It's that time of year again to start thinking about what you're going to serve on Thanksgiving to "wow" your friends and family. As the holiday season approaches, you might be starting to worry about the extra pounds that many of us acquire attending holiday parties and indulging in the delicious baked goods circling the office. Although we can't always control what is in our environment at all times, you can try to make healthier dishes this year whether you're hosting or just bringing one or two items to a holiday gathering. These Miraval recipes are featured in our Mindful Eating cookbook (which makes a great gift for any wellness-minded chef!) Incorporate one or all of these recipes into your Thanksgiving meal this year!
By: Andrew Wolf, M.S. E.D.
Is there a relationship between how much I exercise and how well I age?
The quick and easy answer is YES! But let’s first start with two simple concepts, aging and detraining. People often confuse the two and this is unfortunate because it makes the aging process often seem like a grim prospect.
Aging is the natural process of maturation. With every passing second I am a bit older and certain things change slowly over time. We tend to lose a bit of cardiovascular fitness, we tend to lose muscle and strength, we tend to lose some bone density and unfortunately most of us get a bit fatter. The thing to keep in mind about aging is that it progresses at a super slow rate. These changes happen at a pace that easily allows us to make adjustments to our living in order to accommodate.
Gift the gift of Miraval this holiday season! During the months of November and December, Miraval's online store is offering 15% off all gift set purchases. Simply enter the code GIFT15 upon check out to recieve this discount. Miraval gift sets are carefully selected by Miraval specialists and spa professionals—here are some examples of what a Miraval gift set includes. Enjoy!
The perfect way to bring Miraval mindfulness home with you. Learn how to practice mindfulness in your everyday life with Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, and let yourself be in the present moment with Guided Mindfulness Meditation CD and your new lavender eye pillow.
A set of Miraval's top five best-selling Clarins products. Includes: Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, Double Serum, HydraQuench Cream, Multi-Protection Sunscreen, and Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate. Details of each product are available here: http://www.shopmiraval.com/collections/skin-care
By: Kim Macy, Miraval’s Pastry Chef
In Miraval’s newest book, Sweet & Savory Cooking, Executive Chef Justin Macy and his wife, Pastry Chef Kim Macy share their secrets for making delicious, healthy dishes. Here’s a sneak peek of some of Chef Kim’s easy tips to make your desserts with less fat and fewer calories. Pre-order Sweet & Savory Cooking now before it hits bookstores January 7, 2014 for more healthy cooking tips and one-of-a-kind recipes.
Sneak Peek of Sweet & Savory Cooking: Simple Tips to Reduce Calories and Fat in Baking•
November 2013 Recipe of the Month
Miraval's newest cookbook, Sweet & Savory Cooking, is a blend of two styles of cooking by Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. Although they’re from two very different areas of the kitchen, this husband and wife team has come together to create a unique cookbook that will take you on an exciting journey of culinary delights. Sweet & Savory Cooking will be released in January 2014, but it is available for pre-order now.
Here is a sneak peek at one of the inspiring recipes from Sweet & Savory Cooking—Roasted Poblano Cornbread. This is one of Miraval guests' favorite breads and is perfect as a snack or as an accompaniment to dinner. Serve with a small amount of sour cream or salsa for dipping. Enjoy!
Roasted Poblano Cornbread
Makes 16 Servings
- 1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. cornmeal
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/4 c. low-fat buttermilk
- 2 eggs