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Heart Healthy Sauce

Venusian Aioli Sauce

Serving Size:
6
Time:
1.5 hours
Difficulty:
Medium

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups on Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup packed spinach leaves, 2 sprigs of parsley, lemon juice to taste, 1/2 pitted avocado, garlic to taste, 1 pinch Kosher salt and pepper to taste.

Directions

  1. Combine the yogurt, spinach, parsley, and lemon juice into the blender. Add fresh Avocado. Add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Blend pulsing the the machine on and off. Blend until you have the desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to a non reactive container, and refrigerate until ready to use.

PRO TIPS

I found this sauce in Wolfgang Puck’s ” Make It Healthy” cookbook. He calls it “Low Fat Green Goddess Dressing.” I created my own version by switching out ingredients.
This dish can be a little tart because of the yogurt and lemon juice. Make sure to taste as you go. The salt and avocado will all balance to the tartness. Overall, I love my version. It’s very light and clean tasting. This sauce works well with seafood.

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Cauliflower Potato Salad

Cauliflower Potato Sa

INGREDIENTS

1 large head cauliflower, cut into small pieces, 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped, 1/3 c. mayonnaise, 1 cup. dill pickles, finely chopped, 1/2 red onion, 1 tbs. Dijon mustard, 1/4 thinly sliced scallions, and 1 cup chopped celery.

DIRECTIONS

  1. Steam cauliflower until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool slightly.
  2. Add mayonnaise, yogurt, pickles, onion, mustard, salt and pepper. Toss to combine, ensuring the cauliflower is evenly coated. Taste and adjust seasoning. Fold in 1/3 c. each of scallions and dill. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, sprinkle paprika and remaining herbs over the salad.
  4. Plate.

Pro Tip

I give creative credit to Lauren Miyashiro. I loved eating this! The flavor was very close to real potato salad. The difference is the veggie crispness. Remember, the dish is comprised of mostly vegetables. Be careful of the water content. I would make 1 improvement. Next time, I will add more eggs to deepen the flavor.

Enjoy!

4 Essentials While Reducing Stress

It is essential to eliminate these four things while you are reducing stress on your body.  

  1. Avoid plastics. Replace these with glass or ceramic items.
  2.  Void parabens (preservatives), chemical fragrances, and phthalates (softening agents).
  3. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  4. Avoid fluoride and other chemicals in tap water. Use a water filter.

Want more tips and tricks to a healthier you? The Love Your Self TO Wellness program will provide you with healthy foods and information to live a healthy lifestyle.

 This program will help you find physical good health and clarity of mind.    

How Stress Effects Your Weight

Stress is a principal offender when it comes to your health. When you eat, your autonomic nervous system unconsciously regulates bodily functions. Another part of your autonomic nervous system switches on when you are stressed. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the ‘fight and flight’ response.
Eating healthy can be challenging to maintain during stressful times. Stress wears us down and interferes with the digestive process. Weight gain during stressful times may be partly due to the body’s hormonal checks and balances system.
Cortisol is typically secreted by the adrenal glands in a pattern called a diurnal variation, meaning that the bloodstream’s cortisol levels vary depending upon the time of day. Most of the time, cortisol levels are highest in the early morning and lowest around midnight. Does cortisol stimulate insulin release? Yes. The result is an increase in appetite and stress. This disruption may not only promote weight gain but may also affect where you put on the weight. Some studies have shown that stress and elevated cortisol tend to cause fat deposition in the abdominal area rather than in the hips.
Whether or not a person’s stress levels will result in high cortisol levels and weight gain is not predictable. The amount of cortisol secreted in response to stress varies among individuals, with some persons being innately more ‘reactive’ to stressful events. Studies of women who tended to react to stress with higher cortisol secretion levels showed some women ate more when under stress than women who secreted less cortisol. These women who stored their excess fat in the abdominal area had higher cortisol levels. The research reported more lifestyle stress for women who stored fat in their hips.
A method for lowering cortisol levels that have risen in response to stress is exercise. Exercise benefits the burning of calories. Skipping caffeine, listening to relaxing music, and hanging out with funny and positive people will also help you lower your cortisol levels, say some experts.
Drinking tea is a great tool to help you achieve incredible changes in your body and life too. AWE is creating a tea that will reduce stress, and we firmly believe that everyday people can achieve ZEN with the right mind-set and food.

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Book Store

Book Store

NEW BOOK! CREATE YOUR OWN WORLD

We are launching 2021’s Create Your Own World Workbook! Those who know me well know that I enjoy writing books, communications, culinary coaching, tea blending, yoga, sound healing, wellness research, traveling, and fashions(aka, creative warrior). I decided to start my blog sheilainman.com and Angels Working On Earth LLC as a pathway to my trueloves!

How did I get here? I compiled my life experiences and lessons into exercises and transformed them into a workbook. I chose to make 2021 a year of achievement. So, I completed a long time dream, putting my energies into writing my first workbook. I designed “Create Your Own World” to help you think deeply, trigger the way you make decisions, and make choices. I hope it will inspire you to create solutions, motivate yourself, and move confidently forward in the pursuit of happiness. 

If you are interested in other wellness books by Sheila Inman, then click on the link below.

2020 was a year of incredible changes. Depending on your beliefs, you will see the change as either good or bad. Wisdom has taught me not to judge in times of transition but to go with the flow. If you go with the flow, then you can take advantage of the change!

How can you change? You must challenge yourself. My favorite part of the book is the 21-mile markers and challenges. You break down your goals according to the journey of life. Each mile marker plays a part in this journey and symbolizes a lesson or experience that one must acknowledge and incorporate into their life to realize wholeness.

This workbook contains journals and a collection of exercises to help you discover how to build self-love and be a kid again! It will change your mindset so that you can pursue your dreams with confidence.

I designed the challenges to help you activate your decisions and choices based on your ethics at a given time(i.e. mile markers). Once you have completed the challenge, then you go to the next mile marker. This workbook seems so appropriate in 2021, at a time of endings and new beginnings. 

Tea Will Change Your Life

10 Reasons Tea Will Change Your Life

Improved Mood

Sipping on a warm cup of tea in the morning can be a heavenly experience. There is a peace, a kind of connection that comes with holding a warm mug. The research shows that some types of tea, such as saffron, can be as effective as an antidepressant drugs. If you’re feeling down, or sleep deprived sip on a cup chamomile tea.

Headache Relief

Black tea can improve overall mental awareness. It’s antioxidant properties such as catechins, is sure to have you thinking clearly shortly after drinking it. Its important to find the right tea for you. Teas come in many different flavors. Some teas are strong and pungent and others are light and floral. Find one which resonates.

Cancer Prevention

Researchers have disputed the effects of tea(i.e. green tea) in prevention of cancer.  Tea contains a high amounts of catechins, and antioxidants that fight and can prevent cell damage. Cell damage is significant in the development of cancer.

More Sleep

If you have a hard time sleeping the full eight hours, a cup of chamomile tea might be your magic bullet. Chamomile tea has been linked to alleviating abdominal gas, indigestion, and anxiety, resulting in better night’s sleep. Sip on a cup of chamomile tea before bed and turn off the mind. You may find that your sleep longer and feel more refreshed.

Weight Loss

Oolong tea contains two components that work successfully together for weight loss. Caffeine and theophylline work as a team. Together, they assist your metabolism to burn fat quicker. The polyhenols are micronutrients that block enzymes that build fat.

Can Improve Memory

Research found that tea can help memory. A common chemical found in green tea called epigallocatechin-3 gallate, or EGCG, can help aid the neural cells in the brain, resulting in a better memory.

Can Lower Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association, hibiscus tea is said to have beneficial effects on blood flow. It lowers blood pressure, leading to a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Can Lower Cholesterol

Tea can lower cholesterol (i.e. Green, black, and white). These teas are contain some of the most potent anticancer properties than most teas. The catechins found in white tea have been found to help prevent hardening of the arteries, resulting in atherosclerosis.

It Can Relieve Stress

The theanine is Black and green tea produces a natural calming affect. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, brew a cup of black or green tea and see what happens.

Stomach

Catnip teas is known to relieve relieve queasiness in humans. The dried leaves when made into a tea is said to act as a sedative, as a opposed to the stimulating effect the plant tends to have on cats.

Nature’s Shop

10 Tips To Make The Perfect Cup of Tea

Who doesn’t love a hot cup of tea? Tea is one of my trueloves. We should understand the way of tea. It’s about love. Drinking tea is like a warm hug, a cozy blanket and loving yourself! If you are anything like me then tea brings you joy.

Most of you probably know how to make a decent cup of tea. You may be surprised to find out that drinking tea is an art form.  There are several essential components for tea making, including the temperature, the brewing time, and even the tea ware you serve it in.  

Make Tea That Resonates With You?

Start with fresh water. You need to make sure you fill the kettle with fresh, cold water. Avoid re-boiling.

Make Tea at The Right Temperature  

The temperature of your water is essential to the making of a good cup of tea. The temperature depends on what tea you’re making. For a black tea, you’re looking at around 95ºC-98ºC; for green/delicate teas, it’s slightly lower with 80ºC-85ºC. Teas release their flavor compounds at different temperatures.

If you are a perfectionist, then use a thermometer. A tip! For green teas and infusions, let the water cool down for 4-5 mins. For black teas, pour directly, but a minute to cool down won’t do any harm.

Brew Tea at The Right Timing

 If you ignore the suggested brewing time for most teas, then the flavor isn’t optimized. Read the instructions to enjoy the full bloom of the tea.

Use The Right Accessories !

It’s all about you! What is your vibe? What are your true loves? Some say porcelain should be your go-to because porcelain holds the integrity of the tea in place. Expert says to stay clear from using clay-based crockery because clay materials tend to taint tea flavors, especially if the clay isn’t well glazed.

The point when drinking tea is to connect with the tea and it with you! Click on the link below to purchase accessories.

 

The Perfect Cuppa

The Perfect Cuppa

Who doesn’t love a tasty cup of tea? We should understand the way of tea. It’s about love. Drink tea is like a warm hug, and loving you. If you’re anything like me, then you love a great cup of tea. Most of you probably know how to make a decent cup of tea. You may be surprised to find out that drink tea is an art form.  There are several essential components for tea making, including the temperature, the brewing time, and even the pottery you serve it in.  

So, how do you make the perfect cup of tea?

Start with fresh water. You need to make sure you fill the kettle with fresh, cold water. Avoid re-boiling.

The Right Temperature  

The temperature of your water is essential to the making of a good cup of tea. The temperature depends on what tea you’re making. For a black tea, you’re looking at around 95ºC-98ºC; for green/delicate teas, it’s slightly lower with 80ºC-85ºC. Teas release their flavor compounds at different temperatures.

If you are a perfectionist, then use a thermometer. A tip! For green teas and infusions, let the water cool down for 4-5 mins. For black teas, pour directly, but a minute to cool down won’t do any harm.

Brewing time

 If you ignore the suggested brewing time for most teas, then the flavor isn’t optimized. Read the instructions to enjoy the full bloom of the tea.

Tea Cups Matter!

It’s all about you! What is your vibe? The type of cup or what have you, matters. Some say porcelain should be your go-to because porcelain holds the integrity of the tea in place. Expert says to stay clear from using clay-based crockery because clay materials tend to taint tea flavors, especially if the clay isn’t well glazed.

The point when drinking tea is to connect with the tea and it with you!

Tea Accessories

The right tea accessories transform your favorite cup of tea.

Accessories add new layers to your enjoyment as tea becomes more than a beverage to soothe your soul.

On this page you can learn about various tea accessories, from tea cups to tea infusers and more. Click on the link below.

I will add more categories in time, so check back to see what’s new.

New Book!

Launching New Book! Create Your Own World

NEW BOOK! CREATE YOUR OWN WORLD

We are launching 2021’s Create Your Own World Workbook! Those who know me well know that I enjoy writing books, communications, culinary coaching, tea blending, yoga, sound healing, wellness research, traveling, and fashions(aka, creative warrior). I decided to start my blog sheilainman.com and Angels Working On Earth LLC as a pathway to my trueloves!

How did I get here? I compiled my life experiences and lessons into exercises and transformed them into a workbook. I chose to make 2021 a year of achievement. So, I completed a long time dream, putting my energies into writing my first workbook. I designed “Create Your Own World” to help you think deeply, trigger the way you make decisions, and make choices. I hope it will inspire you to create solutions, motivate yourself, and move confidently forward in the pursuit of happiness. 

2020 was a year of incredible changes. Depending on your beliefs, you will see the change as either good or bad. Wisdom has taught me not to judge in times of transition but to go with the flow. If you go with the flow, then you can take advantage of the change!

How can you change? You must challenge yourself. My favorite part of the book is the 21-mile markers and challenges. You break down your goals according to the journey of life. Each mile marker plays a part in this journey and symbolizes a lesson or experience that one must acknowledge and incorporate into their life to realize wholeness.

This workbook contains journals and a collection of exercises to help you discover how to build self-love and be a kid again! It will change your mindset so that you can pursue your dreams with confidence.

I designed the challenges to help you activate your decisions and choices based on your ethics at a given time(i.e. mile markers). Once you have completed the challenge, then you go to the next mile marker. This workbook seems so appropriate in 2021, at a time of endings and new beginnings. 

Don’t be afraid to see the bright side of things. Sometimes we have to harness our ability to see beyond what is happening in the present moment. We need to be open to possibilities in challenging times. “Create Your Own World” is about using your unique talent to confidently pursue your dreams, despite what is happening in your environment.