Happy Spring from the Raw Food Chick
YAY!!!! Spring has come to the Central Coast. You can see the signs everywhere. The days are getting longer, the beautiful California poppies are in full bloom and colorful wildflowers decorate the hillsides. I have Spring Fever and find myself kicking up my heels and spending every spare moment outside.
One of my favorite pastimes is to visit the Farmer's Market. We are lucky to have several in the area but one of the very best is held at Monterey Peninsula College every Thursday afternoon. I love to meander through the different booths, tasting the samples of the sweet, succulent fruits, exploring the variety of veggies, and of course, the flowers. This is the perfect place to expose yourself to a variety of new raw, organic, taste treats.
The vendors are wonderful and will give you ideas on how to use their products. Not only is there large selection of fresh, organic fruits, vegetables and sprouts but EVERYTHING is very reasonably priced. People often say to me it is too expensive to eat healthy. My response: It is even more expensive not to. If you don't keep your body healthy, you will most likely end up spending much more on medical expenses in the long run. It is these hidden treasures on the Peninsula that will give you the opportunity to eat healthy with minimal cost.
You can wander through the different booths and hand select these beautiful foods in just the amounts you want. There is something so joyful about taking a bite of a big, juicy strawberry or peach and feeling your taste buds come alive. Not only are you nourishing your body but you are truly nourishing your soul.
For more information on Farmer's Market in our area, click on the link here:
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102595984708&s=110&e=001wiW-DP8oOfp2WTLH2CeO4VIMqIJFzHayHoYuZFiejafmIyopWFfqIJ2XHwfWnl13SNugFUQhza91ivobYaaGI66T9XEO3_Lix9HonJOL12At5oqCxwsPcEEV8LEGTxuu. And for those of you who don't live on the peninsula, just Google "Farmer's Market" in your area to find one near you.
It is an experience you won't want to miss.
Veggie Blessings and Kiwi Kisses.
Eating for Health and Beauty Lecture / Demo
I have scheduled my new class just in time for summer. Gina Renee and I are teaming up again. You won't want to miss this dynamic duo in action. Get your "Glow On" for those lazy days of Summer.
Eating for Health and Beauty
Join Chef Nancy Broderick- the Raw Food Chick and Gina Renee LAc. on
Saturday, June 20th, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
in Carmel at the Happy Landing Inn.
Learn how to nourish and beautify your body by incorporating more fresh, live foods into your diet. See how easy it is to make these delicious recipes that will make you feel great and enhance your health and beauty:
Beauty Beverage - Pretty Pina Colada
Put the Kibosh on Cellulite Cocktail
Glowing Skin Salad
Shiny Hair Salad Dressing
"Get the Glow" Energy Antioxidant Soup
and much more.
Recipes, tastings, Lunch and fun included - only $35.00
Check out all the details here. Be sure to sign up early because my classes fill up quickly. You won't want to miss this one!!!To register, call Nancy at 831-277-8358 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. PS Don't miss some RAW TALK on Thursday, June 18th at 4:05 pm. You can listen online at KNRY.com or on your radio at 1240 am. Gina and I will be covering our favorite topic, Raw Foods and our upcoming leacture. Don't miss it.
With Spring, comes spring cleaning. I came across an easy, green recipe to clean your fridge. This is a job that no one likes but this fragrant recipe makes a daunting task a little easier
It is from Sophie Uliano - who wrote the book Gorgeously Green. It will give your fridge a new lease on life.
1 cup white vinegar1 cup warm water
1 tbsp baking soda
10 drops grapefruit essential oil*
10 drops tea tree oil
In a large 4-cup measuring jug, combine all ingredients. Simply dip a rag into the fridge cleaner, wring it out and get to work wiping out all those nooks and crannies.
*You will be able to find these essential oils at most health food stores
That is all for this issue, I hope you enjoyed it! I am looking forward to seeing you all at my class on June 20th. If you have any questions, call or drop me an email. I love to hear from you.
Enjoy this spring day and don't forget to jump for joy, move your body the best you can and breathe in some of that fresh, spring air.
Bye for now!!!