Sunday, 23 March 2008

Easter JOY :)

I hope you’ve been enjoying a yummy, relaxing ‘holiday weekend’, wherever you are :)
Today was so much FUN for me. Here it was Easter Sunday and Mr Monarch recreated some magical childhood wonder for me by planning a secret Easter treasure hunt all around the house and gardens where we’re staying :))))
My Dad used to write out trails of treasure hunt clues for my sister and I when we were little, leading to outrageous stashes of chocolate easter eggs hidden in the washing machine or smthg at the end ;) It was always one of the highlights of the year for me as a child; the thrill of the ‘hunt’, the exhilaration of getting a step closer clue by clue, then the drama of getting stuck on clues, my little brain working overtime trying to puzzle out the rhymes and get to the goodies ;) lol...I loved it then and I LOVE it now too – it was SO MUCH FUN today to run all over the property looking for the ‘pot of gold’...I eventually found it, out in one of the fields, where the Monarch had laid out a beautiful picnic blanket with specially prepared AMAZING Easter cakes for us both...WOW :) This cake was absolutely delicious – I don’t know how he made it – he said it had dried figs, almonds, sesame seeds, vanilla powder, mulberries in it...not sure what was gorgeous anyway. The amazing thing is, he never tries food before he serves it - it just gets created with love, passion and a strong sense of how raw foods work...and the result is YUMMMMMMMMMMM - who needs chocolate with gifts of love like that? ;)

On March the 22nd I had:

1.5 quarts water
1 quart melon/mandarin juice
an entirely satisfying amount of fresh figs, straight from the tree :)
1 quart water
1 pint veggie juice: celery/cucumber/beetroot/J.artichoke/radish/parsley/lettuces/dandelion/carrot
bowl of mulberry magic: dried mulberries soaked overnight in blended apples, mixed with cinnamon, ground flax seed and ground almonds
1 quart water
12 oz celery/cucumber/beetroot/J.artichoke/radish/parsley/lettuces/dandelion/carrot
little bowl of cucumber yum: grated cucumber mushed with avocado, homemade tahini, mixed sprouts, karengo seaweed, garlic, served in lettuce wraps
1 quart water

I’ve also been feeling especially yummed-up today as we saw an incredible film last night that really touched me and the energy of which has stayed with me all day. It is called ‘Once’ and if you haven’t seen it, I would HIGHLY recommend it :) It’s the very simple story of a busker and a flower-seller who meet on the streets of’s kind of a musical, yet also kind of’s a love story, yet also kind of is beautiful, uplifting, unpretentious, open and flowing. It was shot in 3 weeks on a very small budget with 2 handicams and went on to win the Oscar for best song. WOW. It is like watching and experiencing spirit in motion to me, watching this film – there’s something so honest, simple and accessible about it all – I didn’t want it to end... ;) Thankfully though there’s YouTube, so I’ve been playing the songs from the film over and over all day – here’s the one that won the Oscar – Falling Slowly - LOVE IT – Enjoy :)

on March the 23rd I had:

1.5 quarts water
3 little mandarins
½ a watermelon
1 quart water
an individual gorgeous Easter cake creation from the Monarch
1.5 quarts water
1 quart celery/cucumber/apple juice
1 quart water

Thanks for all the entries that have been coming in so far for the logo contest for ‘The Raw Food World’. You’re a talented bunch :) This contest is due to finish on March the 26th at midnight Pacific Coast US time. Here’s a reminder of what it’s all about:

We are re-designing and revving up We would LOVE to have a beautiful new logo for the website and we are having a contest, to find our striking new emblem.
You are free to send in as many designs as you like, with whichever themes excite you. We're open to all concepts – new colours, new themes, whatever excites you – perhaps even drawing on the colours from the cover of Raw Success...
To enter this contest, send your logo to The winner of this contest will get to choose from one of the following 3 exciting prizes:

Needak Rebounder
Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator
$175 Superfoods Voucher

You have until midnight (Pacific Time), March 26th to send entries in and the winner will be chosen and announced shortly after that. We look forward to seeing your entries :)
(PLEASE NOTE: your entry does not have to look like the old title for ‘The Raw Food World’ at all – feel free to be creative and let your imagination FLOW ;)

One love,
Angela. xxx

1 comment:

  1. I was captivated & spellbound by ONCE - initially reluctant to watch a grainy grey rainy movie - then they began to sing... :) xox