Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
You will need to get out your Cuisinart or a blender for making these marinades.
Put one cup of olive oil in the mixer with 1-6 cloves garlic, onion ( as much as you want) and the herb of your choice. We picked Rosemary for the first one. Let it whirl and put in the jar. I have a lot of pictures to share but the posting page won't let me post more that one photo on a page! So I'm going to do some individual posts for you here!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
As part of my holistic makeover ( which concentrates on the mind, body and spirit ) I received a certificate to attend a series of one hour sessions with Pat Sullivan a certified Body Talk practitioner for three months.
I had my first session last week as she went over my health history and an actual session. You may ask as I did what is Body Talk? I'd never heard of it! Body talk is like acupuncture but without the needles. I for one don't like needles but I LOVE acupuncture so I was willing to give this a shot!
Pat is a very warm, caring , gentle person. She must do Body Talk on herself every day!
I wanted to be able to share with you a bit about Body Talk so I pulled this from the Body Talk Washington Web Site:
"BodyTalk is a highly effective system of accessing the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. It does this through reestablishing or enhancing communication between all aspects of the body/mind complex in order of priority, resulting in healing from the inside out. The body is a complex organism performing billions of synchronized biochemical processes every second to maintain proper functioning. When a body is operating at its best, each system, organ and body part, down to the cellular level are in constant communication with one another at all times.Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, environmental influences, accidents, trauma, diet and other factors, these lines of communication can become compromised which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental health.Reconnecting these lines of communication then enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process.BodyTalk can be used as a stand-alone system to treat many health problems, or seamlessly integrated into any health care system to increase its effectiveness and promote faster healing. BodyTalk’s major assets are that it’s safe, effective and non-invasive."
You can read the entire site information by going to:http://www.bodytalkwashington.com/about.html#whatisit
I have to say that after my first session I felt very relaxed and we did work to reconnect various communication channels. I did share with Pat some areas that I would like to work on so we'll see after a couple of session and I'll keep you posted through the blog.
You can reach Pat Sullivan directly at 206-729-0907 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
During week two with Chef Curtis we will be exploring the world of herbs. How many of you cook with fresh herbs? In the summer its easy because of all the fresh and wonderful herbs in the Saturday markets. This time of year you are at the mercy of the grocery store! This week we will be exploring the different herbs and how to have a "ready to go" herb mixture in your fridge waiting to marinade with a meat or infuse with your oil to create a wonderful dish!
To start the evening we went over the various herbs, their evolution, and how they do help the digestive system. For example chives: Did you know that they are good for purifying the blood? Lemon Balm: It can be sued as a repellent for insects? Just rub those lemon balm leaves from your garden in your hands and over your body and you are good to go! Parsley: Is good for digestion and bad breath. Sage: is a good healer and great for colds. And here is for all you athletes! Rub those garlic cloves all over you feet and it will kill the foot fungus! Garlic has wonderful healing properties.
Last week I had some leftover basil and cilantro and over the weekend I made a mixture of the two with shallots, garlic and olive oil which I kept in a glass jar in the fridge. We mixed in the pans this mixture in the panon and added the vegetables and with some high heat and stir fry came out with some wonderful veggies!
Here is the tip for the week: Add your herbs to your dish at the end. If you add at the beginning the herbs will wilt and you won't receive any of the nutrients.
Tonight we cooked butternut squash, green beans, mushrooms, broccoli on a bed of rice. Thursday evening we'll be meeting at the store to pick some herbs and walk you thru how to make you own oil/herb "ready to saute" mixture.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Try for today to take some time to catch yourself and create a place for yourself to relax.
Total for just spices: $5.52. They were fresh and wonderful. When we arrived home I had my son smell the old spice in the cabinet and the new spice we purchased at PCC. I then asked him which one he would want to create a meal from that evening. Hands down the new spice won!
I challenge you to take an old spice out of your pantry and replace it with the same spice from bulk. You'll get a wonderful spice for your receipe this evening!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
We have also been the recipents of some amazing gifts. Here are some to date~
a. A wonderful box filled with lovely items from the sponsors of the Dr. Pat show!
b. Tickets to The Extraordinary People Series in Seattle Washington. Our next speaker is Michael Beckwith , February 20th at 7 pm @ The Center of Spritual Living in Seattle. You can purchase your ticket at:
c. Our personal certificates which state our personal coaches for our journey. These were based on what we wanted to do and how we were going to pay our journey forward. We'll get into that in some later posts!
Here are my wonderful Coaches for my journey!
a. Dawn Stansfield is my primary coach. You can find out more about Dawn by visiting her
web site @ http://dawnsvision.com/default.aspx. She is a contributor to the Dr. Pat Show.
b. I'll also be working with Chef Curtis Ross. ChefCurtis@greenalchemyfeast.com On an eight week private program. We'll be looking at meal planning, nutrition for our family on the go, look at kitchen organization... oh no! , the dreaded spice assessment! How long have you had yours in the pantry? Stay tuned! We'll all learn something. Tonight is my first visit!
On top of all that, I'll be able to do the following and will be recording my journey on this blog~
a. A Thermography imaging treatment with Dr. Darvish in Bellevue Washington. http://www.drdarvish.com/
b. A Series of one hour body talk System, or PSYCH-K sessions over a period of time. http://www.bodytalkwashington.com/
c. An I AM Creative Session with Richard Carr http://www.richardcarr.com/
d. Sessions with Tom Liota at WeXL Financial Wellness http://www.debtfreemca.com/
I know I threw a lot of people and web sites at you but I just wanted to share how generous all these individuals were to the show and myself. Every day I'll be posting what I'm doing with these coaches and how my project is moving forward.
I'm thrilled to have you involved in my journey!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I'm posting after a long day at work, my son's basketball game, take out dinner ( too late to cook at 7:30 pm ) and navagating a Google Blog web site! I have to say that you can teach an old dog new tricks! We'll just see if I can get into the site tomorrow!
For those that don't know me I am a single mom in Redmond Washington. I rise early at 5 am each morning to take my dauchsand Ginger out and proceed to get on with the daily chores and emails prior to waking up kids and getting us all off for school and work each week day. What follows work is a scramble to get to some kind of sports practice, dinner, laundry, "homework" for work, and the kid's school work. By 9:30 pm, I'm beat!
What makes me not your mom next door is that I am in the first three weeks of my journey on the Dr. Pat Holistic Makeover. Who is Dr. Pat? What is a Holistic Makeover? You'll find out soon~
Why did I start this post? So many incredible things were happening to me that each day I wanted to capture for you some incredible people I was being introduced to during this process. My hope is that I can share and you'll be able to follow along and we'll all grow together.
The question that Dr. Pat will ask of you is..... "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?". Well??? I asked myself that question and that's what got me here to this blog!
Enjoy my posts each day and please share your comments!