Did you know oranges and most citrus fruit are a winter harvest? I know right? It kinda makes you think that mother nature knew what she was doing because we all need an extra boost of Vit C in the winter to boost that immune system!
This gorgeous little beauty is Winter Salad Supreme cuz that is what I did to this fresh orange. Supreme is a culinary technique to give you the flesh only of these amazing heirloom oranges. Really, its a thing! Look it up!
In this salad I have mixed leafy greens, blueberries, pepitas, goat cheese (lavender pollen...I know!), cucumbers and the sweetest of all sweets Orangic Heirloom Oranges! Topped off with this amazing dressing:
Orange Pepper Vinagarette
Juice of 1 Fresh Orange (If you sepreme it you can just squeeze the heck out of the middle bits)
1 TBS Olive Oil
1/2 tsp raw honey
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp Tumeric
Dash of Cayenne
Whisk, pour and LOVE!
I wish I could wave a magic wand and make cancer disappear forever. I've decided to do the next best thing and that is, teach people how to make their bodies more inhospitable to cancer and disease.
People are always asking me, "Leslie tell me what to eat to make my cancer go away!" Gosh if I had that one perfect answer that could help everyone I would be thrilled to share it, but I don't!
I believe that for every person that has cancer there is a different type of cancer. We are all unique individuals and that makes our cancer as unique as we are. So to that end, I have developed a program (Any Stage Cancer Nutrition Protocol) where I get to work with people, one on one, to discover what it is that turns on their healing furnaces.
Too many people are out there with one size fits all cancer diets. I believe looking at yourself as an individual and unique is the path that gets you to what you want! Living free, happily and better than ever! If this makes you jump for joy let's chat!
Follow the link in my bio and register for my upcoming free workshop, at the end there is an offer to book a free phone call with me. Let's discover what your body needs to turn on the healing and off cancer!
Nothing is ever clear when you hear the word cancer. I remember the room closing in on me and every word my doctor was saying sounded like the teacher on Charlie Brown.
Every ounce of clarity was stripped from me. My very focused happy life had suddenly become completely and utterly unclear. To make things worse EVERY time I visited the next doctor in my treatment care plan...I had the same experience when they handed me their version of the truth.
Clarity? I had none of that...until I became a #CancerBoss
! When I decided I was sick and tired of my cancer bossing me around like some terrible tyrant, I was able to get clarity.
I would say I became the clearest I had ever been in my entire life! What an about face I did. Now 6 years of being cancer free, I can state clearly I am the boss of my cancer, my life, and my future!
How about you?
Is your cancer bossing you around, leaving you with no clear vision of your future? I would love to encourage you to click on the link in my bio. There you will find a workshop that is absolutely FREE.
That workshop is the 5 steps my client have taken to get clear on the fact that cancer is not the boss of their lives, their future or their health!
What have you got to lose but fear and uncertainty? Hope to see you there!
I get asked all the time...what do you do with all your recipe fails...I EAT THEM!
This one is brand new in development. It is a granola crunch bar that is not so crunchy and pretty crumbly. SERIOUSLY it is delicious, I just need to perfect my cooking times and temps.
The other questions that people ask me is can they eat grains when living with cancer. Did you know that whole grains are cancer protective? They work with our elimination and detoxification systems! They should be 100% whole grain and not white processed junk.
If you are limiting grains, often you will see your sugar craving go up, it is because your body is asking for complex carbs. I know, I know this not what lots of wellness professionals will tell you, but our biology does not lie!
This recipe has oats and brown rice crisp. PLUS, walnuts, cranberries, and some dark chocolate. Loads of fiber and a great snack for travel or TV time.
Any tips for crisping granola bars? Do you have a secret you want to share with me? #cancerhatesit
when we share real food tips and tricks!
On Saturday morning I get to transform! I co-host a radio show that morning with my husband. Although we are same on air as off, we get to sit in a little sound studio and share our thoughts with a listening audience.
We talk about health, wellness, mindset, wellbeing and even the tough stuff like our own personal journies and struggles. We get to laugh and sometimes cry but always sharing from the heart.
We try to inspire others to have a meaningful relationship with their own body, mind and soul. It is an honor and it's fun! If my cancer had not come to teach me in 2012, I would have never had this opportunity.
What opportunity is your cancer giving you?
Do you dare even allow it to speak to you?
Your cancer most likely has something to tell you if you are willing to listen! You can check out our radio show, Fork It Over Radio on @1310KFKA
Saturday Morning at 9am MT.
If you don't know what your cancer is trying to tell you, and you want to learn to listen, then check out my FREE workshop the link is in my bio!
What are you willing to commit to in your health?
Can you squeeze in 1 more serving of green vegetables a day?
Can you walk for 5 more minutes than you normally do?
Can you cook at home 1 more day a week?
Gaining your health and avoding diseases like cancer are a process. When we try to make them an event we get overwhelmed and then give up!
If you are commiting to be cancer free in 2019 and wondering how you might achieve that, then go to the link in my bio and sign up for my free training, 5 Steps to Become the Boss Of Your Cancer!
I am back in the kitchen...oh how I have missed you my happy place!
The kitchen is the command center for your health and #cancerhates
! Did you ever think of that?
Well, I did especially when I was trying to figure out how to make a non-dairy ricotta cheese sauce. Well, I did it and these gorgeous lasagna style squashes are the result.
We are still in development for flavors but stay tuned and I will share my secret sauce soon! I have to get it JUST RIGHT before I share it with you. No recipe fails here!
It’s just crazy us wishing you a crazy beautiful 2019! Thank you 2018 for all your blessings and lessons! #happynewyear
I ❤️ this word!
We all get caught up in the #newyearsresolution
but what if instead we became resolute about getting our health back and claiming independence from sickness and disease?
What if we became resolute about caring for our vessel like it was the only one we were ever going to be blessed with...oh wait it is the only one we get!
Resolute is a more permanent word isn’t it?
I feel powerful when I say “I’m going to be resolute in my own well-being this year!” Cool...what are you absolutely resolute about for 2019?
PS: Happy New Year Everyone!
What do Nachos and Christmas 🎄 have in common?
Nothing, I just REALLY love both of them! 😂 Like for real, if everyday was Christmas and there were nachos all around, I'd be the happiest person alive!
Are you a nacho lover also? What toppings do you like to pile high?
It’s Christmas! Merry Christmas everyone! If you are spending time with family and friends it’s time to break out those eye contact skills and look your loved ones in the eyes, give big hugs, and thank them for sharing their day with you! I wish I could hug each one of you today! Have and amazing day! XO
I joke this time of year when something good or rare happens "It's a Christmas Miracle!" I know there are a lot of you are praying for that miracle to occur. Right now you are praying for something to come along that will take the burden of cancer out of your life. I am praying with you. Holding you up and loving on you even though I don't even know your name.
I have been where you are at. I was diagnosed 5days before Christmas in 2012. The Holiday is right around the corner and you are just wishing that there is such a thing as a "Christmas miracle!" Your body is that miracle! You have trillions of healthy cells and relatively only a few weak sick deformed cells called cancer. What if the miracle was you calling upon all your healthy cells to wipe out the cancerous ones? What if you began to take part in your own bodies healing. It's possible! It does not matter if you are in treatments or not...you are the ultimate healer...it is built right inside you to do so.
Ready to ignite that healing fire inside you? Watch my free workshop! Become the Boss of Your Cancer, #linkinbio
! There is a special free one time offer at the end of the class, don't forget to check it out!
Feeding a crowd can be a lot more hectic than you realise... Or maybe you are one that knows the stress, and would LOVE to miminalize this year.
Do it! Make something that is clean, healthy, and just the right amount of servings that don't go to waste!
I decided to do a Holiday Brunch Pie this year. It's a simple potato crusted quiche! Made with Vital Farms Eggs, and it simply delicious.
Check out my blog 👉 go2kitchens.com for some super easy, organic, meals that will blow your guests out of the water this year!
I received my cancer diagnosis 5 days before Christmas 2012, and though I didn’t know it at the time, it turned out to be a fantastic gift. That Christmas I let cancer suck the joy out of my holiday and believed it would be my last year to celebrate the season. I allowed cancer to be the boss of me and gave in to the fear associated with it. I didn’t realize it then, but it is possible to celebrate the season and be happy, yes happy while living with cancer during Christmas.
Here are some tips to enjoy your holiday season while living with cancer!
1. Get out of cancer overload. So many of my clients eat, sleep, and breathe cancer. I tell them to create some time in their lives where cancer isn’t invited.
2. Declare your intentions. Send a group text or email to the people you will be celebrating the season with and let them know you want your day to be cancer free.
3. Let go of perfection. Quit looking at holiday pictures on Pinterest and social media portraying these “perfect” holidays! Nothing is perfect. You don’t need the perfect table setting, tree, or decorations. Let it go and the stress that comes with it.
4. Manage your time. It’s okay to say no to people and decline invitations for parties, shopping, etc. Only you know your energy levels and what you need to be at your best.
5. Connect. Use the day to truly connect with your loved ones. Look them in the eye and ask them how they are doing. Don’t worry about the dinner, what you look like, or taking selfies. Instead, remember relationships with our friends and family are what matter.
6. Serve. If you feel up to it, volunteer or give back somehow. When we help heal others, we are healing ourselves. Give some time at a nursing home, school, or hospital. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, help others and see how much you truly do have in your life.
I sincerely hope these ideas will help keep your holiday season stress free and happy! Making some small shifts and conscious efforts in your health and wellness will make all the difference this Christmas! Remember, if you ever need more personalized guidance or a friend to walk the journey with you, reach out to me at #linkinbio
. I'm always here!
Here is something I will never understand.... When I see wellness professionals making someone feel guilty for their treatment path. ❎ FEAR IS NOT A MOTIVATOR!❎ I see things like "10 Reasons Your Cancer Will Return if You do Chemo!". Seriously, who is that serving? Certainly not the person that is doing chemo!
That pendulum swings both ways because I have personally had medical Dr's give me the stink eye when I said I was taking a more natural route than they were suggesting.
They use fear also...telling me "If you don't do all these "things" we are telling you to do, your cancer will return and will be all over your body!" So here is my promise to you...I am a safe place. I will never make you feel inferior, full of #guilt
, or afraid of the treatment path you have chosen.
I promise to support you 100% and believe with you that you know what is best for you and your body.
I will answer questions and help you make good decisions. I will help you support your body with a positive mindset and nutrition to help your body be an inhospitable environment to cancer.
Want to know more, sign up for my free workshop #linkinbio
and watch out at the end for a special offer to register for a FREE 1:1 consult with me!
Chickpea and Cauliflower Tacos..what the what 😮?! How about I add in mango salsa and lime cabbage slaw 😍?! How about I also use no grain tortillas 😙! I know, I know.... I had you at #tacos
didn't I😳?! Are you salivating yet 🤤?
I'm dreaming of a WARM Christmas! HAHA! Really I am dreaming of a Christmas with loads of love, gratitude, and peace.
This is a special time of year for me because I was diagnosed 5 days before Christmas. Boy did I have a lot to learn in thoes days leading up to and after my breast cancer diagnosis.
Here is something that really stuck out to me in my discoveries.
Did you know your attitude plays a role in your recovery from an illness like cancer?
When we are sick or in pain we might get a little grumpy or have a shorter fuse than normal. Lord knows I did!
What I found was if I walked in love and let my cancer put my life in perspective of peace, I did much better. I had less pain, less grumpiness, and less emotional outburst. It was so much easier than my cancer tantrums.
What has your cancer taught you about your life?
One size does not fit all when it comes to cancer nutrition! What worked for someone may not work for you! These kinds of diets lead to so much confusion about what to eat and not to eat.
It can also lead to doing crazy town diets that leave you feeling worse and not better.
If you have tired a one size fits all diet and did not get the same results you might be feeling guilty or even ticked off.
Stop being a gunnie pig and get the personalized help you need...watch my free workshop #linkinbio
and book a call with me to find what diet is right for you and your cancer!
when we choose freedom from being #confused