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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Serenity...

The water is your friend.
You don't have to fight with the water,
just share the same spirit
as the water,
and it will help you move.
~Aleksandr Popov~

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful {things I love} Thursday...

To help deal with the hot, humid weather we've been experiencing this Summer,
we've kept our meals light.  Curried couscous salad , hummus on crisp bread with fresh sliced tomatoes and cucumber is quick and easy to prepare, delicious and good for you ♥
It's so versatile that you can throw in anything you like.
It makes a wonderful lunch, and for more of a  dinner I add a cup of chickpeas and hard boiled egg.
 1 cup of whole wheat couscous (cook according to package directions)
1/4 small head red cabbage, julienned
1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
handful of dried cranberries (or raisins)
handful of cashews
*Fluff couscous with a fork.  Add cabbage, spinach, cranberries and cashews and toss.
Dressing
1 1/2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 TBSP curry powder
salt & pepper to taste
*Mix and pour dressing over salad.  Toss and serve warm.
Serves 2 dinner or 4 lunch.
The greatest delight
the fields and woods minister
is the suggestion of an occult relation
between man  and the vegetable.
I am not alone
and unacknowledged.
They nod to me
and I
to them.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
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I am Thankful to live within walking distance to a wonderful Farmer's Market where we can pick up ingredients for dinner ♥

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Texture Tuesdays ...

Smile
Breathe
and
go
slowly
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
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I have been repeating this gentle mantra  today ...
another sweltering hot day   with tiny teases here and there of  (much needed) rain which  came  sporadically.
It's 102 degrees with the humidity at the moment (half past 6 in the evening)   "cooled down" from the 105 we had this afternoon!! 
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Joining in with Texture Tuesdays today.
Kim Klassen Textures: Sunkissed & Music Lovin'