The sweet and tangy taste of orange pairs perfectly with coconut in this orange coconut baked tofu recipe. Pair with rice and veggies for a vegetarian meal full of flavor and nutrition with no sugar added!
Last weekend C was travelling so I had the house all to myself. He actually travels a lot for work, so it’s nothing I’m not used to, but I usually take advantage of this time to hang out with my girlfriends and occasionally (though not normally) get some work done. But this past weekend I decided to give myself a weekend of ME. After an amazing hike through Lands End on Friday and some drinks on Ocean Beach, I decided to embrace my solo weekend and decided not to schedule any plans.
It’s probably been years since I’ve done something like this, and definitely not since moving. I’ve been overcompensating even for my usual social self to ensure I’m building a solid community here. It’s been wonderful getting to meet so many new people and also hang with my crew already here, but girlfriend needs a little alone time every now and then, so I took my opportunity and ran with it.
Whenever C travels I indulge myself by watching all the weird and niche Netflix documentaries that I know he would never want to watch. The latest in my string was “Sustainable”, which I highly recommend watching if you haven’t. It’s an eye-opening look at how agriculture is run in North America and the problems that have come of it. But it also serves as an important reminder of WHERE our food comes from, even if at times it feels like it comes from the grocery store.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you dedicated a year of your life to your health? I know I certainly have. I’ve often wondered what would happen if I really committed myself to all aspects of health. If I stopped avoiding things like dry brushing and ACTUALLY drank enough water.
But with so many things out there, it gets incredibly confusing figuring out what is actually worthwhile vs. what isn’t worth your time. Because unless you have unlimited time and funds, doing everything just isn’t an option.
That’s exactly the situation Phoebe Lapine found herself in. After a diagnosis of Hashimoto Thyroiditis, she had to figure out how to manage her disease holistically without having an endless to-do-list of things to do.
Phoebe wanted to figure out how to do right by her body without having to give up her life. If that doesn’t scream HEALTHY MAVEN I don’t know what does. I’m all about health, but not when it takes over your life. It’s important to live healthfully, not live for your health.
So when Phoebe announced she was committing herself to a yearlong exploration of this topic and how she was learning to balance health and hedonism, I was pretty stoked. I followed along as she captured her journey on her blog and have been eagerly awaiting the release of her book, The Wellness Project that tracks her entire journey and lessons learned.
If you read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, the concept is similar. Phoebe spent a month dedicated to 12 different topics and explored health from all angles. From her experiences she also built out a curriculum to help you guys create your own wellness projects if you wanted to try it out for yourself.
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