Summer Peak and Time to Relax August 09 2015

 

Summer is at its peek and a great time to chill out. Whether it is the joy of cooking a favorite dish from veggies at the local farmers market, a trip to the local museum, walking through the local zoo or just time on your favorite chair curled up with that book, summer lends itself to the moment. So why not relax and capture your core self. Pack up the surgical scrub cap, hang up your fun medical cap and hid that cute scrub hat away, enhance your life? What about cooking food for your soul, try a great book you have been wanting to read or just take some quiet meditation time just for you.

Quick Foody Recipe:

Easy Simple Chicken with Greens Salad: Romaine and spring greens, grilled thin sliced chicken breasts, stir fried thinly sliced zucchini, yellow squash and green peppers tossed with Paul Newman’s Italian Salad Dressing

 

Summer Reads: 

 

Clara and Mr.Tiffany: a novel   Susan Vreeland

Against the unforgettable backdrop of New York near the turn of the twentieth century, from the Gilded Age world of formal balls and opera to the immigrant poverty of the Lower East Side, author Susan’s novel brings a woman once lost in the shadows into vivid color.

 

The School of Essential Ingredients   Bauemeister, Erica

Reminiscent of Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate , a novel about life, love, and the magic of food. The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian’s Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen.

 

A Dog’s Purpose a Novel for Humans Bruce, Cameron

After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

 

 

H2O Water Recipes for a Refreshing Change , healthy inspired drinks

 

Cinnamon and Apples

Slice apples with a dash of cinnamon added to water, a refreshing drink with cinnamon noted to help lower blood sugar concentration, apples have a wide spectrum of natural health benefits.

 

Vanilla and Orange

Try the antioxidant power punch of sliced orange with the smooth delightful vanilla bean ( or a pinch of vanilla extract if a vanilla bean not handy.)

 

Basil and Strawberries

So sweet strawberries , a summer delight, and a couple basil leaves compliment each other, strawberries linked to cancer fighting and the herbal benefits of iron from basil