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This Week in Review

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:00:37 +0000

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This is the new weekly review of what I’m eating, reading, trying & loving to take better care of myself.

 

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Eating: Green juices! I drink them year-round but in the Spring I go heavy on the green juices daily. I have been starting the day with a what I call a "green lemonade" which is usually celery, romaine, cucumber, spinach, green apple and lots of lemon juice. Even my girls like green lemonade; the lemon hides the veggie taste well and the apple gives it a hint of sweetness. Historically I buy my green juices from a juice bar, but a friend recently passed her Omega juicer on to me (thank you Courtney!) and I'm having fun making my own green juices a few times per week. I make a big batch at night that lasts 2-3 days. I do think that it tastes best fresh-pressed; I'm just not enough of a morning person to make a fresh green juice each morning.

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Trying: Headspace. I downloaded the free app for guided meditations and mindfulness reminders. I have been aiming for 5 minutes of meditation each morning. I have given up on the idea of an ideal meditation setting and just do it no matter what else is going on. Yes, I can usually hear the girls in the background, but I am still able to get in a few minutes of mindfulness. I'm on day 10 and feel just a tad more calm starting the day after my mini meditations.

 

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Reading: An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones. A story about injustice, a complicated love triangle and the power of family. The main character, Roy, had everything going for him until he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and found guilty of a crime he did not commit. While the stage for the story is about race - a modern-day black man in the south - it’s about so much more. A fascinating but sad story about relationships, loyalty and human nature. The characters were so well-written they feel real days after I’ve finished the book.

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Loving: Harlem Coffee Co. It's a fantastic coffee shop right near my kitchen in Harlem, and my new favorite meeting spot for coffee dates and meetings. Great coffee (they brew Joe's coffee), great herbal tea options (the 333 blend is my go-to), and I love their turmeric lattes. Also their plant-based milk options are on point: Almond milk, coconut milk and oat milk. HCC also has awesome Paleo and vegan baked goods, made by Stylish Spoon! Go for a coffee and get an OatMEAL Cup or Paleo cookie to go with it!!!

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This Week In Review

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:30:25 +0000

This is the new weekly review of what I’m eating, reading, trying & loving to take better care of myself. Eating: Oat milk. You already know how much I love eating oats, and now I'm drink them too. Oat milk is a dairy-free, plant-based milk alternative that is popping up in many local coffee shops in addition to almond and coconut milks. I like the rich, comforting taste. Oat-ly is the brand most coffee shops carry. I bought a container of Pacific oat milk last week and really liked it in my smoothies. Trying: Dry bushing. It's an ancient ritual said to help clear toxins from the body by stimulating the lymphatic system to eliminate waste and is often recommended as part of a detox program. I've had a dry brush (like this one) sitting pretty in my bathroom for over a year. Up until this week I had used it exactly 2 times. Inspired by Lee From America's recent 'gram post about her dry brushing daily ritual I decided to pick up my dry brush and start using it. I'm on day 4 of dry brushing, which I do before or after I take a shower. I've noticed I'm more energized after I dry brush (it gets circulation going) and my skin is softer (it exfoliates the skin and lotion can be absorbed better). It takes me less than 3 minutes. I start at my feet and work my way up, brushing in upward stroked twice on each body part. Reading: Dr. Elena Klimenko's mini guide to managing seasonal allergies because they say Spring will finally be coming and for me, Spring means allergies. Dr. Klimenko is a functional/integrative MD (also a mom on the Wellness Committee with me at Scarlett's school!), and is incredibly knowledgable about holistic treatments. She lists some great info in this article about foods that naturally combat seasonal allergies. I'll be adding even more lemon water and leafy greens on the daily to prepare. Loving: Our Harvest, New York City's online farmer's market. I love me a farmer's market but sometimes I can't get there. Luckily there's backup. Our Harvest has lot of amazing local produce, meats and products from many of my favorite local growers and they deliver. Our Harvest is also now carrying Stylish Spoon's baked goods!!! Some of my other favorites available on Our Harvest are: Ardith Mae Farm goat cheeses (the honey lavender chevre and goat feta are both in my regular rotation), Kriemhild Dairy Farms grass-fed butter, watermelon radishes (so pretty shaved in salads), rainbow carrots (love them roasted!) and sunflower shoots (to add plant-based protein and a bit of nuttiness to salads). Our Harvest delivers to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and Queens. Get 25% off your first Our Harvest order with code STYLISH. The post This Week In Review appeared first on Stylish Spoon. [...]



This Week in Review

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:00:18 +0000

This is the new weekly review of what I’m eating, reading, trying, wearing & loving to take better care of myself. Eating: Roasted asparagus! It's not technically local asparagus season with this crazy late spring weather, but in my mind it's April and that's when I start eating asparagus again. My favorite way to make asparagus is to roast it. It's easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but also tastes good enough to serve for a holiday or dinner party. Toss trimmed asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet with olive oil and coarse salt, roast at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes, until golden and slightly crispy. If you want to make it taste more indulgent, drizzle with truffle oil right before serving, which is what I did for Easter last week. Trying: Mini Hot/Cold Shower Detox (aka Hydrotherapy). This is one of the easiest hacks for a quick detox. I start by taking a regular warm shower. Towards the end, I increase the temp to as hot as I can take. When I feel super hot, I quickly switch to 15 seconds of cold water, and then turn the heat back up and repeat both about 4 more times. Dr. Mark Hyman recommends this in The Detox Box as a quick way to get rid of toxins when you don't have time to sit in a sauna or take an Epsom salt bath. It helps with circulation, helps prevent soreness after a hard workout and it's also great for boosting energy, especially if you do it in the morning. Reading: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. I'm actually re-reading it for a book club next week and I still LOVE it. An Australian couple who lives alone on an island taking care of a lighthouse is having serious issues trying to conceive. One day a boat washes up onto their island with a dead man and a living baby. I won't give away what happens next, but it's one of those books that is both beautiful and gut-wrenching. I keep flashing back to pieces of the book when I'm with my kids, appreciating them even more than usual. I also love how I can picture the entire landscape of the island where they live. Has anyone seen the movie? Did you like it? Wearing: DL1961 jeans are my favorite and I just took my lightest wash pair out of the bottom of the drawer for spring. I bought most of mine at Purdy Girl, a local shop in my neighborhood, because I find it's hard to order jeans online. They sell them online and at several big-box stores like Bloomies and Off 5th. Their Emma jeans fit me like a glove and are literally as comfortable as leggings. I am on a hunt for another lighter wash pair for spring because my current pair is almost worn out. Loving: Last but not least, you may have noticed that Stylish Spoon has a new logo and look! We think it captures more of what Stylish Spoon stands for and promises. We think it represents YOU, our amazing readers and customers; vibrant, multi-taskers who need delicious, convenient foods to power you and your family through the day. We hope you love our new look as much as we do! The post This Week in Review appeared first on Stylish Spoon. [...]



This Week In Review

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:00:37 +0000

This is the new weekly review of what I'm eating, reading, trying, wearing & loving to take better care of myself. [caption id="attachment_9394" align="aligncenter" width="866"] photo via http://www.nshoremag.com/[/caption] Eating: Sweetgreen's seasonal Miso Bowl. They're changing up their seasonal menu next week, so I'm getting this awesome bowl while the gettin' is good. I order it with shredded kale & romaine (love my greens!), no rice, miso-glazed vegetables (they're really flavorful), basil, shredded cabbage, roasted chicken, roasted almonds (for the perfect amount of crunch), and miso sesame ginger dressing (light-medium). Yum! Trying: More yoga. I've been practicing yoga for over 15 years, but the past few years it's been sporadic at best. I'm aiming for at least 2-3 times per week for the next month to see how my mind and body respond.     Reading: The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Timeless Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children, by Wendy Mogel, Ph. D. Because I can definitely used some guidance on parenting and this book is loaded with tips to raise independent, happy kids using strategies that will make your everyday family life better too. I originally received it from PJ Library because it's based on the tenants of Judaism, and my book club chose it as the book this month (we're all moms). One nugget I especially liked was the recommendation to view your kid's irksome behaviors as their assets: Shy kids are often cautious, rule-breaking kids can be adventurous, stubborn kids are persistent, picky kids may be detail-oriented. Wearing: I'm not generally one to wear glitter, but I'm loving my super cute Nike Metcon 3 Metallic kicks from Bandier. I just ordered a second pair because I've been wearing them a ton and they're almost sold out. They're really comfy for everyday and the gym. I even wear them to the kitchen where I'm on my feet for hours baking. Loving: I'm not a huge caffein person but I sadly haven't been getting enough sleep so I've been having green tea most days. I love Yogi Green Tea Muscle Recovery. It gives me energy and I love that it's made with anti-inflammatory turmeric. The post This Week In Review appeared first on Stylish Spoon. [...]



This Week in Review

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:21 +0000

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This is the new weekly review of what I'm eating, reading, trying, wearing & loving to take better care of myself.

 

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Reading: This article featuring many of the amazing female entrepreneurs (myself included - woo hoo!!!) that I work with at Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates where we all cook for our food businesses.(image) Eating: Jococo Chocolate. Because sometimes you need a little chocolate fix + dark chocolate is a health food. Love that their bars each contain 3 mini individually wrapped bars so they are automatically portion controlled. Their 80% dark chocolate bar is super smooth and delish.

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Trying: Sleep more! This one is aspirational for me, but it's on my mind because it's World Sleep Day. Sleep is so important, ESPECIALLY for moms.

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Wearing: It's still cold here, so I'm still bundling up. Fleece lined leggings are the bomb. Best purchase all winter has been the Baby It's Cold Outside Legging from GracedByGrit. I'm annoyed when both pairs are in the wash.

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Loving: My essential oils. Cold season isn't entirely over so I'm constantly diffusing our bedrooms with On Guard, my favorite therapeudic-grade immunity oil blend from DoTerra. I'm so obsessed with DoTerra's oils that I became a Wellness Advocate for DoTerra, so shoot me any essential oil questions if you have any.

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