I know that change can be hard. Change can also be scary, the unfamiliar terrain leaves you feeling hopeless or on edge. But the way that we can expand our consciousness and go further into our yoga practice is to change, to shift, to see things from a different perspective. So for one day during this global pandemic I’m asking that you eat vegetarian or vegan.
Just one day.
In our minds we create stories about people based on their occupation, the way they dress, where they are grew up. Some might assume because I am a yoga instructor that I am a vegetarian and that’s actually so far from the truth. I eat meat. I enjoy eating meat. I tried being a vegetarian for many, many years and it didn’t work for my body. That being said it does work for a lot of people.
I want you to get in touch with your food. To think beyond your normal and experience it in a different, new way. And also to expand your consciousness of what a meal could look like, the meal doesn’t have to have meat in order for you to consume a protein. There are some really great alternatives that are plant-based proteins that you could try every once in a while.
Here is a very tasty recipe that is also super simple and easy to get on the table for dinner on a weeknight. This recipe serves 3-4 people. (I’ve included links for ease, I do not get anything from you purchasing it.)
- Ramen Noodles, 1 pack per person.
- Path of Life All Natural Garbanzos and Lentils, 10 oz (Frozen)
- 1 cup fresh broccoli, chopped
- Shelled Edamame frozen bag
- Extra Firm Tofu
- small bunch of cilantro, chopped
Begin by cutting the tofu in half, we will only use half of the block. Cut the tofu into small 1/2 inch cubes. Place the tofu, half of the edamame bag, and the chopped broccoli in a skillet with oil to saute, I like to use Avacado oil, stirring occasionally and then cover. It won’t take long for these items to be done so stay nearby. Once the tofu is slightly browned add the cilantro and the Path of Life frozen packet to the skillet, stir, and cover. If you’d like to add additional spices now would be the time. The Path of Life packet is seasoned but I personally added pepper and onion powder, just because.
Boil water to cook the ramon noodles. We are only going to use the noddles so go ahead and throw that spice packet that it comes with in the trash. Cook the noodles until they are soft to taste. Drain but leave a small amount of hot water in the pot so that it looks more like a soup.
Scoop out noodles and place in the bowls, pour some of the hot water into each bowl. Scoop out the veggies from the skillet and place directly on top of the noodles in each bowl.
Dinner is served!