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Welcome To Naked Nia ‘n’ Nutrition! – Naked!??‎

Whoops! Now that was a major typo error that almost appeared on my business cards! Don’t you ‎just hate it when you edit a document and you can’t find the one big blunder which is crying out: ‎‎“Hey you, over here! Hey dummy; can’t you see me?!” Luckily I managed to catch that one in the ‎nick of time! ‎

Naked Nutrition: what in the heck is that?! What exactly am I selling? Naked, ‎now let’s get that ‎straight. This isn’t about nudity, nor is it about stripping in the literal sense of ‎the word.‎ ‎

‎‎‎On your plate: Bare.‎‎

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Let’s return to real food, the kind that your great grandmother would recognize as such. Let us ‎strip our food of the chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, sugars and salts which are added in ‎intolerably excessive amounts. I challenge you to buy more natural foods, void of packaging and ‎when you must buy packaged foods make sure that the ingredient list is minimal and that you ‎recognize the items listed as food and not as a foreign language. Would it be horribly rude of me to ‎ask that you cook more (no, heating up food in a microwave oven is NOT cooking!)?

Take the helm ‎of your galley! Cook dinner with your children and sit at the table together and eat your creations. ‎Go wild and pretend that you are a once upon a time family of old and make this family time talk ‎and not TV. time talk.‎

‎‎‎In your thoughts: Exposed.‎‎

Dare to speak your thoughts. Suppressing and ignoring your anger, disappointments and feelings is ‎a time bomb, will go off sooner or later. The longer you wait to expose yourself, the more painful it ‎will be. Don’t fear change!‎

‎‎‎20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. ‎So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. ‎Explore. Dream. Discover.

~Mark Twain ‎‎‎‎

When was the last time you allowed yourself to be nakedly you?

Isn’t  it about time?!

 


‎‎‎♦♦♦ Dragon Bowl ♦♦♦‎‎

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Rice and Lentils‎‎

Soak overnight in warm water with apple cider vinegar

‎2 c black beluga lentils
‎2 c whole pearl (round) rice‎
The lentils can be added to cold, salted water and cooked
Add the rice to boiling salted water
The rice and lentils can be cooked like pasted and strained Al dente

‎‎‎Stir Fried Vegetables‎‎

Onion
Mushrooms
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Broccoli ‎
Stir fry with coconut oil

‎‎‎Sauce‎‎

‎1 c cooked beluga lentils
‎2 c coconut liquid‎
‎2 T miso (from brown rice)‎
‎1 T maple syrup
‎1 clove of garlic‎
‎3 T nutritional yeast
Mix ingredients in blender and add salt to taste

‎‎‎To Serve

Gently fold sauce into stir fried vegetables until the desired amount has been added.‎ Serve stir fried vegetables and sauce over a bed of rice and lentils.‎

The remaining sauce can be refrigerated and used as a sauce for pasta (gluten free – of course)!‎

Bon Appétit!