New season. New paradigm shifts. New space to evolve.
Important insights and signs come on a daily basis ever since I started to reflect and meditate consistently. And almost every time - after a therapeutic mind & soul searching conversation with myself or my sister/ best friend - the bottom line is to trust your intention and heart. It is guiding you in the right direction.
Trusting yourself from deeeeep deep within is what makes you feel whole.
Living with that intention makes life way easier let me tell you. But it needs attention and a will power. Digging through your soul, accepting failure, breaking comfortable habits.
A new season carries within little seasons and cycles to which you can adapt and let go to.
Early summer for me means a whole lot more energy and desire to express. Creative juices are flowing, breath is flowing. Insights may seem to come faster and are adressed quickly and easy rather than slowly facing them or not facing them at all.
I tend to be a person who pushes away unpleasent tasks depending on my own cycles within any given bigger cycle. But as everything does, it changes. Thank god it does! And I am ok with it all being in a constant change. Day to day, season to season, year to year! And the bottom line here again is to trust and just flow. Surrender to the situation and letting it teach you lessons. Take them all, the good the bad. Reflecting is a powerful tool and can give you strength and energy to face situations. My life has shifted SO much. Beginning on a cellular level.
Contemplate the sublime within you.
Did you ever caught yourself saying 'I was acting strange, I have not been myself lately' -
Yes, congratulations on realising the truth. If you are not acting like yourself you feel disconnected, making decisions you would not have done otherwise.
Take this energetic season to flow as who you truly are! Trust your inner wisdom y'all.
A recent insight out of a conversation with my sister, was to simplify meals. Creating everything around it & the food itself lighter. Yes to lightness in anything.
So we came up with a weekly plan to prepare certain things, prepare for cravings / little time/ little energy/ limited budget. Which is an important lesson for me, as I like to spent a lot
Leaving you with these words for now & LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FOOD, shall we?
This is what vibrant healthy food on a budget and little time can look like. No kidding. And please do not be intimidated by the pretty looks as this dish is designed to be light and easy to squish it into our busy lifes. It is totally optional depending on your leftovers, taste and season. I thought about another way to use leftovers, than to just throw them in a bowl ( which I will do the other half of the week) but for now it's all about the wrap which is gluten free, light and crispy and oh-so pretty yellow from aaaalll the tumeric. IF you are lucky and have made a batch of lentils already, your only task is to prepare the wraps and quick pickled cukes & onions. Add some fresh herbs. And that's it. Easy, affordable and real YUM!
Leftover throw together lunch using
wraps - corn turmeric
a shelf staple - lentils
seasonal salad - arugula
quick pickled - cukes & onions
dressing - tahini harissa
seasonal fresh herbs - mint, basil, parsley
sauerkraut, leftover veggies ( optional)
Adjust to your liking and whatever you have at home/ the season/ market/ your garden offers!
I so hope this dish will make it on to your plate and your fork - giving you nourishment, happiness and saving you a little time/ money!
LENTILS IN CORN TURMERIC WRAPS w/ QUICK PICKLED CUCUMBER & ONIONS
Quick pickled cucumbers & onions
1 shallot or red onion
1 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp pink salt
1 tbsp harissa
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
one handful fresh herbs
Chop the cukes and onions in thin pieces and add them to a large mixing bowl. Juice the lemon and add it with salt and vinegar to the bowl. Stir with your hands until all veggies are covered. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes while preparing the wraps. Stir from time to time. Right before serving, add olive oil, harissa and tahini. Stir to combine. Top with fresh herbs.
Corn Turmeric Wraps
makes 9 wraps
1 cup corn flour
1 cup chickpea flour
2 tbsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 cups water
Preheat a pan, add the oil and cumin and let it roast for 2 minutes until fragrant. In the meantime
mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and add the cumin oil. Stir until combined, add more water if needed - it should be a liquid batter.
Add a few drops of oil to the pan, on medium to high heat fry about a 1/4 cup of the batter for 4-5 minutes. Quickly spread the batter with the back of a spoon, to make a thin pancake/wrap.
Continue with the rest, cover the finished wraps with a linen towel.
1 cup cooked lentils
veggie of your choice ( optional)
sauerkraut ( optional)
Wrap up as much as you like of each ingredient.
Lots of love flowing to you,