I thought a colorful photo montage entry might be fun, showcasing the loveliness of spring time in my neighborhood. With summer time right on its heels (woo hoo!! Finally!!). Meaning of course, the invitation of so many of the wonderful things in life.
Reading outdoors, sprawled on a blanket in parks and cozied up outdoors on cafes patios. Light breezes rustling ones hair, tickling the skin on your arms and legs, a momentary respite from the heat of the day. Summer dresses and sandals. Feelings of carefree excitement, longer days seeming to stretch on endlessly, anything being possible and romance, dancing in the air. The beach and swimming. The warmth of summer sun. Heaping bowls of salad in all manner of bright colors and crunchy veggies. Juicy, ripe fruits (mango, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, so yummy). Lightly tanned skin. Flowers. Painted toenails. Strappy heels. Summer nights. Laughter and drinks with friends after dark. Long walks. Picnics. Ice cream covered in rainbow sprinkles.
Man, oh man. Summer is just the BEST!!!
Without further ado, my neighborhood decked out in its springtime splendor. I cannot believe in just 3 months, I will be leaving it. Yes, a major, mucho, big time announcement is coming within the next couple of blog entries. So get ready and stay tuned ;-D
In the meantime, summer, here we come!!!
Annnnnd for some enticing food porn, I thought I would share some of my latest creations. All for your sampling pleasure, with links below each photo to the recipe. Enjoy!! These dishes each come from my other blog, Sweet. Raw. Free. Recipes that are either grain free, dairy free, sugar free or raw. All easy, all absolutely delicious (most of which I eat myself on a regular basis). And yes, all are my personal creations and photos.
A handful of which have been featured on Foodgawker.com as well, for your viewing and sampling pleasure!!!
|Zucchini chocolate cake with avocado frosting. Half the calories of regular chocolate cake. Just as decadent, moist, rich and delicious. Get excited for this one.|
|Paleo pumpkin pancakes. Like eating a stack of pumpkin pie goodness. These are one of my favorite recipes. With subtle hints of cinnamon and ginger, lightly sweet. Grain free, dairy free and sugar free. SO yum.|
|Raspberry Chia Jam. Just four ingredients. Ready in less than 10 minutes. Sugar free. Yet sweet and SO tasty!!!|
|Pumpkin pasta bake. Shockingly, this one is grain free. Loaded with good for you ingredients to help get your skin glowing. Super easy to make. Homey, creamy, comforting, YUMMINESS.|
|Childhood nostalgia meets delectable deliciousness right here. Peanut butter, chocolate and banana. The best trio ever invented.|
|Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal. Hearty, lightly sweet, autumnal, filling comfort food. Yet its sugar and dairy free. And oh so delicious.|
|Matcha truffles. Another favorite of mine. Loaded with good for you stuff like coconut flour, avocado, honey and Matcha. The inside is as fluffy and cakey as it looked. The outside, chocolatey goodness. You can throw these together in less than 15 minutes.|
|Edinburgh Mist French Toast. Made with Earl Gray and Lavender for subtle spice. Lightly sweet and lovely. The blueberries making for the perfect accompaniment. Refined sugar free and dairy free. Yum, yum, yum.|
Finally, check out the latest travel adventure to Dresden. Chock full of photos, food recommendations, history, awesome architecture, interesting spots for wandering and loads more!!!
For an inspiring and fun read about how traveling adds infinitly to ones life, why its life changing and always worthwhile, check out this short article detailing 8 reasons that traveling is a life experience of utmost importance.