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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

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

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

Crashing on the Weekends

Crashing on the Weekend

Why is it that we can be so good during the week and crash on the weekends?

Do we hold it all in and then expel on the weekend, letting go of anything and everything

Even when it comes to eating healthier.

Crashing on the Weekend

Have we ever put the corrulation together of what we do and are doing each moment, each day to how we eat or relate to ourselves

By that I mean how many of us are really doing the things that we love, that our spirit whispers to us that are us down at soul level compared to what we think we should be doing,  have to do or need to do.

Where does our soul fit in along the way?

It’s like we almost live 2 lives, one of holding on and one of letting go, chilaxing, quiet desperation. Then Monday comes again and we hold on, hold it in.  We can restrict ourselves for the week, in many different ways but with food inparticular –  no I can’t have that I’m on a diet or that is the wrong food group or I have to exercise 4 times this week as I ate way too much on the weekends, and then really let go and do / have whatever on the weekend.  It sounds like restriction, demands, self criticism and never a feeling of being good enough.

We live in a world that we are constantly innedated with advertising telling us we aren’t good enough!!

What if we just let go and breathed.

Gotta pay the bills, dam I put on 5 lbs, my job needs me, my thighs are too fat, I’m not driving a nice enough car –  blah blah blah,

I have asked or said to myself many times, we weren’t put on this planet to work 40 plus hours a week or work 40 plus hours a week at a job that doesn’t fulfil or isn’t in line with me, saps my energy or for a pay check

Yet I also know that some situations call for that as life and basic survival are way out of whack now.

Can you imagine if we were able to do what we love to do, or were good at or came easily to us how life could be different for each one of us and then how we presented ourselves to the world, to ourselves and each other……it would be much more in harmony.

Possibly the need to push the pain down with food would ease or stop all together  – the need to numb ourselves on the weekend would stop, weekend what weekend? Life would just be lived each day all day, being present in the moment in the body……..so that the diet roller coast would stop, the self judgment, the stress, the denial, the pain…….we would be who we are meant to be right down at soul level.

What are you denying yourself?

What is whispering to you that you say one day, maybe but not now, or I can’t do / be / have that??

Who are you and what things do you love to have and do?

What is stopping you?

Come on now, really no excuses, no victims – what is stopping you?

Can you look in the mirror no matter what is going on in your life, how much you weigh, what you’re doing, where you are living, what you do for an income and say ‘hey you, I love you and you are enough?

Maybe today is the day!!

Make this weekend, the long weekend a great one and spend some time with you and loving you!!

JB

Amazing Photo by Stephanie Smith