Okra 101 (Video)
Well guys, todays is officially day seven of my post-Jersey cleanse and I can honestly say it’s getting A LOT easier. But although it’s getting easier, I am very low energy. I have NO desire to workout (aside from a stroll or a bike ride), and all in all feel pretty mellow.
Is this what vegans feel like all the time? Any vegans out there??
It’s interesting to see what comes up emotionally when you take away just about all of your go-to ‘vices’.
No big cups of coffee.
No cheese on top of my ratataouille.
In other words, no distractions.
No distractions from myself, my thoughts, or my feelings.
If you want to explore any underlying, nagging thoughts or feelings you may have, I highly encourage you to embark upon a cleanse. It shakes up your regular programming which tends to offer new perspectives.
I’ve already had two days (day 2 and day 5) where I had what felt like an upheaval of emotions that left me in tears. You know the kind. When you are balling your eyes out and have no idea why.
That was me.
As uncomfortable as it can be, I like this kind of stuff. After a little observation and journaling the emotions always stem from somewhere. Because after all, ALL of our feelings and emotions are preceeded by thoughts and if you can take the time to trace the feeling back to the thought you may just surprise yourself.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve uncovered a thought I didn’t know I was thinking. It’s fascinating stuff. Mostly because it gives me the opportunity to course correct when my thinking is off track.
Which leads me to okra (well not really but I needed some sort of segway).
I have to apologize b/c I a getting this video to you a little late in the season but hopefully you can still put it to use before all the fresh okra leaves us for the season.
The video will cover all the basics BUT remember, you can also use frozen okra when fresh is not available. It works beautifully… especially in dishes like gumbos and curries.
I would LOVE to know if you guys are Okra fans?? Do you love it or hate it? How do you like to use it? What dishes do you make with it and/or what kind of seasonings do you like to pair with it?