Rest. We all need it. Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually; we need rest. Winter is a time that nudges, and often forces us to pay attention to this need. Whether i allow myself an extra few minutes in bed when I awake, or stay meditating longer than usual, or stay home on a day off to create nourishing food, read and just simply listen to what my body needs, these are all forms of rest for me. I have been focused on raw food recipes more and more, as well as home juicing to nourish my mind, body and soul during this very important time in our cycle of the seasons. On this January afternoon I see sunshine, blue skies and breathe crisp, cold air as I write this post. This is an oddity for Portland, OR at this time of year, but it is what I have had the pleasure of experiencing for numerous days in a row now. I feel grateful and blessed. Enjoy the images of exploration both in nature and in my kitchen. Be Well!
Raw, Vegan, Carrot Cake with Spiced Cashew Cream Frosting
Frosty, Winter Silence
Raw Thai Wraps – Kale and Sunflower Seed Pate, Raisin Chutney, Carrot and Cabbage Sesame Slaw, Avocado, and mizuna microgreens with Collard Green Wrap
Immune Boost Juice – Carrot, Spinach, Ginger, Cucumber, Kale, Pineapple