Clean Eating for the Holidays

This is a simple recipe that can be served as an appetizer or a main meal. It’s loaded with fiber, protein and antioxidants. It’s ideal for a chilly fall night when you’re entertaining or simply making dinner for yourself. Enjoy!

Roasted Eggplant Appetizer

Serves 4

Eggplant

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onions
  • 2 Tbsp. pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

Creamy Tahini Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp. well-stirred tahini
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay the eggplants face up on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.

Meanwhile, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Remove from the oven; set aside for 5 minutes, then top with the quinoa, onions, pecans, parsley and drizzle with the tahini sauce. Serve immediately.

 

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Amie Valpone is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Nutrition Expert, Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain and shares her story of how Clean Eating  and Detox saved her life.

 

 

 

How To: Layer Your Altar

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“When I think of my jewelry, I think of it as an extension of who I am.  Each piece has a story and represents a time and place where I am in my life. The pieces I choose to wear each day differ depending on how I am feeling but I always follow a couple of simple rules for layering my altar…

1. Heart Center:

When layering on my jewelry, I always start with the pieces closest to my heart which is usually my Om and Zodiac necklaces on 18 inch chains.

2. Layer On Strength: 

My 18 inch chain is followed by a 24 or 32 inch chain that hangs at my Solar Plexus Chakra. The solar plexus is the core of your self where your will, power, and assertiveness originate so that’s where I love wear a symbol of strength or wisdom like a Mandala or a Hamsa.

3. Meditative Mala:

I always finish with a gemstone mala that I have usually made myself. An authentic gemstone mala that’s infused with my own intention works to ground and remind me that I can always find inner piece when I turn within.

 

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Get the Look : Scorpio Zodiac Necklace GoldReclaiming Self Ganesha NecklaceGold Hamsa Necklace – In the NowAbundant Tranquility Mala

 

4. Arm Yourself: 

Last but not least, my wrists are always filled with bracelets of healing gemstones and symbols which all have their own meanings. Rather than select my stack based on color,  I allow my intuition to guide me to exactly what I need.

 

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Expansive Jupiter Enters Scorpio

On October 10th, Jupiter our planet of luck and expansion, entered the sign of Scorpio. So obviously this will be magnificent if you are a Scorpio. Though perhaps you’re not. Still, Jupiter in Scorpio brings luck and potential to some aspect of your life. Below, get the scoop on what Jupiter in Scorpio will mean for you with our resident astrologer Rebecca Gordon.

Aries

You may have more support then you realize from behind the scenes. Jupiter is in your financial sector, holding space for investors, partnerships, and new contracts with great promise

Taurus

Jupiter planet of luck enters the realm of coupling in your chart and this portends to business and love. Open yourself to another and know that joining forces will be your super-power.

Gemini

Reach new dimensions in your career because you are now sharper than a razor, on top of your sleep game, your work-outs are fierce. This Jupiter in Scorpio has your back when it comes to health and work-flow.

Cancer

Jupiter in a fellow water sign will hold you captive, like a lover staring deep in your eyes and then challenge you to crack open your shell and thaw out on a brand new feeling. Travel into the unknown your creativity will steer you well.

Leo

Lions always tend to go big when it comes home. And this is your year to land the largest kingdom with loads of light streaming in. Investing or selling property will pay off big-time this year.

Virgo

You are now ready to peel off the topline information, and take a deep dive into what holds your mind captive. Research, write a book, build a course and tap into your true message for the world.

Libra

Those battle scars from 2011-16 will finally fade as you are beginning to see your true magnificence once again. Jupiter ushers in a period of a financial growth because now you know your worth and are not afraid to ask.

Scorpio

Every 12 years lucky Jupiter comes to visit you for a full year bringing a cornucopia of possibility. Life can seduce you fast with options, so choose your path wisely. Just know that love will have a magical quality as dreamy Neptune slides in to Jupiter’s orbit this year.

Sagittarius

Jupiter expands in the deep waters of your chart, bringing in a new quality of spaciousness and silence to a busy life. Your spiritual practice reaches new depth and your intuition – strong. Take time to retreat.

Capricorn

All work and no play is about to flip script as lucky Jupiter enters the social club of your chart. Although daunting, it will be a good year to make new friends of people who inspire you and truly speak your language.

Aquarius

Jupiter now reigns from the top of your chart, opening gates of opportunity on your career path. Perhaps you’ll change careers, re-enter the business world, launch your own company, or scale it. Your imagination is lit up with the help of supportive Neptune so dream big.

Pisces

Between your inherent creativity and community / friends support, this year delivers the opportunity to reach more people. Whether through broadcasting, publishing, or teaching, you will gain access to a cosmic megaphone.

 

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Electric New Moon in Libra

The New Moon in Libra on Oct. 19th will bring an invitation to partner in business or love (depending on where your focus is now).  Uranus, the planet of freedom and surprise will oppose the new moon, bringing in a lightning speed unexpected twist in the story.

Having the rug pulled from beneath may seem like a total inconvenience, and it sure can be… Though sometimes we need that perfect wake-up call to reset and jump off the safe merry-go-round. Step into your edge of comfort and explore. There will be gems when you opt to let go of the safe routine.

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The genius in this New Moon will be your power to unleash innovation and new creative possibility between you and another. Have trust in the unknown and remember if you don’t create your own world, someone else will. This is your time to imagine, dream, innovate and explore beyond what you see. You are the architect and creator of your world. Let’s welcome in this electric New Moon in Libra!

 

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Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com 

 

Celestial Art by Jenna Palazzo 

Durga: The Fearless Goddess

Durga is known as “the invincible one”, and she represents the true source of power within each of us. Her eight arms each carry a different weapon for helping us to overcome doubt, duality and ego. Sometimes we need a peaceful conch or lotus, and sometimes we need the fierceness of a sword to cut through- depending on the situation! She is a symbol of our ability to blossom into our true essence, which is pure light and love. Wearing her is a powerful reminder of your own infinite strength to rise up, overcome difficulties and create what you want while rooted in truth and love.

Patiala-compressed.jpgEver since Kimberly Snyder went to the Durga temple in Varanasi, India, she was drawn to Durga. “She is a total badass, female empowerment embodied, riding on a tiger or a lion that represents power, will and determination.” Here are some of Kimberly’s favorite of Durga’s eight weapons:

  • The thunderbolt signifies firmness in one’s convictions. Durga reminds us to go forward with confidence in our endeavors, and to believe in ourselves.
  • The lotus means “born of mud,” reminding us to stay true in our spiritual quest and staying anchored in light and love amid the mud of worldly problems and distractions.
  • The sword symbolizes knowledge, to cut through duality and delusion and keep on the rightful path.
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THE FEARLESS GODDESS COLLECTION

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Fearless Love Durga Necklace

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Divine Light Amethyst Mala

A selection of 9 pieces that focuses on Durga—Hindu goddess, warrior for peace and remover of fear—The Fearless Goddess Collection co designed by Satya Jewelry & Kimberly Snyder, inspires us to step into her our power so we can emit her light and love out into the Universe. Utilizing pink tourmaline, stone of charity, peace and abundance, and pink quartz, known for its connection to unconditional love and compassion, each covetable piece can be worn alone or layered for a more personalized experience.

Amethyst, symbol of spirituality, prosperity and peace, creates a mala—or ancient prayer necklace—and complementary bracelet ideal for using in meditation. Pendant necklaces play upon different interpretations of “light” while evoking Universal love; stretch bracelets with bezeled stones offer protection to their wearer while encouraging an open heart. Gleaming 18k gold plated Durga accents throughout the collection represent the divine power and strength of the feminine.

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We hope this collection inspires your inner fearless goddess so you can step into your power and manifest your dreams. Believe in yourself. We believe in you.

With love and light,

Satya & Kimberly

Satya Jewelry And Kimberly Snyder's The Fearless Goddess Collection

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