It’s officially been a little over a month since I have blogged anything. I decided to take a sabbatical, a refresher of sorts, to clear my mind and reground myself. The one thing I truly dislike about blogging and social media is that it can quickly transform from a creative outlet into a draining, competitive wreck.
Once again, I found myself getting too caught up in the opinions of others. Too caught up in scrolling and searching rather than simply living. So I unplugged and rebooted. I feel amazing! I feel refreshed. I feel whole, not consumed.
During this break away from all things blogging, my husband and I made some huge lifestyle changes that are impacting our lives immensely and saturating our days with more joy, energy, and motivation. We chose to cut out meat, dairy, sugar, and coffee. Just. Like. That. I know it’s intense, but man oh man, do we feel incredible! If you weren’t already aware, my hubs and I are teacher’s in South Korea and easily clock about 55 hours a week in teaching and lesson planning. Intense, I know! This healthy change in our lives has given us more energy than any cup of coffee ever could. I feel amazing! I enjoy my job more! I’ve found that the anxiousness and exhaustion that used to plague me during the work week has slowly but surely vanished.
Now that our dinner plates are consumed with fresh veggies + plant based proteins, I have finally brought myself to learn how to use spices well. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try, but have been intimidated to do. A bit reluctantly, I popped onto iHerb and purchased a plethora of spice goodness from The Frontier Co-Op. They boast a huge selection of products that are organic, non-GMO, and many of them are even Fair Trade! A current flavor favorite of ours is Frontier Co-Op’s Organic, Fair Trade Certified Turmeric Root. Hello yum! Though most would add turmeric to a simple curry dish, we love the blast of flavor it gives our overflowing pan of sauteed veggies (not to mention the incredible color it produces!)
If you are looking to spice up your dinners in a natural, organic, and fair trade way, I cannot more highly recommend Frontier Co-Op’s selection of herbs + spices! Not only are they delicious and vibrant in color, but this company is choosing to produce change in the world by sourcing their ingredients ethically and empowering farmers around the globe in the process. Cheers to new things + living a little more ethically!0