Mushroom Sauce -Raw / Vegan

Mushroom Sauce

Mushroom Sauce

 

I believe once you get use to the simple and tasty raw / vegan version of a cream sauce you might just never go back to the dairy one!!

I used Kelp Noodles for this recipe, but whether it is Zucchini noodles or regular pasta, it will still be tasty!!

 

Kelp noodles are harder to find, any local health food store that has a fair amount of raw foods may sell it.  I usually order mine on line so I order a few packs at a time as they keep well in the fridge.  You can serve them right out of the package cold or put in a dish or warm to hot water to warm them up. They are loaded with nutrition and lots of minerals, are crunchy and don’t really have a strong taste but I like them – it makes regular pasta seem mushy.

Recipe

–  11/2 cups chopped Mushrooms ( I used regular mushrooms but any can be used as they will give a different flavor)

Put into a bowl with

–  1 tbsp Tamari

–  2 tbsp Olive oil

– sprinkle Sea salt

Mix well and let marinate for a few hours (2 – 4 hours) stirring occassionally

 

In the Vitamix or blender

–  11/2 cups raw Cashews

– 2 cloves Garlic

–  Pepper ( I like a mushroom / pepper sauce so I added a fair bit but add to your liking)

– 6 – 8 oz of water – start with 6 oz and slowly add more depending on how thick or thin you like your sauce (so you may need to add a little more, just add a little bit at a time while the blender is mixing)

Once your sauce is smooth, throw in 3/4 of the mushrooms and keep blending – this sauce I made smooth so I blended it up well, but you can also leave the mushrooms chunky, you will need to process less.

Pour the sauce over the noodles, add a few of the remaining noodles on top, garnish and enjoy!!

JB

 

Making Connections

Making Connections

Making Connections

When was the last time you connected…..to the beauty surrounding you, you, your body, your food??

Are you able to see the beauty around you, within you, your food, your body??

Take a minute today, breath and just soak it all up……the beauty around and within you…….as there is so much of it!!!

JB

Raw Stuffed Peppers

Raw Stuffed Peppers

This is fairly quick and easy ad very filling!!  It can be used as a main or as a side either served whole or cut in half.

This recipe will fill 3 medium sized peppers.

– 1 cup Sunflower seeds coarsely chopped in food processor as above

Mix together in a bowl-

–  1 Carrot shredded (1 cup worth)

–  1 Tomato finely chopped

–  1/4 cup finely chopped Cilantro

–  2 cloves Garlic minced

–  1 tbsp Tamari

–  juice of 1/2 Lemon & 1/2 Lime

– pinch Sea salt

Mix all together.  Add in processed Sunflower seeds and mix well.

Chop up 1 Avocado into smaller chunks and gently stir in to mixture.

Cut tops of red Peppers off and clean out the insides and all seeds.  Once done, fill with mixture and serve as is or cut in half.

How’s that for fast food!!??

Enjoy!!

JB

Body Talk

Body Talk

Body Talk

Our bodies talk to us all the time, we only really hear it or listen (maybe even then) when it is screaming at us in pain.

Did you know our body is actually communicating with us ALL the time?

Do you know who we are isn’t really our body?

What do I really mean by that?

Lets take a house as an example – you live in a house (or apartment, condo, tent whatever), you decorate it, maybe paint it, add a reno here or there etc.  Just like a house – our souls or beings are living in a body, but we aren’t really our bodies I know, it kind of seems weird but stay with me here.  If we started talking to our bodies more often – it’s incredible the feedback and guidance we can receive.

Weird eh??

But think about it, how often do you have a ‘gut feeling’ about something?

How often have you walked into a situation and your body told you “Get Out’ or ‘Yes I want more of it” ……get the picture??

How often do you hear that whisper, that nudging, that inner guidance to do something, go somewhere, call someone etc……how often do you listen to it?? When you do what happens?? Probably some good things.  How often have you not listened to it and then caught yourself saying or thinking ‘Oh man I should have……?’

Seriously……..

Think about it for a minute.

How about taking it a bit further.

By talking to your body and asking it questions every day – all the time……do you think that would open up some things?

I mean we are really good at criticizing it aren’t we??

My thighs are too big, my butt is too lumpy, my back hurts, I need to lose weight blah blah blah – you are talking to it then!!!

Instead ask it things like –

‘Body what would you like to eat right now?’

Body are you hungry or thirsty?

Body what would make you feel good right now?

Body what type of clothing would you like to feel today?

Body what do you want to wear today?

Body how can I better communicate with you today?

Sounds weird I know but guess what…….it works!!!

This is coming from someone who has spent little time in her body in this lifetime, how do I know that?

If you are busy thinking about the past, the future, what you could have or should have said, day dreaming, trying to figure things out, etc you are not in your body very often……you are in your head more!

Try talking to your body today and giving it what it wants……you might be quite surprised at the outcome!!!

Happy Solstice!!!!

JB

 

Point of View

Point of View

Point of View

I have been participating in these classes lately so I can move through some of my own stuff, but also it’s the coolest thing I have ever come across and have become a facilitator in the basic process and can’t wait to learn more and to share it, but I have to be honest – it is and has been pushing all my buttons in regards to food.

What if there is no good or bad, right or wrong foods – it’s just a point of view.  A point of view that someone had and started sharing it others like me, maybe you have taken on points of view as well, that is leading us to have a judgment, conclusion or make a decision about what is good or bad, right or wrong??

I know!!

And it keeps getting better!!

I have been really looking at all my stuff around food – what I should, could and can’t or shouldn’t eat, and like wow it’s kind of f*^% up!!! I’ve had some interesting point of views let me tell you!! I have also been asking alot of who’s stuff is it – as I have had a tremendous amount of guilt about eating alot of things – that ain’t healthy!!!!

Everything is energy, especially our emotions and if we’re feeling guilty, shameful or anything else that really is negative or anything that doesn’t leave us feeling great, vibrating joy – about what we are eating, well that just does more damage.  If we are restricting or denying ourselves, that isn’t healthy either.

What if we really started listening and talking to our bodies and asking it what it really wanted to eat? Or do?  How different would that be…..without any feelings of guilt or shame or I don’t have time or any other yeah but’s????

Just a new or different point of view I thought I would share with you…..remember a truth will feel lighter, a lie heavier……so how do you feel about this??

JB

Lighter vs Heavier

Lighter vs Heavier

Lighter vs Heavier

You’re probably thinking I am talking about food and I sort of am, but I have been introduced to a cool tool that you can use with food or anything in your life.

The truth will always make you feel lighter and a lie heavier….now that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a lie period but not truth for you, it could be truth for me though.

You can ask yourself about anything, ie does doing this feel good for me, wait and few seconds and your body will tell you by either feeling lighter or heavier.  You can ask about your food, if I eat this will it be good for my body…..or body do you want this….truth – lighter, lie heavier.

You can even ask about people to hang around with, business opportunities etc.

How cool is that???

We do know, don’t ever discount the knowingness or feelings you get, better yet get more in tune with them…..and know what is yours and what is not.

Here is a little video / music that made me feel lighter and I hope it does for you too!!

Enjoy

JB