Lemons, Lavender, Anxiety, Autism and Awesomism

 

I am sure by now if you follow me on social media you have seen these five words… all over my social media…Lemons, Lavender, Anxiety, Autism and Awesomism

Last week I launched in all natural, plant-based product line… Our Products are truly All Natural! no chemicals…The launch of this product line was so much bigger than just the six products we’re launching!

All six of the products that we launched smell of lemon and lavender. Lemon and lavender are proven smells that promote relaxation/are soothing…I designed this product line with Native Organics, LLC. They are an awesome all natural. plant based product line out of New Jersey. Please check out their website here! I love their products because you never have to worry about having chemicals, you don’t want or need

I am writing this blog so that I can explain my vision behind my AwesomismMom product line!

I have been blogging for several years now, and nothing makes me happier than when others reach out to me and tell me they have “learned” from my blogs! I started blogging as a labor of Love and as a way for me to work through my anxiety. I also, wanted to share our lives as an Autism Family…. I now decided I wanted to take my “activism” even further!

If you follow my blog and/or my social media accounts… You will know as I’ve shared with you, that I suffer from GAD. There are times that my General Anxiety Disorder really gets to me… I have a hard time even getting out of bed, some mornings.

It isn’t always easy to work through my anxiety… But I try, because I know I have to. I find a hot bath… Especially with a lavender candle, and lavender bath salts really helps me. Peyton loves the smell of Lavender, also. We both find it to be very soothing!

Life can be stressful full of up and downs, I’m sure you have heard of the expression.. when Life Gives you lemons make ( fill in the blank) ……We have our version on that … It is When Life Gives You Lemons make Lavender! I decided to take that expression and carry it farther!

I wanted to have a product line that was an actual “true example” of this! We all have tough times in our lives, and we all have to find a way to work through those times…the expression “when Life Gives you Lemons” is often associated with tough times. Lavender on the other hand is associated with calming, soothing etc…There have actually been Studies done that show the combination of Lemon and Lavender….improve a person’s mood and decrease stress levels both of which impact the special needs community and people with elevated stress and anxiety.This is how and why we came up with the type of products… Lemon and Lavender!

If you look at the labels on our bottles you will see that we talk about how we want those who purchase our product, to stop and think about how they can help raise Awareness,Acceptance and Activism for those in both the Autism and the Anxiety communities!

My hope is that when people are using our product line, they stop and think about how they can make a difference! Maybe it is reaching out to a friend or family member that is autistic.. and offering support.. maybe it is helping the family of an autistic child, teen or adult. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to help those in the Autism community, and I truly hope that when people use our Products.. it helps “remind” them of how together we can and will make a HUGE difference!

My hope is also that our products help bring acceptance and awareness and activism to the Anxiety community! living with any form of severe anxiety is NOT fun…and many times just a simple show of kindness and support, can make a lot of difference!

We’re proud to partner with UnderdogKids Foundation in promoting Awareness, Acceptance and Activism on their behalf. 10% of every bottle sold will go the Foundation to help Special needs families that are in need!

I hope that you have a clearer understanding of what we are trying to achieve! our goals are big… but we will never get to where we want, if we don’t start!

Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you will visit my store and help us spread the word! Also, Please check out Peyton’s Store as well! 10% of everything he sells will also go to UnderdogKids Foundation!

Lynne “AwesomismMom”

Fall Corn Salad

Peyton has always loved corn. I think he could eat corn every day and not get sick of it. I look for different ways to make it, that way it isn’t the same all the time.

A few months ago we went to MOD Pizza and they had a corn salad… That Peyton put on top of this pizza. He absolutely loved it. So we decided to experiment at home, and come up with our own corn salad recipe.

We call it Fall corn salad but it can be eaten year round! 😄  This recipe can be a topping on Naan -bread… Or as a stand-alone side dish.

As with all recipes… Make sure you check for any food allergies and make sure your food is fresh!

This is a pretty simple recipe to make… Hope you all enjoy! We love feedback on our recipes too!

Please don’t forget to check out Peyton‘s small business at https://teamawesomism.com/where we will be having some online cooking classes soon, as well as more awesome recipes, that he has made!

Fall Corn Salad:

2 cups corn.. We use frozen corn… That we have cooked

1/2 cup tomatoes chopped

1/2 cup diced green peppers

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/4 cup diced celery

2 tablespoons of Italian dressing

1/4 teaspoon cilantro

1/2 Teaspoon sugar

Mix it all together in a bowl… And ground black pepper to taste. This recipe serves four to six people.

Enjoy! As always thanks for reading our Friday food blog! Please share and we always love feedback

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Chicken Salad on Naan Bread

Living in Texas it gets really hot… And sometimes I just like a really nice cold salad… And I love a salad on a great piece of Naan bread. I made this recipe one night when I was really in the mood for  chicken salad and Naan Bread! So I threw this together with items I had in the pantry and refrigerator.. it was quick,easy and super delicious.

It’s great for lunch and or dinner, it’s perfect for days that you don’t have a lot of time, but want something semi-healthy, and really flavorful! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

•You can either use one can of 12.5 oz chunk chicken or Pan fry a chicken breast, cut up into chunks. I love using extra lean chunk chicken from the can.

•1/3 cup chopped red onion

•1/3 cup Reduced sugar Craisins

•1 small tomato chopped in small cubes

•1/3 cup skim mozzarella shredded cheese

•3 heaping Tablespoons of olive oil mayonnaise

•1Tablespoon of lowfat Italian dressing

•Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Mix all the above ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Cover bowl with lid and put in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours to chill.

Serve on fresh Naan bread. This recipe makes enough for four chicken salad Naan bread servings.

I love serving fresh peaches on the side with this… And a little bit of cinnamon to the peaches, and you have a perfect meal!

As always, thanks for reading our blog and we hope you enjoy the recipe, please feel free to share! All the normal exemptions etc. apply such as watch for food allergies, make sure your food is fresh etc.!

Please check out our latest project https://teamawesomism.com/we are going to have a lot of recipes, cooking tips, cooking videos and more in our membership newsletter TeamAwesomism

 

Taco Shells Recipe

It’s Friday Food Blog! Yay! We have as our guest blogger this week,my friend Brandy Bright! This is Brandy’s second guest blog with us! Please check out her cookbook … It’s full of awesome healthy recipes. http://www.mbpowercouple.com/
As always, thank you for reading our blog. Don’t forget the launch for Team Awesomism  is on September 19! We are super excited about our new project!
Taco Shells “Taco night brings the
(blended) family together!”
“Getting the hang of making these tacos! Fun, Simple & easy
for this busy, full-time working mom AND my kids love
them!” ~Nicole Lemire (Mike’s ex wife!)
Here is what you need:
● Corn Tortillas (we love sprouted corn tortillas)
● Avocado or Grapeseed Oil (higher smoke point)
● Garlic Salt
● Limes (optional but highly recommended)
1. Fill a small frying pan with oil and turn on medium heat*
2. Add 1 tortilla and cook on both sides until lightly crispy
3. Remove from oil and fold in half with 2 forks to create a shell
4. Sprinkle with garlic salt to taste
5. Half of our house likes to top our taco shells with fresh lime juice
*Depending if you are using electric or gas stove, you may have to
play with the correct temperature setting to set the oil for optimal
cooking of your shells. We use medium heat on a gas stove.
We usually go through a ton of tacos on taco night so add more oil
to your pan as needed. We like our tacos with ground turkey or my
crockpot whole chicken, black beans, cheese, avocado, tomatoes,
Sriracha and lactose free sour cream.