Fun Stuff!

Be updated on events and happenings. . .
To join my mailing list ~ click here to send us your contact information

Quote of the Month

"When I am trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, almost miraculously "

                           ~ Shakti Gawain

Recipe of the month

Spinach Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
(High in Protein, Fiber & Nutrients ~ and low in Fat)

1 package of won ton wrappers (Found in the tofu section of your grocer)
1 (16 ounce) bag of Frozen Spinach
1 can Great Northern or Cannelini Beans, drained and rinsed
8 cloves of Garlic, chopped
2 (28 ounce) cans of Crushed Tomatoes
2 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
2 small Onions
2 Tbsp fresh Parmesean Cheese
1 can Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
1/4 cup fresh chopped Basil
Add Salt and Pepper to your taste

1. Saute over medium heat, one of the chopped onions and half of the chopped garlic in 3 tablespoons of the vegetable broth.Add more broth if necessary until onions are tender.

2. Add frozen spinach and cook 5-10 minutes until spinach is thawed completely.

3. Put drained Beans in the blender, add Spinach mixture, Parmesean Cheese and Lemon Juice. Blend, adding vegetable broth a little at a time to help blend easily.

4. Once blended, open the package of won ton wrappers and keep them moist by placing a wet paper towel on top. Have a cup of water and a sheet of wax paper laid out on your table.

5. To assemble: Take one wonton wrapper and place 1 tsp of spinach filling into the center of wrapper. Dip your finger in the cup of water and wet the edges of the wrapper. Place another wonton wrapper on top and press outside edges gently together. Place ravioli on your wax paper and repeat until wontons are all used. Place the wax paper with ravioli into the freezer and freeze for 15 minutes.
Save extra spinach mixture for marinara sauce.
(You can either cook the ravioli now or you can place them in freezer bags and keep frozen until ready to use.)

6. To cook ravioli: Place ravioli a few at a time into rapid boiling water.
Cook for
2-4 minutes and drain.

Marina Sauce:
1. Saute in a sauce pan, 1 chopped onion and the rest of the garlic (4 chopped cloves) with 3 Tbsp vegetable broth over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Add more vegetable broth if necessary to prevent garlic from burning.

2. Add two cans of crushed tomatoes and leftover spinach mixture and cover pan.
Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

3. Add fresh Basil 5 minutes prior to serving. Add salt and pepper to taste. Eat and enjoy!

Asana of the month:


Strengthens the shoulders, arms, wrists, abdominals, back, hip flexors and ankles

How to do this pose:
(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing new exercise)

1. Begin kneeling on the floor on your hands and knees with your hands directly under your shoulders.

2. Spread your palms on the floor with your middle fingers aiming directly in front of you and the rest of your fingers fanning out from there.

3. Inhale. As you exhale tuck your toes under and lift your knees off the floor.

4. Now lengthen your legs and your spine by lengthening the top of your head out in front of you and gently pressing the heels behind you. Engage your abdominals by contracting and pulling the abdominal muscles in and up (in towards the spine and up towards the ribcage). Think of keeping the body as one straight line, from your head to your toes. Create space between your ears and shoulders by gently widening your shoulders and letting your shoulder blades slide downward towards your hips.

5. Stay in this pose anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. To come out of Plank lower your body to the floor as your would in a push up or simply bend your knees to the floor and sit back towards your heels and allow the forehead to gently sink towards the floor in childs pose.

For an advanced variation of this pose try the 1 Leg Plank Pose~
Lift & lengthen one leg at a time and holding for up to 30 seconds.

Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Nora Jones - Come Away with Me                     

The Womens Book of Confidence: Meditations for Strength and Inspiration
 - By Sue Patton Thoele
A wonderful book of inspiration for both men and women.

Something to Think About:

It is the new year and a great time to set goals and bring about change in your life. Before you begin to establish change in your life, ask yourself this question: "Am I ready to commit to this change and am I ready to achieve this goal?" The answer is simply yes or no. If the answer is no ask yourself why and explore deeper. If the answer is yes explore all the things that you must do in order to commit to this change.

Everyday with every thought and action ask yourself, "Is this bringing me closer to my goal or is this bringing me further from it?


To view Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here.
To view Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here.
To view Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here.

Go back to the top of this page