Vegetables Can Make a Hearty Meal

Perhaps I should mind my own business: but I would love to see more people eating vegetables for a main course. Everyone knows it is important to eat a lot of vegetables–the issue is learning how to prepare them in a way that feels satisfying. I made this for dinner tonight and it was very tasty–I’m still stuffed!

Hearty Vegetables Over Green Beans

Ingredients:

  • Green and yellow summer squash, thickly sliced
  • Green beans
  • Crushed garlic
  • Fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Lasagna Sauce (recipe below)

Steps:

  1. Saute green beans in olive oil, salt and a little water for a few minutes–set aside
  2. Saute rest of ingredients-leave some basil aside
  3. Cook over low heat until squash is fork tender
  4. Serve over green beans with fresh cut basil on top

Lasagna Sauce

 Layer tomato sauce, slices of summer squash, pesto, goat cheese, basil and sliced tomato. Top with olive oil and a dash of salt. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

I hope this recipe inspires your wild and crazy vegetable adventures!-Julie

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Why I Love Being Gluten-Free

I have been gluten-free for about five years now and love it. Here’s why:

I’m more physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy than ever.

  • For most of my life I thought I just had a “Jewish stomach”. Yes this is an actual thing–even alluded to by Jewish gangster Arnold Rothstein’s wife in an episode of Boardwalk Empire. My lifelong digestive problems cleared up immediately upon quitting gluten.
  • I no longer needed medication to treat depression, anxiety or panic attacks. I had no idea my psychological problems were due to my diet! I feel naturally happy and calm.
  • In the process of clearing gluten from my system I was able to tap into my clairvoyant abilities.  Using my intuitive abilities to help others become more healthy in every way is my life’s work.

My family eats better.

  • After going gf I joined a Community Supported Agriculture program–which means we get a box of fruits and veggies from a local farm each week. We all eat a lot more vegetables now.

I have less choices.

  • Choice can be stressful–it’s just easier for me to narrow down my food options.

I never have to worry about watching my weight.

  • Enough said!

I have a healthier relationship with food.

  • I eat for nutrition, not to satisfy emotional needs and I truly appreciate my food.  I don’t think about what is missing, rather I am so grateful to be so healthy.

I can help other people.

  • Many years ago my Intuitive told me I was intolerant to gluten. It amazed me that she could pick up on this over the phone having never meeting me and knowing nothing about me. Years later I am able to do the same for other people. It was well worth all the pain and suffering I went through to be able to help others.

Now I know having less can make me and my family more abundant!