Experts say that if you eat 80% healthy foods 80% of the time, you are in good shape. I love this philosophy because it leaves a little room for the things we feel deprived without. The recipes are given either an Angelic or Devilish status. Aim to eat Angelic recipes most of the time, and then instead of eating a chocolate cake made out of prunes or some nonsense like that, eat a piece of delicious devilish chocolate cake! It's all about moderation, right?! I've done every diet from strict detoxes to all-out eat-whatever-I-want plans, and this way is A) the most sane; b) the most satisfying; and c) the most effective. When we take all the pressure off ourselves and know that if we want to eat something indulgent once in a while, that it's OK--then we see our bodies regulate into healthy, strong versions of our former selves. Try it--you'll see! And know that I care VERY MUCH about what my food tastes like. It will not show up on this blog unless I feel that I can stand behind it 100%. All the recipes are original unless noted, so please use/pass on these recipes but give credit where credit is due. Thank you and Enjoy!!!
Hello! My name is Suzanne. I am an actress/singer/yoga instructor and home cook based out of Los Angeles, CA. I am passionate about food, health, and wellness. I have taken the Professional 1 Series at the New School of Cooking in Culver City, am a 200-hr certified yoga instructor, and have an extensive background in fitness. I hope to inspire you to care for yourself by loving every morsel of food you put in your mouth, by moving your body with intention and patience, and by loving yourself and all the million amazing things you can do.
I purchased a pork tenderloin from the meat man at our local Farmer's Market and I was amazed at the difference in color, tenderness, and quality versus my standard grocery store pork. If you have access to a local organic meat farmer, give him or her a try! I'm really glad that I did.
1-1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, minced 1/4 lite cup soy sauce 1 Tablespoon mirin 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 Tablespoon safflower (or other clear, high heat) oil 1 bunch asparagus, sliced diagonally 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1. Combine garlic, ginger, soy sauce, mirin, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil in a large freezer bag or bowl. Add pork, cover, and refrigerate for at least half an hour.
2. When ready to cook, put heavy large pan or wok over high heat until very hot. Add oil and using tongs, pull pork out of marinade (reserving marinade) and add to pan. Sautee quickly until no longer pink. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch into marinade. Remove from pan and put on a plate.
3. Add vegetables to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add marinade and cook another minute. Add pork back into pan and cook for 1 more minute. Serve over Sesame-Cashew Brown Rice.