Hello Longevity Seekers!
How are you??? Cold? Hot? Rainy? Sunny? Snowy??? What temp are you dealing with right now???
This weekend was a fabulous weekend!
I picked up my number and foot pod for the race on Saturday!!! YEAH!!
This was definitely an exciting moment for me. My first 5K, My first organized race!! YES!
I have made a list of goals and wishes for 2010/2011 and it’s exciting to have some of these Goals and Wishes stricken off the list!
After I picked up my number and T-Shirt I journeyed over to one of my favorite vegan cafes – Flore Vegan! I had my favorite smoothie!
Flore is a great little place in the heart of Silver Lake! GREAT AND VEGAN!!! Check them out if you are ever in Los Angeles!
3818 West Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026
Now this is one memorable day!
I woke up at about 12 noon! It had been sooo long since I had slept this late and this soundly! It felt sooo nice. I was warm and comfortable! I got up and showered. Had a cup of “joe” and set out for an hour Acupressure Massage and 1 Hour Foot Massage.
The spa was called – “A Beautiful Day Spa”.
As I entered the spa, a kind man greeted me and took me to the massage room. The rooms were dimly lit and quaint. I lay down and waited for the masseuse to enter.
Now this was so amazing! The Acupressure massage was what I needed. I was pleased with the professionalism and cleanliness of the establishment.
During the Acupressure massage the very top of my head to the very tip of my toes was massaged!
This was the first time I experienced an Acupressure Massage! It was heavenly! Truly an HOUR MASSAGE and TRULY WONDERFUL! As I lay on the massage table I just kept thinking how lucky I was to be there, how relaxed I was, how thankful I was my “taste tester” was supportive enough to drop me off and pick me up! Before I knew it, the hour massage was over and it was time for my 1 HOUR FOOT MASSAGE! Whew! I felt like a little cat purrring and purrring and purring!
I got dressed and left the massage room. I entered another room with 3 chairs. I chose the chair I wanted and my feet were immediately immersed in hot water with chinese herbs. While my feet soaked, my shoulders, neck and arms were massaged again! Prrrrr. Prrrrr. The last 40 minutes the woman massaged every part of my leg all the way down to my foot. Whew! It felt absolutely FABULOUS…I wondered if that is what samadhi feels like. I WAS IN TOTAL BLISS!
And what was really impressive – $20.00 for 1-HR FOOT MASSAGE!! Can you believe that??? AMAZING DEAL!!
After I left the spa, I journeyed over to Whole Foods. I was looking for pea sprouts. I love this nutritious green. I was on a mission to have a healthy and tasty meal!
I decided to recreate a specialty I used to order from a Muslim Chinese Restaurant in San Gabriel, California. The restaurant was named – Tung Lai Shun. Great Food! The name of my favorite dish was Diu Miao (Pea Sprouts with Garlic).
Started with FRESH PEA SPROUTS:
Then the gravy:
1 Cup water
1/4 cup Arrowroot
8 cloves Garlic Thinly Sliced
Preparation: 1) Heat pan with a low heat and 1/2 cup water 2) once steam appears add garlic and splash of olive oil 3) In separate bowl add arrowroot to remaining 1/2 cup water and whisk 4) Add Arrowroot Mixture to pan 5) Once you can smell the Fragrance of the Garlic turn off low flame 6) Add peas sprouts and Mix 7) Wait for peas sprouts to turn bright Green
The Final Dish:
This was a great dish!!! I added this on top of a parsnip I had shredded in the food processor. I also added a small amount of toasted sesame oil, splash of bragg, and black pepper to the RAW RICE.
All and All and WEEKEND OF BLISS AND LOVE!!!
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