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Where Does Wellness Begin? - Part 3

Welcome Wellness Warriors!

Part 3 of our series Where Does Wellness Begin? We have explored the community around us from coffee shops to organic farms, talked to physicians, holistic practitioners, neighbors, friends and students. I hope you have made this conversation part of your dinner table talk too or maybe even talked to your grocery store clerk about wellness. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD! By raising awareness about wellness we all begin to start making better choices about food, exercise, relationships and all the things that create a healthy mind, body and spirit. It is what I am passionate about and what I love to teach the most. Please share YOUR stories with me in the comment box.

In this final part I would like to go back to the kitchen for a recipe share. Gathering around food has been important to me since childhood. From my grandmothers huge garden in the sandhills of Nebraska to the Italian Restaurant and pasta making operation that my husband and I owned on the Oregon Coast, food, good food, has been a focal point for wellness in my life.

So let's get to the FUN STUFF in the kitchen. Quickly add flavor to any stir fry dish without the mess with these great little Stir Fry Flavor BOMBS! Try putting them in a pot of rice just at the end of the cook time for some yummy goodness


You will need:

1 cup cilantro

1 cup parsley

1 cup basil

6 cups spinach

6 cloves garlic

4 tablespoons peeled  ginger

juice of one lemon

Directions: Place the spinach in a large stainless steel bowl and pour boiling water over it to blanch. Transfer to a colander and rinse in cold water. Squeeze excess water out and place spinach in a blender. ( I use the Bullet Blender)

Add all other ingredients and (As they say in Goonies) HIT PUREE!

Pour the blended Mixture into ice cube trays, cover with saran wrap and freeze.

How to Use: Next time you are have stir fry veggies just add a FLAVOR BOMB to your wok as the veggies are cooking and you have instant flavor and no mess! Experiment and mix it up, put some red bell pepper in or other favorite herbs and spices. Use your imagination and Catch the Wave to Wellness!!

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