Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Clean living starts at home

When we think of clean living what's the first thing that comes to mind?  What we eat, right? That's a very important step and need to keep healthy. But there are things at home that we can do to make for a cleaner living. Have you you ever thought of the clean living that happens outside the body? All the chemicals and toxins we are surrounded by on a daily basis. Dangerous fumes and chemicals we bring into our homes everyday. Products that we never think of, and the dangers that lye beneath them. The kind of product we clean our homes with. If you have a minute, go to your cabinet and pull out one of your products you clean your counters with. How many words in the ingredients can you pronounce? These are chemicals that we use to clean our counters and floors. Floors and counters are children play on, and let's face it sometimes eat off of. Why not bring clean living into your homes as well as your bodies? Simple steps like creating your own cleaning products. It's amazing how simple clean living is just by reusing the whole foods we have in our homes now. Probably food we eat everyday. With three simple ingredients you're able to make a cleaner for your counters, floor and have your home smelling fresh. All with the stress-free comfort of knowing that your home is safe for your little ones.

Next time you peel an orange, or slice a lemon, think about recycling and reusing those peels. There are so many uses for them, used that doesn't include throwing them in the garbage. With citrus I love using those simple $2.00 juicer, with lemons it strains the pulp and holds the juice. Make sure you keep that delicious and beneficial juice.  Mix the pure lemon juice in with a pitcher of water. Or seal in a jar for later with your cooking or baking.

With the peels, cut them into slices and put them into a jar. No need to go out and buy a jar. Just save your pickle jars, salsa jars, you name it you can use, and reuse. Reuse and recycle, one step closer to bettering our earth. With the citrus slices put them in the jar, fill the jar with vinegar. The jar needs to marinate for about a week.  After a week pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. You have all natural cleaner. A cleaner that is safe to your children and a very effective cleaner for your home.

Wait we aren't done! Don't throw those peels away! Pour them into your garbage disposal. Not only have you made your own cleaner, you have sanitized and deodorized your kitchen with the smell of citrus and the sanitizing of vinegar. With one food you're done. You have made a safe kitchen cleaner, detoxifying water, and a disinfectant for your garbage disposal. Clean living starts with clean eating. With clean eating you are provided with so many options to have a clean living environment for your family. You have bettered your body and the environment it lives in.  Let's not forget the all to everything, the money you save. Clean living starts at home. What choice will you make?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

5 lbs lost in 5 weeks

Welcome to my “Overnight Oat” project! I’m happy to report that I was able to shed that last five pounds that just seemed to want to hold on. How did I do it, you ask? I stumbled across a Pinterest (who doesn’t love Pinterest) post about the magic of mason jars and steel cut oatmeal. 
So I gave it a shot. I put all of my favorite goodies in the mix and filled up my mason jars for the week. Each night, I’d fill my mason jar with water (and perhaps some frozen organic blueberries or cherries) and leave it in the fridge. Each morning, I had breakfast ready to serve. One minute in the microwave and DING – breakfast is served!
All in all the time commitment was small, and took minimal preparation.  Some weeks I would vary the ingredients, just to keep it fresh. 
Next thing I knew my clothes were a little looser and my belly a little fuller. So give it a try, it’s a great way to get some of your favorite staples in. Some of my favorites include nuts, dried fruits, cinnamon, brown sugar, coconut, flax seed, cayenne pepper, the list goes on and on. Give it a shot! Your body will thank you for it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Metaphysically Fit Fest is coming!

What is Metaphysically Fit Fest?  The event is being held at Bicentennial Riverfront Park in Yorkville, IL on July 23, 2016 from 12-8 pm. There's a large schedule of events. The day includes music, workshops, local vendors, and of course yoga teachings Click Here for the Schedule

The fun and family spirit is contagious. Thousands of people come out from all around to feel the love yoga, learn workshops and be surrounded by others with the same love of community and enlightenment. Experience educational and eye opening workshops and be surrounded by the best uplifting music. Get the family together and make a a fun day of it. Could you ask for a better day out with the family? There's already almost 2,000 people ready to attend. Don't stand in line be sure to Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Power Edge Yoga is one of the sponsors for this memorable experience. Michelle Rae Sobi will be there teaching Vinyasa Flow on the Grassy Knoll. Be sure to come by and see us and experience our teachings firsthand.  

This is a big event especially for our teachers in training.  With Power Edge Yoga teachers training, our current teachers are fortunate to take their education to a new level with all the Metaphysically Fit Fest has to offer. No classroom alone would ever provide the experience and education that this event is going to give our teachers. We are happy to be more than a classroom. With Power Edge Yoga training, we want future teachers to be emerged in their education. It's important they leave our program with the confidence to hit the road running, without anyone to hold their hand. By offering field trips, workshops and retreats we take that education to another level. A level that has our educational style stand out. We are proud to take that knowledge to the level that we believe our students deserve. This is one of many experiences that our training offers our students. If you have ever thought of taking your passion of yoga to a professional level, we would love you to consider a hands on experience with Power Edge Yoga Click Here for more Information

For those that have the privilege of experiencing the Metaphysically Fit Fest, we would love to see your comments and anything you'd like to share. We can't wait to share the follow-up post. Our post will include pictures as well as all the wonderful happenings of the days. Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Buffalo Cauliflower Yum!

Buffalo Cauliflower, Yes Please!

Who loves the spice of wings, but can't stand the idea of wings? Or even worse, the idea of all that fat and grease. Well problem solved, let's make some buffalo cauliflower. The beauty of this dish is you can make it to your taste, and texture. Jays Buffalo Wing Sauce takes the guessing out of the need for hot sauce. This is one way, but there are more ways you can bring that spice out. Experimentation is how you will find that perfect blend for you. 

This company is Chicago based. Whatever can be done to support our local city is always a benefit.

  • 1 large head of Cauliflower
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Hot Sauce (enter Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • *optional 1 tbsp butter to mix with your hot sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Add seasonings to taste, Sea Salt & Garlic powder (be creative)
This is the easiest recipe you can do. No cookie cutter directions needed here. Cut the cauliflower up into chunks, make sure you get rid of those hard stems. Then put the flour, seasonings and water in a bowl. Throw the cauliflower in and make sure you coat the cauliflower really well.

Baking Directions
  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Place coated cauliflower on a baking sheet, if you like extra spicy add a drizzle of hot sauce over the cauliflower before roasting. Mix it around a bit
  • Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Remove cauliflower from the oven and put the remaining hot sauce over the baked cauliflower.
  • Roast for an additional 20-25 minutes
Voila! Healthy and so delicious! Of course in traditional style you can add your celery, and some home made dressing. This should be a favorite to your spice lovers everywhere. 

The beauty of cauliflower is it's versatility. If you're not a spice lover. You can drizzle with some olive oil and your spices and bake the same for a different option. Or replace the hot sauce with some delicious BBQ sauce. Bam! you have some BBQ cauliflower bites. The sky is the limit with this wonderful vegetable. So what are you waiting for?  Time to get cooking! 

We'd love to see your creations. Take a pic and add it to the comments.