Chef Mike is constantly experimenting in the kitchen to find the next best dish that not only looks great, tastes great, but is also healthy. These seasonal dishes are full of wonderful, nutritious ingredients that pack a flavorful punch. No hidden junky oils or un-healthy fillers/additives. Only full of premium health boosting goodness. If you are interested in re creating any of these dishes leave a comment. The one which peaks the most interested will be later posted with a full recipe. Continue reading
We mostly associate the kitchen as a place in which our food is prepared However growing up I have always viewed the kitchen as much more. To my family the kitchen has been the social hub of the home. It is rare to be at the Kubiesa residence for a party and to not find yourself hanging out in the Kitchen. When I arrive home where do I hang out and socialize with my family? In the kitchen. Continue reading
Go out and experience the world from your own perspective. If you want to find your true calling in this life, then do just that, go out and FIND it. Fear is just our perception of the unknown. Love fear, it gives you something to challenge in order to discover that unknown. Self-discovery is kick ass. The only real fear is to fear not discovering the unknown. So go out, take some risks, discover the unknown, travel the world and risk living a vagabond life in order to see what life is all about. Experiences are well worth the fear and they are all part of bettering your well being.
A few weeks back I wrote a post in regards to the benefits of drinking coffee. In that post I referenced “Bullet Proof” coffee. I then followed up on that post with a full blog entry on the delicious hot drink. Now to complete the coffee hat trick, I present to you a few new options to add to your coffee. Staying away from the excess sugar and creamers full of not real ingredients, the options below will offer your palate a pleasant change as well as some performance enhancing qualities.
I have witnessed many people (myself included during my uneducated rambunctious teenage years) train with the philosophy of going 100% all the time. If you are not working out every chance you get and at a high intensity all the time, then you are missing an opportunity to get stronger. WRONG. You are gaining an opportunity to decrease achievements over time or worse, get hurt and hence lose out on a lot more. Continue reading
There is no such thing as eating perfectly. I suspect most americans have cravings and temptations to grab a candy bar or sip on a soda every so often. I am not going to be a drill sergeant and say you absolutely cannot touch that stuff. However I will recommend that you ask yourself before indulging; is this the best option and what will I gain from consuming this?
Since living a life time of eating not so healthy food, it is going to be tough to completely give up all the potato chips, cake and gummy bears that we have grown to love. That craving will always exist in some form (there is no escaping them either, unless you move to a place free from ads and checkout aisles full of candy). This is where cheat days come into action with your new healthy lifestyle. On a Friday or Saturday night I will enjoy my favorite ice cream, pizza, beer or whatever it is that I didn’t eat during the week. However I will keep the two questions from above in mind before consuming my favorite snack. Continue reading
Fat does not make you fat. There are certain types of fats that should be avoided at all costs, but just so we are clear, Fat does not make you fat. Next time you are in the grocery store pick up a box of so called “Healthy zero fat or low fat” cereal and take a look at the ingredients and/or sugar content. How is that healthy? let me ask you this, have you ever seen a fat Lion? What do lions eat? Meat; red meat, lean meat, and the entire animal. Which brings us to one source of good fat, saturated fat. Continue reading
I love eating raw nuts. There is always a endless supply of jars full of raw nuts around my household. Full of wonderful fats, they are a quick easy way to sustain yourself until your next meal. As long as you stay away from the roasted flavored nuts (full of hydrogenated oils and sugar) you can benefit from incorporating raw nuts into your daily consumption (however moderation is key, its very easy to over eat on these guys since they are so delicious). Continue reading
I enjoy to read well because knowledge is power. Right now I am on a big reading bender since I am recovering from surgery and am limited to physical activity (injury is an opportunity). I just finished a book written by the founder of the number one visited natural health website in the world, Dr. Joseph Mercola of Mercola.com. “Effortless Healing” is a easy to follow guideline for the average American to restructure their health and get on the easy track to being well. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in taking the right steps to bettering their health but has no idea where to begin. Skip the medications, skip the “Diet” plans, skip the hardcore workouts. Taking control of your well being will be a walk in the park if you follow even a few of the strategies listed in the book.
Below are a few point taken from Dr. Mercolas’ Effortless Healing. I hope they peak your interested and get you inspired to continue to do more.
Last winter I listened to a podcast interview with Hal Elrod. Long story short, his life got turned upside down after a traumatic car crash. However that traumatic experience lead him to discover his “Miracle Morning”. Hal Elrods miracle morning is simply a morning routine to find some peace and solace and to start your day full of joy. A couple key points of Hal Elrods philosophy; Continue reading