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Food Routines

Hello Friends!  I’ve been away from technology for a few weeks, relaxing in the last few days of the Summer.  Not being in work for a few weeks presented a lot of challenges in the form of BBQs, beaches, and social gatherings.  I have returned to my normal work schedule and really welcomed the return to a pattern.

A few notes –

My breakfast has been consisting of a cup and a half of edamame.  I boil them the night before (or in the morning, depending on my schedule) and eat them during the drive to work.  If you’re ever looking for me in the morning, just follow the edamame shells through Boston!

Lunch is still a steady meal of organic spinach with kidney beans, pumpkin seeds, carrots, red onions, bell peppers, and an olive oil and turmeric dressing.  I leave raw almonds in my office and also bring some fruit and organic peanut butter with me to work.  This has really worked for me and is such a big difference from eating out every single day.

Dinner has proven to be challenging, however.  I’m still trying to find a balance with dinner.  Luckily, with the cooler weather arriving, soup may become the dinner staple.  I like a food routine and having the same thing each night is a welcome pattern for me.  I have some great recipes for chili and soups shared by my friends from Kripalu and I am on my way to my favorite three grocery stores – Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Hannaford’s Market – to go grocery shopping!

 

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Day on the Pick Your Own Farm

Early this week, I had a day free and did some search online to find an organic pick-your-own farm.  The goal was to go get some organic blue berries and get some exercise at the same time.  I found a Pick Your Own farm in Stratham, New Hampshire, about an hour from Boston.  Normally, on a day off, I spend it at the beach but I wanted to incorporate some movement and exercise into my day.  So, off I went.

I brought my two nephews with me.  BlueBerry Bay Farm is a family centered Pick Your Own farm with tons of different types of crops.  It was impressive to see how diverse the products were and all within a comfortable distance of one another.  It was really cool.

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This is some of the garlic that we picked.

The farm is chemical free and uses no synthesized chemicals to grow.  The majority of the land was taken up by blue berry bushes but we made our way around and picked fresh garlic (that was a treat!), red onions, sweet white onions, and also got to see tons of different types of flowers and vegetables.  The great thing was that it was a really comfortable and casual environment and had hanging jars to catch flies and other pests.  There were signs all around that stated that the farm was working with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension to try out different types of insect traps.  The owners really cared about trying to find alternative types of pest control.  Image

 

 

 

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