Healthy Body and Peaceful Mind Through Self-Reflection
Holiday celebrations and the winter solstice make December a perfect time for inner exploration that can both challenge and heal us. Taking time for self-reflection can show us how to let go of control and define our own happiness.
Through the practice of radical self-care, we learn how to fill our own physical and spiritual buckets so that we can effectively serve those who need us. These two practices, along with meditation and relaxation, can keep us thriving now and all through the year.
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Lavash Flatbread Pizza
Whether served as a main dish or side course, this colorful and healthy pizza is bound to please. What makes it particularly light is the whole wheat Lavash flatbread. It’s extremely thin and bakes up crispy on the edges. Depending on your dietary needs, you can modify the toppings.
3-4 stalks of broccolini
1 Tbs. olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
4 oz. mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
2 oz. pesto (Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have ready made versions)
2 California Lavash whole grain flatbreads
• Preheat oven to 450 degrees
• Wash and dry all produce
• Trim the bottom inch of the brocollini and coarsely chop
• Coarsely chop the spinach
• Mince the garlic
• Sauté veggies in olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes
• Season with salt and pepper
• Add garlic to veggies and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds
• Remove from heat
• Slice mozzarella into small cubes
• Coarsely chop sun-dried tomatoes
• Place 2 Lavash flatbreads side by side on a lightly greased baking sheet
• Spread a thin layer of pesto on each Lavash
• Evenly arrange veggies on each Lavash
• Add sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella
• Add any other toppings you prefer
• Bake for 5-8 minutes, until Lavash is golden brown at edges and cheese has melted
• Minced clams (sauté first with olive, red pepper flakes and garlic)
• Chopped zucchini (instead of broccollini or spinach)
• Vegan cheese
• Diced olives
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