Friday Friend & Slow Cooking Artichokes
By: V Capaldi Last week I missed the Friday Friend feature because I was in Iowa at the Dr. Terry Wahls Symposium and I apologize. Tried for a Sunday make-up day, but that did not happen either. Such a test of 'riding the wave' for this Type "A" gal.
I am uber excited to talk about this weeks Friday Friend for 2 reasons. The 1st is because I love being a Roll Model and sharing the power of Yoga Tune Up (YTU) Therapy Balls! The YTU balls are one of the most important tools in my wellness "Bag of Tricks" and support my program no matter where or when I need them. I have been an avid Roll Model for over 5 years and my body and person are grateful.
Just as I stalked Dr. Wahls about my amazing healing journey following The Wahls Protocol I stalked Jill Miller the founder of YTU to share with her my healing story of movement using the YTU balls. The power of self myo-fascial release to help me to "work better in my body" are beyond description and should be experienced by each of you 1st hand!
I encourage you all to click hereand invest the $15 for a set of YTU balls and get rolling. Literally at the symposium I gave a talk and so many of you were singing the praises of how well your body felt in just that short time.
Another way to get to know the power of the balls is to invest in a copy of The Roll Modelby Jill Miller. I am proud to be featured sharing my story of healing using YTU. This book has photographs that take the guess work out of the poses and I find it to be the perfect compliment and very helpful as a YTU fan. A bible on wellness actually!
Slow Cooker Lemon Infused Artichokes
Can I just tell you this rules and is delicious beyond words!
What a nice transitional dish from our grilled summer foods to the slow cooking of the fall and winter season. I have been making artichokes non stop these last few weeks and each time reminded of my family and Italian culture.
Growing up my maternal grandmother made killer Italian stuffed artichoke that inspired the recipe in my Paleo PerfectHolidays e-cookbook. Enjoy this new version of one of my cultural family favorites!
3 Artichokes trimmed and prepped (snip off pointy ends using scissors trimming tops and bottom)
1 Bay leaf
1/4 cup Kasandrino's EVO
Pink Himalayan sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1 cup of bone broth or filtered water
Tin Star ghee or Brown Butter melted
Slow Cooker or stove top for 25 minutes covered
Place trimmed and cleaned artichoke in Crock pot with 1/4 inch fluid on bottom. Add bay leaf, squeeze lemon, S&P drizzling with EVO cooking slow for 4 hours. Serve with melted Ghee of your choice. Enjoy!