I love food. I am sure if you’ve been following for a while you have heard me say this before. But, and so it’s true. I’ve discovered that because of this hard fact of evidence it’s been difficult for me to stick to one particular diet. I was a strict vegetarian and gluten-free for 2 years; then I moved to France and that was the end of that. Two years later and I am slowly learning and listening to what my body needs. I no longer place labels on myself or the food that I eat. I simply (and that’s a key word) eat what makes me feel good, tastes good, looks good and is known to be healthy to the human system. I do all of this with doing my best to not follow food and nutrition trends and to stay consistant and open to what my body needs.
This has been such a rewarding process for me and still is. I am rewarded every time I am given a reminder that sugar drags me down and that I feel much better when I don’t eat processed wheats. I am reminded every time I am tempted to try that delicious baked good that is too interesting and new to resist. My body reminds me that I am better off without it. I feel that my body and I are close to finding a healthy relationship with each other and that there have been many compromises and will be many more to come. We are happily in agreement at most times and the times that we do fight, we end up learning so much. Food is just the reflection of the relationship that we create with ourselves and others. What you surround yourself with and what you put in is so connected to food and eating. It’s really exciting to discover and learn as we go. In honor of that I can present to you an easy recipe for :
Crisp Summer Vegetable Cold Noodle Salad:
1 fresh tomato
2 handfuls fresh garden peas
1 cup boiled noodles ( I used Spelt, feel free to use your own interpretation that feels good to you)
2 tablespoons avocado green dressing
Cook noodles till desired temperature. When making a cold noodle salad I prefer my noodles very al dente as it goes well with the cold crispness of the veggies involved. After cooking noodles, run them under cool water to stop cooking and set aside. Dice your cucumber, tomato and peas and add to the pasta. Add dressing and mix till evenly and thoroughly coated. Eat, enjoy and remember every time you eat you are simply creating a long lasting relationship that really matters.