Category Archives: Zen Meals

Add A Little Hygge To Your Life to Slow Down and Create Joy!

“Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was meant to be felt.” ~ToveMaren Stakkestad I was at a farmer’s market recently and came across a little booth selling Hygge items! I was intrigued as I’d been hearing about Hygge … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Book Review, happiness, Letting Go, Mindfulness, Positve Thought, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes – A Delicious Zen Breakfast

Over the past two years we have been trying to eat more healthy foods as a lifestyle change, not a diet. It’s amazing how many healthy recipes are still delicious. It’s all about taste. And most of these recipes don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Positve Thought, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Yummy Zucchini Noodle Salad – The Perfect Zen Meal!

The zucchini is one of the most versitile squash around. It’s used in all sorts of meals. In gardens it grows like crazy! I often have more than I knew what to do! Which is a great problem to have … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Do You Hygge? The Happiest Country Does!

“Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was meant to be felt.” ~ToveMaren Stakkestad For many years, Denmark has been named one of the happiest countries in the world. In fact I recently read this quote, “We should look … Continue reading

Posted in happiness, Positve Thought, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

How I Didn’t Diet…9 Ways To Lose Weight and Not Be On A Diet

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu “Yes I lost weight and no I’m not on a diet!” This is the answer I give people when asked about my recent weight loss. I love to … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Health, Recipes, Zen Meals | 14 Comments

Hummus: Simple, Uncomplicated and Filled With Umami……Um-what?

Hummus is what? Yes, simple and uncomplicated because it’s easy to make with so few ingredients and “umami,” which means “delicious” or “yummy” in Japanese. Yet there’s a little more to umami. Umami is the difficult-to-define “fifth taste”. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Exploring Buddhism, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

French Onion Soup – An Elegant Yet Simple Zen Meal

“In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.” ~ Curnonsky (celebrated French chef b. 1872) A good friend who is going through hard times in coming to dinner tomorrow night for a quiet meal. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Simplifying Life, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

A Visit With Dr. Andrew Weil!

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Dr. Andrew Weil might change that to “Smile, move, eat, breathe and go slowly.” I was lucky enough to see Dr. Weil speak last weekend! Maybe you don’t know who Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in Changing Ourselves, Inspirational Movie Monday, Simplifying Life, Zen Meals | Tagged , | 23 Comments

Zucchini Soup (and more) – A Delicious, Easy Zen Meal

The zucchini or courgette is one of the most versitile squash around. It’s used in all sorts of meals. In gardens it grows like crazy! The hail and heat wave we had this summer didn’t slow it down. I had … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Photography, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

The Art of Conversation With Your Family

“There is no such thing as a worthless conversation, provided you know what to listen for. And questions are the breath of life for a conversation.” ~ James Nathan Miller Is the art of conversation lost when it comes to … Continue reading

Posted in Changing Ourselves, Parenting, Zen Meals | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments