Monthly Archives: February 2015

Break Blog Wk.15: Feeling fragile, loved, and doing things for the heck of it!

So this week was pretty all over the place.  I did some rearranging of my apartment, making part of my room into a zen space for meditation, and I did some volunteering, giving my potential good-byes to my resident buddies as I’m not sure when I will have the time to get back there this semester.  I’m going to get there when I can though!!!  I also started work, split shift first day, feet hurt, but nothing I can’t handle. And I had a final harah! and went out with one of my besties in Melbourne for an epic dance party and hilarious movie night that lasted into the wee hours of the morning.  Highlight of this week was the nap I had on my outdoor couch this afternoon, and the hangover day that I thought would be a write-off but turned out to be quite productive.  It is Valentine’s day, which I would usually poo-poo but due to my escapades last night I’m feeling a bit fragile.  The radio station, triple J, said, “I hope everyone is having a romantic day!”, to which I thought yes, I have had a romantic day with myself, and in no way do I feel bad about that.  I pondered for a moment after hearing that and figured I have technically “wined and dined” myself for Valentine’s day.  The hungover was the wine part, and I made my CTFA (Crispy Tofu Fried Avocado) Tacos, which I will be posting after I write this week’s blog.  After this random day of fuzziness and bliss I am going to drink my green smoothie to nourish my broken mind and body, post the recipe, and then maybe watch a cheesy romantic comedy, cause why the heck not!  I also want to mention that I had an amazing lunch with someone that will always be in my heart, and who lovingly brought me my favorite flowers for V day. Feeling grateful, loved and very sleepy.  Hope your week was filled with their own random adventures, and if not, then make some soon! Cause why the heck not!!  Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

New Recipe: Was going to be my CTFA (Crispy Tofu Fried Avocado) Tacos, but….

So unfortunately I won’t be able to post my recipe up this week, as it did not turn out the way I wanted it too.  I feel like all I’ve been posting is articles so this week I’ve decided to just take a break and I’ll hopefully have the recipe perfected this week. CTFA Tacos are a cornucopia of flavors from Indian curry coleslaw, to sweet chili tofu mince with Mexican spices, and fried avocados.  I am very excited to share this one, so I didn’t want to post something half-ass.  Look for this recipe next week!!!  Instead I’ll leave you with a Buddhist quote:

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Break Blog Wk.14: Fleeting moments and being grateful

So this week was fairly tame.  My mom hurt her ankle the weekend before so we couldn’t do as much as we wanted, as Melbourne is a walking-around city.  We did end up going to the Royal Botanical gardens and having some of the most amazingly fresh and delicious food so far.  Kind of a fusion of Asian and French cuisine.  Really good.  What else…?  I said goodbye to my amazing mom yesterday morning, as she was going home to Canada.  I already miss her, but it’ll be good for both of us to get back to our routines.  I got a job this week.  Its in hospitality, which would usually make me feel depressed a bit, but I have a goal in mind to get to Fiji and do the volunteer lifestyle/nutrition counselling, so I feel better about it.  I do like working in hospitality because I just like being around people and having social interactions.  Human behavior and dynamics is so noticeable when you are in the hospo industry, its usually pretty fun.  I think right now I have to start getting my head out of this break/relaxing cloud it has been in for the past couple months because school is starting again in about 10 days.  I’m pretty excited to get back into it.  This degree is so much more then I ever thought it would be, and I could not be happier with my choice.  I feel like these courses have opened up my spiritual side more then I expected, I guess its because it’s holistic health, so they have to teach all aspects. This includes mind, body and soul.  I don’t have much else to say right now.  I just feel happy about the near future.  I wrote about happiness last time, and I truly feel like it happiness comes from within.  I tell myself all the things I am grateful for, even if its just a fleeting moment, but the happiness just comes along with it.  I am grateful to be able to share my thoughts on my blog, because even if I connect with one person, that’s all that matters to me.  I hope I can bring just a little bit of happiness into someone’s life 🙂   Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂