Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Roasted Vegetables!



medium red or green bell pepper
medium onion
medium zucchini
pound mushrooms
Olive oil-flavored or regular cooking spray
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves, if desired


  • 1 Cut the bell pepper lengthwise in half, and cut out seeds and membrane. Cut each half lengthwise in to 4 strips.
  • 2 Peel the onion and cut in half. Wrap one half of onion, and refrigerate for another use. Cut remaining half into 4 wedges, then separate into pieces.
  • 3 Cut the zucchini crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Cut off and discard the end of each mushroom stem, and leave the mushrooms whole.
  • 4 Heat the oven to 425°. Spray the bottom of the pan with cooking spray. Arrange the vegetables in a single layer in the sprayed pan. Spray the vegetables with cooking spray until lightly coated. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and basil.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Turn vegetables over. Bake uncovered about 10 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender when pierced with a fork.

Jumping rope: and example of cardio!  Remember when you were a kid?  You loved playing outside with your friends, and hopscotch, tag, and jumping rope were all part of the fun.  Reach deep inside for you inner child, pick up a jump rope, and get recharged!
Here is our yoga pose of the week:  Ardha Matsyendrasana, or Half Lord of the Fishes pose, here demonstrated with Gyan Mudra (the hand position).  A great seated twist, good for spinal flexibility and stretching the outside of the hips.  The hand position, with thumb and forefinger together, is a symbol of wisdom, or intellectual expansion.  When used as part of a pose, meditation, or pranayama, Gyan mudra can help ease drowsiness, inspire creativity, and increase concentration.

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