This Sunday evening I decided to go vegetarian; much to the dismay of my hubby who loves to eat meat.  This recipe is for six people. I usually make large portions for our Sunday dinners so we can have leftover on Monday.

The following recipe is created by yours truly; inspired by my Italian heritage and my husband’s Shri Lankan roots. It has a Southern Asian focus, which took me several years to appreciate turmeric and coriander spices, more importantly how to use them. If you’ve never tried turmeric, it has a slight lemony aroma and mildly aromatic scents of ginger. I usually add this spice to plain rice. I’ll have another post on Turmeric. Let’s return to the wonderful vegetarian couscous dinner, which I hope you will enjoy. I look forward to hearing from you!  Read More

There’s no drama here.

The playlist for an Essentrics Fitness Program is one that does not emphasize grand sweeping phrases or emotional stories. The music is not another layer on top of the stretch and strengthening exercise; instead, the selected music is chosen to inspire and motivate you to stretch further and deeper and to keep you motivated while in class.

You’ll hear sounds from multi-cultural, easy jazz, country, contemporary to light classical. For a one-hour Essentrics workout, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of music to help you connect with your body, move with the flow of Essentrics so you can relax, stretch and elongate your muscles. Read More

Living Well, Part 1

I often hear, “Where do I start?”

And, that’s because we all want good nutrition and understand that it is available to all of us but it’s over-whelming. Do we stop eating carbs or just bread and is that all kinds of bread or simply white bread? Conflicting headlines, daily health news, different health programs about what to eat, how to stay healthy and where each one of should start in our own path to living well. Read More