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!