I’m sending you so much love right now, you don’t even know.
Share love with your loved ones and YOU this holiday season.
And have a fucking blast. 🙂
- I’ve rediscovered my love of creating. When I was a child, I did all things creative. I would spend HOURS in my basement painting, drawing, creating. I even painted the table I worked on 4 or 5 times with different scenes. My art time was my saviour. Throughout high school (and university as well), they kind of beat the creative out of you, and I lost touch with my love. Recently I’ve just been letting myself create- including going to Paint Nite. Have you heard of this? It’s some amazing shit where you pick from (literally tons) of ‘paint nites’ in your area for a picture you like. You go to a restaurant, and drink, eat and learn to paint. It’s bloody fantastic. Even as I’m writing this I’ll be heading out in a few hours to my second one.
- The holidays are getting me down, to tell you the truth. I’m missing my grandmother, who passed away from cancer in the spring. While I’m excited about it, because of the great (mostly healthy) food, and time with family- grieving while celebrating is kind of a mind fuck. It is absolutely NOT stopping me from wearing my many (mostly cat-themed) Christmas T-shirts! I’m a festive cat-loving nerd. And that’s awesome.
- My goals for next year are getting me super excited. You’re hearing it here first- one of my big goals is to practice yoga every. damn. day. For the whole year! 365 days of yoga, 365 days of saying YES! to me. Some other goals for myself are to learn the art of Fencing (already signed up), eat more sprouts (yum) and to blog more. So look out for that.
- My hair is always a source of concern for me. Having PCOS, hair loss is something I face daily. While I mostly have a handle on it, when my life gets too stressful, I tend to show it in falling hair. This being a really weird, grieving holiday season for me- my hair is unhappy. For a long time I stopped colouring it, and have kept it short, thinking this is what’s best for hair. TOO fucking bad. I’m sick of living in fear, or feeling held back from my hair. So I dyed it, for the first time in over a year. It feels great! I will not allow my hair to bring me down. My hair brings me joy. I feel happy and confident in my hair.
What are your goals for 2016? Will you be pushing your boundaries for growth and transformation?
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Dysbiosis (improper gut bacteria)
- Nutrient Deficiency (think B6)
- Food Sensitivities
- Low Stomach Acid (HCl)
- Leaky Gut
- Candida (Yeast) Overgrowth
- And the list goes on. . .
Apple Cider Vinegar
- Four 4-oz fillets of salmon, deboned
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 avocados, pitted
- 1 tbsp fresh dill
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 2-3 green onions (scallions)
- juice and zest of one lemon
- water or broth to thin
- 1-2 tsp coconut aminos or gluten-free tamari
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 anchovies fillets (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 4-6 cups spinach, or a few leaves of kale or collard greens per person
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- lemon juice (optional) (I like to use raw apple cider vinegar with kale)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, and place the salmon filets on the sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Put in the oven and roast until cooked through, about 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven + fish thickness).
- Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a blender, place all ingredients avocados through onion powder. Blend until smooth. Add water or broth throughout to achieved desired consistency (I like mine on the thin side).
- During the last 5-7 minutes of the salmon cooking, make the spinach/greens. Heat a pan over medium heat with coconut oil until hot. Throw in garlic, and sauté 1-2 minutes- but don’t burn! Then add spinach or other greens and continually stir until all spinach is wilted and bright green. If it starts to take on the colour of those yucky canned green beans you’ve cooked it too long! Just before serving, add lemon juice is using and salt and pepper.
- Take out salmon once cooked and flaking easily. Serve on top of spinach drizzled with avocado sauce.
- NOTE: I used a mixture of collard greens and rapini in the picture. Use extra avocado sauce on any proteins of choice, as a salad dressing, veggies dip or sandwich spread.
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