Friday, February 4, 2011

"Laugh because it is your purpose in life." - Yogi Bhajan

A friend of mine dreamt that we were having uncontrollable, teenager giggle fits and I hadn't told her about the dream I last posted about! So, LAUGHTER is in the air, it is the best medicine and even Yogiji says it is your purpose in life! In the daily practice in Cafe Gratitude's Abounding River Personal Logbook, one of the assignments is to laugh for 1 minute everyday. It feels ridiculous to start to laugh on purpose, but it is contagious and Yogi Bhajan also says "Fake it 'til you make it." On your mark...get set...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Raw Ranch Dressing

I dreamt last night that I was traveling with my soccer team and we went out to eat. I saw a teammate scraping cheese out of her salad dressing and off her pizza. I thought, "She must choose not to eat dairy like me," and I told her I would get her a vegan dressing, like an Italian vinaigrette. When I went up to order my salad, the clerk told me I would have to order a, a corn dog and 32 oz soda to access the salad bar. "Soda is actually more absorbable than coconut water," she added. I found this to be HILARIOUS and was doubled over in laughter for the rest of the evening! It felt so good to be shaking with laughter in dreamtime!

So, I thought I would share one of my favorite salad dressings today...

Raw Creamy Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup hemp seed
5 cloves garlic
1.5-2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp salt
--Blend all of the above ingredients thoroughly. Then add
1/3 cup olive oil-- and blend again.

Makes an amazing salad dressing and/or veggie dip. I also added it to shredded cabbage, grated carrots and a dash of goji berries for a delicious raw cole slaw!
Have FUN today!!