Woo hoo!! It’s the first week of August! Everyone is beginning to trickle in from out of town, and I am SO excited to see so many returning faces! I am even MORE excited to see all of the beautiful nectarines, peaches, grapes, and watermelons…but, shhhhh….don’t tell anyone that! I am bouncing with energy for this coming week’s abundance, and I am just gonna say, “expect it all to be fabulous!”
This week’s email newsletter is going to be dedicated to helping you master your ability to be creative with your box. I typically write about something inspirational to motivate you to eat raw; however, if you don’t know how to be creative with your food, then how can you stay raw or even healthy for that matter? The truth is that we all need to break out of our shells and just create MUSH sometimes! So, that is what I have done! This week, I have used only ingredients from our boxes, and I have created a “Beautiful Mush” recipe that is SO easy, SO fast, and SO fun to make! Not only is the recipe link included below, but I have even made a fun you-tube video for you to watch and to enjoy!
Sometimes, when I talk to people at the co-op, I get asked frequently, “So, what do you do with your box?!” My answer is almost always, “Well, I eat it or I throw it all in a salad!” Literally, this is what I do. If I may say so, it ALWAYS turns out fantastic, but perhaps this is just a twist of genius that I have magically mastered over time. Either that, or there is no bad combination that you can make with the ingredients from our box! Doesn’t that make you feel better?! Heck yes! Even with items such as kale or zucchini, there are TONS of ideas that you can try to make with each of them, even combined together! They are incredibly nutritious foods that taste amazing; yet, people get so scared of them simply because they do not know what to do with them! Kale is not as scary as the cookie monster! All that fear changes here and now!
Just because a veggie scares you is NOT a good enough excuse not to try to be creative with it. I have always admired Newton’s Law that states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This is true even in the raw world, and it applies here. If one is to attempt to make a new raw dish, then one may like it. If one never attempts to be creative with new foods, then he/she will never know what to do with those items…and he or she will possibly never discover a favorite dish! Tragedy! In addition, if one chooses to eat poorly, one will feel lowly with a loss of energy and confidence. And, if one chooses to eat vibrant, colorful, and raw foods, then one will feel lively, happy, euphoric, and confident! There is no such thing as “good” or “bad” choices; however, there are consequences for each of our actions. This makes us think twice about what we eat and how we eat it!
In regards to making choices and reaping the consequences of those choices, this lesson applies not only to eating food, but it applies to life in general. Everyday we must make choices. Do we wear a red shoe or a blue shoe? Do we eat an apple or make a smoothie? Do we eat foods that we know will nourish us, or do we eat what everyone else is eating? Choose to be different! Keep in mind that every choice that we make, we will feel immediately or in the long run.
Every choice that we make affects our health–physically, mentally, socially, physically, etc. When we make good choices, we FEEL wonderful! If you could feel wonderful ALL of the time, wouldn’t that be fantastic?! Of course! The power lies within you, and the choice is yours! It’s as easy as simply starting with a co-op box and eating it ALL. When we nourish our bodies, our minds are nourished. When we are nourished, we can save the world.
Lettuce save this world one box at a time, and let’s be creative along the way! I hope to see you all this week in the sunshine, and I hope that you love your mush!
Hugs and love!