Orange you glad my blog is back up and running. I am. And I'm truly thankful that you are taking the time to read and I'm sending you all lots of love and best wishes. I know that knock knock jokes are a little childish, but now that my computer is back up and running...I feel as happy as a little kid on Christmas morning. I won't bore you with all the details...but let's just say all is right in my world.
Now back to the orange....I woke up the other day craving citrus...aren't you glad you know that? Something about a juicy orange is getting me out of bed in the morning to have some fruit. I love how your body just sends you gentle signals of what it needs at just the right time.
Since spring is in full swing...I've been reading and planning recipes about what spring represents. Spring is when seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around.
Even in this city...signs of spring are blooming.
This is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenation for overall health and well-being.
Clearing out the old and making room for all the goodness of what a fresh new spring has to offer. If you're like me, you might be having a hard time adjusting and you might feel a little distracted or out of sorts. It's totally normal, give yourself time to transition into a new season one step at a time.
While my computer was down...we celebrated Easter with friends and family. I hosted an Easter brunch which was so nice and peaceful. I made Paula Deen's 'not so healthy' french toast casserole. It was so delicious and easy to make. Try it one of these days, it will be a huge hit at your next breakfast party!
I also found myself in the kitchen experimenting with some new recipes, trying to add more greens (spring is when the earth turns green...so you need to be eating yours) and cleansing juices like celery, cucumber and lemon. I also have been eating lots of delicious foods like...
roasted brussel sprouts with sea salt
'clean out my vegetable bin' side salad
Avocado, cucumber and pepper sandwich on toasted sprouted sesame Ezekiel bread...can I get a yum!! YUM!!
And finally, still working on a new spring salad with leeks, chickpeas, fresh thyme, asparagus, peppers and carrot. Recipe coming soon.
And we can't forget the vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies I made for my nephew Jack. He had a construction theme birthday party so I made cookies and loaded them up in a big toy truck! We made jokes about 'wide loads' the whole ride to their house....thanks cousin Susan for holding on to this tempting load of cookies and making sure they arrived perfect for the party.
This spring I feel grateful for all the new opportunities that are blossoming in my life. I appreciate each day with a fresh attitude and pure joy in my heart. We say good bye to winter's darkness and embrace the promise of spring. The renewal of earth and new life can awakening within each of us.
I hope this spring you feel a beautiful sense of renewal and growth. Stretch yourself to new heights and reach for the warm sun. You're so worth it. Thanks for taking the time to check in and read.
Have a wonderful week. Be well.