Holy Wowza! Let me just say that it's been a whirlwind of a week. We've had rains, winds, floods, falling trees (due to too much rain too quickly), streets turning themselves into makeshift rivers, more moments without than with electricity , cancelled yoga, no running water, and a whole lot of crazy. All that and I turned 45, am amidst our wedding anniversary (11 years), and have been doing a pretty good job of keeping my whits about me as I tend to my attempts to keep 12 farm critters and one sweet husband warm and dry amidst this crazy-making weather.
I can just hear my teacher saying to me, "Devi! This is how God IS today!" with a smile, wide eyes and hands upward facing as if holding the whole universe in his arms. It's true, you know? This is how God is. Every day a surprise party. Every day a new awakening.... a gain, a loss, a grand adventure. And everything is blessing -- like it or not. Even the hard stuff... giving us an opportunity to pull up our big kid pants and get over ourselves -- an opportunity to lay down the ego, let go of what we can't control, and get on with it. Truth is sometimes you just can't deal with it. You gotta let it go and go make some food.
Here is a REALLY cool salad (That's my idea of letting it go!)
I've made this four times in the last few weeks -- and only shared it publicly once (that's how much I like it). I've used it as a side-dish, a snack, breakfast, and dessert. It's that versatile and it is THAT good. It is pretty, festive, and a sneaky-sort-of nutritious.
ORANGE ALMOND DATE SALAD
5 oranges, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
12 to 16 pitted and chopped dates
1 cup of raw slivered almonds
3 tablespoons of ghee, browned butter, or the oil of your choice
1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Position your peeled and sliced oranges in a large flat serving dish (a 9x13 inch glass dish works well) and sprinkle in some chopped dates. Sauté slivered almonds separately in some ghee or browned butter on a low/medium heat, (careful not to burn the butter). Sprinkle toasted almonds, ground cinnamon on top, and your lemon juice on top.
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Bio: Britt is described as a yoga teacher, love preacher, truth seeker, and is the author of Pilgrim: Live Your Yoga Every Single Day and its corresponding 108 Day online Immersion. She is a guiding light in the yoga & ayurveda worlds, dedicated to bringing their powerful & simple teachings to the forefront of life today. She works with students and teachers alike to discover the hidden depths of yoga and to be a guide in bringing these potent teachings into day to day life. Britt lives with her husband at Deva Daaru YogaFarm, an hour outside Portland, Oregon where she lives her yoga, shares her teachings through online programs, facilitates yoga teacher trainings, and hosts Live Your Yoga events & Daycations. Learn more about Britt on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, and Vimeo