hi friends...hope this finds you all very well and full of joy...i am back from my week long vacation...and i am more than relaxed and happy...we had so much fun...(jackson, john and moi)...we were so lucky to be graced with nothing but sunshine the entire week (except friday, i thought winter was back to haunt me)...my vacation was definitely action packed...i golfed (and i golfed well)...i rode on the back of a jet ski...and tipped both john and i into the lake (which was so much fun)...i swam...i danced and sang to the mama mia soundtrack...(on my list of things to buy this week)...i visited an amazing local health store with so many vegan options...that totally made my day in itself...and again i have to mention, i am so blessed to be able to spend time away with family...and even more blessed to have been graced by the warmth of the sun each and every day...and, i have to say for the record, jackson is the world's greatest pup...i am so utterly proud of my fur baby, he was just so incredibly well behaved...and he is such a fish...he and i swam together and it was such a fun fun time...
i was slightly busy in my kitchen today...i made two very yummy dishes...
a shaved root vegetable salad, inspiration for this recipe came from the canadian food network, by the lovely laura calder (i used a veggie peeler, i don't have a mandolin)...
in this lovely salad are the following ingredients:
for the dressing:
juice of a lemon
apple cider vinegar
himalayan crystal salt
one word: beautiful
i also made a very lovely baby arugula basil pesto (baby arugula, basil, parsley, LOTS of garlic, walnuts, himalayan crystal salt and olive oil)
i enjoyed this lovely sauce on toasted organic spelt bread with wild rice, and on some brown rice rotini...
one word: garlickyheaven (haha!)
i love garlic...i put it on everything, in everything...i've turned into one of those stinky people on the subway i always complain about...but i don't care...a lot of people dislike it...and it's gotten such a bad rep! well i'm here to bring garlic back!!! not really...i'm getting a little carried away, as per usual.
i'll be back tomorrow to post the winner of the csn store giveaway, and on wednesday, i'll be having another SWEET giveaway...so stay tuned my pals...
hope you all enjoyed your weekends...and to all canadians and americans, hope you all enjoyed your extra long weekends...
good night my loves...