Thursday, June 28, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself,
To Stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best
Because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER!
It's my 2nd anniversary with SparkPeople and I have learned so much! Each day is a new day!
Monday, April 09, 2012
When making the decision to transition from the S.A.D to a raw foods lifestyle, what initially caused the most angst was the thought of having to give up desserts. I love desserts. I prefer to eat dessert as the main course, and then eat the rest of the food! As an avid baker, there is always something sweet to eat in my house.
After cleaning the pantry and fridge to get rid of the foods that I choose not to eat anymore, i.e. junk foods, white rice, white flour, butter, sugar, etc., I panicked since these included my baking essentials. I thought surely that I am setting myself up for failure, as there was no way I would stick to a lifestyle that did not include the occasional dessert.
Lo and behold and thanks to copious research, I stumbled across a plethora of websites, food preparation books, video blogs, information on SparkPeople, etc., which showcase raw desserts! Talk about being blown away by the creativity exhibited when making tasty sweet morsels out of the bounty of raw food!
Therefore, for Easter, I decided to take a stab at making my first raw dessert. I chose the Apple Pie recipe as it was the least intimidating and did not require dehydration. Below are the recipe and the picture of my pie!
Recipe by Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja, adapted by me
1 ¾ c almonds
1 TBSP almond oil
5 fresh dates
Pinch of nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 TBSP honey or agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 or 2 apples
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 vanilla bean
½ half lemon- divided
2 or 3 apples sliced
Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
Remainder of lemon juice
Finely chop the nuts in a food processor. Add to the nuts the oil, dates, spices, and salt. Mix. Add the sweetener and pulse to form dough. Spread the dough out on the bottom of a pie dish. Slice open and scrape the vanilla bean. Add to the food processor along with the other filling ingredients. Sprinkle filling with ¼ of the lemon juice. Blend thoroughly. Spread filling on top of the dough. Garnish by fanning the apple slices tossed with lemon juice on top of the filling. Sprinkle the cinnamon and nutmeg on top.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Exercise makes your body feel and look good! Every time I move I release those endorphins! Easier said then done some days. But the proof is in the being able to wear my favorite skirt without the aid of a binding girdle. It’s the little things in life that make it all worth while!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I am my own worst enemy when it comes to sticking with a plan of action. Insanity is truly doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. What causes me to lose the drive and motivation, and settle back into the comfortable rut that I so desperately try to get away from? Beats me.. So here I am once again, dusting myself off, and making a go at it. At least this time, I take ownership for my own foibles. The good news is that the distance between falling and getting up is shorter… Making headway!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
My boss sent this quote to me today. I do not know who made this statement, but I feel it truly reflects where my focus should be. I’ve found myself lately struggling with the past, and the what if’s, rather than focusing on the right now, today. Certainly cannot change what has already transpired, but definitely can move forward with a renewed sense of purpose to focus on the present.
Words are powerful, but actions create results. What will I do, be all talk and no action?
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