Pistachio Beet Wow Salad

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This dish has a place in my heart and on my table about once a week! I love it so much and I am hoping you enjoy it as well!

Ingredients: 

6 large beets

2 cups quinoa 

Greens - I like a blend of spring mix and arugula

Goat cheese

Pistachios

White balsamic vinegar 

Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Wash, peel and chop beets. Line a 9x13 pan with tinfoil allowing enough tinfoil on the edges to wrap up over the top of the beets to form a tent. Place beets in tinfoil drizzle with 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar and a little salt. Bake for 40 minutes or until beets are tender.

Meanwhile, prepare quinoa according to directions & chop greens. When the quinoa and beets are finished layer quinoa, beets, greens, goat cheese (crumbled) & pistachios. Then drizzle with white balsamic vinegar and olive oil and salt to taste. Enjoy! 

Video: Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Merry Christmas! Check out how easy I have made your shopping this year! Christmas shop with me and find creative ideas for the people on your lists for Christmas 2018.

In this video, I will show you how I have created gift ideas for all categories to fit your shopping needs. Below is my affiliate link to my Amazon influencer page. You can see the gift idea lists here...

https://www.amazon.com/shop/myfriendm...

Also, here are some of my other Christmas videos!

https://youtu.be/Taxopu4CwrM

https://youtu.be/lD0k1PozihA

https://youtu.be/mWGp_u-8mc0 https://youtu.be/1hppEwUayJ8

Video: Group Game Poop The Potato

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This is a group game that will bring fun and lively interaction for all of your parties! Make the holiday 2018 season memorable by adding some fun and laughter into the mix! This game, poop the potato, is sure to help with that!

New games are fun! Check out another great group game here... https://youtu.be/ADuVcS8mFh0

Happy Holidays!

Video: Strengthen Your Family

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We are talking about showing up for all the holiday festivities for the 2018 season. Taking simple shifts in the way we show up for our family activities is what will help strengthen our overall family relationship. Put in the effort during all the time we have together over the holidays and be closer throughout all of next year!

Tell me your favorite thing to do with your family over the holidays in the comments below!!

Red Lentil Curry WOW Bowl

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Ingredients:

3 tablespoons avocado oil

1 large onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoon tomato paste

2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon curry

1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

9 cups chicken broth

2 cups red lentils

4 large carrot, peeled and diced

Chop onion and mince garlic. In a large pot, heat 3 tablespoons oil over high heat until hot and shimmering. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until golden, about 4 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, curry, turmeric, and sauté for 2 minutes longer. Add broth, lentils and carrot. Allow mixture to simmer, then partially cover pot and turn heat to medium-low. Simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Taste and add salt or any of the other seasonings if you desire a stronger flavor.

Using an immersion or regular blender, purée half the soup then add it back to pot. This should thicken the soup while still leaving it chunky. This soup is delicious paired with a salad and could also be served over rice. So good and really good for you as well! I love it when they both win!

Wonderful World

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Hi all! Just popping in to remind you how WONDERFUL our world really is. 


This morning I heard on the radio about something called the Carnegie Hero Award. Have you ever heard of this? It’s amazing. It is an award given to a civilian who voluntarily risks his or her life to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the life of another person. AND to top off the heroism, the other person has to be someone that the hero is not responsible for, or in most cases complete strangers. 


The stories are heartwarming. And the most WONDERFUL part about all of this is that the commission receives many submissions per year, making it quiite the process with whom they should choose to receive the awards. 


These are acts where people didn’t have time to think or to calculate, they just acted because it was in them to do so. To me, those split second decisions are a measure of where our hearts lie. It is WONDERFUL to know that so many people act in crisis moments proving that there is so much good in this WONDERFUL world.


So if you need a little proof of the goodness in this world or a little heart warming, go read some of the stories. When we look for WONDERFUL, we find WONDERFUL. #neverstoplooking
PC @jennisyen

People & Joy

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People. I asked my kids last night what they think brings joy into our life and one of their brilliant answers was: People. 

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Old friends and new friends bring energy. Making sure we are positively contributing to those relationships will help those with that same energy want to stick around. 


Some relationships are negative and bring you down. Focus on your energy ratio. If you have a 5 to 1 ratio (positive vs negative) - meaning for every 1 negative interaction we have 5 positive interactions you will soar with your own energy. Be mindful of this and take self care seriously. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to expose yourself to positive thought. Do it. It will make a difference! #keepasmileonyourface 


And cheers to new friends! They keep life interesting!!

Video Series: Meditation!

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In this video Jasher, one of my yoga gurus, explains the benefits of mediation. He explains the benefits to help us understand what we can gain from meditating.

This is a two-part series. This first video is about the benefits of meditation and the second one is about how to meditate. You can find that video below.

To see more from Jasher go to BEHOT.com

I also had a few other guests in this video!

Natalie Lynn with The Ripe Ruin https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGwR...

Kyle & Makenna Gott with Gott Love http://youtube.com/gottlove

They will share with you what they think about this meditation event on their own channel. Natalie sat down with Jasher to learn how about fear and mediation, why people are afraid of sitting with themselves and how to approach meditation if that is true for you. The Gott's will give you a real-life look at the behind the scenes and some insight to how they feel about being introduced to meditation.

Learn how to meditate with us! Jasher walks us through how to meditate and helps us understand some of the fundamental elements of meditation. There is so much power in meditation, it is life altering. It is totally worth your time to learn this art!

Great Music for meditation.

https://youtu.be/QFn0Y25Q7hc

https://youtu.be/SHTessxutOw

https://youtu.be/jWc9Uf2ITCM

Video: Moody Teens & How To Help Them

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Bringing you some ideas on helping you deal with your teenagers and their moods! Teens are thrown a curveball everyday dealing with hormones and feelings they have never had to manage before.

In this video I am sharing some of the most SIMPLE ways you can help them. Instead of walking on eggshells around them be invested and show up for your child! Watching this video might help you see that dealing with your teenager might be more simple than you thought.

Video: Help Your Kids Push The Reset Button On Their Brain