Primitive Dolls & Sweet Nothings
*Snippets from my life*
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I've been off on a new trail these past 5 weeks. I needed to make some changes, lots of big ones, in my life. One change is my eating choices. I decided to try the vegan path for a while and see what kind of changes that will bring about for my body, mind, and spirit. It takes a lot of thinking to make a change in how you look at and use food. One change is the loss of 18 pounds. My brain fog is gone. I feel great...but that could be because spring is just days away. Oh happy day. I am finding that you can eat healthy and enjoy the food you are eating. Quinoa is a tiny grain that is packed with goodness. Today for breakfast I had 1/2 cup of quinoa (pronounced keenwah) with 1/2 cup of soymilk that I had blended 3 strawberries into. YUM..serious. I have also learned to make these delicious cookies that are totally healthy (as long as you use organic ingredients.) To get started you need to soak two cups of nuts for a day or two ( I use 1 c. almonds and I take the skins off after soaking. If the skins are difficult I blanch them for just a few seconds and then the skins pop right off. I use walnuts for the other cup. After they are soaked they need to be drained. OK so now you need to get your food processor with the s blade and put your 2 cups of nuts, one cup of raisins, 1 teaspoon Vanilla flavoring, + one teaspoon orange flavoring (or any flavoring you like)+ 1 tablespoon organic cocoa. (I have also used carob) Mix this in the processor until it forms into a dough ball. Take it by the tablespoonful and roll it into balls , then roll those in dried shredded coconut. Store in the refrigerator. ENJOY!
I live in a postcard picture in Montana and I love walks in the woods, floating down rivers, finding old things, making new things out of them, sewing, swimming, praying, praying more, growing flowers outside, painting stuff, laughing with girlfriends, snowshoeing and X-country skiing, baking and eating what I bake, dieting...always dieting