Gratitude

We feel the most alive, inspired, motivated, and fulfilled when we exist in a state of gratefulness. Happy Thanksgiving and may you feel all these wonderful things today. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ‚Β 

FullSizeRender.jpg

A Morning Offering

A Morning Offering

Β 

I bless the night that nourished my heart

To set the ghosts of longing free

Into the flow and figure of a dream

That went to harvest from the dark

Bread for the hunger no one sees.

Β 

All that is eternal in me

Welcomes the wonder of this day,

The field of brightness it creates

Offering time for each thing

To arise and illuminate.

Β 

I place on the altar of dawn:

The quiet loyalty of breath,

The tent of thought where I shelter,

Waves of desire I am shore to

And all beauty drawn to the eye.

Β 

May my mind come alive today

To the invisible geography

That invites me to new frontiers,

To break the dead shell of yesterdays,

To risk being disturbed and changed.

Β 

May I have the courage today

To live the life that I would love,

To postpone my dream no longer

But do at last what I came here for

And waste my heart on fear no more.

Β 

John O'Donohue from his book To Bless the Space Between Us. Β 

Pumpkin Sage

IMG_4421.JPG

Testing out a sage pumpkin soup recipe topped w roasted chickpeas, sautΓ©ed shiitake mushrooms and sage leaves, and roasted garlic spread on tuscan toast as a side. Going to make a few more tweaks than I think it will be πŸ‘ŒπŸŽƒπŸƒπŸπŸ‚

Gazpacho Soup

5 varieties of tomatoes blended with lemon juice, garlic, basil, scallions, s and p, red/green peps, EVOO, cukes, and 1/2 a habanero pepper πŸ’ƒfor a cool gazpacho soup. 😎 One of my favorite things about summer. πŸ…πŸŒžπŸ…πŸƒπŸ…

IMG_3930.JPG

Nicecream

Cooling off with some #nicecream after a morning of playing outside. πŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸŒžFrozen bananas blended with passion fruit, topped with strawbs πŸ“πŸ“and coconut 🌴 flakes.

Β 

IMG_3024.JPG

Curry and Sunsets

Dinner while we watch the sun set over the Rivanna River. πŸ™ŒπŸŒžπŸŒ… Base: rice, tofu, red lentils, potatoes. Veggies: broccoli, carrots,mushrooms, spinach, tomato paste, leeks, fresh garlic. Spices: curry, mustard seeds, S & P.

Β 

IMG_2978.JPG

Miso Soup

I've got a little concoction brewing on the stove for lunch today.😊πŸ₯„ 🍜Red miso paste, water, Korean rice cakes, nori sheets, and white beech mushrooms. πŸ„ Think I'll add a lil' TJ's green sauce πŸ‰ to spice it up a bit. πŸ’ƒπŸŒΆ

Β 

IMG_2449.JPG