Divinely Decadent Raw Chocolate Mousse

Tonight I wanted something a little different chocolate wise. I felt I needed some decadence. I remembered a simple, yet delicious, recipe for raw chocolate mousse which all the family can enjoy, that is if there is any left when they wake up.

1 avocado, without stone
1 cup of dates
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup of blackberries (optional)
1 cup of coconut nectar
1/2 tin coconut milk
1 banana

Blend all ingredients up until smooth, then place in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 mins, or until chilled, then devour.



A mothers time

It’s my birthday this weekend and I have had such a major craving for me time. Don’t get me wrong I love my children and I love work.. But just recently I have really wanted time off.. Time away from everything, time to dedicate to myself and my spiritual practise.. Oh and also time to go have a really good dance and drink pink bubbly stuff..
I think for me my birthday has always represented indulgence into myself and with children and a husband and work there seems in general to be very little time for any indulgence of any sort, bar raw chocolate. I always have time for that indulgence.
As I write this I am feeling slightly princess like and wondering if I should just delete but I won’t.
There is nothing wrong with wanting me time and it’s something that women don’t take enough of I think. We are always busy taking care of the world we forget to take care of the most imports t person… Ourselves.
So even though I won’t be going away on a meditation retreat or dancing the night away (well I might attempt that at home ) I am going to take the attitude of indulgence and just for a few days over my birthday I will not rush about. So what if I am late, happiness and love are more important

Vegan creamy pasta sauce

Just made a delicious sauce for our lunch. This is a half raw recipe that you can use on rice, quinoa, pasta, couscous… Anything really and it’s moorish..

In a pan lightly sautée
2 cloves of garlic
1 red onion

Marinated for at least an hour some mushrooms and courgettes ( see previous recipe for marinated mushrooms and add courgette to it)

In a blender mix
1 cup cashew nuts
1/2 coconut milk
1 handful of basil leave
3 springs oregano
3 sprigs thyme
1 tsp sea salt

When onions are soft pour in courgettes, mushrooms and sauce and very lightly heat on very low flame ( you are just warming it)
Then mix into whatever you are eating it with.. Absolutely delicious

Honesty – hormones, superwoman and lack of sleep

Part of the problem I today’s society is a lack of honesty with ourselves and each other. I noticed this in me today when I felt exhausted and sad and felt I had to hide it and pretend I was ok. I am ok ultimately but in that moment I wasn’t but felt a need to put on a front, a mask.
Our society views upset and a weakness and non of us want to look weak. However surely being honest and open and just being you shows far more strength than pretence.
At times in life we all need help and support whether from friends, family or God ( I use this in the non religious way)
I recently have been finding the balance of life very hard and whether it’s my cycle kicking back in or just sheer exhaustion who knows but I feel sad and depressed some days and I realised that’s ok. I dont need to be superwoman everyday. Its ok to take the odd day off from that role without it making me a failure.
Sometime I wonder where the need to be a super woman comes from, and if we all feel that need. I think we do. We are meant to have the perfect clean house, oops fail on that one.. The perfect children, well they are in my eyes, the brilliant career… Well am working at that one, it’s not brilliant but it’s helping people and I enjoy it so that’s all that matter. Great social life- humm I wish but the moment I do have are fab. And lastly a good relationship – most of the time that one is true

So I guess I’m not doing bad but there are days when u just want to hide your head.. So I have decided to do just that. It’s bed for me now with the baby and will wake up refreshed