I realize it’s not quite barbecue season yet but when this idea popped into my head I couldn’t resist!
1/2 cup raw tahini
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 chopped zucchini
1/2 batch of my sugar-free BBQ sauce
juice of one lemon
1 tsp salt
red pepper flakes, and extra stevia for a honey bbq effect
Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until creamy. For a sweeter, “honey bbq” effect, add more stevia.
I actually ate this over a big salad, thinning it out with extra lemon juice to make a dressing.
I’ve been reading the little tidbits from my new book Meal by Meal before I sit down to eat dinner every day and my favorite page so far was March 28th which quoted Andrew Weil:
“The more you experience yourself as energy, the easier it is not to identify yourself with your physical body.”
The page went on to say that if we are always worrying about how we look, what our pants size is, and how much or little we eat then we identify with the physical body to a degree that can be painful. I spent a lot of my life doing that and it wasn’t a very pleasurable way for me to live.
I’ve found it very helpful to focus on how a meal or food will make me feel (Will this nourish or deplete me? will I feel energized or will it put me in a food coma? What effect does eating this way over the long term have on my well-being?).
I also loved and appreciated a comment I got on my last post from Nadya who writes at Spinach and Yoga:
Rande, good luck! Mindful eating is a simple but a very powerful practice. Eating can be an awareness meditation. I find that saying a grace and visualizing how I want to feel after eating really helps me to stop eating when I am full.