Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summer Name Salad

This is a Vietnamese type of salad served with buckwheat soba noodles and your choice of marinated protein. I love this salad... it reminds me of an Asian one I loved as a child with ginger dressing:)



Summer name Salad 
Ashley Lisonbee

 Protein:

Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp real salt
2 tsp coconut sugar
dash of cayenne
3 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
Choice of protein
2 tbsp olive oil

*put all ingredients into a ziplock and marinate protein overnight

Noodles:

Buckwheat Soba noodles

*Make according to package, drain and coat with 1 tbsp coconut oil

Shallots:

3 shallots thinly sliced
dash of real salt
coconut oil for frying

*Lightly fry on med the shallots until the onions are slightly toasted and clear


Dressing:

juice of two fresh limes
1 tsp real salt 2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
dash of cayenne

*Combine ingredients and mix well in salad dressing jar

Veggies:

Kale
sliced cucumber
sliced carrots 
juliene zucchini
sliced cabbage or romaine
avocado
Fresh roughly chopped cilantro,basil and mint

To Assemble:

Place noodle and protein in bowl
top wioth veggies and shallots 
drizzle dressing
Enjoy!

Sat Nam,

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Routine...with Him?

We all have heard and I post much about the health of the Outer body.  I have pondered, tried to study from references, my schooling and my faith, that the inner vessel is of much if not more importance than the appearance or strength of the outer. As far as routines, we all have been told and are probably trying to practice good self care, hygiene, exercise and eating habits. What I have observed is that when souls put too much emphases on this alone, they become imbalanced and sometimes addicted and or self absorbed. In the scriptures it says that, "Vanity if a vexation of the spirit." In order for us to be truly content, at peace, happy and healthy we have to work on not just our body,but our mind, our heart and our spirit. Its a bit deeper work:) I have found in my own life, that when I am practicing my daily routine with out first connecting to my Maker, I do not experience the growth and peace that I do on days that I do. It has become routine after waking to roll onto my knees, to thank, to ask and to prepare for the day. It has also become routine to close in gratitude to my Maker and connect in the scriptures, or exercise while listening to a conference talk. It has changed my life and mostly when things are really challenging.


 I have learned we are so much weaker when we just rely on our own mortal mind and strength. I have gone through days with no energy to find myself lifted and carried, or if I have a task that seems impossible to create or bear I am strengthened by His power. I do have my daily routines of doing what I can and know to take care of my outer vessel, but I know now..."With God All Things Are Possible," if we will connect to Him, become humble and submissive, and allow greater things to unfold.

Salt Soak


Bathing in Salts is simple effective way to cleanse the body, relieve tension and ease tired muscles after a full day. Dr. Teals Epsom salts are affordable and can be located in almost any local store and online. As a part of a night routine I love to soak in a salt bath and it makes a good soak for kids when they are tired or feeling sick:)
Sat Nam.
Ash.



Friday, January 27, 2017

Ashr Muesli

Ashr Muesli

4 C raw GF Oats, and or raw buckwheat
4-5 C organic coconut milk (or almond)
1/2 C sliced almonds

1/8 C raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower ,sesame and hemp seeds and chia
1/2 C raw shredded org coconut
Sweeten with honey or a bit of coconut sugar and cinnamon to taste:)


Combine all ingredients, let it sit overnight in a large bowl covered in the fridge for at least an hour or leave it overnight for a yummy morning meal. This makes quite a bit, so you can feed your whole family. Top with fresh berries, walnuts or whatever your heart desires:)

Sat Nam, Ash

What's for Lunch?

I often get this question? What do you make everyday? Well here's today's lunch for me and my two kids who are home sick and homeschooling:) It really is different everyday and when people see how I cook they usually say that looks to hard or you cook so fancy.

 The truth is...
 it is simple, fast and I now approach food with a reverence I didn't have before, in fact that is what gives me inspiration to cook, because I would rather be dancing:) Food gives us life..in whatever form it has sacrificed its for us to have energy to do His will. So when I feed me or my families temples (bodies) I try to keep in mind that outlook, and I'll be honest I don't always get grateful responses from my kids. We still try to teach correct principles and let them choose:)
If you find yourself wanting more guidance on how to shop,prep,cook,recipe ideas or store healthy food I would be happy to help.

Sat Nam,Ash

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Habit Stacking

Its a new year, which means for many new goal setting. How many have set their goals only to find that they are already lax or have quit all together? Its easy to set them, but to make them a new habit, it takes asking for a higher power to help you change and then attaching this new habit to a cue you already are doing or replacing the old neuro pathway with a new one:) I have done this with many new habits I have wanted to implement or new habits I have to do because my kids rely on me for it. Its easy to set a goal, but try to set an intention. Its east to have expectations or feel the pressure of perfectionism, try practicing acceptance and excellence instead. I am happy to help you set new intentions and crate healthier patterns in private consults if you find yourself needing a support:)

Sat Nam,Ash

Mac and Chaseweeze


Having gluten and dairy intolerance's in our family, this is a fun new recipe we tried this week at our cousins that the kids enjoy!

Mac and Chasheweeze

*Prep gluten free mac according to package. We have tried brown rice, quinoa, lentil or eikhorn.

Sauce:
2 C cashews
1 tsp real salt
1/4 C avocado oil
1/2 C org coconut milk
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon

*Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve over noodles with a salad:)
Sat Nam.