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December 19, 2017

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution only to get to the end of the year having not followed through despite your initial best intentions? Following through to create lasting change can take time and dedication. It can be difficult, but it’s worth it. Once you get going and gain some momentum it can get easier.

Here are a few ideas to help you follow through with your resolutions and create lasting change.....

1. Start by deciding what it is that you would like to change. It has to come from within and you have to really want it.

2. Next, find your why. Take some time by yourself to think about why you really want to make this change. Be completely honest with yourself. This is just for you. Whatever your why is, remember it. Write it down if it’s helpful. Remind yourself of your why every single morning first thing when you wake up. After a while it will become a habit.

3. Make time. Time is actually one thing we all have an equal amount of. The difference is in how we choose...

December 12, 2017

This easy recipe makes a delicious side dish for your special holiday meal. It can be assembled ahead of time and baked at the last minute. Makes 4 servings (even though the picture only shows 3!)


Ingredients:


1 lb asparagus, washed and the tough ends trimmed
4 oz full fat cream cheese, brought to room temperature (I used Organic Valley brand from pasture raised milk)
4 oz nitrate/nitrite free prosciutto (I used Applegate Naturals)
1 large clove garlic, minced

extra virgin olive oil

sea salt

fresh ground black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 375° F.

In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and minced garlic.

Carefully lay 2 slices of prosciutto on a cutting board, one on top of the other. Use a butter knife to spread 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture evenly across the prosciutto.

Bundle 1/4 of the asparagus in your hands. Start at one end and roll the bundle to wrap in prosciutto.

Place on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet. Drizzle the unwrapped ends with olive oil and sp...

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