A Mindful Moment Blog

Today is World Thyroid Day

May 25th is recognized as World Thyroid Day. To be honest, I didn't know much about my thyroid until I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease. Over the last 7-years I have immersed myself in learning about and understanding various thyroid conditions. As I result, I have been able to put my own autoimmune thyroid disease into remission and live a vibrant, energetic, and healthy life again! Throughout this processes, Roy [...]

By | May 25, 2017|

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti

I grew up eating my mom's homemade biscotti, but in our house it was called mandel bread. Most people are familiar with the long, thin, dry, crunchy Italian cookies called biscotti. The word biscotti means twice (bis) and cooked (cotti), for these twice-cooked Italian almond cookies. Mandel bread is basically the Ashkenazi Jewish version of biscotti. The word mandelbrot means almond (mandel) and bread (brot) in Yiddish. In America, these thin, slender cookies [...]

By | May 14, 2017|

Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Last summer was the "summer of the popsicle" at our home because we made so many healthy, yummy versions (such as these and these). As soon as the weather began to warm up this Spring, we pulled out the ice cream machine that I have had for ten years...but haven't used in almost as many. Making homemade ice cream is just plain fun! The kids loved to help and it's as easy as [...]

By | May 14, 2017|

Sweet & Savory Toasted Buckwheat Salad

When you call something a "salad", most people think about leafy greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots drizzled with some yummy dressing. Everyone reading this blog has certainly eaten a salad! However, for many people, grain salads may still be unfamiliar. To me, a grain salad uses any grain base (such as rice, buckwheat, quinoa, millet, etc), and adds in some combination of vegetables, nuts, seeds, and/or dried fruit and then tosses it together [...]

By | May 10, 2017|

The Powerful Mind Podcast: Taking a Mindful Approach to Life with Dr. Roy and Debbie Steinbock

This February we were interviewed by Alex Young for his Podcast, The Powerful Mind. We opened up about it all! Tune in here and hear us answer questions about everything from what we refer to as "our motto" for building a successful marriage....to the internal conflicts that we face each day. The podcast went live today, May 8th, and as I listened to it I was particularly struck by our discussions in the final minutes. When [...]

By | May 8, 2017|

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)

I first fell in love with Tom Kha Gai, or Thai Coconut Soup, when I was in college but it wasn't until Roy and I started visiting San Diego that I was reunited with it again. A few years ago we were thrilled to find a Thai restaurant where they are very knowledgeable about gluten and dairy free diets. In fact, we ate there every night when we were in San Diego last month! You might call us [...]

By | May 4, 2017|