Tejomaya Wellness

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Balance

     Hey There, Well Beings!

If you are part of my Essential Oil Academy, you got to experience the Emotional Aromatherapy series. What you maybe didn’t know, is that these are the newer kids on the block when it comes to blends that support the emotions. The OG emotional support blends were Citrus Bliss, which we covered last week, Serenity, Balance, and Elevation. We spent some time covering Serenity in our Essentials for Sleep class, but this week I want to brag on Balance, the Grounding Blend a bit. (And don’t worry, because I’ll be talking about Elevation next week!)

Oh, Balance. This blend has such a special place in my heart. I often struggle to describe it’s lovely scent, but no trouble at all explaining how it makes me feel. When you struggle with anxiousness, a feeling of balance is something you learn to cherish; the ease with which you move through the day. The peaceful, even keel is almost meditative, and that’s such a blessing when you tend toward tension and tightness. Rolled over my heart, on the bottoms of my feet, and the back of my neck, Balance gives me this whole-body sense of calm and tranquility, and being that it’s grounding, I reach for this during meditation sessions when I’m struggling to quiet my mind. This little bottle of good feels contains Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, and Osmanthus essential oils in just a touch of Fractionated Coconut Oil to help these perfect plant essences emulsify and merge together. The end result can only be described as divine.

This little bottle and I have been through some tough times together and it’s always had my back. <3

Speaking of Fractionated Coconut Oil, there isn’t enough present to properly dilute the blend, so you will still want to use safe dilution ratios when using this blend on the skin. It’s not so much though that you can’t put this beauty in your diffuser, though. I love to use this one at my desk when I’m working to meet a stressful deadline or in the evening when I’m winding down from a long day and my mind is still racing. As as long as you wipe the inside of your diffuser with a soft cloth once you’re ready to switch over to another oil and are good about running a regular cleaning cycle of water and white vinegar through every couple of weeks, you should be just fine.

The color is the prettiest green thanks to the naturally occurring constituent chamazulene, which makes it such a beautiful oil to add to clear glass rollers. I haven’t had any trouble at all with it staining my skin or clothes, but creature of the night that I am, I don’t wear a lot of light colors, so just keep this information in your back pocket and don’t go rolling it on your brightest whites.

Citrus Bliss and Balance is one of my all time favorite combos for emotional support.

This is another blend that I find isn’t a strain on my pocketbook because of the perks of having a wholesale membership, and when this is one of our BOGO offerings, I stock up because I use this oil multiple times a day, every single day. If you think Balance might be a perfect fit for you, I’m happy to share how I shop smart to get the best deals and get free oils each month. (If you have a wholesale membership to Sam’s Club or Costco, you’re already doing this.)  Let me know if I can help you, Love. It would be an honor to help change your life with this blend like it’s changed mine.

 

Wishing You Total Well-being,

 

Jennifer

Essential Oil Spotlight: Citrus Bliss

     Hi There, Well-Beings!

This week, I wanted to focus on an oil blend that has served me very well over the past year and is a VIP in my emotional support lineup. It smells like liquid sunshine, so I often wear it in my aromatherapy locket and use it in my perfume blends. I have yet to find someone who isn’t enchanted by this sweet, fun-loving, delightful little oil, so I’m pleased as punch to share it with you in this Essential Oil Spotlight.

Citrus Bliss, also known as the Invigorating Blend, is a sunny, sumptuous blend of Wild Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot, Tangerine, and Clementine essential oils, with the sweetest touch of Vanilla Bean Absolute. It is refreshing, purifies and cleanses the air, and reduces stress and uplifts the mood all at once. You can add Citrus Bliss to a spray bottle of water and use it to clean surfaces, add to wool dryer balls to freshen laundry, and diffuse, or dilute and roll on the wrists as a mood boosting personal perfume.

Absolute sunshine. I dare you not to love this blend.

I love lavender, but I find that as an extra-sensitive HSP and an Empath, lavender isn’t a great oil for me in the evening hours. In fact, it kinda makes my mind race. What’s been interesting over this past year has been discovering the special plant magic of certain oils. Chemically speaking citrus oils contain both calming and energizing constituents, and like I said like magic, you get what you need in the moment. Citrus Bliss is an oil I know I can always reach for, day or night. It keeps me cheery and refreshed when the sun is up and calms me down and keeps me happy while I drift off to sleep. Pretty nifty, huh?

So, there’s something important to know about citrus oils, and that’s that most of them are considered photosensitive. In a future post I’ll be going into more detail about exactly what photosensitivity is, but the Cliff’s Notes here are that you want to avoid putting these oils directly onto skin that will be exposed to the sun or UV light or any kind. Photosensitive oils can speed up the effects of the sun’s rays, which can put you in a potentially dangerous situation, and is why I love to wear Citrus Bliss on aromatherapy jewelry instead. It’s safer and more stylish. What’s not to love?

Don’t have diffuser jewelry? You can make your own with lava beads. I get mine at Michaels.

Citrus Bliss is one of my favorite blends to give to the special people in my life who aren’t quite sure about essential oils, because it’s so versatile and is such a home run for both men and women. It’s one of the more reasonably priced oils when you have a wholesale account too, so I go through quite a bit of this stuff and it isn’t hard on my budget when it’s time to reorder. My secret weapon personal fragrance is a mix of Whisper, the women’s blend, with a touch of Citrus Bliss for extra sweetness. It gets a lot of compliments, and my boyfriend enjoys it because it isn’t “perfumey”.

My parting gift to you this week is my all time favorite diffuser blend for warm, sunny days (or maybe just days you wish were warm and sunny). This blend is ready to add ambiance to your next get-together or just to spread joy in whatever room you’re in. It’ll give you those beachy vibes whenever you want them. I call it Sun & Surf, so feel free to put on some Beach Boys or Dick Dale to complete the mood, or put on your favorite Frankie & Annette movie. (Mine’s Beach Blanket Bingo!)

Sunscreen and frozen beverage optional.

Could you use a little Citrus Bliss in your life? Comment below! I’m always happy to share my best tips with you for using oils on a budget, and will give you the scoop on how I get free oils every month. (It’s no scarier than using your Costco or Sam’s Club card and smells a whole lot sweeter!)

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

Jennifer

Tejomaya Wellness: A Written Return

 

     Hi there, Well-Beings!

I’m back after a very extended break and am looking so forward to sharing from my heart with you again. Enough time has passed and there are so many beautiful new faces in my life as a part of my Essential Oil Academy, that I thought it might be nice to do a little re-introduction and catch up with a quick 5W style interview.

Who am I? For those who don’t know me yet, my name is Jennifer, and I am a meditation teacher, an artist, a Usui Reiki Master, an essential oil educator, and after about a year and a half away, I am a wellness blogger again. I’m also dog mom to rescue terrier with a big personality named Harrison (after George), and if you couldn’t tell already, a Beatlemaniac. I’m a novice chef, a collector of plants, an up-lifter, and a dream encourager. I hope those last two are reflected in everything I say and do.

What is this Tejomaya Wellness thing all about? I completely and totally believe we are here to teach the things we most need to learn in this life, and after struggling with chronic illness, debilitating grief, and crippling anxiety and depression , I learned how important Self Care can be. In the worst of it, it was the difference between ending my life and living to see another day. It was the light in the darkness for me. Learning stress management techniques like meditation, using herbs and oils to support the emotions, reaching out to my doctor for help when I couldn’t do it on my own, and reducing the toxic load in my home and in my food choices all contributed to that light burning a little bit brighter, the by-product being a deep desire to spread that light to others who are struggling with the same kinds of things I went through. Tejomaya is a Sanskrit word that means full of light, and I hope you find that light on these pages. You have gifts inside of you that the world needs, Love. I’m here to help you find the spark.

When did you decide to come back to blogging after being away for so long? Somewhere in my heart, I always knew I’d come back, but there was a lot of resistance in the year I spent away. First, because I was healing. I left a job where daylong panic attacks were the norm and I think I underestimated the amount of time it was going to take me to come out on the other side of it. I expected a couple of months, but it took a full 12 and counting. I still have flare-ups from time to time, but I developed protocols with emotional support oils, I check back in with my doctor as needed, and I rest when I know I should. It feels right now though, so I let my heart lead me back. Second, I have been teaching about the thing I’m most passionate about in the whole world, essential oils, but I am an introvert, so I learned pretty quickly that videos and a social media heavy presence aren’t really me. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and tried them anyway. Sure, I could do them, but there’s always been something deep down inside me that knows I’m a writer, and that I find my most authentic voice behind my laptop with a mug of steeping tea to my left, and a snoozing terrier to my right. It’s just my nature. I’m thankful that I heard and heeded that little voice in May that said I should renew my webhosting, because this was always part of the plan. I’m even more thankful that I am listening to the little voice that said it was time to start typing again.

Where do you see this blog going in the future? It’s hard to say anything with any certainty, but I know that right now, I want this to be the central hub for all of my essential oil education. I see Essential Oil Spotlights on the horizon, a space to share blends and protocols that I hold dear, and most importantly a safe space to share with each other and ask questions. Will it be just essential oils? Heavens, no.  I have no doubt my heart will lead me down all kinds of paths when it comes to wellness, but Self Care and Aromatherapy will be at the heart of all I do, because it’s been the thing that’s helped me the most. It’s hard not to talk about what you love. <3

Why did you decide to start writing again? Because there are people in this world who are hurting as I was, and I may have learned something from my own pain that could help. Because when you go through something that’s hard and you let it soften your heart and teach you things, you can’t help but try to help. I do this because sometimes after a long period of not putting my fingers to a keyboard, the words just bubble over and find their way out anyway. I share because it’s a creative outlet for me and as an artist, I’ve learned some of my best life lessons in the quiet stillness of the creation process. I write because my heart says “write”.

I am so happy to be back, Dear Hearts. I hope you find comfort, knowledge, and love here. Let me know if there are any essential oils or topics that are close to your hearts that you’d like to see me cover and I will do my best to make that happen for you. Until the next post, may you be well, may you be happy, and may you live with ease.

Wishing You Total Well-being,

 

Jennifer

 

 

The Tejomaya Wellness: Essential Oil Academy Starts Monday

     Hey There, Well Beings!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything on this page, but it’s for a really exciting reason, I promise! My Essential Oil Academy, a dream a very long time coming, starts on Monday! I’ve been busy prepping videos and materials for what has been my biggest, scariest goal of the past few years. There’s something about the energy of 2018 that made my decide to face the fear and just do it anyway, so read on for all of the juicy details!

Those of you who have spent any time talking to me know that I am super passionate about essential oils and I have probably had conversations with you about the health benefits and uses of them over the past several years.

Many of you may already have oils in your home and some may be curious if they would be a good fit for your lifestyle.

In order to better serve you, I have created an exclusive Facebook group where I will be teaching about the practical and daily uses of doTERRA’s essential oils and supplements to support a variety of different health/wellness concerns.

The cool thing about the group is you can absorb the education at your own pace so there is no obligation to login or watch videos live. There will also be giveaway opportunities for members of the group to win oils, accessories, and more!

My group is geared towards breaking down essential oil use in a way that is simple, easy and applicable to your daily routine!

This time of year, many people start thinking about bettering their health, and creating habits that support their physical and emotional well-being in the year ahead.

If you are interested in learning additional tips for using your oils or are brand new and excited to learn and start using oils, I would love to have you join!

The group starts Monday! Comment below if you would like to be added and I’ll get you all set up!

Gone Simplifying

Hey There, Well-Beings!

I’m taking a little hiatus from the blog through the end of the year to finish up some projects and as Danielle LaPorte says “create simplicity so I can more deeply create”. Time really feels like it’s of the essence in the remaining months of 2017, so I’m going to try to use it wisely and get some things, big and small, checked off my To Do list. I’m sure when I come back, I’ll have much to share with you.

I’m still on Instagram and will be providing proof-of-life there, if you want to see how I’m spending my time away. While I’m gone simplifing, may you be well, may you be happy, and may you live with ease.

 

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

Jennifer

From the Archives: Spice Up Your Life – Common Kitchen Staples to Help You Be Healthier

 

Hey There Well-Beings!

While I’m working on a can’t-wait-project today, I wanted to leave you with an article I wrote about incorporating certain spices in your cool weather cooking and baking for both their wonderful, warming flavors, but also for the added health boost. As I’ve been teaching myself some long desired cooking skills and learning more about pairing spices with my meals, I know I’m excited to experiment even more than before! If you make anything great with the spices below, share your recipes and photos. Let’s swap favorites!

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

Jennifer
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With autumn just around the corner, there are so many great cool weather foods to look forward to. This often means getting to use warming spices that add flavor and depth to our dishes. These spices aren’t just tasty; they may be beneficial to our health, too. Here are three worthy of experimenting with the next time you feel like being creative in the kitchen.

 

Turmeric – You know that elated feeling you get after a good meal at an Indian restaurant? There’s a pretty cool reason for it, and it’s caused by turmeric. Common in curry recipes, turmeric is rich in curcumin, which has been shown to be helpful for depression. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory, making it excellent for joint pain and arthritis. It’s also helpful for reducing redness and acne when used topically. It’s bright yellow color can cling to fabrics and surfaces though, so make sure you’re not wearing or washing with anything that you can’t bleach. If eating it or applying it to the skin isn’t for you, turmeric is a great addition to fresh juices, and it blends well with other fruits and vegetables so you can mask the flavor, but still reap the benefits.

 

Ginger – There’s a reason we drink ginger ale when we have the flu. It’s because ginger is a gem for fighting nausea. It does this by causing the muscles in the GI tract to relax. Not feeling queasy? Ginger, like turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Take it for pain and muscle aches and feel better in no time. Ginger is great when brewed like tea. Add slices of lemon for a warming drink to calm indigestion soothe long inflammation or ease menstrual cramps.

 

Cinnamon – This sweet spice isn’t just a common addition to sweet treats, it packs an antioxidant punch, too. That’s because it’s loaded with polyphenols, which makes it better than garlic and oregano for fighting free radicals. It also may help with weight loss and insulin sensitivity. Studies show that helping to regulate spikes in blood sugar; cinnamon could keep some sugars from being stored as fat. Sprinkle it on sweet potatoes, oatmeal or add it to warm beverages for a boost. Just make sure you’re looking for Ceylon cinnamon, or true cinnamon, for the best benefit.

 

With anything, it makes good sense to practice precautions when changing your diet. Adding too much of anything to a dish is a surefire way to ruin it, and the same holds true when using spices as supplements. Less is almost always more. It’s also smart to talk to your doctor about possible interaction with anything you may already be taking. Once you’re in the clear, open your kitchen cabinets and get creative. Variety is the spice of life, after all!

Thoughts From The Trail: Joy is a Verb and the Accidental Gratitude Review

   Hey There, Well-Beings!

I originally had my regularly scheduled Gratitude Review planned for today, but sometimes life has other plans. I’d gotten two paragraphs deep when I realized providence was trying to teach me a lesson in the quiet stillness of my writing time. So, I tabled the review and gave my heart room to speak. Boy, did she have a lot to say! Some of those things, of course, were meant only for me as they were answers I’d asked during my prayer and meditation time. Oh, but this nugget of truth was too good not to share! And it just so happens that this turned out to be something I’m incredibly thankful for, so my post will end up being about gratitude regardless of where I thought I was headed when started writing this morning.

The man in my life and I took a nature walk on a favorite local trail of ours yesterday. I’m a little ashamed to admit that it had been at least a year and a half since we’d been there, but I think that’s going to change. The moment we had our feet on the soft earth of the trail, we both uttered similar sentiments about how instantly happy we were and how much we’d missed being outside. We definitely savored our time, but amid the rocks and the trees we kinda got real with ourselves and each other about how we’d gotten so far off track with our hikes. That night before he left, we made loose plans to meet up at the trail in the morning, but I sat with our conversation for a while before I went to sleep. The weather was a factor beyond my control, but was everything else I told myself really just an excuse? What the hell was I excusing myself from exactly?

This morning I got up about an hour earlier than I’d planned to. I sat out to write, but as I mentioned, I got more than I bargained for. I got an answer to my question and it was equal parts beautiful and truly sad. I’d been excusing myself from joy.

In the last 4 years especially, I really struggled with depression and anxiety. I told myself often that staying in and resting were forms of self care, and trust me, in so many ways they really were. Maintaining peace is important and I do believe that learning to set healthy boundaries have contributed in a large way to my overall happiness, however there have been times when staying in and “taking it easy” were big, fat excuses, and I knew it. Joy isn’t something that just comes to you while you’re sitting on the couch in your sweatpants (unless you’re burned out, in which case proceed and maybe watch some cartoons). It’s something you shower and show up for. It often requires action on our part in, at least, the form of meeting it where it is rather than waiting for it to stop by. That’s why we weren’t out there every weekend. Joy is a verb. It’s something that you do, not something that you have. It’s a choice, and it’s one we stopped making when it came to putting on our hiking gear and piling into the car for a short drive and long walk. That’s why this morning when the alarm went off, I’d already made my choice. Sitting here writing this, I don’t regret it in the slightest. It will flavor everything else I do today with accomplishment and gratification.

Irony being what it is, I was given an answer to this question earlier this week before I’d even posed it. It showed up in the form of the quote in the photo below. The great thing I’ve discovered as I’ve gotten older is that if you miss the lesson the first time, life doesn’t quit on you. You get an opportunity to try again many, many times until you learn what it is you’re supposed to learn. Yes, it’s true that sometimes we end up with an uncomfortable lesson if we aren’t open to learning when it’s presented to us in gentler ways first, but I’ve learned to be thankful for those experiences, too. It’s proof that I’m worth the repeated attempts at growth that are sent my way, and guess what? You’re worth it, too.

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

Jennifer

HelloFresh Review: All the Glorious Details and My Final Thoughts

     Hey There Well-Beings,

It’s the end of our week of fabulous food, but I can’t properly wrap up my review unless I give you all the delicious details. To do that, I have to go back to the beginning to a week before I placed my first order. Don’t worry! I won’t meander and if you stick with me, I’ve got a surprise at the end!  Think of it as the dessert at the end of dinner. 

I’ve wanted to try a meal delivery service for a long time but always thought I couldn’t afford it, so when a friend mentioned that she and her husband were enjoying the perks getting a weekly HelloFresh box sent to their doorstep and preparing home cooked meals a few nights a week, I got super excited. I spent a little time on the website and scoped the variety of plans they had. I could choose from meals for 2, meals for 4, family plans, 3 recipes a week or 4, the classic box with meat and fish dishes, and the vegetarian box and jotted down some numbers. That night went home and looked at my weekly spending and not only did I break even on the cost, it solved the age old question of what to prep for dinner and what to eat for lunch. I excitedly ordered the Classic Box for 2 with 4 recipes a week for $79.92. (Shipping was free and I had a coupon code that my friend provided me with that gave me $40 off my first order, bringing it to $39.92, and helped her get $20 off her next box. Pretty rad!) 

After I signed up, I was taken to a page with 8 meals, one of which was what’s called a Premium Meal. This meal costs a little extra per person, but lives up to it’s name with prime cuts of steak, duck, and higher end sides like mushroom truffle risotto, and specialty produce like heirloom tomatoes. For me, it would be a once in a while treat, but the traditional meals I got to choose from were plenty interesting. Once I chose my 4 meals, I chose a delivery date that worked best for me and impatiently waited for my food to arrive! 

When the box showed up on my doorstep, I opened it to find everything packed incredibly carefully, with each meal separated into brown bags. The exception was the bottom of the box, which had all frozen items surrounded by ice packs. All my meats were still frozen and as I peeked into the bags, the ingredients lived up to the name. They were indeed fresh. I loved that the salmon dish I selected had a note on the sticker indicating that it should be prepared first. I’d already planned to make it in that order, but this attention to detail was appreciated. The recipe cards were printed on glossy, full sheets of paper, and are quality enough to compile and save in a personal cookbook, which I plan on doing as soon as I have time to get crafty with some Mod Podge and a three ring binder. 

My boyfriend, who doesn’t impress easily, pointed out that nearly everything I was sent was completely recyclable and nodded in approval. Once my items were in the fridge, we broke down the box, and let the freezer packs melt in the sink. The gel is water soluble, so once it thawed, I was able to pour the solution into the toilet (yep, they recommend this), rinse out the bags, and recycle those, too. Each time I made a meal, the bags joined my weekly pile, as well. I feel no guilt about ordering. They’re looking out for Mother Earth. 

When it came to preparing my meals, the instructions were simple, easy to follow, and had beautiful pictures to help with dressing the plate and making sure prep went smoothly. Even though I was learning new techniques, I never felt like I was doing anything too beyond my abilities. The recipes contain fresh herbs, seasonal produce, and other simple ingredients that aren’t so outlandish that they scare you and all of the flavors went together so well. I sent my mom photos each night of my meals and she may have been flattering me a little, but said they looked restaurant quality. They certainly tasted that way! 

So, I’ll bet you’re wondering…Am I ordering another box? You bet! Here’s why:

  1. I’m eating real, fresh, high quality, home cooked meals each night and not processed, convenience junk that I was never that excited about.
  2. The variety is awesome. Other than leftovers for lunch, I never eat the same thing twice.  
  3. I’m getting cooking lessons each night, and my confidence in the kitchen has soared in just a week’s time.
  4. I no longer have to subject myself to the anxiety of meal planning, scour the internet for healthy recipes, or feel overwhelmed each week at the store trying to put meals together.
  5. I’ve wanted to eat healthier, and this allows me to do that in a way that not only nourishes my body, but nourishes my soul. I feel joy about my food now, and that’s the greatest gift of all. 

Because I’m such a fan of HelloFresh and I know you will be too, I have a deal for you! If you use this link you can get $40 off of your first box. If you use it, I will earn a thank you of $20 off of my next box from HelloFresh for the referral, and you’ll get a coupon code of your own to offer your family and friends. I’ll be eternally grateful and you’ll get a taste of what I’ve been raving about the past few days!  Bon appetit! 

Wishing You Total Well-Being, 

Jennifer

HelloFresh Day Four: Butternut Squash Agnolotti with Kale in a Sage Brown Butter Sauce

     Hey There, Well Beings! 

Today is definitely a sad day. This is my last meal for the week. I’ve been having so much fun with my nightly cooking class! I don’t want it to end. I do get to share one last meal with you, and that’s been pretty great, so set the table, because this was another good one!

I’ve always wondered about shallots. Now I can’t wait to use them in more things. It was definitely oniony, but with a milder flavor. The star ingredient of the night was fresh sage, though. Ohmyfreakinggoodness! The smell was unbelievable. I mean, I’m used to using a bundle of the dry stuff for smudging purposes, but if I didn’t come in at 20 minutes making this meal, it was because I was standing over the sink huffing this glorious herb. If I need to be ashamed, I’m not and I don’t care. Fresh sage. Please find an excuse to use it in something. 

I must confess, I think I under sautéed the kale mixture and I know I over cooked my agnolotti. I was worried. As this was coming together, I wondered if my pasta tooth lead me astray when I selected this dish. The smells didn’t seem like they were meshing very well. I’m so glad I followed through and got to the point where it all went into the pot together. This is where the magic happens. The flavors came together beautifully and as I’m writing this, I’m telling myself that I’d better not sneak to the fridge and leave myself without lunch for tomorrow. Did I mention fresh sage? 4 out of 5 for a slightly longer clean up, but this meal was an unexpected delight and the serving sizes were not skimpy in the slightest. 

Well-Beings, we have one more post together this week. I’m giving the deets on the set up, boxes to choose from, and the menu selection process. I’ll also answer the burning question: Is another box coming next week? 

Wishing You Total Well-Being,

Jennifer

HelloFresh Day Three: Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

     Hey There, Well-Beings! 

I made my third HelloFresh meal tonight and I’m starting to feel a little bummed out that my box is nearly empty. I came home later than usual, and I was still stoked to get into the kitchen. It’s my new favorite part of the day! You want to hear about the actual food though, so here’s what happened on Day Three. 

I started by peeling my sweet potatoes and cutting them into small pieces. I coated them in a small amount of olive oil, sea salt and cracked black pepper and put them on my roasting pan for ten minutes while I dressed my green beans the same way. I had never roasted green beans in the oven before, only boiled, and I will make them this way from now on. The end result was crispy and more flavorful than what I was used to. I’m comfy with roasting now and I see a lot of sweet potatoes in my future in the months ahead. 

Admittedly, I was nervous about the rest of this recipe. I’ve heard a lot about how notoriously difficult pork is to cook, and boy was that not the case. I pan seared for about 8 minutes, which sped up the roasting time and sealed in the juices so it didn’t dry out in the oven. Then 12 minutes at 425 degrees, and I had perfect pork tenderloin. I’m still wondering what all the fuss is about. The honey glaze was simple and added some additional moisture to the pork, making it very tender. I might use another herb other than thyme when I make this again, but that’s merely a palate preference. 

As for time, I only had one roasting tray, so I exceeded the 30 minutes by just under another 30. Am I upset? Nope. This meal was worth waiting for. Personally, it was a rough day and this was incredibly satisfying both in the making and in the eating. I’ll price pork tenderloin on my next Costco trip and look forward to experimenting with some new flavors. 4 out of 5. It was a little more labor intensive and required more clean up than the other meals, but it was very good and I will definitely make it again. 

Wishing You Total Well-Being, 

Jennifer

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