I’m half-cheating in this post, because this dish was actually made 2 weeks ago. What can I say? I have a bit of a back-log of recipes to write about and thoughts to share (SO many thoughts to share). I am on such a life high right now. To be honest, I have been on this high for a while now, and I’m starting to wonder if this is just what it feels like to be creating your own path and doing what you love. I have so many things I want to talk about, but I’ll try to keep it simple for the recipe’s sake.
I’ve been doing a lot of work in the past 2 months on self-exploration, being your own hero & following your own path. A few years ago (or I guess, even a year ago) I never thought I would say that I am an entrepreneur. I always looked at entrepreneur as a profession or label that was given to people that didn’t really know what they were doing or where they were going. The scattered minds that we are taught about in life as the one’s that are lazy or purposeless.
This has ALL changed. I am starting to realize that entrepreneurs are the people that are following their passions and building their lives from scratch- in a way that helps both them and the world. I have had the privilege of meeting several extremely successful and passionate entrepreneurs in the past while and it’s truly inspiring. Trust me, there is absolutely no truth to this idea that entrepreneurs are lazy or don’t work hard. They work so hard. The difference though, is that they are generally happy and passionate about what they are doing. They are facing fears. I think it’s amazing and commendable! Of course, at this point- it’s not for everybody. However, it is becoming a direction that the world is taking. Small businesses. Good values. YAY!
I’ve recently been introduced to an author- who is incredible. I really want to share his name and his books here because it’s really relevant to me, health, food and my life journey. His name is Charles Einstein. I was introduced to him by Sherry Strong (she is becoming a frequented name in this space) who is a chef, keynote speaker, entrepreneur extraordinaire and my biggest inspiration. There’s a lot of reasons why I think his books are amazing- but really, it comes down to a few things. First, he is empowering. He doesn’t spend time writing about what you should do, or think, or how you should do something. He doesn’t dictate. What he does, is he offers you ways to begin to change the way you think. He educates. and by doing this- he empowers. You don’t feel degraded or powerless when you read his words. You really start to feel like you have a choice in life.
I suppose I should tell you what he writes about specifically. He writes about a lot, he has a few books that have done really well. The one’s that I am talking to here are “Transformational Weightloss” & “The Yoga of Eating”. Both books are for anyone when it comes down to it. Although it seems like they are only for disordered eating, food relationships, and those that are looking for weightloss solutions- his writing and his words are truly for everyone. He has a way of understanding how the mind and society works- and by doing this, he is able to break everything down into simple, relatable, practical language. I picked up Transformational Weightloss without any desire to lose weight. The slogan on the front of this book is:
A personal revolution for food and body sanity.
That is why I bought this book. That is what I do. In a quick quote/nutshell! I have yet to finish ‘The Yoga of Eating’ but I’m already so heavily inspired and want to recommend these books to anyone and everyone! They are great gifts (Christmas) because they are about improving one’s life by empowering them. Reconnecting you to yourself. It’s wonderful!
With that said: Shall we get to the recipe!?
** This recipe is from Alicia Silverstone’s Cookbook The Kind Diet** (One of my favorites: she calls the dish Moroccan Couscous with Saffron)