FIVE FRIDAY FAVES WEEK 5 in 2017

SO MUCH GRATITUDE FOR MY FIVE FRIDAY FAVES WEEK 5:

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 

read week 4

MY FIVE FRIDAY FAVES FOR WEEK 5 IN 2017

WORDS

“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

 

TRINKET

My NEW New Morning Journal from Ubud

So… about my $3 Thailand elephant emblem journal I posted last week… I left it in Vietnam.

That’s okay. I can let those thoughts roam freely in Ho Chi Minh.

Found this cute handmade, eco-friendly journal on the streets of Ubud for $6.

(Yes, Ubud is a bit pricier than Chiang Mai). 

This earthy Indonesian design was screaming — “Raquelle, tell me everything!”

 

TREAT

Raw Vegan Red Velvet Cake 

…because eating these are a must for everyone the minute they enter Ubud.

…their fine delicate raw vegan desserts.

made with
beets
almonds
sunflower seeds
cacao
coconut
mint leaves
& love

 

 

plant-based desserts ignite me ▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣ red velvet raw vegan snow bar made with beets almonds sunflower seeds cacao coconut mint leaves & love ▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣ my tattoo: fire element (holding the little Ⓥ🌱) dear mom, sorry I didn’t tell you about this yet. Got it in Thailand😬. Dad likes it! ▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣ PS💚 your #inourelement earth poses today! Excited to see your fire poses tomorrow. If you haven’t joined in yet… it’s not too late! Still time to win the giveaways too. Feb 1- EARTH 🌏- Warrior (Any variation of Warrior😊) Feb 2- FIRE 🔥- Upward Bow // Urdhva Dhanurasana (With Lions Breath) Feb 3- WATER 💦- Mermaid // Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana Feb 4- AIR 💨 – Inversion (Yogis choice) Feb 5- EARTH 🌏- Tree Pose // Vrksasana Feb 6- FIRE 🔥- Boat Pose // Navasana Feb 7- WATER 💦- Fish Pose // Matsyasana Feb 8- AIR 💨- Arm Balance (Yogis Choice) ▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣▹‣

A photo posted by Raquelle (@holisticblogger) on

RECIPE

Beetroot Pate

BEETS THE MEAT!

Look at this Mexican raw vegan lasagna (below)! This dish consciously crafted by Seed’s of Life may be my favorite dish in Ubud, because of the beetroot pate “meat”.

Basically soaked beets mixed with either pineapple or mango salsa (depending on the season). 

 

Ben, the creative owner of Seeds in Ubud, does not share his secret weapon of a recipe online.

Maybe you’ll get lucky if you’re a student in his Raw Vegan course, otherwise… just trial and error on your own.

Not knowing how things are made triggers my curios George side to search for another raw vegan beet meat recipe — to hopefully inspire more people to eat delicious meat-free recipes. 

Here are 4 yummy recipes that seem to BEET the meat:

Beet Burgers by Eat Drink Shrink

Beet Tarte by Rachell Carr

Raw Vegan Portobello and Beet Tarte by Quiche a Week

Beet, Lentil & Ginger Meatballs by Eat the Gains

If you test these, tell me what you think!

NEWS

New Plant-Based Documentary!

You’ve seen Forks over Knives, Earthlings, Cowspiracy, Vegucated & Live and Let Live.

Now you’ll have a new movie to add to your vegan binge watch list.

Eating You Alive is a new documentary about how a plant-based diet could reverse chronic health problems. From heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Let’s hope this persuades the meat eating “health-nuts”.

 

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xo & namaste