Thursday, October 16, 2014

painting prayers.


why is it so hard to slow down? 
i hunger for the slow down...not too slow
of course! it seems to go in waves, all of these
pieces of the puzzle: the school fundraisers,
the soccer games, the holidays,
all of the needs, the needs, the needs,
the new beginnings into the eye of many
storms with all that we put on ourselves
i need to breathe just writing about it!

one practice that slows me down
is making time to create with o & b
i love tuning into the other languages
inside me with color and texture
what is hungry in there? 
what do i feel like in those realms? 
we will make a time in the day
maybe when they are home healing
or on a weekend to create together
i prepare the art table with paint,
rocks, leaves, sticks. we have a basket
of random things we collect on walks or trips
we will put the music on and begin a color story.
painting is another way i nourish
my body, my heart break, my hunger
it can be it's own feast of prayers
and intentions to manifest our deepest
desires or our wish for the day whether it
be rocks for the altar
gifts for those you love
or just simply listening to another voice inside
being mindfully mindless together


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

beauty's crispy rice balls.

this is one of those life saving
(shame disappearing)
feel good for your body snacks
that you can make in about 10 - 12 minutes
once i got over the idea of making them
i haven't stopped (and i won't stop :)

sometimes just the idea of something new
can just stop us in our tracks... you know what i mean? 
sometimes there is this resistance to the unknown
and these balls had that hold on me! ha!
until i let GOOOOOO and made room for this
delish snack that is so easy, full of protein and makes
me feel so good to say YES to seconds and thirds!

 you might need to buy some new ingredients for 
this recipe which was part of my pause
here is your LIST:
any nut butter you like
almond, cashew, peanut
"sweet dreams" brown rice syrup//lundberg
brown rice crisps cereal //barbara's
hemp protein, chia seeds, cacao powder
you can usually get these in the bins at a health food
store or navitas naturals is another brand i love

1/3 cup cashew butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup brown rice syrup
warm all of the above in a 
small pot on low to medium
in a wide bowl put
3 cups rice crisps
1/4 cup hemp protein
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 tbs cacao
let the nut butter mixture cool 
and with a spatula pour
this into the big bowl and mix
almost like you are doing a bit of
folding it all together
once it's all mixed well
make balls or flatten it in a small
baking sheet and use your cookie cutter
for hearts, circles or any shape you like
then place it in the freezer for 10 min +
once you have had your yummy snack
you can store the rest in some glass tupperware
in your fridge for up to a week or more
they do not last that long in my house!

never felt so good
support, nourishment &
know how for the holiday

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



what is a miracle day?
it's a day to be truly inspired & deeply nourished
with beauty & abundance in food, poetry, laughter,
discovering our stories, our basic needs & our hunger.

it's a day to begin the conversation:
what does it feel like to live a nourished life?

what happens at the miracle? 
it's a day that moves the rut, shifts the stuck,
nurtures the depletion, clears the confusion,
lightens the heavy, creates the space & time for you
to be with you and a few other amazing women.

OCTOBER 5, 2014
10 - 3pm

you will be fed a farm to table feast of locally
grown deliciousness & beauty throughout the day

 love from miracle beauties:
Thank you very much for nourishing my body, mind and spirit. 
I stepped through my front door about 45 minutes ago with
invigorating inspiration. The fruits in my bag are now nourishing
my children's and husband's bodies. They enjoyed every piece of it,
and the rosemary is in water. Thank you for providing a safe,
loving space for our journeys to meet through conversation.
You are amazing!

I'm feeling really good. Much more aware of the kids food intake
and how it impacts their emotional well-being...and mine!!
It really was a life changing moment in time.
Thanks so much for giving so much to all of us.

i will be offering one-on-one healing sessions
& kitchen consults while i am in the city.
you will receive a free 20 minute skype session
by signing up here for a session. 

if i can make it there
i'll make it anywhere
it's up to you

Monday, September 8, 2014



i was thinking a little crepe inspiration might hide
the fact that i have been MIA from the blog in almost
a month.. yikes! you are on my mind ALL the time!
i am always thinking all kinds of things to share with you
to post real quick and then before you know it...
i am caught in the storm, i can hardly find the ground
and then i land in the hopes that i still have my body intact,
i guess all of this to say that i miss you, i miss me here,
i miss the consistency of the blog, sending it out to inspire and nourish
your journey in and out of the kitchen. i guess what it really comes
down to is we are all going thru this storm together and i ain't hiding
the fact that my staff hasn't showed up here at white oprah
headquarters.... WOH!
they are coming, it's just a longer commute than i thought. 

i have been super uninspired lately... yep, you heard that right.
the one who inspires gets in a bored out of my mind rut too.. which
is also fueled by the non-stop life that is happening around me
at a pace that includes a lot of the same ol' same ol' ... so i reached
out to the amazing & inspiring nigel slater one night.. one of the many 
things i love about him and his books is the simplicity to his approach.
so incredibly simple. i decided i am going to make crepes to get out of
this hole and it worked! they created so much joy, with b helping me and
o creating his own... it was a good start out of the rutxxxx

CREPES with raspberries, peaches & strawberries
(nigel slater refers to these as pancakes in notes from the larder)

2 tbs+ some for cooking//butter
2/3 cup cup4cup flour or other flour
1 tbs superfine sugar
1 large egg and 1 extra yolk
1 1/2 milk
stewed fruit

first, i threw a ton of fruit in a big saute
pan with a little butter & a tiny bit of water
i had that on low thru this entire process
melt butter in a small pan and then cool
sift flour, pinch of salt into a large bowl
mix in sugar, make a well in the center
and add the egg & egg yolk, plus cooled
melted butter, stir gradually adding milk to
form a smooth batter, leave for 1/2 hour
(not sure if i did this or not...we were hungry!)

use a 8" or 9" nonstick frying pan with melted butter
i used a 2 tbs scoop to put batter in pan but you can use anything
you feel comfortable with and then spread it out like you 
are trying to keep a tennis ball on a tennis racket (kind of)
spread batter around to make it thinner
then see how it begins to bubble and use a little spatula
to life the sides and flip it over.. i like having a plate on the
stove top where i place the finished crepes so i can keep going

 nigel bakes these crepes with the stewed fruit inside
 after all of the above! that is not the kind of life i am living
as i had vultures that looked like my kin around the stove
waiting to be fed! also, i added some wedges of lemon &
powdered sugar with a sieve to add to the inside of the crepe.

more recipes soon
(i promise!)

the fall miracle is
september 18th
click here to sign up

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

slowwww saute with my abuela.

it's been a summer of deep transformation over here....
discovering new depths of healing
the various shapes of being in my body
noticing how i open my heart for surgery
my awareness to my own suffering
getting real honest with what i carry around
and inside all of this, i am breathing, a lot.

what i mean by breathing is i get up at the
crack of dawn, slowly walk up the stairs
on my tippy-toes, (praying not to wake up
the freedom takers) sit on the patio
for as long as i can and breathe.

during this transformation, i have been hungry for round
thick vessels to warm the lightness of cherry heart tomatoes,
creamy zucchini varieties, yams and sweet onions which is
what is above in the picture and on the stove right now!
the vessel is a gorgeously round clay pot called cazuela.
it feels like there are stories, hands, elders and travels
cooking up my nourishment in the cazuela
which i really want to call my abuela ;).
i am hungry for this slowness of the saute, the
natural rhythm of the story, the offering of the pot. 
my hunger doesn't seem to be getting old
so i thought i would share it with you beauties!

you can use any pot of course!!! don't let anything stop you!
get out your biggest, most round pot and start chopping
vegetables to throw in there. my favorite is starting with a base of
chopped sweet onion,
olive oil and a bit of garlic
so that whatever veggies you put in will be sweet!
today i threw all of the veggies mentioned above
and then added the macadamia nut pesto on top
with some roasted carrots....
yes to a total love fest over here
sending love to you beautiesxxxx
(now go turn on the fire!)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

night of nourishment.

so grateful to travel with my
wood board & bread knife to 
i am honored to be collaborating
with lauren spencer king in her
breathwork meditation class
after the meditation
i will guide a nourishing circle
with wood board love, poetry &
a below the neck chat
i hope to see you there

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

good here.

good here

my hair is on fire and i am feeling everything
dipping, steeping, beauty believing in me
over and over again in all the languages
being seen here and being heard here
having all the right tools here
efficiency is the name of the game
in a copper house with transparent walls
the madness makes it good here.

i am biting at the bit, my mouth like the scape of a horse
i am bulging out of my pants, oozing out of the zippers
my bones enveloped by the taffy like land that had me at hello
please buy some carrots, figs, cucumbers and watermelon radish
put them on my eyes and lets make a face

i want to pop, i want to pop up shop
letting go is the name of the taco stand
healthy heaps of salsa and guacamole
i can hardly keep my eyes off you
pop goes the weezel
raccoons and zen masters
i want to travel with this circus
maybe on one of those long dirt roads
i will hear myself inside the dust and the fog
maybe I will not care about what you think
and you
and you
maybe it could be real good here
lobsters and drawn butter
the innocence of a summer
string lights and picnic tables

i will start believing in me
wearing my apron, jeans and pastel cottons
i will try not to fall asleep as we had ideas
desires of it being good here-
i really want so much that I can’t stop--
i want me and i want you
i need a thousand naps and I want to perform more than I knew
i want to be good and i want to make it
i want to figure it all out and then write lots of easy books,
easy to read & easy to write

i hear beauty
her foot steps and her one sock nap
our time is up.

i have to turn this off to start again
i want to do it better
less heavy
more light
half and half is perfect for me
i like it in my tea
warm with brown sugar cubes from france
turquoise birds on the box, the kind of box you want to keep
the kind of box that says fancy and barefoot, more money than god
but groundless and breathing, what trip to take, fearless about life,
homeschooling and showering in the same week
that could be good here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


i am very passionate about this film.
i am sharing it because the topanga film festival 
will be screening gmo omg this saturday in topanga canyon.
i am going! will you come?

all of these incredible films that document about our food,
our agriculture system, our land & our health are so brave.
i feel deep respect & appreciation for their effort to tell the real story
of what is happening in our country. they are drawing the map for
how we make our everyday choices in gathering, cooking & living.
these filmmakers are our modern day shamans. 

the topanga film festival will be screening amazing films
all day on saturday, july 19. they all look deep & inspiring.
you can read more about the line up of films here.

gmo omg will be screening at 4pm at
froggy's on topanga canyon blvd. 
buy your tickets here

you can watch the trailer here.

if you are not in los angeles, please check the
gmo omg site for screenings in your area.
the more people know, the more we can deeply
nourish ourselves, our world & our children. 
big love beautiesxxxx