Monday, April 11, 2011

Medicine! (For the soul)

Hey loves, how's it going? I hope you all had a wonderful monday and are experiencing a smooth transition into a new week. I just have to tell you, I had SO much fun last night! If you are into bluegrass/folk music or just a fan of GOOD music, you have to check out Elephant Revival! It was such a good show, such good energy, great musicians and beautiful vocals. I saw a bunch of sweet friends and GOT DOWN on the dance floor! It was needed. I love letting loose and allowing my body to flow. Music is such a great vehicle for creative expression and movement. It's medicine. :-) I say that about things a lot. I truly feel that way though. Yoga, dancing and chocolate are definitely a few forms of "medicine" for me :-)

Friends are also good medicine! Like this sweet one.

I love my Snelly <3 We're going to be taking a road trip on Friday down to So Cal to visit some friends. One of our best friend's has a little boy who is turning 1 year old! So, we're going down for the birthday celebration.

This morning I had a really delicious, pretty little breakfast.

A bowl of my Mega Omega Granola, coconut milk and some chopped strawberries and bananas.

This was a wonderful way to begin what turned into an awesome day! I did a little work this morning and some chores around the house, then I had a GREAT workout. (That's another thing that's totally medicinal for me!) Then (more medicine!) I worked out in the garden with Woody. I did a little planting in some of the garden beds and helped Woody prepare a big garden plot in the back of the yard to plant some more stuff in. We are going to have an abundance of homegrown veggies!

So, um, do you see that magical ray of sunshine shining directly from the sun into the garden plot? Yeah, I think that may be a good sign or something! It seems pretty auspicious to me!

After working in the garden, Woody and I made a delicious dinner together.

Slices of polenta fried in a pan with coconut oil, topped with sauteed onion, garlic, mushrooms, kale, pasta sauce, shredded goat cheese and garlic gold. This tasted gourmet, like something I would order at a fancy restaurant...only better! It is so gratifying to be able to make such tasty, healthy, wholesome meals. I am so thankful that I have a kitchen and the means to support my cooking and healthy lifestyle! Amen!

I baked some cookies today too (More medicine!! Haha :-)

Wow, those look pretty good, huh? I'll probably have to post the recipes for you tomorrow :-) Just FYI, those are globs of peanut butter in the center of those chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. YUM!

Tomorrow I'm planning on hitting up a yoga class in the morning followed by a training session with Gorden in the afternoon. I don't know what else is going to happen tomorrow but I'm sure it's going to be a beautiful day :-)

Lots of love and blessings to you, as always! I hope that you have an abundance of good "medicine" in your life as well!


Namaste gurl said...

It's really starting to SCARE me how alike we are! Shredded goat cheese (that's my favorite cheese my choice and likes :))? Yoga as medicine? Vegan baking? Kale? Organic veggies? Lots of coconut? I think we were really separated at birth.... NO lies :)

I really need to get around to baking a batch of your mega omega granola- that is after I get through the copious amounts of my other ones :) Looking forward to the cookie recipe! xoxo

Andrea said...

Congrats on deciding to grow a garden! It's a very smart thing to do and more people should really get into it, it feels good to be able to support yourself and grow your own food! :) Have an amazing day!

hayley said...

will you be my doctor?! i think i need your medicine ;) hehe ;)

Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh said...

oh my goodness your dinner (along with everything else) looks sooo amazing! I want to grow a garden SOOO bad! We don't have a yard though :( I would loooove fresh veggies!

Alissa @ Not Just Apples said...

homegrown veggies are the best! and there's nothing more relaxing or spirit-lifting than digging, planting and harvesting... it's wonderful!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, can i just say that you are like a ray of sunshine!!! i just love,love all your positivity, it is inspirational :)

Sonia said...

Aw man, I wish I could be digging into the ground and getting my garden plot ready for the seedlings. I have to settle for potting at my apartment. But gardening is a form of medicine for me. I just love playing in the earth and helping things grow :)

I like the sounds of Elephant Revival. I suggest Ten Mile Tide (San Francisco) and Red Weather (San Jose). Both are fun bands with bluegrass folksy feel to them. I always listen to TMT when driving up to Eureka.

Anonymous said...

Cookies= medicine is the best thing I have heard all day!

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