FIVE FRIDAY FAVES WEEK 4 in 2017

SO MUCH GRATITUDE FOR MY FIVE FRIDAY FAVES WEEK 4:

Every Friday in 2017, I will feature a collection of five different holistic lifestyle things that I’m enjoying and pondering this week, such as:

  • WORDS I’M PONDERING
  • TRINKET I’M LOVING
  • TREAT I’M ENJOYING
  • RECIPE I WANT TO TRY
  • NEWS I FIND NOTEWORTHY

Inspired by Tim Ferriss’ 5-bullet Friday 

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MY FIVE FRIDAY FAVES FOR WEEK 2 IN 2017

WORDS

“When an individual has achieved complete understanding of her true self, she will no longer be disturbed by the distracting influences within and around her”

— The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

May these words resonate with you every time you catch yourself comparing yourself to others or self-sabotaging your mind and body to “fit in”. You are perfect just as you are.

Take the perfect from the perfect and the perfect still remains. 

 

TRINKET

My New Morning Journal from Chiang Mai

I bought this beauty for only 100 Thai Baht — which is less than $3 US Dollars.

It was handmade buy a sweet Thai lady. I’d like to think the quality is comparable to a Moleskin… seriously. But okay, okay… I’m not going to start an argument with any Moleskin diehards reading this. 

There are many notebooks like this on the streets of Chiang Mai… I wasn’t interested in getting one, but for some reason this specific journal stood out like a fly in milk. 

This black, silver and pink Thai design with an emblem featuring a family of my favorite animals in the world, the mighty elephants, was screaming — “Raquelle, tell me everything!”

TREAT

Vietnamese Organic Vegan Chocolate 

When in Vietnam… why not? Not the healthiest… but certainly the sweetest. The only “healthier” chocolate alternative…  I found in Vietnam. This sugar loaded pleasure was a sweet indulgence.

I ate this three times within the two weeks of being in Ho Chi Minh. 

 

RECIPE

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Bread

Best banana bread of my life in Bangkok, Thailand. And I needed their recipe, they only gave me there ingredients. So I found a recipe by the “A Little Insanity” blog that mirrors Broccoli Revolution’s ingredients.

 

 

NEWS

UC Berkley Students to Make a High Quality & Affordable Plant-Based “Meat” 

A UC Berkley course has been designed to encourage the smart college students to create a plant-based meat to save our animals and our planet! 

The article kind of snarks at Quorn for being a crappy meat mock, and that scientists are finding way to develop a plant-based meat that tastes identical to the real deal. 

So they’re looking to students to innovate one. They will be lectured and judges by plant-based experts in groups like Impossible Foods an The Good Food Institute.

Oh… and the winner gets $5000. 

 

“The Impossible Foods team has discovered how to re-engineer what makes beef taste like beef … first and foremost, we think this makes a delicious burger,” said Momofuku founder and chef David Chang.

 

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