Sunday, September 13, 2009

25 Things I want to do before I die

1. Travel (everywhere)
2. Scuba diving
3. Surfing
4. Swim with the Dolphins
5. Visit a volcano
6. Japanese Tea Ceremony
7. Write a book
8. Visit an ashram in India
9. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
10. Oktoberfest in Germany
11. Pyramids in Egypt
12. Stonehenge
13. Go skinnydipping
14. See the Northern Lights
15. Get Professionally Certified
16. Take a photography class
17. Go to school for Art, Herbal Medicine, or Cooking
18. Be interviewed on TV
19. Go to a retreat
20. Design and build my dream house
21. Learn to meditate
22. Learn French
23. Visit every state
24. Read all the books on my to-read list
25. Be successfully self-employed

Sunday, September 6, 2009

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Food


Boy, I've been MIA for over a month! Sorry guys. Most of my creative energies have been put into cooking lately. Cold melon soup, lemonade blueberry popsicles, stuffed peppers, quinoa custard, cranberry almond scones. . .
I've also been developing my Powerhouse recipes. Recipes that have three or more so-called superfoods. Now there is no definitive guide as to what a superfood is. But there are sources all over the internet and here is what I've found: bananas, blackcurrants, goji berries, cacao, blueberries, raspberries, acai, yacon root, watercress, papaya, soy, flax seed, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, oranges, spinach, tomatoes, walnuts, sea vegetables, avocado, salmon, green tea, beans, oats, turkey, pumpkin, yogurt, mangosteen, chia seeds, quinoa, and pomegranate. Some of these you've probably never heard of. But most are available at your natural food store. And I've been developing recipes, some with eight or more superfoods!
What makes it a superfood? Foods with an especially high phytonutrient content. So lots of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other properties that we may not even completely understand like disease fighting, fertility, and weightloss. For example, chia seeds are high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and studies show that it slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar in your body. That effectively lowers the Glycemic Index of any food that you eat with the chia seeds!
I have a couple ideas for art in the works, so hopefully I'll be posting something a little more visually stimulating soon!