I’ve had a period of relative calm for once in my life, not much ‘stuff’ coming up at all, being a bit indulgent with myself and that feels good too. When I come back into my practices that will also feel very good, I think it’s important not to ever be rigid with anything that we do, even the good habits can afford a holiday sometimes. All this making food for people is leading me back into sugar and grain at times, special occasions that have been happening all too often lately, having broken my lifelong sugar addiction I’m most reluctant to go back into that space.
caramel apple pie
So I need to think about how to manage the craving for sweets that is making a return appearance this week, pretty simple really, be strict with my diet whenever I’m not in entertaining mode. And in the long-term I want to come up with more sweet foods that I can easily make that are actually good for me, seems like palm sugar might be a good thing to find out more about. Raw cake and raw chocolate can be utterly delicious and super good for you, one of my dinner guests brought raw chocolate that she made herself, it was divine and sounded very easy to make.
Another couple of weeks of entertaining to get through without becoming the size of a house, like when Alice drank the bottle marked ‘drink me’ and grew and grew and grew! Maybe I should try to stir up some more stuff, that uneasy belly makes for an excellent appetite suppressant! Only kidding, only kidding……..I’m sure there is shedding in my future without my having to go trying to dig anything up, that’s life after all, receiving and letting go, receiving and letting go…………….breathing in and breathing out…………bless………..
The cells in my body are gently tingling as I sit here and write, not because I’ve been meditating, although I did do yoga this morning, nor have I done any more breath sessions. I am full of a gentle radiance that comes with making and sharing a vibrant living lunch with a beautiful soul, yet another of the wondrous beings I have connected with here in paradise.
If you haven’t tried zucchini pasta I highly recommend it, you will need a simple machine to make the spirals, I have a veggie twister, to see a picture and read my rave review check out my earlier post, Spirals of Goodness. It’s much better for me to avoid most grains most of the time, especially in the form of bread and pasta. So I make spirals out of zucchini and then just add the sauce which has goats or sheep feta and avocado, then top it off with grated goats cheddar. Add a salad to that and with almost all of the ingredients being organic you have a living feast that not only tastes good but fills you with life and joy!
And for desert we shared a slice of raw key lime tart with nut sauce, not made by me, that’s something for future aspiration, the pastry made from nuts rather than grains is so much nicer than the cooked variety. And to top it off there was raw chocolate from Loving Earth, I love their products, they use high quality organic ingredients and I do believe I can taste the love. Laugh if you will but a meal such as this is offering so much more than the basic nutrients, living enzymes, local produce (some from the garden where I’m living), and of course the absence of pesticides and poisons is a pretty important factor.
Raw Key Lime Tart.
My favourite Loving Earth Raw Chocolate: Luvju.
My power surges are coming from a variety of sources and eating good food that works for my body is certainly one of those factors, it makes sense to put living food into a living organism but we have strayed so far from this path in Western Society. Don’t let the so-called authorities tell you what’s right for you, start getting in touch with your body and see what it has to say on the subject. You might have to do a bit of clearing to get the messages through but it is so worth it!
To Good Food, To Life!