Recipe of the Week
My husband’s Aunt Linda first introduced me to Kielbasa, a Polish sausage that is an integral part of Poland's culture and cuisine.
Aunt Linda makes an incredibly delicious Kielbasa & Sauerkraut dish that she brings to many family gatherings. This week’s recipe, Potato and Sauerkraut Soup with Kielbasa reminds me of that dish.
I made a few changes to the original recipe:
I used 6 cups of chicken stock instead of the 6 cups of water
I replaced the heavy cream with coconut cream
I used yellow potatoes instead of russet potatoes
I omitted the caraway seeds because I didn’t have any
I used Dill & Carrot Sauerkraut versus plain sauerkraut
I had three servings the first day I made the soup. It is SO GOOD.
I choose to believe that:
Things are happening FOR me,
not TO me
Recently, I've felt triggered by a few challenging situations. I've allowed myself to breathe, "feel my feels," and then get curious about changing my perspective.
What if these "challenging" situations were actually gifts to redirect me?
What if instead of fearing what was ahead, I trusted the process and the bigger plan?
This perspective helped comfort my fears, and in time, actually helped me get excited about all that was in store.
I'll leave you with a story I first heard during one of my mindful self-compassion trainings. It's the Story of the Chinese Farmer. It's a further reminder that you can have peace of mind when you learn to swim with, rather than against, the flow of Life.