Month: March 2017

Texas-Style Guacamole

As previously stated, my husband and I love to cook.  One of our favorite dishes to bring to gatherings is a super easy and very tasty bowl of guacamole.  We started our quest to make a delicious guac after having some of the best at San Antonio restaurant, Zinc.  (You should have the Zinc burger, too.)  After throwing together a few batches, we came up with our own version of classic guacamole.  The important thing to remember about this recipe is that you can make any changes you want.  The amounts are relative to your tastes, so have fun creating something unique to you! Josh & Josie’s Guac What to make it with: 2 Avocados, smashed 1 Roma tomato, diced 1/2 Small red onion, diced 1 Garlic clove, minced 1 Small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped 1 Serrano pepper, minced 2 Limes 1 Orange Kosher salt to taste What to do: Peel and mash avocados roughly in a large mixing bowl with a fork.  We like to leave our guac a little chunky, but the consistency …

Grace Over Guilt | Looking At Wellness Differently

Do not eat that girl scout cookie.   Don’t do it. Stop. Ugh…you have absolutely no willpower.  Unbelievable…. While slightly humorous, so goes the inner self-deprecating dialogue that attempts to guilt me into making healthier choices for myself.  I ask myself what negative self-talk has ever actually done for me.  Nothing, except make me feel worse. I have recently started to follow a blog by Robin Long called The Balanced Life.  Robin creates online pilates programs for busy women and is passionate about finding a balance with health and fitness.  Her belief is that guilt doesn’t work as a long-term motivator, and she reminds her followers to choose grace over guilt. It can be extremely difficult to change your way of thinking when it comes to how you see and talk to yourself.  I know this from personal experience.  However, after a particularly difficult week working with young adolescents facing suicidal thoughts and actions, I am realizing just how important it is to take care of yourself physically and, maybe especially, mentally.  These children shared their stories …