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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Today’s yoga brought to you by  Madeleine’s Gentle class.

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Song of the Day

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Song notes:

1. It’s on every mix CD I make.

2. Reminds me of Jojos UK and spending a day in a pub “where Noel Gallagher hangs out”.

3. I love how the video doesn’t match the song, but is footage of the band.

What songs always make your mixes?

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What are YOU listening to this week?

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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently:

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