Warm Mushroom Salad with Avocado, Dried Cranberries & Quick-Pickled Red Onions

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How are you getting your Vitamin D these days? Did you know that mushrooms are the only natural (non-fortified) plant source of Vitamin D? 

Mushrooms are incredibly versatile and can enrich any meal. If it is challenging to find fresh mushrooms, try ordering dried mushrooms which can be easily rehydrated. This warm mushroom salad is both sweet and savoury and full of nutrients. Let me know if you give it a try and please use @milkandmarigolds or #milkandmarigolds on Instagram to show me how yours turns out! 

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Words of Wisdom – Reads for Sustaining Inner Peace

What would your day look like if you gave yourself an extra 15 minutes in the morning? 20 minutes?

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Perhaps early mornings aren’t for you, for a long time they weren’t for me either. However, after two weeks of setting my alarm 15 minutes earlier, I completely shifted the way I approached my day. Did I ever hit the snooze button?  Absolutely.  But most days I dedicated those first 15 minutes to reading passages from the following attached literature. The result was a more positive outlook and a calmer mind.

The books selected and shared in this post are intended to help uplift the reader and provide simple practices for sustaining inner peace.

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Self Care & Wellness Kept Simple

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What Does Self Care Look Like To You?

To me, self care translates as being kind to myself. Mental health and wellness is something I have long been passionate about. Therefore, I felt it was time to bring this new category into what Milk & Marigolds has to offer.

When it has been instilled in us to put others before ourselves, self care can sound selfish. However, as the flying metaphor goes, “you need to put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others. ..”

As a teacher and a new mother, the majority of my time & energy is dedicated towards giving.  I am well educated on the science behind burnout and as prevention, I teach mindfulness exercises to my students, yet, I don’t practice it enough in my own time. Many of us are working towards getting more creative with our time and with our resources so self care and mindfulness can become a part of our regular routines.

The goal of Milk & Marigolds is to offer simple ways to bring calmness and self-care practices into your daily lives.

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Skinny Sumo Salad

Looking to step up your salad game? We have got you covered with this Skinny Sumo Salad.

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Did you know that the Sumo is not an orange?
Although the Sumo’s appearance is gnarly, beyond the peel it is the sweetest and brightest citrus around. These gems are only available for a few months of the year from January to April and while they are more costly than the average citrus, Sumo Citrus is an absolute treat.

If Sumos are out of season or not within your budget, a combination of grapefruit and oranges will also pair lovely with these ingredients.

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Sumo Citrus

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Skinny Sumo Salad

 

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Easy Meal Prep: Quinoa Bowls with Jewelled Curried-Chickpea Salad

How much money do you spend weekly on lunch takeout? Would you like to reach goals that require savings sooner?

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