! I like to experiment with ingredients and try new recipes…

When considering your week, think about what you may make for dinner. I like having my freezer full with protein choices, then I just have to prepare and shop for the veggies. We get our fish from Wild Alaska, and meat from Wild Pastures https://wildpastures.com/ .

Last night I had some pork sausages that we grilled. With the sausages I cut up cauliflower, broccoli and one carrot and steamed that, and heated some creamed corn that I made the night before, and we used that up.

This morning for my first meal I diced one of the sausages, sautéed it…

My husband has been getting headaches occasionally and has been using an electrolyte supplement in his water to see if it would help. This got my Health Coach brain wanting to learn more about electrolytes, which led me down a rabbit hole!

I learned that we should be getting 3,000 to 4,000 mg of potassium a day!

Potassium helps to balance fluids and minerals in your body, helps your body maintain normal blood pressure, and helps your muscles contract and your nerves function normally.

When you think of potassium you normally think of bananas, right? What foods do you need…

I was talking with a client…. who is a school teacher. In the beginning of the school year it was extremely difficult for her to plan due to the inconsistent messaging about school opening.

Almost on a daily basis she was told different messages: -> plan for Zoom -> plan for kids coming to school. I know many parents had the same uneven messages coming to them!

During our conversation I asked her, when she looked back on her life, was her life always stable and even, or was it unstable? She laughed and said her life was never stable…

Is Your Internal “Check Engine” Light On?

Is your “check engine” light on? Our cars have a nifty way of telling us that they need attention by lighting up and alarming us to bring the car in. Our bodies also have warning signs that we need some attention. Those signs can be inflammation, chronic stress, thyroid problems, pre-diabetes, weight gain, stomach issues and/or chronic pain.

So let’s say you take yourself to the doctor. The doc may order some labs, do some bloodwork, ask you to watch your diet more carefully, or prescribe a pill. …

Can I talk honestly with you? Can we talk about fear? Fear is what many people are feeling in heightened form since the pandemic hit. Call it fear on steroids! Fear has taken over, and our bodies are feeling it.

We were (and are) hit daily with Covid-19 statistics, the immortality rate, and mandates handed down to keep us safe. We are working from our homes with kids under our feet, and not exercising enough.

The fear of getting the illness has made many not leave their homes since March of 2019.

Fear. We are hard-wired to use fear as…

It is the New Year! Maybe your home is still festive with decorations, or perhaps they have all been taken down and you are now ready to embark 2021. It has been a year that we all want to close the book on, for sure!

The nation as a whole has terrible statistics for 2020, with more weight gained, more processed food purchased, more alcohol consumption. Don’t let the pandemic be your excuse to eat bad food, and treat yourself less than the spectacular human you are!

As we reflect over the year — well it has been a hum-dinger…

Janet Neustedter

Restaurant Trained Chef, Functional Medicine Health Coach, Wife, Empty Nester Foodie

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