Love Freely, Laugh Genuinely, Eat Colorfully

Berry Tumeric Power Blast

Everyone who knows me, knows that I love making smoothies on the daily.  I'm obsessed with food in a good way, I love talking about it, cooking it, and of course eating it!  One of my new favorite go-to  is the Daily Tumeric Tonic by Further Foods. 

Have you tried it yet?

It's Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, and Sugar-free.  It's packed with Adaptogen Superfoods!  I love that I can easily add this to my smoothies in the morning.  I also make a yummy tea (I'll be sure to share that tea recipe son).

Food is medicine and we all should be aware of the types of foods we put in our body so that we can perform our very best.  When we feel good mentally and physically we can do anything!  Look at food as a lifestyle.  There is no sustainable diet.  Create a healthy lifestyle full of real whole foods and your body will thank you!

Be sure to check out the recipe for my Berry Tumeric Power Blast Smoothie and let me know what you think.  If you recreate it, be sure to tag me #ohsolia

 

xoxo


Beets and Greens

Do you love beets? Not everyone is a fan of beets, I certainly wasn’t when I was younger.

 

As I got older and started looking at food differently.   I started to learn about all the different benefits that fresh, whole, real foods offer for our health.  I started cooking with different types of vegetables and fruits and exploring the different ways you can eat fresh produce.  If you follow my Instagram page, you know how much I love colorful foods!  The more color, the more nutrients!

 

Ordering from Penn’s Corner Farm Stand allows me to try a variety of different local foods each week.  I recently bought some colorful beets that I love to eat in a fresh salad (salads make me feel soooo good), and in the dish I created, Beets and Greens.  Growing up I ate the traditional Italian Beans and Greens dish (which I still love and cook all the time), but I thought it would be fun to play off the name and switch up the recipe a bit.   (Be sure to check out my Beets and Greens dish under the Recipes tab and let me know what you think).  Be sure to tag me in any photos: #ohsolia I would love to see you recreate this colorful dish.

 

Once I became I Certified Integrative Health Coach, I became even more obsessed with foods (I could literally talk about food all day)!  It is important what we put in our body, but I never count calories, because I would lose my mind. 

Are you eating real food?  Unfortunately today, we get fooled by a lot of marketing and are led to believe that processed foods are healthy for us.  Everyone’s body is different, but one thing that I will always believe is that real whole foods truly heal us from the inside out.  Try focusing on what type of vitamins you get from your food instead of the number of calories you are eating, because not all calories are created equal. 

Be sure to listen to your body.   If something does not agree with you, eliminate it from your diet. 

Be sure to check out Penn’s Corner Farm Stand  and try out some of their amazing local produce.  Put time aside to play around in the kitchen and create some healthy delicious recipes.  If you need some help, check out my Recipes Page for some great plant-based options!

 

 xoxo


Local. Real. Unrefined. Colorful. Nutritious.

 

 

Food has always been a huge part of my life.  I have always believed that food heals the body from the inside out and that food truly is the best form of medicine.  I always incorporate a variety of colorful fresh foods into every meal, every day.  Over the years I have transitioned to a plant-based diet that consists of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  I make sure that my plate has a number of colorful foods, which provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals.

Anyone that knows me well, knows that I love to cook!  I can often be found in the kitchen creating new recipes and dancing to a number of different great artists like Madonna, Mariah Carey, Rhianna, Beyoncé, JLo, Frank Sinatra, and more.  I love being able to share my recipes and my love of cooking to help others incorporate healthy eating habits.

I purchase local food as much as possible.  Even though we have to fight through these cold months here in Pittsburgh, we still are fortunate to have access to local fresh foods year round.  I am grateful that I can purchase through Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance all year, which provides the opportunity to purchase different items year round from numerous local farms.  During the winter months I get to enjoy an abundance of fresh root veggies.  I love making hearty soups and vegetables chips!  During the warmer months, we have access to so many different types of leafy greens and vegetables like some of my favorites…eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, etc.

Penn’s Corner Farm Stand makes it easy to purchase local fresh foods.   I can select exactly what I want, how much I want, and when and where to pick-up my share.  When we get too busy to pick our produce up, we can select the delivery option, to make life a little easier! 

Have you checked out my recipe this week where I incorporate some delicious Green Meat Radishes and Sweet Potatoes that I received from my farm share?! Check out my recipes page and look for the Cilantro Radish Medley!

 

 

 

xoxo