Polenta Stir Fry

Self-love has a funny side effect: boldness. When you choose yourself first, trust in all other choices comes with greater ease. So, I’m making a choice. Today I choose to go back to blogging as I originally intended – sharing an exploration of love in life. Today I choose to be bold.

In being bold, my posts will reconnect with spirituality. Of being one with all. God became a four-letter word, and I stopped sharing my personal connection with the Divine for fear that it might upset someone else. Well, if it does – it does. Never can we please everyone. So, I’ll stop trying… and start letting love lead.

This week, I took both of my sweet babies to church, cooked meals meant to nurture their current spaces (a growing babe and a highly Pitta-Vata boy), shared life-joy on the yoga mat with fabulous students, and learned that there is a such thing as too many squats. (My hip flexors seriously groaned once we reached 130 in the challenge!) I’m also having a challenging time being home full time. It’s been three months now (yikes!) and I’m craving sunshine. I love being with these babies and to go for a walk with them would be heavenly. Soon. Our house is on the market, and sunshine awaits when “she” finds her right family.

One of the meals that I prepared for my growing (vegan) babe – and fell in love with, because who isn’t comforted by butternut squash?? -was a Polenta Stir Fry – my personal favorite from the week! Favorite posture? Prone leg lifts. My glutes and low back are grateful for this simple facedown pose. Here’s a link on how to do it correctly. Now, back to the stir fry. Your ingredients:

  • 1 package of prepared polenta, organic and cut into cubes
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 8-10 large carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 large butternut squash (or 1 small), cubed
  • olive oil, 2-3 tbsp for sauteing
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Throw the squash and carrots in a wok or large pan first, with oil. Then add polenta. Add the broccoli last, when squash and carrots are easily speared with a fork. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, if you’d like.

Give thanks and eat up! Yum.

Jennifer Magnano is the movement & birth coach and mompreneur owner of Mamoga. She believes in happiness, health, and wealth. Her motto’s in life are “acceptance is bliss” and “we best serve others when we serve ourselves first.” Jennifer is growing simple body bliss (perfect happiness) in women, mother’s, and families across the planet, through holistic acts of self-nurture and products, like that crazy wrap thing. If you’d like to connect, email her today! 

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