You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. ~Galileo
It was 12:30 pm and once again I found myself wide-awake. It is an interesting phenomenon that has been happening to me this summer. It seems that I am needing less and less sleep. The older I get the younger I feel. “What is up with this?” I said to myself that particular night. Turning 51 this year I have found myself feeling like a new born. Eager to live life and excited for what each day brings. I think this aging thing might just be bogus. Many things have contributed to the way I feel, but I did not always feel this way…
It was 10 years ago that I wondered how I would make it through each and every day. This is when I found my cultured foods and they started to train me. When I would eat them I would feel better and feel my spirits lift. I quickly become so addicted to feeling good that I followed their path, which also led me to other healthy eating habits. I am not a purist in everything I eat, although I do eat really well. I will not tell anyone to throw everything out of his or her cabinets and start over. Life is a journey and you body is a great teacher and it will guide you personally if you listen.
On this particular night I was wandering around my kitchen and saw the fresh corn on my counter and began making salsa. Many jars later it was nearing 1:30 before I finally went to bed. At 6:00 am I felt my husband whisper in my ear, “If you get up I will take you to breakfast.”
I have never been able to resist my husband whispering anything in my ear, or this special local restaurant that sells local farm fresh eggs and ingredients. Their avocado omelet with a side of hummus would make me rise from the dead to have it. I got out of bed, drank a glass of kombucha for a pick up and went to have breakfast with my husband.
I will sleep when I am dead. I have too much living to do!
- 30-ounces cooked black beans
- 17-ounces fresh corn, cut off the cob
- 2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 large avocado peeled and diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoon kombucha tea (flavored or plain)
- 2 teaspoon salt and 1½ pepper or to taste
- 1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped