Wait..did you say wine? Yep, here is a great recipe for your valentine that includes wine in the sauce. Try it out! Add a green veggie and call it a plate of love.
Beef Filets with Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce
recipe: Cooking Light modified by eatlivefit.net
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed
3/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1/3 cup pinot noir or burgundy wine
1/3 cup pomegranate juice
1/3 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1 thyme sprig
1 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks evenly with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; keep warm.
Add shallots to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, wine, juice, broth, and thyme sprig; bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes or until reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat; discard thyme sprig. Add butter to sauce, stirring until butter melts. Serve sauce with steaks.
Save the date and come join me for an evening with Women, Wine and Wellness:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: 5 tips to keep your focus on your fitness and nutrition goals!!!!! Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn
You’ve already set those healthy New Year’s Resolutions to take better care of yourself, so now is the perfect time to learn a few ways to keep your momentum going all year. Join us this evening as Jo Ellen Walden, a Certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach, outlines 5 tips to keep your focus on your fitness and nutrition goals. Making simple changes and taking small steps will make all the difference in taking care of you all year long.
Starting at 6:30 pm, enjoy 30 minutes to mingle, grab a snack and a taste of wine, a complimentary treat from one of our regular Table Sponsors – Wine Shop at Home. At 7:00, we will hear from all of our sponsors then, our fabulous guest speaker will teach, inspire, and provide value with a wellness inspired topic. We finish our program for the evening with special announcements and another opportunity for all attendees to connect.
As we near the end of January, I wanted to touch on a topic that is controversial, digestive system detox. There are a lot of varying opinions out there about if, when, and how to cleanse your liver and digestive system. I have never been a fan of long term detoxifications because they are very restrictive and often harmful. Instead, I recommend one day of sipping a simple clean juice. Nurse it all day long by just sipping it, do not drink it straight down. Cheers to your health!
Despite common beliefs, stress can be a BIG influence on metabolism. It freezes your body. Now, who doesn’t have stress in your life? Nobody, right? THE GOOD NEWS: Stress can be changed and influenced. We have to be aware of it and make small changes to reduce it. Here is a quick, small way to reduce the effects of stress on your body.
Force your body into a state of calm.
Your body already has a built-in stress reliever, it’s just a matter of tapping into it.
“Focus on your breathing, put your feet flat on the floor. Smile even if you don’t feel like smiling,” Humphreys advised. “Tense your muscles then let them go, then tense them again and repeat. Relax your body and a lot of people will find your emotions will follow.*”
No better time than the present to do it..so take a few minutes and do it now. Even if you are not feeling stressed, knowing that you have a way out of it, is huge! Get in the habit of doing this several times a day and when stress hits, you will be ready with a remedy.
As we kick off the second week of January, here’s a thought for the week:
“Don’t worry about what you are giving up today, worry about what you RISK giving up if you don’t press on each day.” – Pfitblog.com
Keep your focus on the big picture. The day to day grind can get to all of us! Keep your eye on the prize which is better health, feeling your best, taking care of your body, and being your best you. It is so easy to get down on yourself when everyone else around you is indulging and you are not. They are not walking your journey, living your life, making your choices!!! Take pride in the choices you are making and realize the results will pay off.
Here’s a little spice advice to help you add a new spice or flavor to your week. Each spice is described in simple detail to help you decided when and where to add it to make your food more interesting and flavorful. Enjoy and think outside the box.
Following on from my last post about where to begin cooking with spices, using the same collection of spices from the masala dubba (spice tin) from Spice Kitchen UK that I based that post on, this time I’ll refer to the ‘whole spices’ in the collection.. If you are just venturing into the world of […]
I have purposely not jumped on the bandwagon of the “New Year’s Resolution’s” this year. That is because I believe you can begin healthy habits and focus on nutrition any time of the year..not just in January! I am here to help you with those goals, just reach out to me.
You are inundated with information right now, magazine headlines, gym membership specials, grocery store displays touting ways to loose weight and get in shape. Everywhere you look it is blaringyou in the face.
Instead, I hope to add some motivation and inspiration this month to help you make sense of the hype and keep on track. So, every week, I will post a tidbit of information to help you stay on track.
Here’s one for you today:
Laughter is the best medicine. Life is often way to serious. Find a way today to laugh!!! Not only will it put a smile on your face, it lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, lightens your mood, and on and on.