Super easy & healthy, Bomb Bean Salad!

Hi friends!

This is a healthy and tasty recipe for your repertoire!

Why bean salad?

Beans are an awesome source of fiber and protein, and are also really satisfying. Not only that, they are inexpensive and easy to prepare.

Since I stopped eating meat and became Pescatarian two and a half years ago, I’ve been trying more recipes using plant based protein foods like beans, eggs, and nuts. And since it’s summer, I’ve been craving a lot more cold/fresh/salad type foods.

When you eat a totally plant based meal, you’re likely to feel hungry again in a couple of hours, unless of course you add a scoop of this tasty bean salad!

Try it!

 

This dish is so good all by itself, or on top of a greens salad with feta crumbles. YUM!

Bean Salad

Can Chick Peas or White Beans

Can of Red Beans

Can of Black Beans

Can of Corn

2 Jalapeños (remove the insides if you don’t want all the heat)

1 or 2 Chipotle Peppers in adobo from a can

1/2 of a large Red Onion

1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder

1/2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tbsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Wildflower Honey

1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tbsp Lime Juice

Half a bunch of Cilantro (1/4 to 1/2 cup)

Clove of Garlic (a big one, or 2 littles)

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1/2 Tbsp Kosher Salt

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

First, make the dressing by combining everything from the chili powder down, in a bowl and whisk.

Small dice the onion and jalapeño, and then mince the garlic and chipotle peppers.

Add that to the dressing and whisk it up.

Rinse the beans really well in a strainer, and then add them to the mix.

Toss it up, put it in the refrigerator to chill, and serve cold!

That’s it, super easy!

Note: You could (I would) add cumin to the mix but my dear friend Sherry, who I always share my bean salad with, hates cumin!

 Let me know what you think!

 

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Yoga with Adriene, 30 Days of Yoga

“Find what feels good.” -Adriene Mishler

Do your life a favor and try this!

30 Days of Yoga is a yoga challenge, but I would say that it’s more invigorating and refreshing than challenging. Adriene is hands down my favorite yoga instructor. Her video’s are about 30 minutes or less and free on Youtube.

There were some days that were a little rough to get on the mat, but as soon as I pressed play, and saw her smiling face, I was relieved to be “finding what feels good.”

I did the 30 days of Yoga in about 40 days.

Here’s what it did for my life:

  • Taught me to focus on my breath, and breathe deeply
  • Felt more centered and confident
  • Stretched and strengthened my body
  • Taught me meditation and how important it is
  • Made me want to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone
  • Improved my running practice and flexibility

All these positive changes were great, but most of all, I feel that yoga helped me through tragedy.

In February, my father stopped breathing, and was in critical care for several days before passing away. During that time, my family and I were in the hospital day and night.

I would go home to shower, check on my cats, and find a little feel good with Yoga with Adriene. I would return to the hospital feeling better, and stronger to deal with the reality of losing my father. I think it would have been much worse with out the stability that yoga provided, in combination with the enormous support of friends and family.

I just started 30 days of Yoga for the second time and I can’t wait to see what I learn this time around.

Most of all I’d like to say thank you to Adriene for doing what you love and sharing it with the world. You changed my life and I am so grateful!

-Erica Rose Moore

This cat loves her yoga time!

One of my favorite yoga quotes:

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Check it out and let me know what you think or if you have any questions!

ACV

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Apple Cider Vinegar!

Benefits:

As a hangover remedy:
I started with adding a healthy pour to my water glass after reading that it can cure a hangover.

I was pleased with the results and continued to add it to my water glass in the morning even without having imbibed the night before.

I enjoy the taste; tart, sour, and apple-y. Similar to a Komboucha’s sourness.

As a health shot:

I enjoyed it so much I decided to try it as an undiluted shot! That’s got to be good right? MISTAKE! Ouch! My throat burned for a couple of hours. Don’t do it! MUST dilute with water.

I’ve also tried it in hot teas, with cinnamon, honey, and ginger. It’s pretty ok like that, but I’d rather just drink it with cold water.

I read that if you drink it before meals it’s great for digestion and a healthy metabolism , however I don’t always remember to drink it before meals in which case I’ll chase my food with a big gulp of ACV diluted with water.

As a non-toxic household cleanser:

After buying and using so much Organic ACV , I’ve decided to just use regular vinegar for cleaning, and save the good stuff for drinking and hair rinsing. Which brings us to my final and favorite use!

As a hair rinse:

My favorite use by far is using ACV as a rinse for my hair! It really gets the hair clean and SHINY!

I use a regular shampoo but no longer use conditioner (Money $aver)

There is no smell of vinegar after you rinse it out with cold water.

Highly recommend this ACV!

Next, to learn how to make my own because I am always going to want a steady supply.