2010/05/31

{Love Made} Organic Rubarb Vanilla Marmalade & more...



[all organic as always]

2-3 dl of newly peeled and chopped Rubarb
1 small sweet pear, chopped
1 sweet "unbleached" apricot, chopped in tiny pieces
Vanilla Seeds
Love
Small amount of water (1-2 tablespoons)

Stir all ingredients with Love at low heat until makes a marmalade. Taste to see if needing more sweetness (I didn't need any), if so - add some Agave Nectar.


I enjoyed this Rubarb-Vanilla-Marmalade with an Organic Coconut Cream* on toasted bread... yum!


*Ps: Ingredients for the Organic Coconut Cream...philadelphia cheese, lotsa coconut, mintleaves, some herbal salt and Love

Lovingkindness {with a meditation}



One of the benefits of creating well-being for yourself trough your mind is Lovingkindness.

Lovingkindness is a beautiful state of being. Some say it's our natural state, what happens naturally when we don't resist - when we let go to just Be.
It's the state where you feel Flow, where you feel at ease and calm. At ease with all being, all relationships and all situations around you. The feeling of "All is Well".

What I love to do is feeding my mind healthy ways of thinking and beautiful things to look at. Like I love to feed my body delicious and nutricious foods and drinks, my mind is equally feed trough the thoughts I think, the stuff I read and what I lay my eyes on.
As my body thrives on good fuel, so does my mind. And the reward is health, energy, joy and lovingkindness. A happy loving version of me.



30-day MEDITATION/AFFIRMATION

Turn off your phone etc.
Sit comfortably crosslegged on a folded blanket or in a chair. Make sure to be comfortable and sit with a straight spine. Lengthen your upper body, open your chest trough shrugging your shoulders up and back so your shoulderblades come closer together.
Let your palms come together infront of your heart and set an Intention for your practice or dedicate it to someone (it could be to yourself).
Then place your hands comfortably on your thighs or knees with palms up (receving mode). Keep your shoulders rolled back so your chest is open.
Close your eyes almost all the way, so you still can see your nose tip.
Take three deep breaths to then recite three times out loud:

"May I be filled with Lovingkindness
May I be radiating vibrant health
May I feel clearminded and at ease
May I feel joy and wake up each morning with a smile"

Then continue to recite quietly as long as you feel good about it. It could be 5 minutes or longer. Find the feeling place of this as you recite.

Close the meditation by taking a deep breath and then folding the palms together at your heart, feeling the difference in your state of mind and thank yourself for doing it.

Continue everyday for 30days and notice the difference in your daily state of being. Be easy and playful about it! Enjoy it!

Love and Light
J

Ps: The Rose in the picture is a gift and reminds me of the 1st Mother's Day of my life

2010/05/30

{Love Made} Raw Organic Crackers





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Improvised crackers (Inspiration from Javier Medvedovsky and Renee Voltaire)
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Ingredients:
Love, Flax Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Pumkin Seeds, Thai Spices, Basil, Thymes, Trocomare (Herbal Salt).. feel free to add whatever spices you feel like, like garlic and rosemary.. Renee uses chopped dry tomatoes.

Put all ingredients together and let them soak in some water to marinade for a few hours. The flax seeds will make the added water "thick" and that will keep the whole thing together after drying.
When thick - spread it out with love and let dry at the lowest temperature in the regular oven over night (if you don't have the "Raw Food Oven").
Make sure it's dry before making them into cracker size. And the "left overs" can be sprinkled over any salad, sandwich or pasta..

Enjoy with avocado, your favourite spread or natural!


Ps. Javier uses raw crackers to make many delicious things, like "raw burgers" with cashew-cheese, gucamole, lettuce and tomatoes..yum..

Playfulness


Isn't it great when you feel playful and filled with inspiration? Thats the spirit to make anything a joyous experience.

A couple of years ago I stumbled across a Satsang* by a Swami* who said that life is like a game. And by that time I had heard it before more than once, but that day it clicked somehow. It made me feel more alive resonating deep inside of me.

I thought about it again, recently.
What if life really is a Game? What if this reality that seems and feels so extreamly Real, is like a computer game? A game that ends with a Game Over on a Screen and can be restarted again - eternally. You just choose a caracter and then go for whatever happens to it. And the game is so well made that you forget it isn't really Real... Wouldn't that be awesome? Wouldn't that make you fall head over heals in love with the Universe?!

I love how that kind of thoughts make me feel free and safe. Free and fearless. Vibrantly alive and energetic. The feeling of having space for playfulness, leaving the stiff fearbased seriousness behind. Satisfied with where I am and knowing that I can do anything I'd set my mind to.

I want to live a rich and joyous life, a life that feels good deep within. A life filled with spontaneous song, dance and celebration. Enjoying each moment and diving into every new adventure with an eager and open mind.

J

* Simplified meanings of
Satsang: Q & A with a Master teacher
Swami: a title given in some yoga traditions to someone who has mastery over his own mind

2010/05/29

{Love Made} Raw Organic Yummy Bites I & II


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Improvised
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Version I
Mix almonds (some of them roasted for taste), walnuts, tasty dried apricots (soaked before mixing) and cacao. Then add some flax seed and some sultanas. Shape them with love and add roasted sesame seeds as topping

Version II
Mix walnuts, almonds, cacao, cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla seeds until it all turns into a pretty dry dough.
Then add agave nectar to sweeten and to make the dough manageable, taste to make sure to be satisfied with the resaults. Shape them with love and add topping/decoration if inspired to (for ex. goji berries, coconut, roasted sesame seeds)

...enjoy your delicious and nourishing treat

Go Happy Mind Go




Time and time again I get reminded of how my life acctually has changed.

Some time ago I decided to make an intent. I decided that I wanted to be able to feel good no matter what happened to me or around me. It started as an experiment. Curious about the mind as I am, it felt exciting to see if it would be possible. And now I'm experimenting with how far it can be stretched.

I love my life more and more everyday and I owe it to this decision. The intent of stretching my mind into loving myself fully and to choose happy thoughts predominantly. Thoughts of well-being, unconditional love, freedom, joy, bliss and contentment.

It is exhilirating to feel good everyday, "without reason".

This Blog is a Celebration of this new joyous life and created out of pure inspiration <3

J

Ps. Thanks to my precious friend Elli Eisenhauer happy memories are brought back trough this photo