Yoga+Music {notquite365} – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis — Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!

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For the rest of January I am giving up sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants. Or at least I’m going to try.

Why am I doing this you ask?

I am looking at it as an act of self-care. I’m curious to see if my overall health will improve. I want to know if what I am eating contributes to my really bad hay fever and how I seem to catch every bug that comes in my classroom.

Partly I’m curious if I can.

I’m having a really hard time imagining my life without dairy. My love of France grew because of their 500 + cheeses. {sigh}

Changing how I eat this month is also an exercise in mindful eating. With all the restrictions, I’m going to have to really think about what I am putting in my mouth.

This month’s recipes will be free from sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, vinegars, and stimulants and will be new to me.

Even though this cleanse is totally optional, I will be complaining. Consider yourself warned.

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Coconut Chicken Soup from Elana’s Pantry

Ingredients

3 cups chicken stock
1 fresh thumb-sized piece of ginger, sliced into thin coins {I didn’t have any, so we used powder}
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce {I didn’t have any, so we used soy sauce instead}
2 teaspoons agave nectar
6 ounces leftover chicken
1 cup mushrooms, rinsed, drained and sliced in half lengthwise
1 medium carrot, julienne {we shredded}
2 tablespoons lime juice {lemon works too!}
¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced

Directions

  1. In a pot, bring chicken stock and ginger to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
  2. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, agave, chicken, mushrooms and carrot
  3. Just before serving, stir in lime juice and cilantro
  4. Serve

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What about you?

Would you give up for your favorite foods for a limited time to see if you felt better?

Do you have any recipes to share?

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Yoga+Music (not quite 365) – The Grand Theatre, Volume One by Old 97’s – Recipe Edition!

It’s Tuesday and that means the Recipe Edition!  

Here’s where I share an easy, nutritious recipe so you can join me in the home-cooked self-care.   

Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad  

adapted from allrecipes.com 

 

Serves 6  

Ingredients  

  • 1 (12 ounce) package radiatore pasta
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce {I used low sodium}
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar {I used rice wine vinegar}
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar {I only used 2 Tbsp of sugar since the rice wine vinegar has sugar in it}
  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken {seasoned with garlic and black pepper}
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green onion
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
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    Directions  

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in sesame seeds and cook until golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Pour dressing into a sealable container, and set aside. {or just pour it in with the warm pasta and try not to eat too much of it}
    3. In a large bowl, mix together pasta, cooked chicken, and 1 cup dressing (reserve remaining dressing). Cover salad, and refrigerate at least 6 hours. {I put in all the dressing and the pasta and chicken soaked it up – delicious!} {We couldn’t wait 6 hours, we ate it after 3 – still yummy}
    4. Directly before serving, stir in parsley, green onions, and spinach. Toss with remaining dressing, if desired.

      

    This recipe was delicious hot or cold, with or without the spinach.    

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     These classes are for every body – level 1/2. Bring your friends!    

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