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lost girls and love salads

Made it to Lima yesterday morning after 25 hours of buses. Buses on which I discovered that my stomach was not happy…that was interesting. Been on only water since yesterday and things seem to be clearing up. Hey! My first water fast! I actually am feeling pretty good on it and am going to try and continue it into today. I figure it (along with the massive amounts of purging ha!) will help me process everything that’s happening and that has happened.

I’ve been feeling a bit lost lately. I was feeling that way before I left Toronto as well – it was a large part of what spurred my travels. Someone once said to me…”if you don’t have a goal, it’s like not having a destination. You can go out every day and see cool things and do cool things, but at the end of the day you haven’t really gotten anywhere.” I’m a very journey-oriented kind of girl – I like to see where the day takes me. But I am recognizing the need for balance in that and in having a goal – somewhere I am trying to get toward. And using that goal to direct my journey while still being flexible and open to the ebb and flow that happens in life.

I am so grateful for my time in Vilcabamba and for all the amazing people who surrounded me and filled my heart. They were so generous with their love and their time in helping me grow and learn and be. I was ready to move on and to go to the next step of getting to where I want to be, but it was and is still incredibly hard to leave that behind. Something about being in a beautiful place, surrounded by people you love…it inspired so much in me – gratitude, understanding, growth, and most of all love. And that love inspired delicious food. I really learned that when you’re cooking with love and for those you love, amazing things happen.

This colourful salad with its creamy green dressing is a prime example of that love...

 enjoyed with a mountain view

To make
red cabbage, shredded
tomato, chopped
cucumber and carrot (I used a peeler instead of a knife for a noodle type style)
coriander, chopped
spinach, shredded
greens, shredded (I had a couple of variety of lettuces, including this awesome peppery one that I don't know the name of)
carrot greens

olive oil
carrot greens

all blended up for a rich, creamy, green deliciousness with so much love


ps thanks for listening to my ramblings!


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