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!

[photo courtesy of the canadian working class in solidarity with the postal strike!]



happy monday all!

hope your week has started in the right way. for me, today was the ending of three things: an audiobook i borrowed from the library (the sappy “a year of pleasures” by elizabeth berg), the sci-fi series firefly (which has been a fun distraction apart from the complete lack of people of color in their vision of the future), and the life-of-a-polygamous-family favorite big love (which ended in a way that made me sooo upset).

ok, on with the virtual goodies!


fit sugar posted 11 ways to get healthy fats in your diet which, as a former all-fats-are-bad-fats crazed gal, i thought was great.


i know it’s not “holiday time” but this recipe for vegan holiday creme brulee looks so good, i just might have an “x-mas in july” dinner!


these blueberry-mulberry cupcakes are not only gluten-free + vegan but are RAW! they look awesome and this recipe is from a dash of compassion, one of my favorite vegan blogs.


health posted five ways to relax in 60 seconds. journaling keeps coming up this week for me so i am going to try to get back in the writing groove ASAP.


and i will leave you with a recipe for frozen banana bars that is going to make my summer super sweet 🙂


have a great week!