I could easily become a vegetarian with these two dishes! Delicious. Delightfully spicy. Clean and healthy. Hands down winners for warming the mind, body and soul.
The warming comes from the carminative, Indian spices that I enjoy the most and used a little extra to make the difference. The first was a plain (but very good) Butternut Squash Apple soup that I doctored - adding many more pinches of flavor and spice than what was called for in the original Simply Recipes Food & Cooking Blog preparation - making it a hearty, wholesome and "mmmhmm good-er" than Campbells and ten times better than any SoupMan recipe. The second was prepared exactly as Martha Schulman, NYT, Recipes for Health Editor, designed. It was the most satisifying meal I think I have ever had, or at least made in my own kitchen. Every spoonful was worth every second of preparation required. I enjoyed the first bowl watching Mitt Romney go down in flames on Election night 2012. I ate the second bowl of Spicy Butternut Squash soup for lunch and Martha's recipe for dinner, the next day, thereby being inspired to share the story and these two recipes, albeit a little late at this post writing.
The more that new students come to the studio the more frequently I find myself admonishing the use of Pilates in their movement "through life" on a daily basis vs. using the method just as a series of exercises on the mat to strengthen and tone the abdominals.
Of course, regular practictioners recognize the value of the system in training and strengthening the core, yet the true passionate devotee to the method of Pilates understands it is truly more than just exercise but is a way of living within the body, both inside and outside of the studio; on and off the mat.
Absolutely, physical changes clearly occur, flexibility is increased, sex lives are enhanced and improved and I also believe vision, attitude, energy and perspective are all changed and impacted by the use of Pilates.
You both are my life changers.
thank you, thank you, thank you for changing the life I had to the life I now own and lead.
"Walking to work minding my business and I run into this! I guess I will be attending class tonight!"