Thursday, November 27, 2014

November 27 2014

spent all day with this little one
 and the rest of my family :) 
but mostly her
 I love her so much

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 26 2014

I made this aw vegan gluten free pie today :) 

November 27 2014
Happy Thanksgiving. The past three days I have juice fasted and the day before I ate only vegetables. I did it for many reasons, spiritual, physical, health reasons, self control and to be disconnected for food for a few days.
I felt really blessed in my fast, meaning, I was barely hungry, I barely could smell food and there would be so many moments I felt so good. This wasn't like a normal fast either, I felt very dedicated. Sometimes where hard, especially being it was three days long. Some moments I would just want to eat out of habit
In all {honesty}, food has been a big part of my life. From struggles, to obsessions to what I would call a minor addiction. I didn't choose to have it, and I wish I could just shake it off like nothing. I find the human and food relationship so fascinating because it's something that we physically NEED- no way around it. We need food to survive.
This is such a big subject, years and year of emotions, problems, victories, insanities, unhealthy and healthy days that make it very complex. I have a lot of unsorted things to say about it- mostly because people don't let me unravel, most of the time I'm shut out by ones opinion. It's okay, that's not the point or even a negative emotion in me, it's just the fact I haven't been able simply unravel all of these light and dark, light and heavy, real and deepened thoughts and emotions about this subject.

ANYWAY, I feel such a victory this time on food.
I've been living healthy for years now but still an emotional thing that sometimes, and I'm just being honest, has power over me.
I think it has power on many of us that we are not aware of

In conclusion I'm just so overwhelmed at how 1. God is good and 2. I feel amazing
I want to keep this going and start eating raw vegan more often

so yeah
be thankful this evening

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 5 2014

laying, praying, wasabi chocolate & lizards

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 4 2014

Veggie Tacos!
ingredients (or close…);
corn tortillas
2 cups mushrooms
half red onion
half lemon
carrot shreds
half avocado 
3 cloves garlic
1 cup sun dried tomatoes 
1 cup plain yogurt
parmesan cheese
salt & pepper 
1/2 cup almond slivers

I started by putting the sun dried tomatoes, yogurt, almonds, 1 clove garlic chopped, juice & zest from the lemon, grated parmesan cheese, salt & pepper in the food processor until it was  a paste.
Then I sautéed the onions, mushrooms and 2 cloves garlic.
I toasted the corn tortillas, placed the carrots first, then the sautéed goodness next, sun dried tomato paste after, avocado dices topped with pepper and a lemon wedge.

It was good! and healthy...but next time I think I would add more yogurt to make it more creamy (I ended up putting more yogurt on top; a healthier alternative to sour cream) and maybe a spice somewhere in the mix. It was great for being completely unplanned and 100% from my own brain. 

I enjoyed them with homemade sun brewed green tea. Happy taco tuesday! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

210 W freeway

the song she sang
of heightened whispers

and small little wings
she watched
as the wind knocked over
so many delicate things
like the deepened shadows
and overflowing springs
she looked up and muttered
"you wouldn't understand
what the nature brings!"
as if forever was hanging 
by just a few strings

Avary Lauren Bridal

Avary Lauren Bridal
Handmade, San Francisco