Nourish Together - Weekly Newsletter - 3/31/22
Recipe of the Week
When searching for recipes that use ground turkey, I came upon this Stuffed Pepper Casserole recipe, and, oh my goodness, am I glad I found it!
Free-form and easy-going, this recipe takes the classic flavors and ingredients of stuffed peppers, then turns them into healthy comfort food that cooks in one pot.
I’m adding this dish to our regular dinner rotation. It’s DELISH!
Recommendations: Chicago Edition
Scott, Emma, and I visited Chicago last week and had so much fun exploring the Windy City.
We stayed at The Buckingham Hotel, just a few blocks west of Buckingham Fountain in the Loop, and treated ourselves to the King Suite. The views were absolutely spectacular!
We hit the Shedd Aquarium and took in the Octopus 4-D Experience. In addition to the 3-D movie, our chairs vibrated, we felt splashes of water and the wind blow, and jumped out of our seats every time the “octopus tentacles” tickled our ankles! It was super fun and I highly recommend this $4.95 ticket upgrade.
We then checked out the Museum of Illusions where we engaged in 80 astonishing and mind-bending exhibits that shocked our senses and puzzled our perceptions. If you haven’t been, go! You won’t regret it.
Before heading home, we also hit the Museum of Science & Industry and saw the special “Art of the Brick” exhibit - the world’s largest display of LEGO art. It was SO.COOL.
After spending hours upon hours at museums last week, my body was H-U-R-T-I-N-G. I don’t do well standing on concrete or cement for very long, and my knees, hips, back, shoulders, and neck needed some TLC.
I’ve made it a point to get myself to the yoga studio everyday where I’ve intentionally focused on twisting poses to release the aches and pains.
“Indian yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar describes twists as a ‘squeeze-and-soak’ action: The organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When we release the twist, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen and the building blocks for tissue healing. So from the physiological standpoint, twists stimulate circulation and have a cleansing and refreshing effect on the torso organs and associated glands.”
Twisting Poses help restore your spine's natural range of motion, cleanse your organs, and stimulate circulation. To read more about the benefits of daily twists, check out these articles:
Why We Twist in Yoga: The Benefits of this Simple Action - Yogapedia
After several days of twisting and stretching, I’m feeling significantly better.
Sunday, April 10
Milwaukee Makers Market
Discovery World, Milwaukee
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Live Well. Be Kind.