Month: March 2014

  Like a blank canvas, our future unwritten, awaiting the start of what will one day be a work of art. The choices we make cannot be erased, only built upon as each decision leaves a permanent mark along the path. The paintbrush we desperately try to control, altering our destiny.  No direction, no knowledge of the outcome, but hoping that we create something flawless. Each an artist, envisioning our own unique masterpiece. Our creation inevitably on display for the world becomes susceptible to judgment and criticism. We strive for perfection only to realize that the imperfections create the most beautiful paintings. Staring at the world around, comparing our own canvas to another’s, forgetting that we all have a different pallet within our reach. Each riveting colour resembling every concealed emotion. Each jagged and straight line indicating the chosen paths we’ve taken. Every faint stoke, every definite movement all slowly bringing the imperfectly blurred vision from within us of our goals and dreams into the tangible reality of our passion. A masterpiece – like no …

Red Bell Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 1 Red bell pepper 1/4 cup Cashews 1 cup water Watercress or other leafy greens Directions: Set oven on medium – low; bring water to a boil Blend red pepper and cashews in a food processor Once water is boiling for a couple minutes remove from the oven top and add the red pepper and cashews Let the soup sit for a minute and then transfer to a bowl Garnish with red pepper and watercress

Raspberry Kiwi Brownie Cake

yields: 8″ cake Ingredients: 3/4 cup Almonds 1 cup Dates 1/4- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 1 tsp. Chia seeds 1 cup Raspberries 3 Kiwi’s 1 tsp. Chia seeds Coconut flakes Optional sweetener: 1 tsp honey Instructions:  Blend almonds, dates, cocoa powder, (optional sweetener) in a food processor till brownie consistency forms Scoop the mixture into an 8″ pan and spread evenly Mash the raspberries in a bowl, add chia seeds and pour over the brownie mixture Mash the kiwi’s in another bowl and add on top of raspberry mixture Place in freezer for an hour Before serving place in fridge for 15minutes otherwise keep frozen Sprinkle coconut flakes as garnish