Food Shui is my way to work with you to create balanced energy and a mindful, happy relationship with real food. If you have a perfectly feng shui’d environment and eat junky or imbalanced foods, you are missing out on so much delicious, powerful joy. If you’ve dreamed of a life free of endless blah, frequent colds, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, senseless pill-popping, physical stresses and sugar binging, Food-Shui opens the doors to sane, time-tested, natural answers! Greater creativity, focus, vitality and connection to the cycles and fruits of nature create a more enchanting life. Greater fortune in every area of life flows from a well-fed body, so without Food-Shui, your dream life design would be very incomplete.
From Traditional Chinese Medicine theory of yummy yin and yang foods and nutritional breakthroughs to amplify your energy to the good fortune activities of cooking and entertaining, your dream life needs nourishment. Food is essential to your life, and the energy of your food will affect your overall well-being. If you have a perfectly feng shui’d environment and eat junky or imbalanced foods, you are missing out on so much delicious, powerful joy. Get ready to find the answers, and the simple shifts that can improve your life force chi! xoxo Dana
Cashews happen to be high in iron, and so, being anemic lately (not fun: if you are exhausted for no good reason I suggest you get your levels checked— this was a shock to me to learn how low I was!) I have been on a bit of a cashew kick.
I used to love almond milk and all kinds of nut milks, but if you are mainly using them for smoothies, you can toss in soaked nuts or even… nut butter or flours you have at home. Also, if you don’t do it already, freeze your over-ripe bananas in pieces in a tupperware. Its smoothie fuel for days, and you are wasting far less fruit that you don’t eat immediately!
This quickie smoothie was made to use up all the stuff I had in the fridge before I move: frozen banana chunks, leftover cashew flour, some honey to taste and loads of cinnamon. Blend it all up with enough water to get it creamy and drinkable. Totally easy & yummy. xoxo Dana
You are going to love this Spring -Perfect soup!
Decadence without cream. That was the challenge today in assembiling a pea soup made here with frozen peas- since I know they are far easier for you to find- that is chilled and perfect for Spring and Summer. Rich enough to be a meal, this soup traditionally has the distinct ingredient I can not eat- heavy cream- as a major component.
Can you substitiute cream made from soaked cashews and have the same results?
Yes. And today’s very simple soup is all about that, along with the sunshining freshness of peas! Continue Reading…
I started taking vitamins recently. It is a whole life revolution. I thought I was iron deficient or just exhausted, but, as it turns out, my instinct to buy a whole food multivitamin was right. I don’t really care what the recent studies say about how vitamins don’t work. I am radiantly happy with this small adjustment to my diet. Oh, yes, and now that I take vitamins, I have to eat a more substantial breakfast.
Why not make breakfast another creative superfood?
While it stands to reason that walnuts are a “health food”, lately they are being touted as the “brain food” super tonic, and I am not surprised. After all, they look like a brain. And, my Russian best friend from college would remind me that in her country, you ate walnuts to be a genius.
So, this morning, we are whipping up a much more pleasant way to eat fruit and nuts. As ice cream! Continue Reading…
Today’s quickie & gorgeous energy food is a salsa so teeming with vibrance that it leaps off the plate.
Brighten up salads, mix with black beans (or soaked & cooked white beans, if you are on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet) to make a full-fledged meal salad, or pile on grilled chicken, seared scallops, or whatever your bright color loving heart desires! Continue Reading…