Kiss of Light Margarita
2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce Licor 43
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 blood orange
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add tequila, Licor 43, and lime juice. Shake vigorously. Pour liquid into a rocks-type glass filled with ice. Squeeze and drop the 1/4 blood orange into the drink. Enjoy!
"You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure."
Summer Roll Sushi
Cauliflower rice is a truly amazing and versatile raw food dish, perfect for salads, bowl food, and even sushi. I used a white cauliflower for this recipe, but the coloured ones would make a spectacular choice too. If raw cauliflower isn’t your friend, then try using all mashed avocado.
Cauliflower Rice (Recipe Below)
1/2 Avocado, Sliced
1/2 Mango, Sliced
6 or so Green Beans
A hand full Sunflower Sprouts
Black Sesame Seeds
Tamari, for dipping
Nori, or Raw Seaweed Sheets
1. Spread about 1/4 cup to 1/2 of the cauliflower rice onto the bottom 1/3 of the nori, leaving about 1/2 cm space at the very bottom of the sheet free of rice (so that it will stick together). 2. Arrange a row of veggie slices along the rice. Roll up, and slice. Like the traditional sushi rolls, these are best eaten just after making.
1 Head Cauliflower (about 4 cups)
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. Psyllium husk
A Pinch Sea Salt
1. Puree all in a food processor until ‘rice like’ consistency is achieved. Taste and adjust seasoning. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes prior to using.
"We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
The great Margaret Atwood writing The Handmaid’s Tale in Berlin, 1984.
(These days, her desk looks like this)
"I start my mornings convincing myself to open the windows, and let the new air replace the old. To let myself fold the sheets and leave behind all the doubts from yesterday under a well made bed. A freshly brewed cup of coffee filling the spaces in between scents of who I am behind closed doors. This is what I leave behind. This is what I go home to."
Frozen Frangelico Coffee
4 cups strong cold coffee
1 cup Frangelico
2/3 cup heavy cream
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Stir cold coffee and Frangelico together in a bowl. Transfer to the freezer, and chill until slushy but slightly frozen, anywhere from 4-6 hours. Stir the mixture several times during this time.
Whisk heavy cream in a standing mixer until soft peaks are just forming. Add maple syrup and whisk until soft peaks return.
To serve: divide coffee mixture among 4-6 glasses and top with equal amounts of whipped cream.