This week, I’m home from work for the holidays. I’m enjoying it immensely. I’ve already hosted one dinner party, and I’m doing a brunch party tomorrow. I’ve also been cooking some lovely, nourishing meals, as well as doing some baking. I made an orange-spice cake for Monday’s dinner for which I may post a recipe, and today I’ve made some homemade granola for my husband. No, it’s not the most nourishing thing, seeing as I didn’t soak the oats, but I did use blanched almonds, unsweetened coconut, and I used grass-fed ghee and organic grade-B maple syrup, so that it’s full of good fats and minerals. It’s also rather tasty. The trick was baking it in a lower oven than most recipes call for, and stirring it every 10 minutes.
Archive for December, 2010
I know I’ve been away for a while, and now I update twice in one day (see my earlier post!), but I wanted to share this. I was in Brazil for a few days, which involves two long flights, one 8-hour and one 10-hour. Now since I like to just sit and chill on a flight, I only got up once on both of those flights combined. Needless to say, in addition to the traveler’s tummy that hit me, I also came home with mild urinary symptoms. I wanted to share the routine I’ve been using to try to kick it on my own without having to figure out where my new primary care doctor is!
Earlier, I wrote about how I’d like to take my love of real food and natural health and turn it into a wellness consulting business. I even made a new Google account with an email address and a separate blog to act as a website for this hypothetical consulting “business.” Well, taking even a low-level course to get any kind of herbalist or nutritional consultant certification is not in the financial picture for me right now, but I think still have something to offer. So I’ve decided that I’d let my blog followers help me out. If you’re interested in chatting with me about nutrition, and even getting a copy of some of the meal-planning documents that I use personally, please contact me at wildwomanwellness [at] gmail [dot] com. This is, of course, free of any charge, and it is my hope that anyone who enjoys my style of life and meal planning will help spread the word when I actually do decide to strike out semi-professionally.
- A meal template, which I can use to plan six meals in a matter of less than an hour
- A shopping list template that I use to organize my grocery shopping so I don’t forget anything anymore
- A list of products that I keep on hand for natural healing
- And over a year of experience trying to live my beliefs about nourishing, traditional foods, and how I’ve navigated the pitfalls, while still being a productive grad student!