Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Tidy Life

I have been told for some time that by clearing out the excesses of personal possessions you help to clear the clutter of the mind. Quite how true this is I have yet to discover.
What I have found over the weekend is my joy of tidiness. It probably sounds slightly strange however I have spent a great amount of time reorganising the kitchen. Not just moving things but clearing out the stuff that I never use, placing things in storage tubs and in places that are convenient to me. Most of all finding new homes for all of the bits n pieces I had stored on top of the cupboards and worktops.
The real work to completely refurb the kitchen still needs to be done but I am finding such joy simply walking in the room after my efforts that it is like having a new room.

Obviously now I need to work on the lounge…

Basic Nomato Sauce

Well last week was busy with work, so no posts made.  I did however find time to experiment in the kitchen to find an alternative to the Tomato.

A few months ago I took a food intolerance test which showed a sensitivity to Tomatoes, along with MSG, Gluten, Dairy, Wheat and Yeast.  This has made finding appropriate foods a bit of a challenge, especially as I have become a regular Pizza & Paste eater.

I stumbled across a Basic recipe for an alternative to Tomato sauce (http://www.food.com/recipe/basic-nomato-sauce-tomato-free-tomato-sauce-359835) and decided it was about time to give it a go.  Particularly as I had picked up some fresh beetroot at a local farmers market the previous weekend.

The recipe is indeed very simple (although I did not use the Celery and Bay Leaf).  I may have blanched the vegetables rather then just soften them as the sauce was quite bland. Nevertheless I added some herbs and was soon pleased with my creation.  I am eagerly anticipating my next attempt as I will also be looking to make a Creamy Nomato Sauce to hopefully replace what has been my favourite pasta sauce.

If anyone else has tomato alternative recipes then feel free to share.  My difficulties are finding ones that are also gluten, yeast and dairy free.

Clearing out the emails

As I have some time to spare that doesn’t need me to do anything specific I am going through my inbox and doing some much overdue filing.

I came across the below words of wisdom but no idea who to credit them to.  Enjoy!

This is the best I have ever heard life explained!!

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. "One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. "The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

 

Inaugural Post

Well like all endeavours you have to start somewhere. Now I can’t always commit to be posting every day etc. Plus you probably wouldn’t want me to waffle for no good reason. As a result I will post my personal moments of revelation as they arise. Knowing that they are coming to me more and more. Recently I was sailing onboard the P&O Ship Oriana, during a very vivid dream I went to sleep (dreaming about sleeping what does that say) whilst on a plane home from New York. The next thing I was waking up in my parents house (which I haven’t lived in for ten years) in my old room. I gradually came to the conclusion that I had died and was actually OK with that.
For me this is a reflection of my reading a lot of Dr Brian Weiss books lately (most recently Same Soul, Many Bodies). I think I am becoming comfortable with the idea that death is not the end. Anyone else care to throw an interpretation onto that dream sequence be my guest.
Take Care and hope to write more soon.

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