Monday, December 30, 2013

Pineapple Coconut Refrigerator Oatmeal

Almost there
Another year is almost gone
I think wow
What a crazy year
It is a funny time to reflect
I guess most of us also look forward and think about the new year
I know I do
New years resolutions ...
Vision boards....
Hopes and dreams
I love this time of year
So much new possibility
I mean it is there every day for us
But something about a brand new year makes it all seem just right there on the next page

This recipe is not a new idea but I thought it seemed to fit with New Year possibilities and plans
I mean who doesnt want to be effortlessly more organized and super healthy in 2014!
This oatmeal is something that can be done the night before to make your morning seamless and totally nutritious
Oatmeal you can grab out of your fridge as you run out the door

Seriously too simple
The night before put all the ingredients in a jar or container with a tight fitting lid
give it a shake
Pop it in the fridge
Ready for you to grab and go
Wherever your wonderful day will take you

Pineapple Coconut Refrigerator Oatmeal:


1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup Coconut Milk ***
1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt (or plane works fine)
1 1/2 tsp Chia seeds
1/4 Cup chopped Pineapple

*** You can make your own coconut milk by adding 1 Cup shredded Coconut and 2 Cups of water to your blender.
I also use almond milk or rice milk for this recipe :)

Happy New Year Lovelies
Ashie Girl

Friday, December 27, 2013

Miso soup

After a wonderful Christmas I was feeling like a reset button Was in order
This soup brings warmth and a good dose of veggies that I think most of us might be craving
My sister and I quickly discussed by text this morning how her sweat at her yoga practice would likely taste of chocolate as a result of a good Christmas chocolate binge.
I took these words with me as I walked to our mailbox in the brilliant sunshine
I unabashedly busted out a few sun salutations on the sidewalk
Boden is convinced his mother is nuts
At least entertaining
Enjoy the soup
I hope u all have a lil sunshine, some sun salutations, and some laughter in your day
Ashie Girl

Miso Tahini Soup
Serves 4

1 small-medium delicata squash (or other winter squash), seeded and sliced into 1/4" crescents
1 medium white turnip, peeled and cut into 3/4" pieces
4 Cups water
4 tbsp white miso, or to taste (darker miso is stronger/saltier gradually add to taste)
1/4 cup tahini
Zest of 1 lemon
3 cups of cooked brown rice
Bunch of green onions, sliced
Toasted nori, cut into strips or squares
Toasted sesame seeds

Add squash and turnips to a large pot, cover with the four cups of water.  Bring to a gentle boil.  Simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.  Remove pot from heat and let cool slighltly.  Pour a few tablespoons of the hot water into a small bowl and whisk in the miso and tahini.  This thins the miso and tahini out and results in no clumping.  Stir in the thinned miso back into the pot along with the lemon zest.

To serve, place. Generous scoop of rice in each bowl along with some the squash and turnip.  Ladle broth over veggies, finish with a few sprinkles of green onions or chives, toasted nori, and some sesame seeds.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What I Eat

I am asked a lot about what I eat.
To some the things in my lunch basket are incredibly different.
My goal is always to find a balance.  Food that supports the hard work and time I spend in the gym.
Food that fuels me so I can build and maintain muscle.
Food that keeps me happy and full of energy for the rest of the things life throws at me.
I want to be fit and healthy now.  AND I want to be the same way like 50 years from now.
Tall order???
It takes some effort for sure.  But the payoff is huge.
IT means more time in the kitchen.  THis is key.
Maybe the way I eat would not suit just everyone.  But it works for me.  Sometimes it is boring.
But for me it makes me happy.
Days are full of organic eggs..oatmeal..homemade soups, yams, brown rice, salads, veggies, lean protein, Rooibos tea, yummy smoothies.  YUM
So I thought I would post some of the things that I eat.  They seem much too simple to post as a recipe. But I think worthy of a post at any rate since it shows what a typical meal looks like for me.
I eat about 6-7 small meals a day.  Getting portions right is always a trick.
Eating enough to fuel my body ....but not too much so that I am hungry (not starved) in three hours time when it is time to re fuel.  Of course this is always changing depending on the demands of life.
Key thing is to have lots of prepared healthy food on hand.
Pictures are what I will post.  Meals should be so basic you can just see what it is and be able to make it too just by checking out the photos.

Salmon egg white veggie sushi

Rocket Salad with Green dressing 

sprouted Mung beans 

Rice flour pancakes 

Egg white Hummus Avocado Collard Green Wrap

Salmon brown Rice, spiral zucchini Collard Wrap with Cilantro Parsley Cashew Sauce


DOn't forget the Sups!