Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April! :-)

Good morning! Happy April :-)

I know I keep saying it, but I am feeling so GRATEFUL for the sunshine we have been blessed with for the last few days. I am just experiencing overwhelming sensations of gratitude in my heart and everything just feels so amazing. I'm happy to be alive and healthy, vibrant and full of energy! And I'm thankful for good, healthy, beautiful food!

Here are some of yesterday's creations:


Two different kinds of gluten-free cereal, some oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, almond butter, banana, strawberries, coconut milk and one of my Aztec Mocha Muffins crumbled on top. Looks like dessert, huh? It kinds tasted like dessert! :-) But since there were at least some healthy elements to this breakfast, it's totally acceptable that it was a little dessert-like. 


Salad with spinach from the garden, carrots, tomatoes, basil, baked beans, a crumbled Dr. Praeger's veggie burger and a dressing made with vegenaise, ketchup, dijon mustard, sweet pickle relish, nutritional yeast, garlic gold and water. This was one of those salads that came together due to certain cravings I was having and sounds like a strange combination, but actually tasted amazing! :-)


Baked sweet potato topped with baked beans and a runny egg cooked in coconut oil. Lightly steamed kale topped with an almond butter sauce made with almond butter, tamari, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, water and spicy red chili flakes, topped with a little drizzle of sriracha chili sauce. Tasty, comforting, soul food :-) 

This is off topic, but yesterday after I got dressed in my little "chillin' around the house and yard outfit" and threw my hair up out of my face, I looked in the mirror and this is what I thought: Tinkerbell? 

Haha, right?! Check it out!

Well, I definitely have been called a faerie before. :-) In fact, when Woody and I first met at our mutual friend, Lindsey's house, he was quite taken with me (hehe, obviously :-) and later on he asked Lindsey, "Soooooo, who's the faerie?" 

Today Woody went down to santa cruz to surf with a buddy so I'm at home with the dogs. The sun is shining and the weather is sweet! I wonder what I'm going to do today?! I'm thinking a walk with the dogs, probably some yoga, probably a little kitchen time and definitely plenty of time outside! 

I hope that *you* are experiencing some sunshine and gratitude in your life too! Much love and many blessings! 


Angela @ MyPinkyToes said...

The sun is finally shining for me today, too! Gray skies give me such a headache!
Enjoy your sunshine and doggies!!!

Natalie said...

wow all your food looks sooo good! and you do look like tinkerbell =) i love your hair! its so beautiful!

Jess@HealthyExposures said...

Well....I'm glad at least one of us is enjoying some sunshine... :P Today was a yucky day for us but I've heard by tomorrow afternoon the sun might be shining down on me, so that's good :] I SO know what you mean about it just making everything seem wonderful.
D'awww, the faerie story about you and Woody is adorable :P
I hope you enjoyed your afternoon!

Alaina Rose said...

Thank you, thank you ladies! I still don't know how to comment back on individual comments, so this will have to do for now. :-) Enjoy your days! Much love <3

Namaste gurl said...

All your eats are right up my alley and exactly what I would've cooked up :-) Again, we are MUCH too alike :)
You're so beautiful, by the way! Enjoy your day!

Alaina Rose said...

Thanks love! <3 I know, we ARE very similar. Sisters, for sure. said...

You look so truly pretty and cute ;) MUCH more beautiful than Tinker, he he.
Even though I enjoy my meat, your eats look soooooo yummi, mmmm!
Have a great, great weeekend, Alaina.
Love, Maria

Alaina Rose said...

You are too sweet Maria! Thank you <3 I hope you have a great weekend, as well! Much love!

Abby said...

Hi Alaina-I'm so happy to have stumbled on your blog. I love your philosophy on food and your pups are too cute! I want to make that sweet potato and baked beans concoction right now!! Anyways, I can't wait to see what else you post and I am happy to be your newest follower. Here's my blog if you want to check it out.
If you enjoy it, I'd love if you follow back ;)
xo, Abby

Angela @ MyPinkyToes said...

The sun is finally shining for me today, too! Gray skies give me such a headache!
Enjoy your sunshine and doggies!!!

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