Motivational Monday!

Hello and happy Monday readers!

How was your weekend? This past week has been a whirlwind of emotion, excitement and deep discovery. My work conference was fantastic. We spent time healing, learning, crying, laughing and LOTS of dancing! Being in the sunny L.A. area definitely didn’t hurt either 🙂

I was then at my intensive for school this past weekend which was wonderful. We were trained in Ayurvedic nutrition and oh wow, there is still so much to learn!

Luckily, I have today off so I am just relaxing, catching up on emails, processing everything that I have learned and counting my blessings.

Onto the web treasury!

These honey ginger and peach chocolate fudge bars from Nouveau Raw look SO AMAZING.

Bay Area Bites posted the recipe to the beloved lavender mojito from The Girl and The Fig’s menu. What a perfect summer drink! Now, if you are a teetotaler like myself, substitute the rum with more club soda and you are ready to go.

This raw pecan porridge from Vixi is super delicious and perfect for pacifying pitta during these hot months.

This matcha watermelon shake from Healthy Happy Life is another great way to cool off this season. How yummy!

And I will leave you with a quote from Ram Dass:

“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion – and where it isn’t, that is where my work lies.”

Have a wonderful week!

[incredible mixed media from Rebecca Artemisa]

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Motivational Mondays! (a little late…)

Hello friends! Hope your week is off to a great start. Today is my day off, so I have been getting things done (including listening to a lecture on “getting things done”) and finally getting around to planting seeds for some inside germination! I cannot wait to watch these little babies grow and then transplant them to the big outdoors.

Here is what has caught my eye lately:

My New Roots (one of my favorite food blogs) posted these amazing quinoa sushi rolls with a great (and super simple) way to make pickled ginger without all the refined sugar!

The DIY floral projects over at Design Sponge are simply adorable and make me want to deck my house with flowers. Now, if only my kitty didn’t eat them all day…

Vegansaurus wrote about the lack of transparency with where Clif bars source their chocolate and how that is very likely related to the slavery-produced chocolate that is so prevalent in our grocery goods. Check it out and read more about why fair-trade products (especially chocolate) are so important.

Even though these raw chocolate coconut, ginger and goji fudge bites aren’t quite for this season (and I know I will probably get reprimanded by the queen of seasonal treats Rebel Grrl Kitchen), these were too cute not to post! The Alkaline Sisters always have such great recipes and beautiful photography.

I try not to post many recipes from Oh She Glows, since I know that almost all of my readers are in love with Angela as much as I am. But this time, I couldn’t resist posting these amazing peanut butter cups! As someone who really misses Reese’s, these are a godsend.

[image of new york by sandra juto]