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Quote of the Month

"Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."

                           ~ Corita Kent

Recipe of the month

Tofu Lettuce Wraps
A Super Nutritious & Fun Meal

1 package of firm tofu, drained and rinsed
8 Tbsp Braggs Liquid Amino Acids (or Low Sodium Soy Sauce)
3 Tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger
3 Tbsp Honey
6 Cloves of garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp of Hot Chili Sauce (A red sauce in the Asian foods aisle)

Prepare in advance ~
1. Cut the tofu up into 1 inch chunks.
2. Mix the Amino Acids or Soy Sauce with the above ingredients and add the tofu chunks. Marinate for 4 hours or longer (can be marinated for 2-3 days).

When ready to cook ~

1 tsp Sesame Oil
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
1 zuchini , sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 cup of chopped broccoli
10 mushrooms, sliced
1 cup of bean sprouts
1/2 can of sliced water chestnuts
Salt and Pepper to your taste
Iceberg or butter lettuce

1. Heat oil in frying pan. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook 1 min
2. Add 2 tbsp of marinating liquid from tofu to pan.

3. Add carrots, broccoli, water chestnuts and cook 1-3 minutes.
4. Add zuchini, squash, mushrooms and bean sprouts and as much marinating liquid as you need to keep veggies from browning.
5. Cook 2 minutes and add tofu and the rest of the marinating liquid.
6. Cook until veggies are firm yet tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Make a quick sauce to spoon over your lettuce wraps by mixing Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce with a little hot mustard, pickled ginger and Red Hot Sauce.
8. Carefully separate leaves of lettuce and serve a whole leaf of lettuce with some of the tofu veggies and quick sauce. Great as an appetizer or a whole meal.


Asana of the month:

Paripurna Navasana

(Pahr - ee - PORE - na
Na - VAH - sanna)

Paripurna - Full, Complete
Nava - Boat

Strengthens the core (abdominals, hip flexors and spinal erectors).
Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and the small and large intestines.
Improves digestion.

How to do this pose:
(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, low blood pressure or are pregnant)

1. Sit on the floor and hug your knees gently into your chest. Find your balance on your toes and your tailbone and sit bones.

2. Before you do anything else, create space between your shoulders and ears by sliding your shoulders down your ribcage; lengthen the back of your neck and lengthen your spine.

3. Inhale. Exhale and engage your abdominals by contracting and pulling the abdominal muscles in and up (in towards the spine and up towards the ribcage). Inhale again and hold this contraction in the abdominals. As you exhale straighten your legs as best you can and lengthen them out at a 45 degree angle.

4. There are three different ways to hold the arms in Boat Pose. For level one, place your elbows and forarms down to the floor so that your elbows are directly below your shoulders. For level two, place your hands to the floor directly under your shoulders. For level three, reach your arms out in front of you, parallel to the floor.

5. Stay in this pose anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Be sure to engage the abdominals and slide those shoulders down the whole time. To come out of Boat Pose simply hug your knees into your chest, round your back and gently drop your chin towards your chest.


Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Hi Fidelity Dub Sessions : Chapter One
A compelation Ambient Groove CD that has been one of my favorites.


BOOK ~ Love - by Leo Buscaglia
An amazing book from an amazing man. This is a wonderful way to embrace life and those that we love.

Something to Think About:

Are you doing what you love?
How can you re-distribute your time so that you are spending more time doing the things that you enjoy?


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