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  1. I am thrilled to announce
     
    The Essential Nourishment Group Program             
    Fall/Spring 2012/13
     
    If you would like to
     
    • Eat for sustained energy, vitality, and rejuvenation
    • Stabilize your blood sugar levels
    • Prevent mood swings, brain fog, weight gain, and Diabetes II in the future
    • Achieve weight loss naturally – without dieting or counting calories
    • Make food your friend and not your foe
     
    ... then I invite you to Beacon this fall for my private coaching program, redesigned for a group setting at half the price of my one-on-one programs. I’ll share the principles of natural nourishment and loving self-care essential to an energized and fulfilling life as discussed in my book Essential Nourishment.
     
    This is your opportunity to substantially improve your well-being, quality of life, and the way you feel in your body.

    With my seven-years of experience guiding wellness retreats at my farm in Estonia, I have come to understand that group settings are a wonderful way to learn, integrate, share, and support each other.
     
    WHEN
     
    We will start November 17, 2012 and meet every two weeks for 12 sessions total. The last session will take place on March 30, 2013
     
    WHERE
     
    We will meet every other Saturday from 11 am - 12:30 pm at the Beacon Art Emporium on 500 Main Street in Beacon, NY.
     
    HOW
     
    As your Holistic Health Coach, I will gently guide and inspire you to make small shifts in your daily habits relating to food, physical activity, and lifestyle.
     
    Gradually healthy habits will become an integral part of your life and unhealthy habits will subside effortlessly. You will find this process truly delightful! There will be no need for discipline or deprivation. We will move forward step-by-step. The program is doable, even if you have a very busy life.
     
    At the end of the 12 sessions, all the small changes done on a regular basis will amount to an amazing transformation. Not only will you feel great in your body, you will have all the energy you need to do the things you love. Plus, you’ll have a much more positive outlook on life.
     
    WHAT
     
    Each session includes a nourishing food and lifestyle lesson complete with concrete action steps, homework, suggestions for improving any areas of your health and life that you might be struggling with, as well as a celebration of your victories and progress.
     
    You will also be provided with practical hand-outs, easy to make delicious recipes, food samples, and other health-enhancing materials and resources to inspire you to move forward.
     
    Between sessions, you will have email access to ask me any questions that arise while working on your own at home.
     
    I will also create an email group so that you can share observations, questions, and successes with the other participants. You will be amazed how much you can learn from each other. And we’ll have a lovely, supportive camaraderie among the group members. Before you know it, you’ll be best friends.
     
    One of the sessions will take place in the health food store where I will offer detailed explanations of all food categories and what to look out for when you shop for healthy ingredients.
     
    Another session will be a hands-on cooking class in my home kitchen in Beacon – we will prepare a three-course delicious lunch together, (including dessert!) using fresh, organic local ingredients.
     
    COST
     
    The cost for the entire program is $137 per month (for 5 months) – a total of $ 685.
    You may pay in monthly installments of $137, or pay for the entire program upfront and save 10%, bringing your total down to $ 615.50.
    Early Bird Sign Up ends Nov 9.  Register by Nov 9 and receive an additional 10% off total – Investment in your health: $ 548.00

     
    Book the Essential Nourishment Group Program now.
     
    TESTIMONIALS
     
    “The program transformed my life as well as the way I eat.”      Margaret
     
    “I feel more stable and grounded in my food practices, which affects my emotional and physical health positively and allows more creativity in my life.”      Michelle
     
    “I have lost several pounds; have more even, sustained energy through the day.”      Aime
     
    “A friend gave me Marika Blossfeldt's "Essential Nourishment" at a critical, life-changing moment. I had just suffered a mild heart attack and realized that it was time for a lifestyle change. Many people equate "diet" with "deprivation," when in fact diet really means how we eat, not just what we eat. Look at it this way: automobile-loving Americans would not intentionally put lousy, harmful gas in their gas tanks. Yet we readily fuel our bodies with food that destroys them. "Essential Nourishment" provides a healthy and enjoyable alternative. The recipes are simple, straightforward and delicious, using readily available ingredients. From roasted green beans in a little olive oil and salt (addictive), to zucchini and tomato casserole (earthy and Mediterranean) to amazing brownies made with black beans and a hint of cayenne (surprisingly superb), the food in this book makes eating well the true pleasure it should be. In addition, Blossfeldt provides detailed sections on the science of food which makes for fascinating reading, alongside pages of her own, abstract artwork. By making some simple adjustments (much simpler than I thought they would be) to my eating habits, enhanced by "Essential Nourishment", and by adding exercise to my daily routine, I have dropped more than 30 pounds, my blood pressure is percolating along at a normal level, my (bad) cholesterol level has dropped dramatically, I am sleeping well, feeling better and, in short, feel like I have been given a second chance at life -- not something that comes along too often.”      Tom      

    Book the Essential Nourishment Group Program now.
     
    EXTRA BONUS
     
    As an extra bonus, I will guide you through a whole foods cleanse in the spring. This includes precise instructions on preparing for the cleanse and coming out of the cleanse, guidelines for the cleanse itself, recipes, shopping lists, and email support throughout. You will come out of the cleanse rejuvenated and glowing.
     
    DATES
     
    Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 15, 3-week Christmas break, Jan 5, Jan 19, Feb 2, Feb 16, March 2, March 16, March 30
     
    Book the Essential Nourishment Group Program now.
     
    FOR MORE INFO
     
    Please contact me with any questions you might have at marika@delicious-nutrition.com or call 646-241-8478. I’ll happily answer any questions and respond to your concerns, so that you can make an informed decision as to whether the program is right for you.
     
    Let me support you in your journey towards a healthier, slimmer and vibrant you!
  2. Keep yourself nourished with hearty root vegetables and the super grain quinoa:




















    Quinoa beet salad
    / serves 6

    The beets give this dish a most amazing magenta coloring. Bring this to your table and everybody will gasp with delight – guaranteed!

    Salad:

    2 medium beets, tops removed, whole

    2 cups (480 ml) water

    1 cup (240 ml) quinoa, rinsed

    2 pinches salt

    1 bulb fennel, cut into small cubes

    1 bunch scallions, chopped

    1 handful chopped basil plus a few leaves

    Dressing:

    juice of 1 to 2 lemons

    4 to 6 tablespoons olive oil

    salt and pepper

    1 Place the whole, unpeeled beets into a pot, add water to cover and boil until soft, about 40 to 60 minutes.

    2 In a separate pot, bring the 2 cups (480 ml) of water to a boil and add the quinoa and salt. Bring to a second boil, then reduce the heat to its lowest setting and simmer, covered and untouched, for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Spread the cooked quinoa on a large plate to cool.

    3 When the beets are soft, douse them in cold water until cool, then peel and cut them into small cubes.

    4 Combine the cooked quinoa and beets in a bowl and add the fennel, scallions and chopped basil.

    5 Combine the dressing ingredients in a glass jar. There should be about twice as much lemon juice as oil. Close the lid and shake to mix.

    6 Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Let the salad marinate for at least ½ hour.

    7 Just before serving, toss gently and adjust lemon juice and seasoning if necessary.

    Garnish with basil leaves.

    ENJOY!

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