What is this meditation thing all about?

A clever little video from Andy Puddicomb, author of The Headspace Diet, and mindful mind behind Headspace


P is for (arm) Pits

I’ve been looking for an organic deodorant that jives with my body for some time now. I stumbled across this wonderful and easy recipe, and have been making it weekly. Small batches of about a tablespoon are best to prevent it from getting too dry. Plus, this is another way to use vintage tins or repurpose small containers.


O is for Open

Open is more than a description for an expanse or to be receptive (ex. I’m open to new ideas).

To be open is to be unconcealed. To be open is to reveal.
Open is disencumbered. Open is clear.

To be open is to allow for the presence of something.
Open meets presence and allows it be what it is.

N is also for Nut Crackers

I’ve been making nut milk consistently, and saving the nut grounds. I was determined not to let them go to waste. If you give them a really good squeeze during the milk making process they should be dry enough to use in most recipes. But, on more than one occasion, I ran out of cheesecloth and had wet grounds. Dry or wet, making grain free crackers is always an option!

Gourmand in the kitchen has a great recipe. They are also so versatile: I’ve added pepper, swapped sesame seeds for hemp, and used different kinds of ground nuts (always from my milk). Most importantly: I’ve had to double the recipe because I eat them up so quickly!


N is for Nut Milk

Nut milk is a wonderful alternative to cow’s milk, goat’s milk, soy milk, or rice milk. You can use nearly any nut: almond, cashew, brazil nut, hazelnut, etc. Just soak, rinse, blend, and drain! For a detailed tutorial visit My New Roots.

<a href="//www.vimeo.com/27840577 w=500&h=281] ;Ny New Roots also made this adorable little video that takes you through each step. Watch, dance, giggle, and make!


M is for Microgreens

Microgreens are a wonderful addition to any salad or sandwich. They add a nice crunch, rich flavour, and are full of vitamins. That’s three reasons to love them!

I typically buy microgreens at my local organic grocer. But,I was inspired by Livia Sweets post to try growing my own, and to plant them in vintage tins! Not only do I love, and have too many, tins, but I also love having ways of using them!

My version:
I especially love practical ways of re-using them that brighten up my space, and produce delicious treats.

Livia’s tutorial is simple, and is really quick.

Livia’s inspiring original: