In non-food related news, I'm enjoying the re-implementation of my daily "meditation power hour". Granted my "power hour" doesnt always add up to a full 60 minutes and said 60 minutes isnt always done in one shot, mainly due to life's time constraints but mentally and emotionally I'm re-seeing the importance of taking time to decompress, regroup, and check in. Don't under estimate the power of five minutes here, fifteen minutes there, and 30 minutes, if possible, nightly as it all adds up. Thus far I have been sucessful at taking a few minutes upon waking - before I start my day - then 15 minutes mid day, be it before or after lunch and I end my night with an Andrew Johnson recording, which sends me into much needed relaxation and sleep.
I made this stuffed peppper for lunch using what I had on hand. Super tasty and significantly filling (in a good way) I will definately be making another version of these in the near future.
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup mixed greens, chopped
1/8 - 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 large cucumber, peeled & chopped into medium dice
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/8 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup lettuce, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, tops removed & seeded
1 Tbs chopped green olives, chopped
Process first 9 ingredients in a food processor with the S blade until its incorporated into a coarse paste. Add the lettuce to the bottom of and arround the pepper. Spoon the filling atop the lettuce and serve with olives. Enjoy!