Food Matters

I watched a documentary on food today. It was called “Food Matters”.

Let thy food be thy medicine,

and thy medicine be thy food.


They started off by saying how modern doctors receive little, if any, nutrional training. And their motto is “a pill for every ill” – and thats the way they want to keep it (for obvious reasons; they dont want a preventative course of action, meaning less money- they just want a temporary fix.)

“Good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars.”


{some pictures may link to a great article about being healthy}

The documentary talks about how old the food actually is that is sitting in the supermarkets. After travelling 1,500-2,000 miles, they are at least 5 days old; and we are getting (if we are lucky) 40% of the leftover nutrients.

They also got into the facts about

  • raw foods vs cooked foods.
  • vitamins and their quantities
  • doctors and their (lack of) nutritional knowledge
  • healing powers of the body
  • depression and how to treat it
  • cancer & cardiovascular heart disease

I love Charlotte Gerson. She is interviewed throughout this documentary and she must be at least 80 years old.  She is hilarious! And so passionate and knowledgeable.

This documentary makes me want to go to the local farmers market, pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, and make my body happy!



I stole this from Iamblessed, who stole it from La Joie de Vivre.


I had a thought tonight. I was thinking about love and how foolish it is to allow most of your happiness to depend on its presence or lack. I’m sure it’s wonderful. I understand the ache for it, I do. But how can you let your personal happiness depend so much on someone else’s actions? This is your journey and no one else’s and if they happen to converge for a bit, well then that’s beautiful. But what if they depart? If you spend your days waiting for the person, the love, to make you happy, are you prepared to give up that happiness if it doesn’t work out?

I believe in love. I hope for love. But tonight I had a thought that I want to be happy whether I’m alone or there’s someone next to me. I want my personal happiness to run so deep that nothing can disturb it. I want my happiness to be an undeniable part of me. Love comes and goes but I’m not willing to have my happiness be so fleeting; the world is just too beautiful and life too short to waste any of it being made miserable by circumstance.


What a crazy week!

E.Restauarnt has had so many private parties! Two nights in a row, we have had buy-outs (meaning, parties were so big that we had to close down regular dinner service).

Its been so much fun, working on new things – and not the same old menu-item prep. We have made cute little chocolate caramel tarts, lemon curd phyllo cups, apricot jam turnovers, brownies with whipped cream, salted chocolate caramels, pistachio truffles, sugar palmiers, pecan and hazelnut tea cookies, and chocolate bombs with sugar cookie base. So YUMMY!

Tomorrow its back to the grind – buuuut, its also my Friday. And I havent had a true “Friday”- on a Friday- in forever. Which means I have the weekend free! Yippee!

PS I love fog.

Hit Home

Its funny when you read something that you identify completely with from the past. And you wish you could’ve read it when you were going through what they were describing at that exact time…

At one point during Joshua Harris’s sermon, he addressed a question he commonly receives: “Is my relationship with this non-Christian guy OK?” We’ve been asked this question as well, so we have transcribed his wise answer for you here:

“Because of the topics that I’ve taught on in the past and the books that I’ve written, there have been so many occasions when I have encountered young men and women who are in a relationship with a person that is not a believer in Jesus Christ.

And this seems to be in particular young women who will come, and they’ll talk about their desire to live for Jesus and to give their life to Him. But there’s this guy in the picture. And there is a relationship that has been formed, and there are affections, and there is a growing love for this person.

But this person is going in the opposite direction from their Savior. And they’re often confused, and they’re often distraught and they often don’t know what to do. And when you quote the passage about not being ‘unequally yoked’–this kind of picture from agriculture and cows and stuff, just really isn’t doing anything for them. ‘Yoke. Cows. What? He’s so cute–what does that have to do with a cow, you know?’ And they’ll often have a desire to try to care for this guy. They don’t want to hurt his feelings. They think they can reach him with the gospel, and they’ll just stay in this relationship.”

“And what I say each and every time is: ‘You’re facing a choice. If you are truly a follower of Jesus Christ, then you must choose Jesus and you must turn your back on that guy. In fact, if you have a desire for him to see the reality of Jesus Christ, the most loving thing that you can do is show him that you are more committed to Jesus than you are to him. If you want to show that guy that God is real, then obey the God who is real and choose Him over this relationship –with a person that doesn’t know Him, doesn’t follow Him, doesn’t obey Him. Those are hard words, but those are the words of Jesus.’”


From GirlTalk Blog

Love: Pandora & Touch

I recently have some new loves in my life.

Pandora Radio: An internet radio site that -for the most part- geniously knows what songs you want to hear. And if there are any songs you might not be so keen on hearing, just give them a nice friendly “thumbs down” and you skip right on past it. Never to be played again.

Now, I rarely skip songs – knowing I only have “x” amount of free skips I can do each day. But I still rate it (thumb up or down) after the song has played. That way the radio will know not to play it again.

My other love?

The ipod Touch: I want it. Bad.

Not only can I play Pandora radio on it, but it comes with all the same cool games that the iPhone can download- And without the monthly bill! ha!

Recent Songs I just discovered and love at the moment..

[credit goes to Pandora Radio for letting me find these songs]
  1. Down – Jason Walker
  2. Into Something Good – The Bird and The Bee
  3. Little Romance – Ingrid Michaelson
  4. Let it Go – Fauxliage
  5. The Story – Brandi Carlile
  6. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
  7. Love, Save the Empty – Erin McCarley
  8. I’ll Find a Way – Rachel Yamataga


Well, I guess its my own fault for buying a pricey lip balm. And then getting hooked. Because as we all know, it will run out, and I will be addicted to it.

Now I am going to share with YOU my favorite lip balm, so that you too can become addicted! Yay!

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 Fresh

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15


What it is:

A hydrating treatment that nourishes, protects, and plumps the lips.

What it is formulated to do:

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture. Sweet and tart blackcurrant oil, rich in plumping essential fatty acids, cushions the lips while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals. It also provides essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens

– Sulfates

– Synthetic Dyes

– Petrochemicals

– Phthalates

– GMOs

– Triclosan

What else you need to know:

This lip-loving essential has a bright, citrus scent and is free of petroleum, mineral oil, and lanolin.

Size: 0.15 oz

Now head on over to Sephora to grab your very own fancy lip balm!