i love tuesdays

April 22, 2009 at 4:13 am 3 comments

Today, Natalie and I took all of the kids to California, at least that’s what she told them as they rode over here to spend the day by the pool.

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Our Tuesdays together feel like the village, raising our children in community, many needs being met all at once…play, fun, nourishment, connection, movement, discovery, nature, belonging, understanding.

Even at the end of a long day in the sun, when the witching hour caught us off-guard (kitchen disaster, potatoes boiling over, wild play in the living room including large ball being thrown and tackle, tears, negotiating toys to stay and toys to go, distraught feelings about their departure), there was lightness and ease. Trusting that everything will always work out is a vibration worth practicing for our own sake, and as a model for our children.

The moment I let go of it, was the moment I got more than I could handle.
The moment I jumped off of it, was the moment that I touched down.

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Oh, and we also shared our ‘easy’ recipes with each other and I thought you might have some too. You know, there ought to be a cookbook for full-time parents with recipes that have a little prep for 7-9 am, then a little assembly mid-afternoon, then NOTHING more to do during the late afternoon crazy-time, don’t you think?

Well, here is a hummus recipe that I LOVE. It’s from the Rebar cookbook which is one of my favorite restaurants in Victoria, BC

1/4 canola oil
1 inch piece ginger
1-19ou can of chickpeas
lime
1 tsp salt
2 garlic clobes
1/4 cup cashews, roasted
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
Blend and savour!

Please share any recipes that you love in the comments below.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Theresa  |  April 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Oooh! I need that cookbook, if you ever put it together. Or maybe a magic machine that would prepare it all. That might be better 😉

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  • 2. Hannah  |  April 22, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Let’s see…
    Green smoothies are really easy and pack in great nutrition (can also freeze them in the popcicle molds).
    For some amazing lemon poppy seed muffins go to http://www.elanaspantry.com/lemon-poppy-seed-muffins/ they are made with coconut flour, are gluten free and loaded with protein and fiber (but not sugar!) they whip up real quick!

    As I am trying to stick to an all raw diet, I love this “oatmeal” (as my daughter calls it); chia seeds, oat groats, sunflower seeds, goji berries, dried cranberries and currants, hemp seeds, etc I like to mix in some fresh fruit, like diced strawberries, and honey. Just mix with whatever liquid you like, water, milk, juice and let sit 5-10 minutes for the chia seeds to gel. so easy, hearty, and so good for you!

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    • 3. klaroche  |  April 23, 2009 at 12:40 am

      yum! how is the raw eating going? do you pre-soak the oat groats? i’ve never even heard of chia seeds. so fun!

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