Beauty as a Teacher: Sustainable Seafood

offshore lobsterInitially I was struck by the sheer beauty of her plates as I saw them on social media. I KNEW there was a story behind it, and I was right. I had to meet Mia Shark the owner/visionary of Offshore Restaurant. As an avid diver and having lived in Hawaii, Mia’s love of the sea is evident. With her background as an event planner and caterer, she combined her passion and talents to open one of the best restaurants here on Utila to spread the word of sustainable seafood through exquisite food.

I did the obvious and it worked like a charm.

Still crunch time around these parts. We’ve been redoing our kitchen, getting ready to leave for the entire summer and I’m finishing up a big corporate program. As our departure date gets closer and my to-do list seems to be getting longer not shorter, I’m challenged to sit down to a meal and not have things rattle around my brain. Yup. Even me.
I know that’s not what I want for myself because I tend to eat more, gobble food quickly, and feel unsatisfied when my plate is empty… all not my intention. So imagine my surprise when I did the obvious and it worked. I’m pretty sure it will work for you too.
As I was eating dinner the other night, I felt stress pulsing through my body. Then all of a sudden I heard my own voice in my head saying “I’m eating quinoa. I’m eating quinoa and broccoli. I’m eating quinoa, broccoli, and onions. I’m eating quinoa, broccoli, onions, and curry powder…”
Could it be any more obvious or simple?! And you know what happened? I brought myself to the present moment. All my worries about how I botched the paint job on the ceiling faded away. All the fear about getting my dog’s paperwork ready for the trip disappeared. Sweet relief!
I chewed more slowly. I actually tasted my food! And I know my digestion thanks me.
So, what do you think? Are you going to try it? Give it a go, and pop on to my Facebook Page to let us know how it went for you. Read More...

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