Friday, December 20, 2013
We're off on vacations tomorrow. This is my last post of the year. It's been a wonderful year of learning, sharing with my dear people and creating.
LOVE- PEACE- HEALTH- ABUNDANCE- HAPPINESS- CREATIVITY- BEAUTY- WISDOM-HARMONY- LAUGHTER- HAPPY HEARTS- GRATITUDE
Those are the words for this upcoming year. For me and for all of you.
These are more than a wish. They're a fact! Right here, right now, for all of us.
Cheers and Amen!
Deep thanks from the bottom of my heart...and more please :)
Posted by Melina at 10:42 AM
Friday, December 13, 2013
M was here and we had a blast working, enjoying each other company and experimenting with food.
She taught me how to make cheese from sunflower seeds. Squeeze, shape and voila!
Enjoy with a coat of sesame + Himalayan salt mix powder. And looks pretty too!
Then she showed me how to make sunflower+almond+coconut milk. Very easy and beyond delicious. You can enjoy this milk with coffee and better yet in smoothies with fruit (so you don't apply heat and kill the nutrients)
This milk makes me very happy because for a long time I've been avoiding giving milk to the boys knowing that cow milk is of very little nutritional value and cause of mucus. With this one I'll be able to offer them a great alternative. (While they didn't like it alone, it passed the test in a smoothie). Hurray for seeds milk and for my new blender! Such a source of joy- I can't believe I've gone so far without one.
With the remaining solids after the milk is drained, you get this amazing "bagazo". A healthy ground mix of almond, sunflower and coconut that, together with fruit and honey made a 5 stars breakfast - Pablo approved with delight- what's not to love in it! And nothing is waisted.
So I'm amazed and grateful for all this new knowledge. I feel great bringing healthy food to my family and already planning variations to these using other seeds (I'm trying cashew cheese and walnut milk soon)
Posted by Melina at 1:59 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Today, and with the help of my friend Mariana, we sent away the last batch of Christmas orders.
A few more in line to be dispatched rush free and to arrive after the Holidays. It feels great to be over the Holiday Rush. I could have extended my order schedule and still be (kind of) OK but I wanted to play it safe and to have a respite for other things going on. The end of school year, with its open classes, concerts, and events of all sorts. The visit of our dearest friends from Canada who are staying with us for a night or two. A small trip to the countryside to celebrate Oli's B-day and in another week, going out on vacations.
I went with a good advice I once heard: get MORE help that you think you need...and it worked like a charm :)
Posted by Melina at 10:29 AM