Some believe that love is the greatest power in the universe. It seems to us that it's the most powerful motivator behind what we choose to do. And, as such, we can leverage that power to provide us with great health and an ideal weight.
The trick is, getting clear on what it is we're loving. If it isn't something that's serving us, then let's fall in love with what does.
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So, it seems to us that there are two things that affect our health and weight in the direction of thriving: eating whole food plant based meals, particularly SOS-free (no added salt, oil or sugar) and learning to handle cravings that come up around the comfort (dopamine induced) foods so prevalent in our food culture today.
Many people think that Bill and I have a lot of inner strength to not be tempted by comfort foods. But we see that it doesn't take an exertion of strength to eat the way we do because we love it so. Love is the power that guides us so effortlessly to the foods that nourish us and provide an ideal weight.
If you're struggling with a health challenge or getting some extra pounds off, get in touch with us below and we'll share what we've experienced that makes it so easy to love this healthy diet and lifestyle.
We have two recipes for you this week, a Date Mustard Dressing and a new Peanut Dressing that's the best we've found yet.
To your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Date Mustard Dressing *Adapted from Mary McDougall
- ½ cup rice vinegar
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 6 Deglet Noor dates or 4 Medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
Peanut Dressing *Adapted from Mary McDougall
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup Coconut Aminos or ¼ cup low sodium Tamari
- 3 Tablespoons chili paste
- ¼ cup warm filtered water
- ¼ cup cilantro or parsley leaves
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until a smooth creamy sauce. Serve over lettuce salads, cooked greens or sweet potatoes.