Mediterranean Dolmades

Mediterranean Dolmades

Kind of like the Greek ones, still tasty and totally raw!!!

Recipe

1/4 cup Macademia nuts

Put into processor and process until crumbly but not fine, still quite coarse.

In a bowl mix together –

1/4 cup finely chopped Dill

1 red Pepper finely chopped

1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes  – if it’s in oil add in some oil approx 2 tbsp if not in oil add 2 tbsp cold pressed Olive oil

1 tsp finely chopped (or dried) Mint

pinch Sea salt

juice 1/2 Lemon

Mix together well, add in processed Macadamia nuts

Mix well

Collard Green leaves – need to cut them off from the stem (as seen below) to make the ‘wine leaf’ wrapper.

Once you have cut away a leaf, flip it over so the back is up (you can do it the other way as well, but I found doing it this way it rolls easier), add a good heaping tbsp of the mixture in the middle and fold over and roll up.

I find the ends hard to tuck in, you can try  it though!!

This is good on it’s own as a snack, side dish or with Tzatziki dip!!!

Enjoy

JB

The Answer is YOU

The Answer is YOU!!

I don’t know if you have heard of Gaiam tv yet or not but I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t. The first 10 days are free then it’s like $10 a month (no it’s not an affiliate link) but if you are into yoga, spirituality, personal development and more it’s worth the $10 / month. There are interviews, documentary, lectures just to name a few.
The Answer is YOU is with Micheal Beckwith, from Agape International Spiritual Center and he was also in the movie ‘The Secret’. I highly recommend seeing it if you are shifting, wanting to shift or know there is just so much more to this thing we call life and we hold the answers!!!
Why I am sharing it is I think it’s a great resource for the price, so let me know what you think and leave a comment.

Make it about YOU and have a great day!!!
JB

Weeds

Weeds

Weeds

Looks like a beautiful flower doesn’t it??  In fact it’s a weed…….one that grows wild is out of control and taking over parts of BC where I live.  It started back in about the late 1800’s someone on one of their travels brought back a couple of seeds…..now it’s rampant.  it’s not native to here so it is taking over.  You can only get rid of them by taking out their roots, but it’s more like a tree, so it’s not easy.

They take over no matter where they are and they seem like the are beautiful…….but really they are a weed.

Just like a garden that you plant if you don’t tend to it, anything will grow, especially weeds.  They will take over and choke out any other good thing growing.

Just like your mind.  It can be a beautiful garden or not.  You are are the gardener and can plant whatever you want in it and if you do’t tend to it, or water it or weed it…..anything will grow, it will grow out of control and before you know it the weeds have strangled the beautiful flowers or plants.

Thoughts of health, love, joy, prosperity, creativity or lack, limitation, fear, anxiety, yeah buts….., my thighs are too fat and so on.

The choice is always yours.

Are you planting beautiful flowers?

Forgetting to weed out the weeds?

Forgot you even had a garden at all?

The outer circumstances and environment of your life are directly related to your inner state.

You are the creator of you life whether you believe it or not.

So, how’s your garden doing and what are you growing??

 

Woke up to this beautiful site – Dear in the Native Medicine cards are about Gentleness……be kind and loving to yourself yet firm at the same time!!

JB

Spaghetti Sauce – Raw & Vegan

Spaghetti Sauce – Raw & Vegan

You can do so much with tomatoes and depending on the time of year the taste can be beyond words!!!

This recipes is easy and tasty.

Of course I used the Spiralizer to make the Zucchini noodles, which you can find on the Shop page or your local health food might sell it if they have carry raw foods there.

Recipe

–  1 cup Sundried Tomatoes  – they add a nice flavor and can be found in most stores, I didn’t use the ones soaked in oil and I soaked them in water for about an hour, anything longer than 10 minutes should be fine

–  2 – 3 Tomatoes Roma, depending on the size of them

–  2 cloves of Garlic

–  1/2 tsp Sea Salt

–  juice of 1/2 Lemon

–  8 – 10 Basil Leaves

–  Pepper to taste

 

Drain the Sundired Tomatoes and put all ingredients in the Vitamix (or Blender) process until the desired consistency is achieved, if you like it kind of chunky or really smooth, it is good both ways!!

Pour over your Zucchini noodles (or pasta) and garnish and serve immediately.  Serves 2

Enjoy!!!

JB

 

Be YOU!!

Be YOU

Be YOU!!!

I was out walking in the woods yesterday and came across these funky looking mushrooms, I have never seen this kind before and we get alot of mushrooms where I live.  It got me to thinking –  no matter how different one may seem to appear…..BE YOU.  We are all unique.  That is why we are here – to creatively express our divinity…..no matter what others may think.

Have a great day!!!

JB

Soul Food

Soul Food

By just saying that you’re probably thinking some good Southern cooking – Collard Greens, BBQ’d foods and more but that is not what I am talking about!!

Believe it or not it’s not about food we eat this time.

It’s about knowing who you are, what you like and feeding your soul that kind of food.  It needs to be nourished too.

When you shut down who you really are

It shuts down your Life Force.

Soul Food

Now, I believe we need to feed our bodies as healthy as we can, but what about our souls…..that whisper, that yearning, tugging or quiet voice and we reply with a yeah but, maybe one day, oh I couldn’t never do that, oh I could never make money doing that, oh one day, when I retire blah blah blah

Do you feed your Soul?  If so how?

Me – I love creating in the kitchen, walking in the rainforest, spending time on the beach, having a massage, doing my photography, and now I’ve found another piece that really feeds my soul.

What about you??

Feel free to share and leave a comment.

JB