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"I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."
- Anne LaMott


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The views expressed are those of the authors and should not replace medical advice by your qualified healthcare professional. Before starting any nutrition program, you should always consult your physician.


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Healthy Foods on a Budget at Trader Joes
Friday, February 27th, 2009

Grocery List

In this economy most everyone I know is thinking about how they can save money and still eat healthy.

Well this jingle just about makes me sing as I think of all the great reasonably priced food items I purchase weekly at Trader Joes and typically take for granted…that is until recently.  Just the other day I was reading about how many people and cities do not have a TJ near them (like the entire state of Texas).

Trader Who you ask? Not a Trader Joe fan?  Not sure what all the hype is about?  Think it’s pricey? I thought all those things myself at one point especially when I visited my first Trader Joe grocery store in the 90’s out in California. That is until I got a few food item recommendations and dared enough to explore new items on my own. So if you are open to something new try my top 5 TJ recommendations that are both healthy and cheap (well at least reasonably priced). (more…)

Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT
Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian & Yoga Teacher

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Cooking Indian Food to Rejuvenate
Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Cooking Indian FoodIt was a simple event consisting of friends and their little ones for dinner.  Our friends had requested authentic Indian food.  Both my husband and I thought:  Ummm… great Indian food and we know of a wonderful Indian restaurant.   Let’s order out, serve it in our own dishes and conveniently not mention it wasn’t home-made.  Love it!  We invited our friends for dinner and emphatically stated that we will most definitely be having authentic Indian food.

After a few days, a fleeting thought began to materialize as I pondered if there was a “wow” dish in my cooking repertoire, something I made consistently that I knew could be a star.

Ahh, how did I forget about  familiar and satiating chicken curry.  So with a little menu planning ingenuity to keep it simple and basic no-stress entertaining rules we cooked a home-made Indian meal for our friends. (more…)

Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT
Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian & Yoga Teacher

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Twilight Obession Leads to New Exercise
Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Self-Discovery

My recent Twilight obsession has led me to unearth the part of myself that has been lurking around in my subconscious.  My dormant dual self, my inner “criatura”,  the creative, spiritual and sensual self that peeks out every once in awhile despite the pragmatic duties of everyday life.

I think Traci’s blog post hits a home run by asking the earnest question… What do our obsessions tell us about ourselves? (Heck, I was thrilled to find out I wasn’t alone in my Twilight obsession). (more…)

Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT
Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian & Yoga Teacher

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Reconnecting to Nature
Friday, September 19th, 2008

My Beautiful Tall Trees

I am just coming back from a gorgeous jog at my favorite county park with beautiful tall trees and a five-mile path around a serene lake.  I try to do this jog once a month and coordinate it with some other commitments.

What I like about this activity is that it is not so often that I feel delinquent in my many responsibilities.  I am able to relish in the monthly opportunity of being in nature and away from my daily routine.  It rejuvenates and centers me even more that I allow myself the space and time to do this guilt-free.

When I started doing this I was amazed at how many people I would see at random times of the day doing the same thing.  Yet, I think there should be more of us doing this… reconnecting with nature. (more…)

Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT
Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian & Yoga Teacher

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The Pure Tea Leaf
Friday, September 12th, 2008

I have just come back from visiting beautiful, funky Portland, Oregon, where my parents and brother own and run an Organic Vegetarian Late Night International Café – Kalga Kafe.  It has the essence of that which I grew up with living in the US as a first generation Indian (from India).

The love of nourishing others through warmth and food has become my entire family’s profession. So if you ever go to Portland check out Kalga Kafe and try the pizza. It’s my mom’s homemade pizza made even better by my perfectionist chef brother. Visit them at 4147 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202.

At the restaurant my brother serves Tao of Tea pure leaf tea. A beautiful thing that is available at World Market nationally. We just had dinner last week with Veerinder, the creative owner, who is a corporate man gone green.  He also has the love of hospitality and has perfected that in his teahouses. Check out his website to find out more about tea especially authentic chai.

Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT
Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian & Yoga Teacher

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Welcome to My Blog
Friday, September 5th, 2008

Enlightened Buddha

Enlightened Buddha

I start this blog with the hope of stimulating my mind and those of others about the benefits of merging East and West.   I recently reread Siddhartha by Herman Hesse after many years.   It was a beautiful reminder of how we strive to find our spirit and life purpose in our daily choices.  Health and wellness, in my mind, is the balance of your mind, body and spirit in daily living.

Stimulating your mind by learning and gaining knowledge as your foundation is crucial in making decisions for your overall wellness.

Strengthening your body and having the ability to function at an optimal level physically is equally important.  Nutrition knowledge alone will not suffice. Implementing your knowledge and actually exercising is key to creating and maintaining a healthy and stress free body.

Synchronizing those pieces with your personal energy and spirit is the final and perhaps most important piece of the entire package.  So with those goals in mind I begin my journey of sharing with others.  Welcome to a world of growth as we synchronize the best of East and West knowledge, philosophy, and heart.

Anu Kaur, MS, RD, RYT
Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian & Yoga Teacher

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