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JANUARY 2019

LeesSummitLifestyle.com

Health and Wellness

KOMBUCHA MARTINI

LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH ORCHESTRA GIVES BACK

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR WORDS OF WISDOM


Wilson BrianJoel Sandy,

AAMS®,

Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor 410A SE 3rd Street, Suite 102

Matt Knehans, CRPC®AAMS®

MKT-9811A-A

200 S.E. Douglas Ste 105 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 816-554-3128 MO 64063 Lees Summit, joel.wilson@edwardjones.com 816-272-5650

120 SW 2nd Street Suite 102 Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Ryan Barber, AAMS®

www.edwardjones.com Financial Advisor

Member SIPC

801 NE Lakewood Blvd. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

816-554-0074

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matt.knehans@edwardjones.com

ryan.barber@edwardjones.com

Matt Sibbing, AAMS®

Scott Wall

615 NE Woods Chapel Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

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Mark Sandy, AAMS®

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GET TO KNOW YOUR l ocal ADVISORS RYAN BARBER WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THE NEW YEAR?

With three kids ages 13, 10 and five, there is never a dull moment. I always enjoy watching them grow as little people. I also look forward to celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary with my best friend since age 12. She hasn’t kicked me out yet! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO MORE OF IN 2019 AND WHY?

Less! I think I’ll slow down a bit. I’ll try to work on myself, health, mental and physical. More yoga and Pilates with my wife. I love work, but will find more balance between work and life. WHAT NEW EXPERIENCES DO YOU PLAN TO TRY THIS YEAR?

We're taking the kids skiing for the first time- that should be great or terrible. Either way, an experience! :) We look forward to discovering new or old places in Missouri with the kids. Plenty of gems in our own backyard.

ANNE PEDERSEN

WHAT ARE YOUR BEST MEMORIES FROM 2018?

Several of my clients retired last year and I was thrilled to share in their successful lifelong achievement. I was also excited to see them enter a new season of their lives. I grew to know them all during the past 21 years since I started my office in 1997. Now I hear about their plans for the future. Whatever they choose, I'll be beside them making sure they have what they need along the way. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2019?

This year, many of my clients will be preparing to retire, funding their children's and grandchildren's college and other expenses, remodeling homes, saving money to purchase new homes and cars, and paying off debt. I look forward to brainstorming, problem-solving, and mostly helping them figure out how we can accomplish any and all of these goals. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

STACY BURTIN MILLS

My husband and I got two puppies in early 2018. One is a Welsh Pembroke Corgi, the other is a Shweenie (a mix between a Shi Tzu and a Dachshund). We enjoy taking them for walks around our neighborhood in Lakewood. You just might see us either early in the morning, over lunch or in the evening. If you do, please wave at us and honk. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THE NEW YEAR?

I am looking forward to spending more quality time with my family. My family is truly a blessing, and I love them dearly. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO MORE OF IN 2019 AND WHY?

I am going to exercise more. Exercise is vital to our overall health. I want to make sure that I am around to watch my daughter grow up and become the beautiful person that GOD designed her to be. I also need to exercise, so that I can keep up with her. WHAT NEW EXPERIENCES DO YOU PLAN TO TRY THIS YEAR?

I would like to travel more with my family. Now that my daughter is older, my husband and I would like to take her to some of the places we have visited over the years. In addition, we would like to experience places and cultures that are new to all of us. We are very blessed. Something we want to continue to do this year is find opportunities to volunteer as a family. We like to give back and contribute to our community, and it's important that we do it as a family. I want my daughter to continue to volunteer throughout her life and share the importance with future generations.


Thank you to all of our clients for a fantastic 2018! Best Wishes for a prosperous and joyful 2019!

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LEE’S SUMMIT

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Price Sale

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1

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$174,500

3

3

0

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Raised Ranch

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$192,500

3

2

1

Split Entry

$205,000

$194,500

Ashton at Charleston Park

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2

1

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2 Stories

$215,000

$162,500

Maple Tree

3

2

0

Traditional

Atrium Split

$225,000

$218,900

Lakewood Bay

2

Vista Del Verde Princeton Heights

Victoria Station

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3

0

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Ranch

$235,750

$225,000

White Ridge Farms

4

2

1

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Atrium Split, Tri Level

$244,000

$241,000

Lake Ridge Meadows

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0

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Oaks Ridge Meadows

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1

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$300,000

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1

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Mill Creek Of Summit Mill

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JANUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

Laura Paszkiewicz | laura@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Angela Broockerd | angela.broockerd@lifestylepubs.com PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

Janie Jones

Letter from the Editor REFLECTION

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Angela Broockerd, Judy Goppert, Trina Kahl, Natalie Fieleke CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Janie Jones, Anneka DeJong, Paul Versluis

It’s a new year, and with that signifies new beginnings and a fresh start. With how busy life becomes, it is a nice reprieve to be still for a moment and reflect on where we have been, what the past year has taught us, what we want to grow and learn from, and where we want to go from there.  The practice of establishing new goals or a resolution for the coming year is something that can help me focus on what is truly a priority or at least what should be.   This year my goal is to become more outwardly focused and to become very deliberate in finding ways to help people who may be hurting or in need, specifically in our schools but also in the community.  I want to create opportunities for our readers to give to those who fall between the cracks of receiving assistance. My intention this year is to shine light on big issues that affect people in our community like teen suicide, anxiety, depression, poverty, and I want to highlight local small non-profit

CORPORATE TEAM

initiatives that are making a difference. I want to use the time that I am given on this

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

earth to be a servant and a difference-maker. I want to stop thinking about doing these things and instead act on them. These are some of my goals for 2019. I would like to encourage you to share with us your stories of overcoming trials or stories of people in our community doing good things for others. There is power in the stories you share with us because they can uplift people going

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through similar situations and can encourage others to a call for action. This

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issue is dedicated to health and wellness. Our hope for you in this New Year is

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one of wellness, health and love.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2019

FEATURES 12 Donovan Metoyer: Staying the Course Lee’s Summit resident competes at American Ninja Warrior

26 Healthy Dinner Party Entertaining with Trina Kahl

38 The Incredible Healing Power of Music Lee’s Summit North students took action to help heal their pain.

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50 DIY Kombucha Healthy beverage for your gut

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DEPARTMENTS 5

Realty Report

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Lifestyle Letter

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Healthy Lifestyle

16 DIY 22 Inspired By 38 Local Limelight 42 Giving Back 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Culinary Creations


HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

ARTICLE NATALIE FIELEKE

DONOVAN METOYER:

Staying the Course WHEN DONOVAN METOYER WAS A HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE, HIS BASKETBALL COACH TOLD HIM HE WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TEAM. Discouragement from an authority figure weighed heavily, and Metoyer switched his focus to track-and-field. But today, seemingly impassible obstacles make the ninja warrior athlete even more driven. Metoyer is program director at MOTUS Ninja Warrior. As the expert ninja warrior on-staff, he develops lesson plans and class structure for the gym, and leads 30 classes per week. One of his biggest passions is to challenge students to consider their toughest physical challenges from an alternative angle. “You’re not good enough – those words don’t ever leave my mouth,” Metoyer says. “It’s like this: Try it. Take your time. Come up with a different method. Practice it and repeat it. Then you’ll overcome this obstacle or whatever it is you’re going through in life.” Metoyer discovered the sport of ninja warrior at the age of 17 when he saw the Japanese version of the show on TV. He knew he needed an opportunity to compete. In 2013, he applied to American Ninja Warrior, qualified for season 5, and was a contestant on the TV series’ Denver episode. At the time, there weren’t any ninja warrior gyms in the Kansas City area, so Metoyer used whatever he could to simulate obstacles on the show. He practiced climbing skills on fire escape ladders and I-beams in parking garages and used a skating halfpipe as a warp wall. Metoyer, a gentleman in real-life, goes by ‘The Classy Ninja’ on the show, competing in classic attire that makes him feel ready for anything – often a suit, sometimes a vest and tie combo. That first season, Metoyer learned that dress shoes and obstacles don’t mix when he lost his shoe on the rolling log, ending his run. After several years of ups and downs, Metoyer considers 2017 to be the highlight of his ninja warrior career. He completed the course, ran third, and fell right before the warp wall. With the top competitors in the nation going after him, he thought there was no way he’d make it past the Kansas City finals to the national competition in Vegas. But Metoyer finished 15th, earning the opportunity to compete with 98 of the top ninja warrior competitors at the Vegas finals in 2017. “To be in that elite group is an honor and something to be admired,” Metoyer says. “You want to get back there.” 12

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With that goal in sight, Metoyer is preparing his video submission for the chance to compete in 2019. Just getting on the show is a challenge in itself. Show producers receive approximately 40,0000 videos and will only invite a select number to compete for the chance to become the next American Ninja Warrior. No matter the outcome in 2019, Metoyer is encouraged by his personal progress and the way he’s been able to reach others through the sport. “I’ve come a long way, and I’m inspiring others to reach outside their comfort zone and try something new,” he says.

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“Focus on what you’re doing. Don’t look to the right when you’re on the warp wall to see if your mom is watching.” “When you’re young and you fall, you get embarrassed in front of everyone. Everyone on American Ninja Warrior has fallen at some point. It’s okay to fall. Just get back up.”

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“You can’t develop if you stay within your comfort zone.”

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“Find someone to chase. It’s going to make you stronger.”

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COLD WINTER WEATHER B LU E S

KEEP YOUR SKIN HYDR ATED WITH THESE DIY SKIN PRODUCTS Audrey Kuether is a creative director, designer, DIYer, KCTV5 DIY contributor, photographer, interior stylist, and blogger. Her work has been featured on Houzz, Apartment Therapy, Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, Brit+Co, Marie Claire, Disney Baby, Zillow Blog, and more. She lives in a fixer upper home with her husband, Ted, their five-year-old daughter Vivienne, and two dogs. She started her blog in 2012, which mostly documents their DIY home renovation projects and some easy craft projects. Follow along at OhSoLovelyBlog.com.

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DIY

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DIY WHIPPED LAVENDER BODY BUTTER The dry winter air can leave your skin feeling dehydrated. In a few minutes you can mix up your own luxurious and great smelling body butter, which promises to leave your skin feeling buttery soft.

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Gather your supplies: large mixing bowl, hand mixer, your favorite lavender essential oil, shea butter, coconut oil, almond oil, mixing spoon, small 4 oz. mason jar.

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In mixing bowl add the following ingredients: ½ cup shea butter ¼ cup coconut oil 1 1/2 T. almond oil Approx. 60 drops lavender essential oil (or another scent if preferred)

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Use hand mixer to mix all ingredients until light and fluffy.

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Use mixing spoon to fill mason jar with the body butter

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After a shower or bath, slather the whipped lavender body butter on any dry skin areas and enjoy the luxurious moisture—your skin will feel soft and hydrated.

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Bonus: The lavender essential oil will help you relax and sleep like a baby.

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DIY COCONUT SUGAR LIP SCRUB The cold winter weather can really take a toll on your lips, leaving them dry and cracked. Save your cash and pamper your lips at home with this easy DIY lip scrub.

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Gather your supplies: honey, coconut oil, sugar, spoon, small mixing bowl, and a small container.

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In a small mixing bowl add: ½ tsp honey ½ teaspoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon sugar

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Stir all ingredients together with spoon until completely mixed

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Use the same spoon to add the mixture to your container.

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Using your finger, scoop some of the scrub and rub on your lips. Using circular motion, scrub for two minutes to make sure you get all of the dead skin off your lips. Rinse off with water and put a little extra coconut oil on your lips to moisturize if needed. Your lips will thank you.

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INSPIRED BY

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TALKING COMPETITION, FAMILY AND LIFE WITH A CROSSFIT LEGEND

ROAD

ABOUT 80 MILES EAST OF NASHVILLE, AMONG THE

he’ll say marked a pivotal turning point in his professional

WINDING ROADS OF PUTNAM COUNTY, TENNESSEE,

career and served as an eye-opening metaphor to his life.

BETWEEN A BRICK HOUSE AND AN OLD RED BARN,

“My major downfall was falling off the rope and trying to fig-

THERE’S A GRAVEL ROAD. It’s easy to miss in the expanse

ure out who I was and what I was doing this for,” Rich says over

of rolling hills that, in the fall, are colored in leaves of fiery reds,

the sound of weights dropping through his CrossFit Mayhem

yellows and oranges from the sunset of a dream. But when you

team’s midday workout. “It really brought my faith back into

manage to find it and make it just far enough up the hill that you

perspective and showed me that CrossFit isn’t what defines

feel like you should turn around, you’ll be there—the home of

me—it’s Christ and my faith.”

four-time Fittest Man on Earth: CrossFit legend Rich Froning.

In the midst of preparing for his 2014 competition, Rich

If you know anything about competitive CrossFit, you

became a father when he and Hillary adopted their now 4-year-

know Rich Froning. You know that he won four back-to-

old daughter, Lakelyn—an event that had a large impact on his

back individual CrossFit Games championships from 2011 to

decision to remove himself from individual competition.

2014. You likely know that he won the worldwide Open three

“There was no balance in my life, and I saw that,” Rich

consecutive years. And, if you’ve caught “Froning: The Fittest

says. “When we were going to have Lakelyn, I was like, ‘you

Man in History,” the 2015 documentary, you’ve intimately fol-

know what, either my fitness and me competing at that

lowed his uncertain path to a fourth-straight CrossFit Games

level is going to have to give or me being a dad.’ I wasn’t

championship as a husband and new father.

willing to sacrifice being a dad.”

But what you can’t truly know until you’ve met Rich,

Rich and Hillary, who now have three adopted children:

who was raised just up the hill from where he and his

Lakelyn; Trice, whose full name is Richard III; and Harper

wife, Hillary, currently live just outside of Cookeville, is the

Violet, Lakelyn’s biological sister, have found some of that

humility and hospitality the Michigan-born, Southern-

seemingly unattainable balance through Rich’s transition

raised lifelong athlete exudes.

to team competitions.

In 2010, Rich hit rock bottom, quite literally, with a

“I get to be present in my life,” he says. “[In individual],

second-place showing in the CrossFit Games. Unable to

even when I was doing other things, I was still thinking

complete the formidable rope climb, Rich fell—a moment

about what I needed to do, what I was missing out on.”

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Outside of the gym, Rich now spends much of his time using his experience as a CrossFit champion and exercise science degree from

“I wasn’t willing to sacrifice being a dad.”

Tennessee Tech creating online programming for his gym, CrossFit Mayhem, which is located on Rich Froning Way. Among them are Mayhem Compete, a program for those beginning to take competition seriously or who want to take their fitness to the next level; Mayhem Masters, a program for competitive athletes ages 35-70; What’s Rich Doing, a program offering exactly what Rich is doing every day; Mayhem 60, a complete 60-minute workout for anyone with a garage gym; and M30, a short 30-minute workout designed for someone who travels or wants to work out at home with no access to equipment. Looking toward the future, Rich is in pursuit of moving forward. “I enjoyed [winning championships], but I don’t want that to be what defines me,” Rich says. “I want to be known as a good husband, a good father. Moving forward [is important] for sure—not getting caught up in one thing that’s stuck—you’ve got to always be thinking about what’s next and what [you] need to do to grow as a person.” For more information about CrossFit Mayhem, access to Rich’s online programs or the opportunity to train alongside him in Cookeville, visit CrossFitMayhem.com.

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JANUARY. It definitely has its unique vibe. Part of it feels like the

Healthy can come in a number of forms but for this menu

month of repentance - ate too much, drank too much, spent too

here’s what I’ve concentrated on - less food, the option of alco-

much. And part of it feels like the beginning of the new and improved

hol or not, and nothing too fatty. Simple and just enough. I’ve

you - resolutions, abstinence and a clean slate.

forgone any appetizer. Do we really need more food? And I’d

Wherever you fall on the spectrum on any given January day, and

recommend serving as many roast veggies as you care to cook

now that everyone’s calendar is wide open, why not host a casual

with the scallops. For dessert, if the fruit just isn’t cutting it, you

healthy dinner party? It will check boxes on both sides of the spec-

can find the pavlova recipe from the October 2018 cover shot on

trum and make you feel like an accomplished host. Check! More

my social channels. Your call.

getting together with friends. Check! Healthier eating. Check!

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HEALTHY DINNER PARTY

(CON TI N U ED)

Kombucha Martini (Virgin or not)

Tarragon Seared Scallops with Celery Root Purée (serves 6)

FOR THE PURÉE:

Kombucha Martini (Virgin or not)

+ 6 Yukon Gold potatoes + 2 celery roots - they are brown and kind of hairy looking with a mild celery flavor.

I’m fully on the Kombucha wagon for a

+ 2 cups whole milk

number of reasons. It tastes great, the sugar

+ 2 tbsp. butter

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RECIPE:

I infused a pineapple vodka for 14 days. It’s

» Peel potatoes and celery roots and dice into

really simple. Just cut a whole pineapple into

about 1-inch pieces.

large chunks and pour over enough vodka to

» Cook potatoes in pot of salted water until

submerge the fruit. Cover it and leave it alone.

easily mashed.

It doesn’t have to be in the fridge.

» In another pot, cover diced celery root with

It’s really that simple, no other flavors

milk and 1 tsp. salt and poach until tender.

+ 3 oz. pineapple infused vodka.

required. You may omit the vodka, but still

» When potatoes are cooked, drain well and mash.

(Straight vodka will work too.)

shake the Kombucha and pour over ice and

(I highly recommend getting a ricer for this. You

serve in a fancy glass. It gives it a nice foam

won’t overwork the gluten and they’ll be fluffy.)

and a sense of occasion.

» When the celery root is tender, blend it with

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the photo!

the poaching liquid. (Stick blenders or immersion blenders are really convenient and up to


Fresh Fruit with Basil and Mint Sugar

Tarragon Seared Scallops with Celery Root Purée

this job.) When it’s smooth, fold into mashed

or two then add the juice of one lemon and the

potatoes and add 2 tbsp. butter. Check season-

wine. Turn your heat down to a simmer. Add the

ings and keep warm. If you don’t want the butter,

tarragon and butter just before serving.

just omit. It will still be delicious without.

» If you want to do the fancy lemons like the photo, just thinly slice your other lemon, and fry in a hot dry

FOR THE SCALLOPS: + 2 tbsp. light olive oil + 18 scallops - dried on paper towel in the fridge overnight

pan. No oil. Don’t put the slices in until the pan is hot. A minute or two each side and they’ll be done.

SUGGESTED SIDES:

Fresh Fruit with Basil and Mint Sugar

+ 2 lemons

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND PARSNIPS

+ Splash of white wine - about 1/4 cup

» Cut a whole cauliflower head into florets. Toss

+ 4 Tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon

in olive oil, salt and pepper and a pinch of red

+ 3 Tbsp. butter

pepper flakes. Roast in a 400-degree oven until

1/8 cup fresh basil

tender, about 10-15 minutes.

1/8 cup fresh mint

» The only way to get crispy scallops is to dry them

» Peel parsnips and cut lengthwise into quar-

1 cup granulated sugar

out and cook them in a hot pan. You may have to

ters or eighths.

change the paper towel if it gets saturated.

» Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper and roast

» Pulse in a blender until green.

» Heat a large frying pan on the stove.

in the oven with the cauliflower. Use separate

» Plate up a fresh fruit platter. Whatever you

» When hot add oil.

sheet pans, so you can pull one if it cooks faster

fancy and whatever looks good when you’re

» Then add the dried seasoned scallops. When

than the other vegetables.

at the store. Serve the herb sugar on the

they get crispy, turn them over. This will be a

» Any veggie tossed in olive oil and salt and pep-

side. A little goes a long way.

matter of minutes, so stick with them.

per and roasted in a high oven won’t go wrong.

» Once you turn them, give them another minute

So simple and so good.

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Better Bodies Pilates owner Becky Suarez is living

“After I returned to Missouri in 2006, I went through

proof that life’s changes can improve your health, well-

my Pilates Instructor Certification at Personal Best

being and, yes, your body. She actively not only talks

Pilates Studio, in Overland Park. I taught there full-time

the talk, she walks the walk and loves sharing her story

from 2008 to 2013 which is what prompted the pur-

to inspire others to live a better, more enjoyable life.    

chase of the studio in January, 2018,” she says. “It's a

Becky grew up in Independence, graduated from

beautiful, spa-like environment, and I always dreamed

William Chrisman High School, then went to Mizzou. As

of bringing the feel of this studio to the loyal clients in

a former military spouse, she made numerous moves

Lee's Summit. That is why I am so excited to share the

including California, Maryland, North Carolina and

new space on Woods Chapel Road. It is beautiful.”

Northern Virginia/D.C. Her return to the Lee’s Summit

This new studio has a luxurious feel with studio

area was prompted by a need to be near her aging par-

equipment crafted by Balanced Body, offering private

ents and raise her two daughters in the Midwest.

equipment lessons, small-group classes, Pilates, thera-

Both daughters graduated from Blue Springs South, and the oldest is a Mizzou grad and lives locally with

peutic wall yoga and energetic barre intensity classes. Pilates is distinguished by the specially designed

her husband. Her youngest is in nursing school in Iowa.     equipment that Joseph Pilates designed and refined Becky’s path to the world of Pilates came through

during the 1900's. The Pilates reformer is the most

necessity, as so many of us can relate to when it

well-known and popular piece. It is spring loaded

comes to life changes.

and has a sliding carriage which one can lie down

“Due to scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the

on, sit on or even stand. This creates a "controlled

spine, I am predisposed for having back issues. I

instability" which helps with balance, proprioception

also delivered my first daughter via C-section which

and resistance training all in one move.

compromises deep core muscles,” Becky says. “In

“All of our certified instructors have gone through

my late thirties, which was the late ‘90s, I began

rigorous 500-hour programs to learn about body

experiencing chronic, nagging low back pain. I

mechanics and how to use the equipment to guide

began doing internet searches for ‘cures for back

people safely through the exercises in the Pilates

pain’ and the results were consistently Pilates!”

repertoire whether they are a private client or a small-

At that time in her life, she was living in the

group client,” she says. “That is another thing that

Washington, D.C. area, where Pilates classes were

sets us apart — small groups of four to five people per

abundant. Within a month of participating in them,

session in our equipment classes, and no more than

her backache was gone, and she was in love with

10 to 12 in our mat classes.”

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SOMETIMES, OUT OF TRAGEDY ARISES HOPE, LOVE AND HEALING. The night may be dark, but there is always a dawn. This is the message members of the Lee’s Summit North orchestra hope to share through their music. Joe Keeney is the director of the orchestra, and deeply proud and appreciative of the efforts the students have made in response to the monumental sadness in the school. “Last year, I had a group of senior orchestra students tell me they wanted to do something to help prevent such a tragedy happening

The planning began for the concert with a team of eight

again,” he says. “On their own, they came up with the idea of raising

orchestra seniors. They picked a date and then held auditions

money through a benefit concert. We looked for an organization

for the entire music department, encouraging the performers to

that helps people in need, and we found ReDiscover. They are a

perform upbeat and inspirational music and acts, with the theme

non-profit community mental health center that provides com-

“A Celebration of Life.” The response was amazing, and they had

prehensive programs and services for men, women and children

vocalists, the jazz band, the string chamber group, the LSNHS

whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance

Northern Star dance team, LSNHS North Side Steppers and the

abuse disorders. We also found that they have a team of counselors

top chamber choir along with one-acts and several other contri-

who help with suicide prevention.”

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advertised throughout the school, school

“Last spring the two groups of students

district and community, and found local

got together and worked on planning this

businesses to sponsor the benefit concert.

year’s concert, which was held November

Joe explained that it costs $240 to deal

29, 2018. They raised $2,400,” Joe says.

with a person who has suicidal thoughts,

“The idea is to make the benefit concert

and that gives students who speak with

for ReDiscover an annual event.”  

sponsors a good base donation number.

As in the first year, students ran the whole

The first concert, held March 16, 2018,

show, organized the auditions, advertising the

was a huge success, and students raised

event and selling tickets. In addition, a team

$8,000 for ReDiscover. Following the con-

of students ran the light board and sound,

cert, they sent out thank-you cards to all

organized a stage crew, and made programs.

the business sponsors.

Joe emphasized that the credit goes to

The story does not end there. These eight

the kids with one in particular who was the

orchestra seniors reached out to the next

main organizer for the benefit concert, Emily

senior orchestra students and handed over

Gerber. She was orchestra president last year

the task of organizing the next benefit concert

and really took on the leadership role in orga-

to the next year’s six senior orchestra officers

nizing that first benefit concert.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

(CON TI N U ED)

“I talked with Emily a few weeks ago to tell her that we were most likely not going to match the proceeds that were earned last year,” Joe says. “She responded telling me, ‘It is not about the money as much as it is a healing process for the students.’ Even though Emily is in college she was able to raise a few hundred dollars and donated it to ReDiscover. As a music educator I have always known that the power of music has the ability to heal — that is what all our music students know, feel and share. We have found that an event like this builds a sense of community. Students coming Email Joe Keeney at joseph.keeney@lsr7.net to find out when benefits concerts will be held and visit rediscovermh.org for information about ReDiscover programs.

together, sharing their talents for a greater good.” He reiterated that this event was not a “teacher” idea but a student one. He is awed by the professionalism and talent they exhibited throughout the after-school planning of the event. This year’s senior orchestra officers are committed to make sure the benefit for ReDiscover continues on next year. Without a doubt, next year’s group will continue the legacy and through it all possibly save lives.  

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GIVING BACK

Dermatologist Ta k e s P a t i e n t s f r o m Cancer to Cure WHEN DUSTIN STELLER MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A FULL-BODY SKIN CHECK, THE 38-YEAR-OLD FATHER OF TWO when David Fieleke, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Cornerstone Dermatology & Surgery Group spotted the nickel-sized pink spot above Steller’s left eyebrow, the patient was glad he’d made an appointment. “The thing that scared me was that spot didn’t really mean anything to me, but if I had let it go and found out three or four years from now, it could have been a much bigger problem,” Steller says. “It motivated me to tell my friends and family, people I care about. Stop putting off that appointment.” When Steller’s biopsy results came back, Fieleke confirmed his diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma, the most common and easily treatable type of skin cancer. Fieleke, a fellowship-trained skin cancer surgeon, recommended Mohs micrographic surgery, an advanced treatment for basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. This in-office surgical procedure at Cornerstone Dermatology offers up to a 99 percent cure rate for these types of cancer. Mohs is an ideal option for higher-risk skin cancers or for skin cancer in areas where there’s not as much surrounding skin or tissue – areas such as the face, ears, scalp and hands, Fieleke says. “Mohs surgery allows us to take the smallest margin of tissue possible, sparing the most surrounding skin and offering patients the highest cure rate and best cosmetic result,” he says. Two weeks after his diagnosis, Steller returned to Cornerstone for his procedure. Fieleke removed the visibly evident cancerous skin from his forehead. With Mohs, the surgeon is also trained as the pathologist, so Fieleke examined the tissue under a microscope while Steller waited. If there had been any remaining skin cancer, he could have mapped out exactly where the residual tumor remained on the skin and only removed more skin in that specific location. 42

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Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the

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iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events.

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Character Breakfast! We will recog-

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adult free. Ages 7 and under.

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BEGINNING EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Pinspire 12 1/2 SW 3rd Street, Lees Summit

Learn basic embroidery and learn a craft that is great for gift giving and creativity. Very easy to learn and relaxing! You will get an embroidery

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The Pavilion at John Knox Village

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opportunity to show your brav-

VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT WORKSHOP

the frigid winter waters. Proceeds

ery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into benefit Special Olympics Missouri.

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Veterans History Project to provide

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training on how to best interview veterans and preserve their stories within the Library of Congress. This workshop will be taught by a practicing professional oral historia, and is open to all who are interested. Please RSVP

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Designs and Events, will show you

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all of the steps and tools that you

MAKING SCENTS FOR MOGS

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Jan. 14. Light refreshments provided.

Make a candle and make a difference for Missouri German Shepherd

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Rescue. We will be donating 20%

2019 KANSAS CITY POLAR PLUNGE

of all of our profits that day to

We are always accepting sub-

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CULINARY CREATIONS ARTICLE BEN OF ARTISAN KOMBUCHA | PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS

D I Y Ko m b u c h a INGREDIENTS + Eight tea bags or two tablespoons (8 grams) of loose-leaf green, black, white or oolong tea, or a combination of teas. + One SCOBY. If a SCOBY isn't available, purchase online. If you're feeling zesty, try making one with some raw apple cider vinegar or unflavored kombucha. + One gallon filtered or purified water. If filtered water is unavailable, boil 1.25 gallons of water for 15 minutes to kill the chlorine. + One cup sugar cane or honey + One 1-3 gallon glass or ceramic jar. Stay away from plastic or crystallized glass as these can leach into your kombucha.

DIRECTIONS 01 Heat the gallon of water in a pot over the stove until bubbly—no need to boil. 02 Put tea in a tea infuser or tea bag and put in the pot of heated water. 03 Let tea steep for 10 to 15 minutes. 04 Take tea and squeeze out into the pot, being careful not to burst open the tea bags if you're using them. 05 Pour in sugar and stir until dissolved. 06 Let the pot sit until it reaches room temp, or until warm to the touch but not hot—putting a SCOBY in hot water can kill it. 07 Pour tea and sugar into a jar and add SCOBY.

TIPS Depending on the temperature of your house, your kombucha can be done in anywhere from one to three weeks, but usually closer to one if your SCOBY is fairly thick. Green tea makes a thicker SCOBY but tends to have a little bit more of a sour punch to it.  If using raw apple cider vinegar or a plain raw kombucha, pour 1/2 cup to 1 cup into your tea and sugar. This takes longer to brew versus using a SCOBY. The taste should be between sweet and sour when it's done and can be flavored with anything you want after that. Feel free to let it go longer if you like it sour, and be sure to taste test periodically to make sure it's the taste you want. Note: If flavoring kombucha, remember to take out the SCOBY and one cup of finished kombucha for your next batch. Flavoring will throw off the SCOBY's taste it gives the kombucha. The cup of finished kombucha acts as a starter or primer for your next batch but is not necessary if the temperature is above 60 degrees. For more information on how to flavor or get that carbonation, I would love to chat at the local farmers market!

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January 2019 Issue of Lee's Summit Lifestyle

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January 2019 Issue of Lee's Summit Lifestyle