So I decided to leave college - GASP - yeh I know! I loved it! But it's ok coz I am actually still studying; only I've decided to continue through another college via distance. This way I’ve got more time for other things I really really want to be doing! So it's better!
I’ve been pumping out my David Wolfe studies (I began his Raw Food Certification in February and LOVE IT!), and reading up on anything and everything nutrition as always. Just having the time to do that tho has felt wonderful! I feel that I've learnt so many interesting and fascinating facts and figures lately. I'm reading more and more; currently working through Raw Food and Hot Yoga by Tonya Zavesta (highly recommend it, I cant put it down so looking forward to her other 4 books I also got!!), 80/10/10 by Doug Graham (great for high carb lovers like me), and Raw: Your Biggest Questions Answered which has 12 experts contributing to the words on those pages. Ontop of college notes, other blogs, magazines and newspapers, I should find a way to get paid to read!
Topics like eating for nervous system troubles, why its all about fat and not sugar when trying to win the diabetes battle, fasting and calorie intake on raw, more on herbal remedies that still amaze me (I joke about it as my sister is a qualified Naturopath, me the nutrition buff – never interested in herbs – but working with them daily through my job, reading and learning more about them, it wouldn’t surprise me if I went on the study them also)... everything I've been educated on recently has fascinated me!
I've been eating loads of the best organic oranges ever! It's nearing the end of the navel season so Brock and I have been stocking up as we're mildly obsessed with these babies! Straight from the farmer down at lower Portland, Brock goes to pick them when he can. You can snavell these up at Kings Cross, Marrickville and Double Bay markets otherwise. Bar none, these are the best organic oranges around! I've just had about 7 juicy ones after my 90minute yoga class and feeling mighty fine!
And check these out - baby (albeit a little mangled) carrots straight from my backyard! To be honest I wasn't the best mummy to these little babies, but they gave me more than I deserved when I bit into them and was blown away by the flavour! WOW! Definately growing carrots again!
I’ve finally begun compiling and designing - actually creating my very first recipe book! I’m really excited about it, but my only downfall (which of course is also a blessing) is my Little Miss Perfect who can sometimes hold things up trying to have it just right. But I’m grateful to her also or I could end up with a shitty book! So that's making progress...
Kitchen fun, kitchen fun and more kitchen fun!! I’ve been creating new recipes for a little something in the pipeline I’ll let you all in on when it comes to fruition! But again, something very exciting! I had a few people over last week for afternoon tea (and scrutiny) to see how the recipes were. Here are some of the delicious morsels I made -
But the second choccie one... well it was chewy and dense, rich and chocolately, sweet, and definately made you want more. It was like the best chocolate brownie ever - only better!
However I did promise a recipe this time so here’s one I created and have fallen head over heels for –
1 cup cashews, ground
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup coconut
6 drops food grade lemon oil*
Throw all ingredients into your food processor and let it rip until everything is well combined and the mixture has become sticky enough to form balls, logs, squares, whatever you want!
This quantity will make just over a dozen small balls.
*try lemon rind here, I only tried this recipe for flavour but would rather lemon rind, or freeze dried organic lemon powder I've seen in stores too
|To take away please ??|
Be sure to ENJOY your treats and share the LOVE :)