Skip to main content

Positively Pasta!

Today I'm feeling great; I feel both very serene and positive. While thus far its been a very busy week of auditioning/choreographing Beauty and The Beast at camp and teaching dance after camp hours, I don't feel out of control or stressed out. I'm beginning to see that everything will get done, no task is impossible and keeping my mind/body well taken care of is worth all the effort. Sitting on the ferry this evening I looked out at the beautiful the sunshine and thought, "How lucky am I to be able to do what I love every day?" I've been working at having more grateful moments throughout the day; today was a success. :-)

I've been trying to find a pasta recipe that reminds me of red sauce and combines well on The Body Ecology. Since I'm still on stage 1 of The Body Ecology Diet, rice and quinoa pasta are out of the question for a few more weeks. A few weeks ago I did some searching on the Body Ecology website and discovered Miracle Noodles. They are zero calories, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, and guilt free! They are made from shirataki mushrooms and remind me of Asian rice noodles. My first few experiments with sauces were ok, but they still lacked the consistency and taste I was going for. Tonight I was able to create both.

It was creamy, garlicky, and gave me that warm fuzzy feeling inside. It was really easy to make as well. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 large onion
1 red bell pepper
1/2-3/4 cup chopped carrots
2-3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
kaleidoscope chard
1 package Fettuccine Miracle Noodles

Putting It Together:
1. Chop the onion, pepper, and carrots and saute in pan (use virgin coconut oil or ghee) until tender and golden. (I did this step the night before, not planning to use this mix as a sauce)
2. In a blender add 3/4 of the veggie mix, garlic cloves, and just enough filtered water to blend. Blend on high adding olive oil. The mixture will be creamy and slightly thickened when done. Put mixture in a sauce pan over medium heat.
3. Boil a small pot of water. Add 1 package of drained/rinsed Miracle Noodles. Cook 2-4 minutes, then drain.
4. Add remaining veggies, kaleidoscope chard (use your taste), and noodles to sauce. Cook until chard is tender. Season with sea salt to taste.

I was so excited about eating this tonight, especially because I thought up the recipe on my way home. I've been craving pasta all week and this hit the spot. I finished the whole plate!

What's great about this recipe  is that it is wheat free, grain free, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, and Body Ecology friendly. It's also quick and easy to make after working all day, especially if you prep the night before. 

Tonight my Yogi Ginger Tea told me, "You are unlimited." I really do believe that is true for all of us if we open our minds, hearts, and treat our body as a temple. I hope you enjoy this recipe and feel free to share your own variations.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Week of Nourishing Gratitude

As I get older, I notice that there are many holiday traditions that I want to start sharing with my finance Anthony. After over a month of a crazy 7-day work schedule Thanksgiving week I had off Wednesday-Sunday; I haven't had a full day off in over a month and I was determined to make it fun week full of great food, the company of those I love and starting new traditions.

Now as with all holiday weeks you probably think of over indulging in comfort food that's terrible for you. Being I had a very severe wheat exposure attack recently, I knew I wanted to stay strict on Body Ecology but still enjoy myself to the fullest. I made it a point to get in the kitchen this week and make some amazing meals that not only tasted great, but are actually good for you. Here are some of my favorite meals from this week:




New Beginnings and Gluten Free/Body Ecology Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Can you believe it's September? I personally love the summer, its a great time to hit the reset button. September to me represents new beginnings and chances to start over. I'm excited for what's ahead this coming dance season; I'm ready to take the bull by the horns and have one of my most successful years creatively and career-wise. Something about the September air truly inspires my inner dreamer and I'm encouraged to believe anything is possible. It's so exciting!

To continue my journey on the year of my best self, I'm beginning to delve into mind-body connection and it's relationship to health. I've started reading Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, MD. I'm about a third of the way into the book and I feel like I'm learning so much already. Constant stress, overexertion, self doubt, and negative thoughts set off flight or fight responses in your body which in turn causes your body to be in a…

Healing through Grief

It's been a long time since I've written. A lot of that had to do with a very busy work schedule and some new business ventures. I am so grateful for all the positive feedback I've gotten recently about this blog and I was reminded how much this blog helped me when I was struggling with my health. 4 years later I am finding myself in a place where I feel like I need to go back to my roots and start over.

2016 was a whirlwind of a year. January brought the unexpected surprise of a full-time teaching position at Monmouth University. I was so excited about getting to teach dance full-time at the college level but because it was such an unexpected surprise I was still teaching for 2 private studios 10 hours a week and I was in the process of launching a new lifestyle program for dancers. Talk about  a lot going on! While I stayed true to the BED principles, I had let some sugar creep back into my life and honestly all the stress I was feeling made me crave it more. Once summer…