Holistic Hugs & Peaceful Blessings!

Paula M. Youmell, RN, MS, CHC

Certified Holistic Health, Nutrition & Fitness Counselor

(315) 265-0961

"Just lift the corner of the clouds

and the sun is  ALWAYS shining!"                            

 Eli Schechter

Mt. Marcy in the Spring, viewed from haystack

Anything is Possible.

Create new possibilities every day.

Fun Food Focus

Spring Asparagus

Gently steam enough asparagus stalks to feed whoever you are feeding.  Keep them crisp and bright green.

Remove from heat and dump steam water immediately (into a tea cup to drink when it cools!) and cool the aasparagus with cold water.

Slice large stalks, lengthwise, to make slimmer sticks.

Sauté wild leeks in butter, if you are lucky to still have some tucked into a more shady corner of the woods.  If not, use green onions or garlic scapes.

Drizzle the asparagus and leek / onion / scapes with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.  Sprinkle with oregano, basil, and parsley.  

Add slices or chunks of roasted red peppers.  Perhaps you have some still frozen from last year's garden?  I think I may have some left over from the Kent Family Growers Winter CSA!

Toss everything gently and enjoy at room temperature or chill until meal time.

Serve with a sprinkling of feta cheese.

PS  If you are in the Burlington, VT area, I encourage you to check out the Healthy Living Market and Cafe at 222 Dorset Street in South Burlington.  It is an amazing store with all your whole food and whole body care needs.  The hot and cold deli, fresh juice - smoothie bar, and salad bar are a yummy, healthy meal waiting for you to just put it all together.  They even had 100% whole food cookies to please Eli (and Mom!).  And...they are selling my book!