Alkaline Pad Thai

We all have those moments in our lives that make us stop and rethink our decisions. Or maybe we don’t and it’s just part of my life in the second guessing game I’ve been playing all my life. I only know from my experience; I second-guess myself all the time. Always wondering if I said the right things or did the right things. Always wondering if what I’m doing is right or just right for me. The only time I never second guess my decisions is when I’m standing at my cutting board with a knife in hand ready to tackle yet another meal. My Alkaline Pad Thai is one of those meals where color comes alive in both taste and eye appeal.

Alkaline Pad Thai

This is the salad or meal I take to every big gathering. It’s kind of like my signature dish, but it wasn’t my own, to begin with. This is one of the biggest recipe tweaks I’ve done because I loved the color. I wanted to make for all my allergy prone family and friends where soy, nuts, or sugar isn’t allowed but flavor is still welcomed. The original recipe comes from Oh She Glows, it contains a lot of soy which I believe is bad for our health plus, my husband and I are highly allergic to it.

Totally Raw Alkaline Pad Thai

Yield: 12 large servings

  • 4 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 4 large carrots, spiralized
  • 2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 6 green onions, thinly julienned (easier to use scissors)
  • 2 Tablespoons sprouted golden flax seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons unhulled sesame seeds

For the dressing:

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup raw organic sprouted sunflower butter
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons coconut amino acids
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 half raw peeled apple pureed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  1. Prep vegetables. Combine all the veggies in a super large bowl. I usually take a pair of kitchen scissors and cut into the salad to make it easier to serve and eat.
  2. Prepare the dressing by processing all dressing ingredients in a mini processor. Do not pour dressing over salad until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve pour dressing over top. Mix and sprinkle on the seeds.

Enjoy!

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TEN WAYS TO TAKE BACK RESPONSIBILITY

We are responsible for our health & wellness, our finances, our family, our career, and our entire life. It isn’t up to other people to make our lives better. We need to take back the responsibility that we given away so freely instead of looking to others to make us whole.

One of my favorite quotes

 10 WAYS TO TAKE BACK THAT RESPONSIBILITY

1. STOP BLAMING OTHER PEOPLE FOR YOUR PROBLEMS: No one is holding a gun to your head and making you eat unhealthy food. No on is making you spend money you don’t have. The only person to blame is yourself. If you really wanted to stop running on the hamster wheel, you would.

2. COUNSEL WITH OTHERS BEFORE MAKING MAJOR DECISIONS: If you’re thinking about a career change talk to people in the field, seek out wise counsel not your peers. Making major life decisions should be thought about at every angle. When we seek wise counsel we get another perspective; maybe something we never thought about.

3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK: If you are planning on moving to a different part of the country, research what the cost of living is there, what are the schools like, the crime rate, the housing market, etc. All these factors should be included instead of just going there because someone says it’s nice.

4. REALIZE THAT WHAT YOU DO EVERY DAY EQUALS YOUR LIFE: If you don’t like something about your life, change it. If you want to lose weight and get healthy, you can’t just sit around and expect the weight loss fairy to zap the weight off of you. Get up and move away from that bag of chips!

5. SET GOALS THAT ARE ATTAINABLE: Setting a goal of losing 10 pounds a week before a big event in your life is unrealistic. But a goal of 10 pounds a month could be attained if you have the eagerness to fulfill it.

6. ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE NOT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD: We are not the center of the universe and if we would all just accept that the earth does not move at our command we would all be more at peace with the responsibilities we can control. We can only control ourselves!

7. LOOK FOR WAYS TO SPEND YOUR TIME HELPING OTHER PEOPLE: People with too much time on their hands will often start feeling sorry for themselves. Self-pity leads to blaming other people. It is a vicious cycle.

8. ADMIT FAULT WHEN YOU MAKE A MISTAKE: Instead of trying to hide our  mistakes, like a child, admit them. When we admit to our mistakes we take responsibility for our lives. It isn’t societies fault that you got heart disease; no one held a gun to your head and made you eat unhealthy food for years or stopped you from exercising.

9. LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS TO STAY POSITIVE: Stop the negativity. When you are negative you are more apt to blame others for your problems, and mistakes.

10. GROW UP: We have to start acting our age again. We can’t act like a teenager when we’re in our 30s. It’s time to grow up and act mature. It is expected that a teenager acts without thinking but a 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-year old, etc should be more mature and act appropriately.

Go out and take back your responsibility back.