Spiritual Nourishment

Late Summer

This seasons is short, nonetheless it is a time of great changes, the transition to Autumn. This period of time has some aspects of all seasons and often the weather can be very changeable. During this transitional period it’s important to stay grounded and centered. Because at this time our Mother Earth is most fertile,… Read More Late Summer

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Summer

Growth and Maturation This seasons begins around June 21st with the summer solstice, when the sun is at its northernmost position relative to Earth. The sun is considered yang as it gives energy, causes action, and outward movement, thus creating a hot and dry climate. It is important to get outdoor activities and much solar… Read More Summer

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Quinoa Matcha Bars

One of our staples at home for its many nutritious facts, is quinoa. A goosefoot found in the Andes, where it was widely cultivated for its edible starchy seeds before the introduction of Old World grains. Chenopodium quinoa, a flowering plant in the amaranth family, is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop… Read More Quinoa Matcha Bars

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Blowing to Meditate

“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.”   Thich Nhat Hanh In this nomadic path which started in Asia, meditation found me in a group called a Sangha, which is a community of people practicing the dharma together in order to collectively cultivate and foster awareness. The essence of a sangha is understanding, acceptance, harmony… Read More Blowing to Meditate

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Rainbow Sunomono

The term Sunomono refers to a range of vinegar-based Japanese foods and dishes. In Japanese, “su” means vinegar. In this culture, the tradition in dishes, especially seafood or vegetable, are usually coated in a vinegar dressing. Often times, sunomono refers to Japanese foods that are side dishes to a meal and accompany other Japanese plates. We need to remember that in… Read More Rainbow Sunomono

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Grounding

The Earth is music for those who listen The Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines grounding as the “training or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge”.  In holistic terms grounding refers to the spiritual action of centering our souls within our bodies, and establishing connections with Mother Earth, with the energy of this powerful habitat where… Read More Grounding

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The Camera & Me

While taking a course on Design and Development of Educational Technology, I was asked on the last assignment to write about a key event/experience from my childhood where a technology helped me learn. After many thoughts scattered through my mind, realizing the limited technology in the 80’s, I remember the camera. A very important element to my dad,… Read More The Camera & Me

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Hazy Allergies

Defeating Seasonal Allergies No matter where we are, we get them. It could be pollen, dust, and now pollution. I suffered through terrible Cider Fever in Austin, Texas. I was sick for over 4 months out the year during the Winter and especially through the Spring. I thought moving away I could defeat this natural… Read More Hazy Allergies

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Spring

The Beginning… This is the “cleaning” season, the time when everything is reborn and restored. We bloom to be later nurtured by the summer. The beginning of Spring is March 21, the time of Spring equinox when day equals night. For the next 6 months the sun and the yang principle will be dominating our… Read More Spring

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50 Shades of Kale

I crossed the garden of Kale in one of my raw cooking classes. What was this beautiful, crispy and strong vegetable? This magnificent plant is a member of the cabbage family, related also to broccoli, cauliflower and collard greens. There are different types and its colours vary from shades of green to purple. Its texture can… Read More 50 Shades of Kale

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The Purest Salt

From the great Himalayan Mountain, which stretches across Asia, we are blessed to get the most nurturing salt, PINK salt. Millions of years ago, crystallized sea salt beds were covered by lava. This process kept the salt in a pristine environment. As lava covered the salt formations, it protected these from modern-day pollutions. Suffice to… Read More The Purest Salt

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Raw Foodism

We think it’s a trend, perhaps it’s in fashion, but Raw foodism traces back to the late 1800s, when Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a doctor, discovered he could cure his own jaundice by eating raw apples. He then began a series of experiments testing the effects of raw food on human health, and the diet has continued to evolve.… Read More Raw Foodism

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Lychee Ceviche

In Colombia seafood Ceviche is a very typical dish. One of my favourite ones. For those who are not fans of raw fish or seafood, maybe allergies, this is a great vegan option. If you are in Asia, longan is a great option other than lychee. Which by the way children love for their sweetness.… Read More Lychee Ceviche

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Zucchini-Chilled Soup

I had no idea it was a fruit! Zucchini, also called courgette, has its origin in America and it comes in a scheme of yellow, light green or green colors. It is considered a summer squash and resembles a ridged cucumber with numerous tiny seeds. All parts of this fruit is edible and delicious. This large squash is produced… Read More Zucchini-Chilled Soup