Friday, June 21, 2013

Solstice Solar Juice

The solstice is the day that the sun sits in his highest palace in the heavens.  It's a day to celebrate the summer and the blessings of the solar energy with dance, food, energy work and meditation, song and music, art, and sun gazing.

Here is a Solar Solstice Elixir featuring vibrant red, orange, and gold tones to ignite, cleanse, and empower the blood, life force, first three Chakras (Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus) and the consciousness and power of the physical body as well.

(Rough guide.  Be creative and work with the foods and colors you already have on hand.)

Life Blood red BEETS
Spicy fire GINGER ROOT
Powder gold TURMERIC

I added POMEGRANATE JUICE and fresh ROSE WATER and CHAMOMILE for sweetness and a balancing feminine touch.

Now go find a spot under the Solstice Sun and drink up your elixir and the Suns rays.
Happy Solstice everyone.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Co-Creative Process

A day in the page of my sketchbook:

I can feel it happening. "And when you feel it happening,  let it happen.  Become that process and enjoy that process.  Give in."
Original artwork and quote by Laura Weber

Friday, June 14, 2013

Chocolate Butterballs

Chocolate Butterballs

I'm trying to adhere to an elimination diet with no gluten, no dairy(except organic butter), no red meat and no eggs for at least a month and that means if I get the munchies I can eat basically nothing from the store.  At 3am-ish I got everything I had out that was in the sweet and delicious category, mixed it up, rolled it into balls, tossed it in a coating and stuck it in the oven with some pieces of a chocolate to melt on top.  And it turned out really good!  

I mixed together:

Crushed walnuts (or any nuts)
Peanut butter
Cream of coconut
Crushed rice cereal
Honey (*could use blue agave or maple syrup to make vegan)
Melted butter (*could use coconut oil or other oil to make vegan)
Vanilla extract
Coconut flakes
A little almond milk if it gets too thick

Then basically just mix it until it's thick enough to form balls that can hold up relatively on their own.

Then I tossed it in a mixture of cinnamon,  raw sugar, and amaranth flour and cocoa powder and put it in the oven for awhile, then sprinkle the coconut flakes onto the chocolate when it's halfway. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh :)

There are so many good ideas I have for this recipe. I think next week I'm going to adapt it and make a pie crust for some berry tarts.  Or do something similar to the idea above but with pecans, walnuts, maple syrup, and delicious stuff like that.  I realized greedy decadent foods aren't exclusive to the no-no food groups.  You can still be greedy as a vegan, vegetarian, or anything in between. :D

Used the leftover chocolate in the pot and made almond milk hot chocolate.  Because it's the middle of June and still cold in NYC. -___-

And all God's people said amen.