Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Honey PB Frosting

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Recipe for cake

1 cube unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup olive or grape seed oil
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup milk chocolate chips

In large bowl, beat together butter sugar and oil till creamy. Beat in eggs, butter milk, coffee and vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift and mix well together flour, cocoa, bkg soda, and salt.
Stir into wet mixture and gently mix. Gently fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Pour into oil-sprayed 9×13 pan.
Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean- done!

Allow to completely cool before frosting with…

Honey PB Frosting

0121 cube unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup all-natural Peanut butter
2 tbs organic honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 cups powder sugar

Beat all ingredients together until creamy and well blended

 

Italian Themed Dinner

We have decided to try an different ethnic dinner once a week. Our aim is to find recipes that are authentic, healthy, inexpensive and fairly easy to make. Our first dinner was Italian

Caprese

 CAPRESE

Italian soup

   VEGETARIAN FAGIOLI SOUP

Italian Fruit Tray

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 GREEN SALAD

August Morning Sunrise

August

“Inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic”

Good Morning! Welcome August!

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So Much Life to be Lived

095B~Photo taken at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Station

Migraine Mystery

No matter how much time and effort you put into elevating your vibrations, life will at times deal you some low-vibes. It is at these times we wait for the storm to pass, accepting and working through it the best we are able. This poem is born out of some severe migraines. I have learned through these times of tormenting pain, that migraines and other forms of pain have a root system that goes way beyond a physical affliction!

The MigraineThe Migraine

Red, orange, red- like lava slowly erupting;

Agonizingly painful, burning everything in its path.

It’s current sweeping over all, leaving nothing untouched.

“Hot” sounds it like ice melting in spring sunshine;

Lava embers sear, and when it cools, only rocks, barrenness and desolation remain.

My eyes pierce the dimly darkened night;

All is still when you can hear the hum of the fan.

Stiffly I crouch at the edge of my bed, while the night’s visions fade away into the fog.

Where is the little white miracle- washed down with water- that takes away all pain?

Will it work tonight?

Or will miracles cease to exist as I writhe under this merciless whip?

Lava burns it’s way through all defenses;

Pacing the four corners of my home, strength becomes a byword.

The judgments of this world show no empathy, as I wrestle to prove my presence in the now…

and my freedom from the relentless images of yesterday’s torture and heartache.

The world is like a vortex full of eyes that stare in wait;

 I hear a voiceless cry in the searing lava of tormenting pain.

“This too shall pass…yes, it will pass” 

But this moment feels eternal- when unbearable pain opens the locks, one by one,

into the heartache so tightly hidden away.

 

Wishes

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Up in the pine-scent mountains and down along the salty seasides you will find large seed-pods of nature fairies. Unlike the ones found in city, these beautiful mountain dandelions stand 2-3 feet high and are as big a round as a baseball.

To the unaware, they go almost unoticed. But to those who are alive to the magic of the universe, you can sense their call as you pass by, “Wishes! Wishes! Come tell us your wishes and we’ll make them come true!”

Gently I enfold a handful of these little white nature fairies into my palms and whisper my wishes to them; I blow them up and out onto the fragrant breezes. Dancing merrily in the winds, with the purpose of a secret mission, they disperse into the vast endless sky of possibility.

At the close of the day, a knowing smile etches it’s way across my sun-weathered face as I remember my fairy friends, radiant with the promise of sunlight!

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Showing off America’s colors with a high vibes fruit salad; Strawberries, blueberries and bananas are layered between….

Coconut Whipped Cream-
(recipe)
whip together to desired consistency:
2 14 oz cans of chilled full-fat coconut cream
57 drops of liquid vanilla Stevia
3-4 Tbs instant vanilla pudding

Happy Independence Day America!

Watermelon or Gatorade?

If you are looking to stay hydrated, you may want eat to your hearts content some sweet, juicy, icy cold WATERMELON!

Many people stock up on Gatorade to keep up their Electrolytes as they hydrate. Gatorade does provide salt, sodium citrate, and monopotassium phosphate.

But Gatorade also contains artificial dyes, preservatives, brominated vegetable oil and glycerol ester of wood rosin- all of which are unnatural for human consumption and can potentially be dangerous to the body if consumed in high doses.

Watermelon, will not only quench your thirst and hydrate your body, but it will provide electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, fiber and sustenance- for a great day.

In fact, fasting a day or two on nothing but watermelon- eating lots and lots of this beautiful red, luscious fruit will cleanse and revitalize you.

Try it!

Remember: Every step you take up that vibrational ladder has a ripple effect!

 

Full Moon Energy

Recharging my rocks, seashells and gemstones under the full moon tonight

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Preparing Crystals for the Full Moon

Tomorrow is the full moon and a good time to recharge your rocks and gemstones. Today I am preparing to put mine out by giving them a clean water bath. I have well-water, but if you live in the city, you may want to use bottled water to avoid exposure to the chlorine, fluoride and other inorganic substance within the city water.

Be sure your own energy is clean and your vibrations are good; you can do this by meditating and/or praying, putting on some mood-lifting music, bathing and applying essential oils, re-hydrating with plenty of clean water and making meals of fresh fruits and veggies.

I cleaned my kitchen sinks out with some baking-soda. Then I filled one side with fresh water. I added 1/4 tsp organic sea salt- not too much or it can damage some types of gemstones. I cut a sprig of leaves from my grape vine and rinsed and rinsed them in cool water and then added it to the sink of water. You can add a few drops of essential oil as well if you like.

Next, I rinsed my stones (and my seashells) in running tap water over the empty sink to rinse away any dust and dirt. A few of them I used a little eco-friendly liquid dish detergent on. I placed them all in the prepared sink of water, and put my hands inside the water to bless and charge it with peace, love and healing. They are soaking in there now. I will pull them out to dry in a couple of hours and tomorrow I’ll them arranged on a table to put under the full moon all night.

Stay tuned for more pictures and ideas!