Monday, March 4, 2013

I'm sharing my thoughts with everyone!

Hey, so sorry it has been over a month with no post. I promised myself and everyone that I wouldn't slack and I did. This month has been so crazy for me. I am doing Gabrielle Bernstein's "May Cause Miracles" and it's totally a mindfuck because it gets so real. I have had so many discoveries about myself, and what I really want my life to be... rather what my life is MEANT to be. Sometimes its super exciting and other times it is so scary and overwhelming. I have been living in this sort of happy but also uncomfortable place for the last month because my brain is in this weird transition. It's cool, i'm in, it is just a crazy place. Sort of like i'm in the Fire Swamp, all proud of myself, feeling good, i'm trucking through, always something in my way but I got it ...then bam! an R.O.U.S. catches me off guard and I really gotta wrestle it... but I fight through it, and i'm better then before.  I know I gotta get through it because the real me, reveling in my truth, will thrive on the other side. It's not even that I got to get through, I want to.

 With that said, I signed up for  Marie Forleo's B-School which is also exciting and scary. In doing the prep, I researched some companies already successful doing similar stuff to what I do. I found Emmy's Organics, and read Samantha's blog... spend over two hours, watched every video. They are so inspiring and so real. It is beautiful. Samantha has inspired me not only to share recipes with you, but to actually share everything going on in real life, and in my head about Moefriendly. Maybe this blog will keep me more grounded. I write in my notebook everything that goes on, and my thoughts and stuff but nothing sticks... I go from point A to point N in my head. Gabby says a lesson in the course is "Only infinite patience offers immediate results". Time to put this ADD to rest!

I have been in talks at work about creating a program where I work with my guys and sell Moefriendly. It would be great for them, the recipes are pretty simple and they will be accomplishing something great, helping to heal the world with yumminess! Meetings coming soon, keep your fingers crossed! I'm also looking up places on Staten Island where I can begin to sell Moefriendly, probably contact the Alice Austin House, the Greenmarket at the Mall,  Enchanted Events, The Richmond County Fair. Where else do you know of?

In my blogging absence,  I have been experimenting with a new ingredient- Irish Moss. It is seaweed, and it smells pretty gross. You clean it off... rinse away the sand and other random sea remnants, and soak it for at least 4 hours, rinsing and changing the soak water. Once it has gone from a cloudy white, light yellow color to almost clear, and gelish.. give it a few whirls in the food processor until its a uniform gel. The smell sort of goes away. Not going to lie... it lingers until you blend it with other ingredients. But once it is all blended, no icky sea smell! I made a Berry Tart with the Irish moss, that I wish I took pictures of! Chocolate crust, coconut filling, and berries on top! Super Yummy! My next creation was similar. Almond crust, coconut filling, and pineapple topping. I'm calling it Pina Colada Tart. The census at work is it might be one of my best recipes yet! Awesome!

 At work I made with my guys a fudgey coconut berry bar. Super tasty too, and so easy to make!Our recipe is just one modification that you can make with this one by Natalia.

 Fudgey Coconut Berry Bars
1/2 cup coconut nectar
1/2 cup coconut oil
 1 cup cacao Powder
8oz coconut manna
2 cups chopped berries

 Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper
 Mix half of the nectar, oil, and cacao in a large bowl.
Take the mixture, and cover the bottom of your pan. Put in refrigerator.
 Heat up your coconut manna so that it is thick but manageable. Take chocolate out of fridge, pour coconut on top, and put pack in fridge
 Mix the other half of your chocolate ingredients, the coconut nectar, oil, and cacao. Take bars out of fridge
 Spread second chocolate layer on top, than evenly spread berries on top as well.
 Put back in freezer for at least 15 minutes, or fridge until set.
 *You could also make all of the chocolate at once, put half in pan, then coconut, then more chocolate, and your bars will have a more marbled look like ours did.

Thank you for reading. I hope you are enjoying the recipes!
Love *Moe*