Monday, January 2, 2012

randomrecipe- tasty(superfood)balls

in these last years, cooking has almost become a lost art to me.
especially after having spent so much of 2011 living(working) on the beach in Tulum, with wonderful mexican chefs to make my meals. ( i swear that makes me sound a hell of alot more pampered than i am.) one thing i did bring home with me to Canada was a whole host of inspired thinking around eating, including some newly acquired superfood-tastes.
in any case, with the late '11 health challenges i encountered, and the newly refined menus i am growing accustomed to, along with the typical early-year cleansing n' recommitment to nurturing the temple and i did some experimental culinary creation:

heres what came out:


 2tbsp dry steel cut oats

1 tbsp ground chia
( you can use chia seeds too if you like,  but soak them for a half hour first )

1-3ish tbsp whey protein
( there's some question about whether whey is actually good for you, i choose to believe it is )

1-2 tbsp hemp<3s

2 or 3 tbsp raw cacao powder

some generous squeezes from the honey pot
( since i don't have my own apiary yet, my fav. is organic wildflower or manuka honey )

2 tbsp raw coconut oil
( i foster a coconut oil obsession,  i recco. to use it for just about everything, but please don't buy the stuff in the plastic jars, bpa/leeching & all )

1.5 tbsp ( a fat pinch ) raw shredded coconut

1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds ( or toasted if it pleases you )

grated shredded or otherwise chopped - organic baby carrots ( 2 or 3 of them will suffice )

crushed raw pistachios & crushed raw almonds
( - add a wee bit of the nuts to the mix and save the rest )

- mix that shit up
- roll your balls in the nuts ( they ought to be nice and coated with the mixture )
- place into a dish lubed with coconut oil
- bake in a 300-350ish oven for a spell ( maybe 15 min? )
- take out and pop into fridge asap, for like an hour-ish
- eat as desired. packing muchos energy they are a good AM choice.

* 1 tbsp = a big fat overflowing heap
** ish = as much as you like within modest bounds
*** im pretty sure every ingredient on here can be categorized as a 'superfood'  this recipe can also be made to be totally raw if you nix the 20min bake sesh
**** i think, if you desired, you could substitute the oats for amaranth ( which has the highest protein content of any grain ) or quinoa, or both; - they would be equally as tasty
***** they'd prob. also be tasty w/ goji, cran or blueberry too if you feel like 8 superfoods just ain't enough
****** this random creation is vegan and organic and turned out surprisingly yummy

Sunday, January 1, 2012

wabi sabi

with thanks from my beautiful co-conspirator Ms. Mary Georgio
2012 ought to be the year to implement the wabi sabi mindset.


key ideas:

Living in the moment - escaping unnecessary thoughts of the past and future.
Simplicity - putting the greatest attention into the few things that are most important to you.
Emptiness - leaving the space for new things to come into your life.
Sobriety - retaining dignity, self control, common sense and level headedness.
Intuition - to be able to understand without analytical or logic reasoning.
Transient beauty - an appreciation of beauty that comes and goes.
Nothing is complete - understanding that life is a process without clear beginnings and ends.
Acceptance - to adapt to changing circumstances and make the best of any situation.
Imperfection - embracing and loving people, things, nature as they are.
Asymmetry - to be free from making symmetrical or regimented patterns and layouts.
Appreciation - to cultivate an attitude of endless appreciation for ourselves and the world we live in. Seeing wonder in everything.
Tranquillity - to free ourselves from all the unnecessary noise, clutter and distractions that distract us from finding that inner peace.
Naturalness - living close to nature, using natural materials.
Nothing contrived - to express ourselves freely without conforming to fashion.
Non attachment - freedom from doctrines, concepts and beliefs.
Humbleness - being ourselves without projecting our ego. Leading an unassuming, unpretentious, unostentatious life.
Modesty - to live a life that is varied without indulging in excesses or extremes.
Austerity - to be free from pandering to luxuries and enjoying simplicity.
Embracing change - enjoying the idea that everyday is new and different, that our world is full of variables and that nothing is static.

2012 is the year we ought to be asking ourselves, not " what should i do" but " how can i serve?

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