Hey, good morning. Are you ready to spend the day at the farm
with me? You are what you eat. It’s just a fact. But it doesn’t mean that in my household we
don’t have pizzas flying around sometimes or hamburgers. You know, I have kids and they love their
stuff. But I also think that as a Mom, we lead by
example, so I continue to do all my organic, healthy stuff. You know I like to start my morning with a
glass of lemon water. So it’s very simple. You take a half lemon. I’m the queen of lemons. Just because they have so many health benefits. It alkalizes the gut. It’s cleansing. It has a lot of nutrients in it, so it’s just
a great way to start your morning. You know I don’t really drink coffee. I love matcha with goat milk, so I usually
do that, but always maybe like 15 minutes after I have my lemon water. Mmm. Yummy. After my lemon water, I do oatmeal. Just because it’s easy. It’s quick. Really gives you great energy to get through
your morning. And then I really think that we don’t have
enough fat anymore in our diet, so I always put a little bit of organic butter with this
cute little butter dish that Gigi made when she was maybe like 8 years old. I like to put a little bit of almonds on it. Just add a little protein. Then I like to use different fruits. Right now I’m into strawberries just because
it’s very low in sugar. Sometimes I put organic honey. But then I also like to use stevia. And if you can get used to the taste, I think
it’s a much better and healthier choice than white sugar. You know, I really love breakfast. There’s something about it. It’s a moment where I give gratitude to my
beautiful life and having this amazing food–organic food in front of me. And you know I love looking outside and seeing
the cows, the geese and the connection with nature. I also think it’s important to take your time
to eat breakfast. You know you can do it in ten minutes. It doesn’t need to be an hour. But just this moment where you just check
in with yourself before you start your day. So for lunch I always like to have a salad
and some sort of protein. Today I’m going to do a arugula salad. I like to make a curry chicken with some grapes
in it, some onions. It’s just boiled organic chicken and I put
the curry and mayo and onions and celery and all that stuff. I do like it on top of my arugula salad. This combination of brussels sprouts, some
cranberries. A little bit of that on it and then just a
little bit of dressing that I made with olive oil, honey, a little vinegar. I’m really loving going to the Farmer’s Market
and see what’s available in this season and use that in my kitchen. A little bit of salt and pepper and that to
me, is just the perfect lunch. So my favorite afternoon little snack, a little
pick me up, is a goat milk, which I use preferably, because it’s so much easier to digest than
regular milk. And you just boil a cup. I’m obsessed with cardamom and cinnamon and
I boil that, stir it. It’s just a wonderful little afternoon pick
me up. And then I sweeten it with honey. Mmm, I love it. We use cardamom in lemon cake. We use cardamom in goat milk and my kids love
it, because their Grandmother, in the Arab kitchen, they use a lot of cardamom, so they
kind of learned it there. It’s just a wonderful afternoon pick me up. So I like to make my dinner my lightest meal
of the day, only because I go to sleep very early so it doesn’t give you much time to
digest anything else. So I love to do any kind of soup. I make it easy and start with an organic chicken
broth, just for the flavor. You know you can obviously put in your vegetable
juice, whatever you like. I love putting chopped garlic. I put my chopped carrots, onions of course. I mean best thing to flavor. Celery. And then a little bit of zucchini, which is
also great for flavor. Salt and pepper. I like to use Himalayan salt just because
there are so many great minerals in there. Add a little bit more carrot. Little baby gale. Baby, baby gale. Little baby gale. Little baby kale. I don’t cook it too long because I don’t want
to overcook it. So you wait until it boils. So this is Bragg’s natural yeast. And I love the flavor of that. When the girls come home late from work, soup
is amazing because it digests so fast, because it’s obviously boiled. But on a proper night, when everybody is home
on time, they love their spaghetti bolognese, garlic bread, salad. But this will do, you know, for a late dinner. You know I take such great pride in being
a homemaker. I think that when you have children, as a
Mom, I want them to keep coming home as long as possible and by providing a home that feels
like an anchor, a place where we can talk about memories and make new memories. We cook, we have a glass of wine and
I think that’s what life is all about at the end of the day. So I’m just going to leave this on the stove
for about 30 minutes, 30 – 40 minutes and then you have the perfect light dinner. I’m going to let this cool down. I think it’s the perfect time to make a fire. So this is really my favorite part of the
day. I just made this fire myself. Don’t you agree–I’m becoming a really good
East Coast girl. Thank you for spending the day with me. And see you later. Ciao.