Food for Thought: Don’t Dream, Realize!

Stop smelling and starting tasting.

Success in all aspects of your life smell good, but taste even better. So my advice is to stop dreaming and start realizing your potential, your goals, your success. Get in tune with yourself so you can realize your purpose and all the amazing things that will unfold in your life.

For 10 years, I’ve had business that achieve some level of success and lots of failures. The most valuable things I’ve learned thus far are from trial and error. I am now at the point where I created a business J.U.N.K.; unintentional, and it’s already proved to be a success almost immediately. This is all due to me taking time to go on a personal journey to unfold my true purpose. 

We’re nearing the last 6 months of 2019. How are you going to make an impact on your life?

Food for Thought

I wish I could give y’all more this week, but I want you all to know that grateful living is the way to a life full of joy and success. Happiness is temporary. Lasting happiness is joy and the way to achieving that is grateful living. What is grateful living? Being grateful even in the worse of circumstances.

So evaluate your life and what’s important and start living gratefully.

Xoxo Elle

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Inside the Hustle: Unknown Opportunities


I am out here hustlin’, literally. So things have really been evolving for me since I got back to NC. Not only did I start my meal prepping business (which I’ll talk about another time), but I had the opportunity to shoot a campaign for the Just In Case On the Go Bag!

I had so much fun and of course the perks of modeling and representing a company are the best. All this came about because I stay authentic to who I am and my energy attracts the necessary people in my life. Not to mention, my great sense of style; wink wink.

The take away from this is, to be who you are and treat people with kindness. Be authentic and never switch it up to blend in. Stand out and the opportunities will come.

Stay HUSTLIN’,

Elle

Foodie Friday: Raw Cashew Energy Bites!

These bites are EVERYTHING!!!!! So, I have really been cooking up some recipes every single week. Not only am I doing plant-based meal prepping for multiple customers, but I am experimenting in the kitchen with some delicious recipes. To my surprise, my raw cashew energy bits have become a HIT!!! Why I am surprised? Well the most closed minded people actually love them, which is a shock.

Anywho, these bites are packed with energy and deliciousness. It’s super quick and easy to make and has great benefits.

Some of the benefit of the bites:

The dates help the maintain weight, alternative sweetener, and energy booster.

Chia seeds help boost energy and stamina, aid in weight loss, cleanse the colon, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the immune system.
What You Need:

Raw un-roasted, unsalted cashews

4-5 dates

3/4 cup if shredded coconut (unsweetened if possible, but not a deal breaker)

A little less than 1/4 coconut sugar

Pinch of sea salt (to enhance the flavor)

Chia Seeds

What You Do:

In a food processor, put all the ingredients and blend until it creates a dough.

Once you have a dough scoop some of the mixture in your hand and sprinkle a few chia seeds and roll until you get a ball.

Continue doing this until you’ve used all the dough.

Dress with extra shredded coconut or leave bare. Enjoy now or put in the refrigerator to enjoy later.

It’s the perfect snack that keeps you happy and full! Enjoy alone or with a cup of coffee (minus all the creamer and sugar).

Until then, STAY HUSTLIN’!!! Oh and catch me on IG LIVE (@mylifebeingelle and @junkfoodbyelle) every Sunday 9pmEST/6pmPST where I cook and share recipes, and talk about different topics pertaining to living a healthier lifestyle through food, exercise, and self-care.

If you are interested in getting on the list to order raw cashew bites or meal prepping click here. I will soon be shipping nationwide.

Elissa “Elle” Mirsky

Chief Executive J.U.N.K.I.E.
J.U.N.K. Just Utilizing Nature’s Krops LLC

Foodie Friday: Summer Fruit

Elle here!!! So, summer is quickly approaching and I’m excited, but I’m not excited. Why? Well it gets hot and humid here in NC so that’s a drag. On the bright side of things, I’ll be eating lots and lots of fruit and you should too. Not only is fruit filling, but its full of great benefits and its a food that keeps you cool during the hot summer months.

Some of my go-to fruits are dragon fruit (pitaya), blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, strawberries, mango, jackfruit, and avocado. If you haven’t tried dragon fruit, its a MUST!!! Dragon fruit is packed with vitamin C, which helps keep our immune system strong. Other benefits includes, aiding in digestion, cardiovascular health, and anti-aging. So this summer give your inner body a glowing boost.
Enjoy fruit alone or mixed!

Your Summer Months’ Fruits

Elissa Mirsky, known to most as Elle, is a food and lifestyle mentor, who through her own journey is on a mission to help people develop practical and sustainable food and lifestyle habits. Her upcoming book, EAT J.U.N.K., is a guide and cookbook to living well. Keep updated with all things J.U.N.K. at EatJUNKfood.co and follow her journey @mylifebeingelle

Foodie Friday: Food For Thought… It’s Your F*%CK’N Time

Remember Your Time is Valuable

Elle here! As women we nurture and we want to make sure everything and everyone is GOOD, but we never think about ourselves as much as we think about others. Well today, I sit here typing to send you a clear message, “focus on you first and always.”

Today’s “Food for Thought” is about knowing your worth and understanding how precious your time is. Too often, we charge below what we are worth because we are wanting to secure a client or we feel too new to charge more. This has to stop immediately. Remember, the bulk of what you are charging is based on your time alone. If you charge below your value you will never get ahead. This is something I had to learn over the past 5 months. I took a job on the West Coast (I live on the East Coast) that was way below what I was worth, but because it was to help a friend of 20 years, I figured I can make this work. Well, it was the worst experience of my life and I was being overworked, while my “so-called” employers felt like they were gifting me with this opportunity. Not only did I meet their true selves, but I learned a valuable lesson; always charge what you are worth that way if it’s not the best experience at least you got paid well.

So when you are pricing your products and services first consider the rate for your time, then the rate for the work you will do. You may think both are the same, but they are not. Let it soak in for a while and you’ll understand it.

Until next time,

Stay hydrated. Stay active. Stay Meditated. Give NO F*CK$.

If you want to keep up with me, or all things J.U.N.K., follow my journey on Instagram @mylifebeingelle and visit www.eatjunkfood.co to keep up with my book release and upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about plant-based eating check out J.U.N.K. Food 101.

Inside The Hustle: The Launch

Elle inside her hustle

Elle here! Boy has it been quite the week. I literally moved my life to the West Coast in January in less than a month, and I just moved back to the East Coast in less than, hmmm, three days. Talk about moving around. I have been back now a week, and I am already launching my meal prepping service today!!!! Oh, and I’ve already got a client.

I’m suppose to be finishing my menu flyer, but I thought I’d peep in to check in with my hustle family. Peace and love to you ladies and keep hustlin’.

PS, I’ll share more of what I’m working on in the coming weeks. Until then I hope you all follow my journey @mylifebeingelle and @junkfoodbyelle on Instagram, and sign up for my email list at www.eatjunkfood.co

Foodie Friday: Steel Cut My Oats, Please! [Recipe]

This is what wellness looks like! Nourishing your body with nutrient-filled foods. Steel cut oats topped with strawberries, blueberries, granola, and a drizzle of agave. This meal is high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Why steel cut oats and not old fashioned oats? While you can have old fashioned oats, steel cut oats are less processed, and ultimately you want to decrease the amount of processed and increase the amount of whole foods (we will get more into that on a later Foodie Friday).

What You Need

What You Do

Cook steel cut oats according to package. Add a dash of water into the water you are cooking the oats in, and butter (optional). Once oats are cooked top with fresh fruit above or fruit of your choice and drizzle with agave or honey. If you want a more creamy oatmeal, add a splash of almond milk.

Because we are out here hustlin’ everyday we need to nourish our bodies which translates to nourishing our minds. So this week, I challenge you to go 1-2 full days of eating only nourishing foods that are beneficial to your overall health. Be the change you want to see.

Keep up with me and all things J.U.N.K., follow my journey on Instagram @mylifebeingelle and visit www.eatjunkfood.co to keep up with my book release and upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about plant-based eating check out J.U.N.K. Food 101.

Foodie Friday: Take Action!

Take Action

So much has been heavy on my heart heavy on my mind lately. Everyday I have worked to be a better version of myself and everyday I make strides and progress, and some days I regress then begin to progress and make strides again. Bettering yourself isn’t any easy task as it seems. You wake up and say, “Imma be a better version of myself” and that is as far as it goes; you telling yourself. In life, we have to put more ACTION into our words. More ACTION into our lives. More ACTION into the things we want out of life. Remember, the first step in anything we do is all MENTAL. 
I have been on a transformational journey for almost a year now and I went from making strides to making progress. I am nowhere near where I see myself being, but that is the beauty in the journey. You never know where it is going to take you, but you learn something new about yourself, the world, or other people in each phase. While I have mostly been in the phase of losing weight and being more consistent with adopting healthier habits when it comes to eating and physical activity, I know that over the pass year this is what is leading up to my next phase which dives more into my spiritual side. I can feel it. I can literally feel my spiritual side seeping into my body through my mind, my thoughts, my words. Everyday less of what use to matter doesn’t matter anymore. I am finding that being at peace is more important to me than money and material things. I have seen my growth over the past year and while I am proud of what I have done, I am even more anxious to evolve even more into who I am meant to be. Who is that you ask? Not even I know, but I am excited to meet her as I blown into what nature has intended for me to be. 
Here are some ways that I have been able to evolve over the past year and see growth in the way I think, act, and do, as well as how others views and treat me. 

  • I decided mentally that I needed to change, and that began with recognizing that I wasn’t living up to my full potential, and taking accountability for what I wasn’t doing for myself.
  • The above led me to mentally decided to make my health and overall wellness a priority. This is where the shift began. If you are unaware, what you consume affects every aspect of your life. Changing my eating habits alone gave me mental clarity.
  • Physical activity became another phase after I started eat better. this helped me build stamina, confidence, and the drive to continue pushing on my journey.

I can’t say that I stuck with my journey consistently, that would be false. I’ve had ups and downs, but when I realized my fuck ups and the impact it had I quickly got right back to the plan. 
So, the question I leave you with today is….

How are you going to put forth more ACTION into your life today and going forward?

If you want to keep up with me, or all things J.U.N.K., follow my journey on Instagram @mylifebeingelle and visit www.eatjunkfood.co to keep up with my book release and upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about plant-based eating check out J.U.N.K. Food 101.

Foodie Friday: Food For Thought

Hey Hustlers!!! Happy Friday!!! I must say, I had a wonderful week from last Saturday up until now and I know it will only get better. So I want to share some thoughts and tips for ya’ll when you wanna give up or when you’re down wondering if this hustlin’ thing is gonna work out for ya.

Stay ConsistentEven when it feels like you are working your ass off and you are not seeing the results, just know someone else sees them and that your hard work is paying off. Just be patient and keep pushing.

Stay True To YouBe authentically you, whatever that is and whatever that looks like. Don’t get blinded by the faux that is social media. If you have a vision, stick with it, and it will evolve.

Keep Positive VibesKeep the energy positive! This is so important because the wrong energy can have a huge effect on you and your success. So be mindful of your energy and the energy you keep around you. 

Be Well Find ways to incorporate healthier lifestyle habits from food, physical activity, and meditation. This helps with mental clarity. Once you have mental clarity you will be surprised at what you can achieve and the amazing ideas you come up with.

I give ya’ll these tips because I have been going strong on my wellness journey and it is really paying off for me. So keep pushing. YOU GOT THIS!!!

If you want to keep up with me, or all things J.U.N.K., follow my journey on Instagram @mylifebeingelle and visit www.eatjunkfood.co to keep up with my book release and upcoming events.

If you are interested in learning more about plant-based eating check out J.U.N.K. Food 101.