Tried this recipe the other night when I wanted something quick. I found it in the cookbook called Forks Over Knives. There is a movie with the same name.
This recipe is spicy and sweet. So here goes.
8 oz. brown rice noodles ( I like the ones in Whole Foods)
4 cups broccoli florets ( from about 2 large heads)
1 cup coconut water
3 TBS. of peanut butter ( I prefer the taste of almond butter)
2TBS of 100% pure maple syrup
2 TBS of low-sodium soy sauce
1T fresh minced ginger
1/2 TSP if crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
Bring 6 to 8 cups of water to boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, drop in the noodles and cook according to the package directions. You can taste periodically to see if they are soft enough, usually 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the broccoli florets to the cooking water and cook for an additional 1 minute. Drain the noodles and the florets and set aside.
Have you been feeling creative lately? You might enjoy a book called The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. She believes we all have creative ideas inside us and we need to encourage them to emerge and blossom. Julia suggests two tools to encourage our creativity. One is Morning Pages and the other tool is the Artist's Date.
Morning Pages is basically a journal that one uses to write in daily. It should be three hand written pages (not on your phone) of whatever you're thinking about. It could be random thoughts or focused thoughts on one topic. Julia says, " Nothing is too petty, too silly, too stupid, or too weird to be included." That sounds pretty open to me.
I have used my Morning Pages to collect ideas for my health coaching business, to make plans for myself, to explore options for solving a problem or. sometimes, just doodling. The writing felt as if I were freeing myself from worrying or stress...