Five Minute Zen

From pissed to blissed in no time flat

Welcome to Five Minute Zen. The mission is simple – to assist busy beings who may be preoccupied or overwhelmed while on their journey to balance, bliss and a healthy meal now and again. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, alleviate sorrow, find balance or improve the quality of your life through self care, we’re here to assist. Come on in, relax and find tips, tricks, recipes and so much more.

Get Fancy - the Easy Way

There are times when the only thing that feels exactly right is complete decadence. Sometimes, fancy feels good at a time when effort doesn’t. Just because you’re exhausted, over extended or focusing other priorities doesn’t mean you have to eat a turkey sandwich you bought at the gas station on your way home. In fact, it probably means just the opposite. With a little foresight and a few minutes prep, you can feed your soul, and your body, well.

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It’s Just a “Small Amount” of Poison

I’m not sure what the exact date was when the tide turned in our food supply, but we definitely have a crisis on our hands. Food just isn’t food anymore. Unless you’re buying a diet consisting purely of non-GMO, artisan, organic meat, dairy and produce, you’re likely buying at least some foods that contain chemicals or amalgamations of chemicals that are hard to pronounce and mystifying as to why they’re ingredients in our food in the first place. Basically, most food contains small amounts of poison. Gross.

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Feed Your Soul

You know what provides joy and inspiration and energy? Food! That’s right, food. It’s not the enemy. It’s our friend. It keeps us alive. It brings us together. So here’s what I want you to do. I want you to go straight to the kitchen, the grocery, the specialty store or that new bakery you’ve only read about. Your goal? To tantalize your taste buds and indulge in flavors. Treat yourself.

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Eating Raw Foods

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about trying out a raw food diet for all the right reasons, but just didn’t think you could stomach it. I remember having this dilemma and asking myself, but what about flavor? What about enjoyment? I mean, I take food very seriously. It took me over 10 years of contemplating to finally give it a go. And what did I find? Healthy, delicious, soul satisfying fare.

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