MY CLEAN FOOD journey started when I was in college. I moved to an apartment with a tiny kitchen, purchased a cutting board, a knife, a wooden spoon and a pot, and started to teach myself how to cook and heal myself with foreign ingredients…like brown rice and kale. ; )
There is no better time than spring for starting (or jump starting) YOUR clean food journey. I am thrilled to share that I am leading a retreat to do exactly that on March 18 – 20 at Copper Beech Institute in West Hartford, Connecticut. Participants will be guided, inspired and empowered on the path to sustainable good health.
No matter where you are starting, this retreat will nourish and support you, as we share everything from clean food basics and a bounty of seasonal ingredients, to cooking techniques and tips for maximizing nutrition and time spent in the kitchen. Participants will explore a mindful approach to food preparation and eating through group work, hands-on cooking, demonstrations and discussion.
This weekend retreat is an opportunity for us to inspire each other, push through barriers, discover how to make “clean” work for our unique constitutions, gain support in our journeys, and return home inspired to move forward with renewed intention and strength.
I would be honored if you would join me for this weekend of retreat and renewal.
For more information and to register, please contact Copper Beech Institute.
I hope to see you in March! And until then…
Eat Clean Live Well!
Jessica Murnane | jessicamurnane.com | December 2, 2015
I went to a Catholic grade school. Which meant when second grade rolled around I donned a fancy white dress and did the First Communion thing. To celebrate the occasion, my dad said I could get ANYTHING I wanted. We weren’t balling out, but this was a big event and he told me to really think about something special. But the choice for me was easy and either I was really naive about what “ANYTHING” meant or I was a complete nerd…because I chose a book. A SINGLE book. A The Babysitter’s Club book to be exact. Two years later when my younger sister celebrated her first communion and got the same offer. She asked for a hot air balloon ride. And got it.
Even today my favorite present to give/get is a really great book. A healthy cookbook for someone trying to change their diet. A self-helpy one for someone that needs a little boost. Or just a straight-up pretty book that will make someone feel cooler displaying it on their coffee table.
This year for my holiday roundup I decided to share my picks for what I know best…all things books. None are very pricey, but all are really special…so they’d be great for your office Secret Santa or someone very, very special. Buy one and wrap it up pretty or choose a theme and bundle a whole bunch of them together. And don’t forget to write a little something on the inside cover.
Oh, and Dad if you’re reading this and I get a do-over on the gift thing …I’ve got my eye on this and this. I mean, you did say ANYTHING.
COOKBOOKS [v=vegetarian, vg = vegan, gf= gluten-free]
Eat Clean Live Well by Terry Walters (v, gf)
The latest installment by my favorite plant-based author.
My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl
I love this book for 136 reasons and it’s not just for the recipes.
The Year Of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme
This book makes you want to do, live, and love more.
Two Moms In The Raw by Shari Koolik Leidich (gf)
An inspiring story + full of recipes to prove how good food can heal.
Crossroads by Tal Ronnen (vg)
Advanced plant-based cooking at it’s finest.
Not new this year, but you can’t go wrong with…
Clean Food by Terry Walters (vg, gf)
Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (vg)
Afro-Vegan by Bryant Terry (vg)
YumUniverse by Heather Crosby (vg, gf)
EDIBLE FEAST on YAHOO |Transform Your Mac and Cheese | Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Chard
6 Ways to Transform Your Mac and Cheese
Baked mac and cheese is pretty much the ultimate comfort food on a frigid day. Whether you spice it up with pimentos, bake it with winter veggies like squash, Swiss chard and peas, top off some pizza with it (really!) or try a vegan version, these warming dishes are sure to hit the spot.
Edible Feast on Yahoo | ediblefeast.com | January 20, 2016
Click on recipe name for full recipe: Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Chard
My kids never say no to mac and cheese, and I never say no to taking care of dinner and lunch the next day with one recipe – especially when it’s packed with veggies like winter squash, Swiss chard and peas!
September 4, 2015 | Terry Walters