Healthy Bites: Poached Eggs Breakfast

This breakfast is influenced by a dish I had at a health food restaurant that recently opened in the area called Basil Park. Here is my easy take on it for a simple and healthy breakfast. 

-2 eggs

-half an avocado 

-1 large handful of kale 

-2 slices of gluten free chia and millet toast

1. Bring three inches of water to a boil in a large skillet. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water. Crack each egg into the water and immediately cover and turn off the heat. Let the eggs cook in the skillet for 4 minutes before ladeling them out and placing them on a plate.

2. Slice up half an avocado and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt.

3. Sauté the kale in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes if desired. 

4. Toast bread and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil if desired. 

5. Place everything on the plate with the poached eggs and enjoy!

Journey Into Power

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Starting this week I will be participating in an intensive yoga teacher certification program with Bala Vinyasa. THEREFORE, content on Below The Seam will be going through a short pause. 

I am eager to finish the program and share my experience with all of you. In the meantime I thought I could introduce one of the books I have to read for my certification that I think everyone can benefit from whether you’re interested in yoga or not.

Journey Into Power is a book by Baron Baptiste, the creator of Power Yoga. Power Yoga is the type of yoga I will be learning in my certification. The book will obviously bring something different to every person who reads it, but in my eyes it is a guide on how to transform your life physically, mentally, and emotionally through yoga. There is always room for more growth and enlightenment. 

See you in a few weeks as the newly inducted yogi Han, xx. 

A Site With Purpose

CureDiva. The first ever personalized lifestyle solutions online shop for women facing Breast Cancer. A site revolutionizing the lifestyle of women coping with breast cancer and it’s after effects— enabling women with stylish living through their breast cancer journey. A one-stop-shop and community, offering a holistic answer to all the non-medical needs.

It is so inspiring to see a site that was created with such meaning; solely aiming to help women affected by breast cancer while building a community. This is a true example of a site with purpose. 

4 All Humanity

4 All Humanity is a treasure chest of Fair Trade and Ethically Sourced Womens Clothing, Apparel, and Accessories. A dream house really.

Brought from countries like Uganda and India, every piece from the label is made by skilled artisans around the world. 

By supporting this private label, we are supporting these talented artisans and the ethical work behind the company. 

Visit www.4allhumanity.com to discover all of the beautiful pieces they carry. 

Healthy Bites: Gluten & Dairy Free Pancakes

This is a great nutrient-rich pancake batter recipe that can be further substituted with a multitude of ingredients to add more flavor or even become a vegan dish. Makes 4 pancakes. 

-1 1/2 cups of rolled oats

-1 cup of original, chocolate, or vanilla almond milk (depending on which flavor you want your pancakes to be)

-2 egg whites (may leave out for vegan version)

-1/2 tsp. cinnamon

-1/4 tsp. salt

-1/2 tsp. baking powder 

1. Blend the oats in a blender or food processor until it turns into flour consistency

2. Mix the oat flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl

3. Add the almond milk and eggs and incorporate with the dry ingredients using a whisk

4. Use 1/2 tsp. of coconut oil to cook each individual pancake in the skillet until they are golden brown

5. There is no sweetener used in the batter so top your pancakes with whatever you desire. I like using pure maple syrup or hazelnut spread topped with strawberries. Another idea is dark chocolate chips or blueberries. 

Awamaki Lab: Every Piece Tells A Story

Awamaki Lab is part of the Peruvian non-profit organization Awamaki—working to help the impoverished Quechua women weavers. Awamaki Lab brings young designers to Peru where they then work with the local artisans to create fashion. 

Each item from the collection helps the weavers, seamstresses, and knitters to develop a sustainable income for themselves, their families and their communities.

Every piece in the collection is hand woven and made with sustainable materials. 

Awamaki Lab is eco-friendly, sustainable AND charitable. When you shop the collection you know the great work that was put into every handmade piece. 

Healthy Bites: Gluten & Dairy Free Breakfast Sandwich

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This is the perfect gluten and dairy free healthy-alternative to a breakfast sandwich. It takes minutes to make, so its great for the morning rush out the door and can even be taken to go. 

-2 slices of gluten free millet and chia toast (or any other gluten free bread you enjoy)

-1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or ghee

-1 slice of vegan almond cheddar cheese 

-1 organic egg 

1. Toast the bread in the toaster oven until golden brown.

2. Place the olive oil in the sauté pan and fry or scramble the egg/egg white (whatever you prefer)

3. When the egg and toast are done cooking, place the egg and cheese on the toast and cook them all together in the pan as if you are making a grilled cheese sandwich, letting them cook until the cheese has melted everything together!

P.S. Add crispy soy bacon to the sandwich for a little something extra

fashion promoting prosperity in places that need it most—Maiyet

Maiyet is a fashion brand that employs craftsmen from places around the globe that need growth in their community, such as Colombia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, and Peru. Maiyet also deploys customized training programs that allow its partners to create higher-quality product, therefore promoting stability and prosperity in their communities.   

The fashion is high quality to begin with, but reflects even more than that when you know how the design was inspired by the soul behind the work.

Maiyet also joined teams with Nest, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most.

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker

Supermodel Karlie Kloss has teamed up with Warby Parker to create a line of very sleek and simple sunglasses to please every woman’s taste. The best part is that for every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need. Furthermore, donations will be made to ‘Edible Schoolyard NYC’ which works with low-income NYC public schools to build kitchens and gardens
where they teach students to develop lifelong healthy habits.

Check out the line at http://www.warbyparker.com/karlie-kloss