New Year Food Fest

This end of beginning of year has me watching Samin Nosrat’s Netflix series “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” based on her book by the same name exploring and explaining the essentials of great cooking. 

I was particularly inspired to make focaccia with organic, cold-pressed olive oil using the method of the Legurians  - they have the best olive oil apparently. Check out this link for Italian Olive Oil

Anyway, some Brussels sprouts sunshine popped out New Year’s Day and paired delightfully with the crunchy, salty, oily Italian bread. The recipe follows... as well as a beautiful, energetic rendition of the Gayatri mantra. 

“Oh, radiant one, represented by the sun,  

who are within me, guide me, lighting the  path in which I walk with Divine truth “

Listen while you work!  :)

Sunshine Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sunshine Brussels Sprouts Salad

  Shredded brussels sprouts, finely sliced red onion, sliced toasted almonds, currants (you could also add kiwi and green apple as I did in my second batch). The plate in the picture is lined with peers and green apple.

 Citrus vinaigrette  

Olive oil, champagne vinegar, the juice of one lemon and the juice of one tangerine or orange, Dijon mustard, garlic, a touch of honey, and salt and pepper to taste. 



A letter to my daughters

and to you...

“Be your own best friend.

Look in the mirror at yourself each day. Closely.

Recognize your magnificence and beauty - your radiance.

Be inspired to seek inspiration.

Love all of yourself, even the not so pretty parts. And live learning. 

Make decisions guided by what feels right for you - as a body - right now.

Be honest about how a relationship adds to or detracts from you loving yourself.

Change negative thoughts to positive ones.

Believe in the possibility of new possibilities.

Never apologize for who you are.

Have confidence that you are just right, just the way you are.

When obstacles come, Problem-solve.

Make trust and respect a requirement for all relationships.

Do not invest deeply in people who cannot love you as you are today.

Serve, and Protect.

Put on your own oxygen mask first. 

Don’t let “love” weigh you down.

Pause, ask yourself, “does this bring me joy?”

Whether in health, relationships or career, having what you truly desire REQUIRES YOUR ON-GOING COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF.

You have the Power to create a joyful life.”

Daily affirmation:

I am a beautiful miracle of creation, connected to all living things. May my work contribute to health and harmony within me and all I come in contact with. Today. 


Drawing by Augusta 2017