• November 2014

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    Vegan Sweet Potato Salad

    This is a great recipe. I will be making this on Thanksgiving!

    Serves 6

    What You Need:
    4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon agave nectar
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
    1/4 cup dried cherries
    2 tablespoons pine nuts
    2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
    1 celery stalk, diced
    2 scallions, diced

    What You Do: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. In a medium-sized bowl, toss sweet potato with salt and 2 tablespoons oil. Spread potato in a single layer on baking sheet and roast for 60 to 70 minutes until potato starts to brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons oil, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, agave, lemon juice, pepper, and rosemary. In a medium-sized bowl, combine potatoes, dried cherries, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, celery, and scallion. Toss with dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy

    Amazing Almond Milk

    OMG! I am so in love with home made almond milk. A friend let me try her almond milk one day and I was immediately in love! The taste is impeccable! Below is how she made it!

    Soak 2 cups of raw (preferably organic) almonds in water overnight!

    The next day drain the almonds and add to a Vitamix or blender. Then add 5 cups of water! Blend for a few minutes, until almonds are broken down. Then pour milk in a nut milk bag and drain out almond pulp. Just keep squeezing the milk out of the bag into a bowl or pitcher. Chill in the refrigerator, you will never buy store bought almond milk again!

    Sandy

    Autumn Inspiration

    Here in New England, the trees know more about the seasons than we do, and delight in documenting our trip around the Sun. Summer’s green canopy sets its palette aflame in brilliant reds and golds, like a final celebration. As autumn progresses, tired branches drop their leaves and sleep until the delicate budding of spring.

    Seasons sing their notes proudly, then yield the stage to the next season’s song. We can believe in the balance of the cycle. Winter is necessary for us to circle around to a spring’s renewal.

    As a part of nature, I know these cycles run through my life too. My seasons change in succession. A peaceful emptiness sets the stage for rebirth, and growth leads to a bounteous harvest within. I don’t need to control the seasons to make them change. Like a tree, sometimes I can accomplish a great deal by doing nothing at all. I shift my weight toward a new place and know it will swing around. In time.

    Peace,

    Ignore Reality

    I know it is hard sometimes but you you just have to ignore what you call reality! I love the following quote!

    “You have sole ownership of your vision. And the Universe will give you what you want within your vision. What happens with most people is that they muddy their vision with “reality.” Their vision becomes full of not only what they want but what everybody else thinks about what they want, too. Your work is to clarify and purify your vision so that the vibration that you are offering can then be answered.” – Abraham Hicks

    Peace, Love & Happiness,

    Sandy