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Celebrations in the forest with sugar-free Banana Flapjacks

The yum yumms

The yum yumms

This Sunday a bunch of us, led by our wounderful ‘guidess’, gathered in the forest where we got to celebrate our Menarche (a girls first period) surrounded and held by mother nature. Some time ago these celebrations where the norm where women would gather and celebrate a girl as she makes the step into womanhood. However these days, this very important phase in a girls life is ignored or if you’re lucky you get a pack of tampax shoved in your face and told to ‘shoooo ‘shooo and we age still carrying that little girl inside of us. So last Sunday, a group of heart sisters met up in the forest where we made a fire, danced, chanted, cried, let go of the inner girl still residing in us, offered all traces of the child in us to the fire and made the step into full Womanhood (see picture below). In the words of our guidess, Satyamayi – “The Goddess inside who demands we look at ourself and the world through our Higher Self,  letting go of the one that holds on to justifying its own story, that wants to point out and blame, to judge or hide… and rise up to embody the true Goddess within. The wise and all compassionate one that commits to seeing the world, and herself, through the clear eyes of the Heart”.

After this energetically charged evening, you can imagine we were famished! so we each brought something to munch on and this was my offering. Some yummy sugar-free and delicious banana flapjacks, dipped in honey (the honey part is your choice 😉 ) I served it with honey on the side for the sisters so they could have the choice to eat it pure or drenched in honey! But before you begin drenching (note: I have nothing against such delicious act) have it pure, you might be surprised at the power of yummy ‘n’ ripe bananas 🙂 Continue reading

mini Banana pancake sandwich

I whipped up these cute mini beauties to have with my brothers and sisters after a morning yoga class at my teacher’s place. It was a perfect, sharing pick-me-up and eat kinda breakfast with no fuss at all. What’s not to like? Banana, pancake, maple syrup on toothpicks? Bring it on 😉

mini banana sandwich

First off to make the banana pancake batter, you’ll need: Continue reading

A Pineapple Affair

So here it is guys, the pineapple post as promised.

I got a little boost of energy on Friday so decided to wonder down to the market for some fruits and veg. I was so burstling with IT that I even cycled to the market. Did all the shopping in superwoman style and was dead after. Couldn’t even look at the bike again so I humbly took the metro home (silently wishing it would stop right in front of my door so I wouldn’t have to walk the 100m to get home). When I did get home, I crashed down on the bed, slept a little, well……almost all day and came around to look at the fruits on Saturday morning. Anyway these were some of the guys I came home with:

fresh from the market

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Kiwomato grape drink

the yummy mummy

Mellow, sweet, juicy, a bit o’ tang, yummy in your tummy? Check! Make it and you’ll feel it…xxx Continue reading

Seeded banana pancakes (gluten free)

One of our friends, with a very special tummy was coming over from London to stay for the weekend. He could only eat gluten-free foods, no sugar, some fruits but not all, a lil’ bit of this ‘n’ a lil’ bit of that and I was EXCITED!!. I like having weird requests like this. It translates into ‘time for creativity!’. So after much wandering around Paris scavenging ingredients, I made quinoa with the sassy sauce for dinner and quinoa balls for dessert and I remember him saying this is the first time he has eaten soo much in a while and had gotten used to just having steak and chips. He was very happy and so was I. Continue reading

Crunchy Spelt ‘n’ Oat Granola

A sea of crunch 🙂

It happened on a fine day in London when I wandered into Sainsbury’s thinking, “hmmmmm, I want me some granola or muesli”. Now this was not the first time I had bought muesli but for some reason, on that day (which I remember clearly), the price of one packet seemed ridiculous to me and I was like, whaaaat? (as if it was my first time), I’m gonna make it myself thank you very much. Continue reading