Motivational Monday! (on a Tuesday)

Hello there friends!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Things have been quite busy around here with work, school and…another cleanse! Yes, I am doing another detox right now and finally convinced my husband to do it with me! Since he is a meat-loving kind of guy, I am really happy and excited for him and his detoxing journey. We are doing a combination of the Clean program from Dr. Junger, Cris Karr’s Crazy Sexy Diet cleanse and the Detox with the Doctor program I did in January. In Ayurveda, spring is the best time to do a cleanse, since Kapha is growing and we are accumulating so much mucus, ama and all around yuckiness in our bodies so what better time to start?  We are on the 7th day today which means only two more weeks…huzzah!

Onto what has caught my attention lately:

This asparagus with maple tahini sauce recipe is an oldie but oh boy, is it tasty! As always, the Gluten-Free Goddess delivers deliciousness.

This type of mix isn’t usually my thing, but for all my dance-y readers out there, this mixtape from Peaking Lights just might do the trick.

These almond brown rice balls from 101 Cookbooks not only look super cute, but are perfect for a take-along snack during your next road trip.

This video interviews the main woman artist behind Kabul’s first graffiti wall.

And I will leave you with something truly beautiful: a raw cherry and cacao mousse cake! The First Mess is one of my new favorite blogs (found via The Rebel Grrl Kitchen) and I am so excited to make almost everything on it! Since this recipe is time (and money) intensive, I am thinking of trying this as a mousse-only dessert for the weekend. YUM.

Have a great one 🙂

[beautiful Irish countryside photo from Edward Dullard]

motivational mondays! and a quick revue!

hello friends,

this past weekend was quite stressful so i wasn’t able to post my revue. i thought today i might share a few pictures from the weekend and also my weekly inspirational internet finds…

i have finally gotten back into making salads! i am quite reluctant to eat raw greens (especially for a health nut such as myself) so i am excited to get back into making interesting combinations and delicious dressings. i plan on writing a post about salads sometime soon…

i saw this posted on a mural wall in san francisco’s mission neighborhood (an area which has endured heartbreaking gentrification) and it reminded me of the importance of art in radical politics.

i was feeling frazzled so my husband and i met a friend at a show. we saw cover bands for the cure and the smiths and we had a blast. my arms were seriously sore from dancing all night!

now on to what has caught my attention recently:

the wellness warrior (can she do no wrong?) posted two great articles: one on the dangers of agave syrup (which i honestly didn’t want to read since i love putting agave in things but boy, am i glad i did) and the case against white bread (which is already not allowed in my house but a good read nonetheless.)

lately, i have been snatching up asparagus at the farmer’s market every chance i get so this recipe from urban vegan is definitely on my list this week.

the deer-vehicle collision survivors support group , a short story by porochista khakpour is beautiful. and heartbreaking.

a friend of a friend made this video about the place for blogging and web-based community-building in the world of expressive art therapy.

and last but not least, how could i NOT post vegan+gluten free+raw mallomars? seriously! the girls over at pure2raw did it again in the most delicious way.

hope you have a wonderful week!