My Enlightened Delights


To enjoy good health,
to bring true happiness to one’s family,
to bring peace to all,
one must first discipline and control one’s own mind.
If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
— Buddha

The Mindful Diet Day 30


Week 5: Have More Fun with Your Food

Day 30: Cook a new-to-you food.

Are you roasting the same vegetables or topping your salad with shredded carrots again? Choose one fruit or veggie you never incorporate into your meals and prepare it today, suggests Lagano. “Don’t just let that kumquat stare you down,” she says. “If you buy it at a farmer’s market, ask the farmer how he or she likes to use it.” Or go to for recipe ideas.

Everyone has heard of a new food they'd like to try; whether its a new vegetable or a new dish, here's an excuse to do so! 

The majority of new foods I have tried have been while traveling, trying a new recipe, or sampling from a farmers market/health food store. Most recently, I was picking up some organic produce at Uncommon Good in Claremont; they did not have Cilantro that day but the person helping me recommended papalo (sometimes referred to as bolivian coriander). Having never heard of it, I asked for an explanation and was provided with a sample. As always, I did some research upon arriving home. I found out that it was also considered a summer cilantro. Although the flavor wasn't quite cilantro, I used the papalo to replace cilantro in a falafel recipe.




Jordyn Koedyker