@recoveryisthenewblack_ 🎤 a little louder for the ones in the back. (but not too loud because I know you’re probs hungover 😵) This was a HUGE moment for me deciding to quit alcohol. How can I be healthy AND consume alcohol the way I did?
It’s an addicting substance that is no way good for your mental or physical state. It pushed my dark days deeper and made the mom guilt feel heavier. It kept me captive to abuse.
Celebrations and excuses aside. Alcohol is TOXIC. 💯 +++ I felt like a fraud.
To be soooo “healthy” in all these aspects of my life during then to drink poison at night. You don’t have to be a daily drinker to have a problem. If its limiting your life perhaps it’s time to try life without it.
Vegan, Paleo or Keto is hardly a feat if you rosé all day or need booze to go to kids events or do yoga. 🖤🖤
Getting ish done this week despite emotional breakdowns and wrenches thrown my way. “It’s all just too much” is a phrase I’ve been using. As a victim of #domesticviolence that almost took my life (twice) having to deal with your assailant on any level is beyond traumatic.
But no matter what the level of angst and trauma that continues to come my way nothing compares to the life (more like death) that was going to be my future had we stayed.
So fuck yes it’s too much at times.
But with John by my side and the boys in our arms there is nothing we can’t get through. 🖤🖤🖤🖤 All things are possible with 𝙂𝙍𝙄𝙏 𝙂𝙍𝘼𝘾𝙀 + 𝙊𝙐𝙍 𝙂𝙄𝙁𝙏!
We make all sorts of Asian inspired dishes at home but sushi is just one I’ll leave to the pros. Side dishes and stir fry however is fair game.
I have wanted to make my favorite salad to a great sushi night. The light and refreshing ever so yum Cucumber Salad. 🥒
This recipe is made with coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, which is great if you’re like me and love soy sauce recipes but would rather avoid the soy part. It’s gluten-free which makes it excellent for anyone on a low-carb diet!
I wasn’t sure this would taste like one off the menu but I was happily surprised.
Serve + eat immediately or store in air tight container for up to 2 days.
Let’s talk Coconut Aminos
Coconut aminos is relatively low in calories and carbs. It fits into virtually any diet, such as Paleo, vegan, low-carb, kosher, and keto.
What are coconut aminos? Coconut aminos is a liquid condiment that is very similar to soy sauce, except it’s made from the ‘sap” of coconuts, or the coconut-blossom nectar. It has a dark, rich, sweet, and salty flavor, and the texture is almost identical to real soy sauce, but without gluten, soy, or MSG. Because it is made using the sap of coconut, coconut aminos has a slightly sweet and salty flavor. However, it only contains one gram of natural sugar per tablespoon serving.
Where can I get them? Your grocery store should totally carry these. Check the spot where your oils and vinegars are sold.Here is a link of what I get so of course you can always amazon prime that ish straight to your casa. COCONUT AMINOS
Let’s talk carrier oils! What are they, and why do we need them?!
A carrier oil is derived from the fatty portion of a plant – such as the seed, kernel or nut. Carrier oils are typically cold-pressed for the highest quality of oil.
While essential oils are volatile (and therefore will evaporate quickly if they are applied undiluted to the skin), carrier oils will not evaporate, and do not have a strong aroma.
A Carrier Oil Does Two Important Things:
Helps to disperse the essential oil + keep skin from becoming irritated
Prolongs the effect of the essential oil and “carries” it to the skin for better absorption
Some essential oils can be applied to the skin “neat” which means undiluted. Others are considered “hot” and need to be diluted with a carrier oil so as not to cause irritation. A good example of a hot oil would be cinnamon, or peppermint.
It is important to note that diluting an essential oil with a carrier oil will not reduce the therapeutic qualities of the essential oil!