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.



Gluten Free?

Over the years I discovered and sought out advice and testing from medical and holistic practitioners about our family's sensitivities to grains or Gluten. Most people that go gluten free go directly to over processed pre-packaged foods that don't really help the body long term. After our tests it came out that in fact our family could tolerate the original "wheat",hmm, and we were told no wheat? There are many arguments and this advice is not for all but this is the "original wheat" its called Eikhorn.
It is unadulterated and in its purest form. It never made sense to me, that the scriptures say wheat is for man and then to be told that we couldn't have wheat. I kept researching and was tested with this form and it came out clear, interesting. Here is a list of grains we use and do like to have on hand:)

 Eikhorn Wheat berries
GF Oats
 Buckwheat
Brown, Black and Jasmine rice
Quinoa
Millet

We steam to go with a healthy meal, make morning warm cereals or grind these grains for quick breads and pancakes.

Sat Nam, Ash


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Good Oils


Oils...you've probably all heard "good oils" by now:)

These are staples we use and here's how you can too..

Organic olive oil: use raw for dressings, drizzle on cooked food or soups..do not heat this one:)

Organic Avocado oil: This one is our go to oil..because it can be used cold or to cook with,we use it for dressings,soups, to roast veggies and other foods and we love it on popcorn:)

Organic Coconut oil: This oil is very versatile and while we love it in all foods warm or cool it also is amazing to use on skin and hair.

Grapeseed oil: This is another great oil its subtle flavor and ability to cook at high temperatures make it good for almost everything..especially if you don't want to taste the oil:)

Flaxseed/borage and or hemp oils: These are amazing oils for the body blood joint and brain..they are specailty oils and have to be refrigerated..we love these types of oils on our salads or to drizle on a cooled soup...never want to heat these delicate oils.

Fun way to teach Kids:)

My sister in law is such an amazing mother and gave me the "Sometimes and Always" idea to teach kids to eat healthy:) Its simple... You first teach your kids correct eating habits and principles and them give them choice. Encouraging them that there are "Always" foods and "Sometimes" foods. This puts shaming and controlling to rest:)
Sat Nam,Ash

Instead of chips try...


Seaweed salty snacks...make sure its organic if possible.
You can find them at costco now or any local health food store:)

Berry Morn

We love berries and we often make this yummy shake in the morning or with dinner to get lots of fresh veggies, other good oils and protein in our kidlets...




Berry Morn

1 english cucumber
3 stalks organic celery
1 avocado
2 big handfuls organic mixed greens...spinach kale collards etc..
juice of 2-3 limes
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 C organic unsweetened kefir (opt)
1 C org almond milk
1 C org coconut milk
1 C org coconut water or grapefruit juice
1 C frozen mixed berries

Blend in blender and Enjoy!

Sat Nam,
Ash

Friday, January 20, 2017

Nuts Seeds...


As a quick healthy snack eat raw seeds and nuts...but even better... take some glass jars, rinse your seeds and or nuts and place them in the fridge. This increases the oxygen, removes harmful coatings and makes them more easily digestible for sensitive tummies. Try soaking your seeds and nuts for a quick snack, top on salads,wraps or an add in to any meal.

Sat Nam. Ashr

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How I can Help

If your interested receiving more individualized guidance through the personal consult sessions I would be honored to try to help you in your healing journey, these are my credentials/experience and what I currently offer:

Ashley Rose Lisonbee:


-16 years consulting with holistic and medical practitioners/ first hand experience.
-12 years certified Yoga teacher in studio in Utah and at Ph Retreats in California and free summer community classes.
-apprenticed balanced Healthy Lifestyle cooking with Shelley Young holistic culinary artist and at pHMiracle health retreats.
- Nutritional consulting,cooking, prepping, healthy cooking show,cleansing consulting and healthy grocery shopping guiding for 4 years at Ph Miracle Center
-Study Neuro Emotional Health with Angela Bell Life Solutions 
-Study Family Virtues course for Family and other relationship health
-Currently active in my Faith, pray, read scriptures and ponder (meditate) daily for personal spiritual health:)

Consult expectations:
Guidance in area of healing and health that you choose:

-Body: cleansing,cooking,shoping,private or group yoga routines or class etc..
-Mind: Neuro/emotional healing/Relationships
-Spirit: Help you define your intentions and goals and create habits to stay spiritually connected daily:)

*Consults are, scheduled by phone, and can be done in person or by phone.
First session is half price and all sessions are an hour long. To book call #801-885-7221

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Story...partly.

I have been hesitant to write my story...because I don't like talking about me much..but I feel to write to express my motivation and heart for what I've choosen to do in my life....
I am currently in schooling that teaches about health of the mind. What drew me to this and learning about many other forms of health are many things....
As a child growing up I was quiet and an observer. I watched and analyzed and wondered why people acted, treated and choose to do the things they did. I always questioned vanity and actually never cared what I wore and just brushed my hair and left..I soon realized this was not the norm..Everyone was at odds, competing, comparing and trying so hard to look better..I never quite understood this. At the age of 15 I was scouted to model and it took me oversees at 18..I was drawn to the industry because as a teenager I was a bit of a loner an artist and dancer and for once I felt noticed. As a young woman this can feel flattering and I became lost in it for a time...before I realized when I was living in Europe that this "Vanity" industry is a Lie, and I knew it all along and felt it from a young age. From quitting this experience, I realized I had a first hand voice from experience to share with young women who become confused with the lies the world tells us. This is only a part of what has drawn me to learn about the mind. The other part is I was diagnosed with a brain condition in 01' and from then on have tried to learn about the brain and mind and what tangible tools are helpful for the health of the body, mind and spirit. This challenge was a gift and has led me down a road where I have learned from numerous holistic health and medical practitioners for over the last 16 years. I have experienced physical and emotional challenges and from having almost every organ in my body needing support at one time or another learned firsthand how to cook healthy from mostly my nutritional culinery mother, learned biology,science from my holistic ND dad and many many other books and specialists in the field of health. I also certified and actively taught yoga both in and out of studio and retreats for 12 years. After learning much about the health of the body, I was blessed with a bout of depression and anxiety after many traumatic events. I also been blessed with 2 sensory children that increased my focus to learning even more about the health of the mind, emotions and thought processes. My one deep frustration of experiencing all that I did was that in order to have health, it always cost a lot of $... I would always say...why is it that rich people can afford to become well when others can't get the help they need because they don't have enough funds...this always really bothered me. As my way of trying to give back, I will honor and try to help and accommodate where I can  so that no soul is turned away and left to suffer...I don't feel our Father would turn anyone away. And so I share all that I've learned in hopes it may help another find some hope. My prayer is to try to help others feel of His Love and Light.
Sat Nam. Ash

Veggie Ginger Leek Soup


This is a go to recipe my mom made us often to help during the sicky seasons..now we make it at least weekly :)

1 bunch leeks or onion chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
4 carrots chopped
6 stalks celery chopped
1 C chopped zucchini
1 C green beans
1 C peas
1 C chopped tomatoes
1 bunch kale sliced
1 C almond or coconut milk
1/2 tsp rosemary and thyme
1 tsbp grated ginger
3 tsbp real salt
Lemon pepper to taste

Place onion and garlic in bottom of soup pan and saute in 3 tbsp avocado oil until onions are tender.
Add other veggies except peas, tomatoe and kale and sautee until colors brighten.
Fill pot with good water and 1 C almond or coconut milk. Simmer on med low for 15 min.
Add in kale,tomatoe and peas and seasonings..simmer 15 more min and Enjoy!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Coconut Love


Simple way to open and enjoy your Coconut:) Great for skin,hair,bones,healthy fats and electrolytes:)

Make sure to buy organic thai coconuts

Place coconut on firm cutting board surface
Using a COCOjack, place the ring over crown of coconut
Hit crown with mallet until it breaks through the shell to the water
Pry open, pour sweet water and scrap out yummy soft coconut meat.

Our family loves these for a quick snack:)

Make your own...



Here is a simple recipe for an amazing gentle moisturizer for face and all over body your can make at home.

2 tbsp almond oil
2 tbsp jojoba oil
2 tsp argan oil
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 tbsp rose water
2 tbsp organic aloe skin gel

Essential oils:

8 drops frankincense oil
8 drops stress less oil (or lavender and geranium mix)
3 drops maleluca oil (opt good for acne)

Blend until smooth consistency and Enjoy morn and night after wash or exfoliation:)