Friday, December 31, 2010
Why do I close my heart and become bitter and fearful and become just like them, maybe not in business but for sure in love. Instead of to celebrating differences and to love and accept each other as is, with no desire to mold, change, expect. I can't do it...I want what it is not there. I would only love unconditionally if.............Here goes my messed logic...Unconditional love with a conditional if...How silly...
I am not giving up, this is just the start...Everyday is a new practice, everytime the candle lights on the alter, it is a new beginning to be truthful, to be open, to be loving, unconditionally...the drunk on the street, the difficult customer, the lovebug, lazy employee...
Bring it on 2011. I am ready to go to the places I have never been, I am ready to cross boundaries, I am ready to lose myself and open to love...To all, no matter when, where, how...
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Here are some of my favorites of the year, hope you find something inspiring...
The Garden, Geshe Michael Roach
Fly High, Deva Premal and Mitten
Irish Moss, forever grateful to my friend Maria
Salsa Dancing and especially the spins....I just love it!
Emma's Carrot Salad:
Rice Wine vinegar
and sesame seed sparkles!
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Location, recipes, employees, business plan, financials, groups,
workshops...I did not come up with something that made my heart skip a
beat. Until after our meditation retreat in Cabuya. During this
wonderful Lam Rim retreat, I realized I feel so aligned with the
universe when I am serving others. I dream to bring people together
where we share our gifts with each other free...
I came up with this new idea. To create a community center, or a
creativity center for body and mind, where there will be scheduled
free classes and anyone will be able to sign-up as a
teacher...Traveling teachers, hidden artists, closet chefs,
photography experts... I am excited to meet you all...We are going to
offer all the classes for free and ask for donations. These donations
will be shared with the teachers and we will also offer a smoothie of
the day to our teachers. What do you think?
So, we are looking for anyone ready to share their knowledge, art,
dance, zumba, yoga, meditation, nutrition, cooking, poetry reading,
spanish, english, astrology, herbal medicine...or your unique
gift...Please let me know if you are interested...
Spread knowledge, spread your love,
So blessed to be at the service, may all beings be happy!
P.S. of course, we will still have our wonderful juice bar, vegan
ice-cream and some special meals on the menu...:)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sit down comfortably, preferably on a cushion.
Close your eyes and start breathing the love in.
You can sing along.
And be grateful to be alive that we have this wonderful gift right now. Gift of being on this world, living in peace, living with family, friends, with ears to hear, eyes to see and even a computer to connect. What a blessing.
I discovered this part of me, through yoga. Yoga practice helps to quiet everything else around, so I can really hear the conversations in my mind. There is a safe place and enough space to tune into what exactly is happening inside. Sometimes it goes like, oh the teacher is adjusting everybody else but not me! Funny little ego waiting for acknowledgement. Underlying this behaviour, I sense an expectation-unmet, not accepting a situation different than what it really is and hence hurt. Even a personal entitlement (I deserve better from the universe!)) I wonder how the relationship of my "kindness" towards others relate to this entitlement. I am questioning what is my authentic kindness, what comes out of fear, what comes out of culture...Can I be loving towards all, unconditionally?
So far, I know that I have a long way to unconditional love. Now, I am questioning myself for integrity and honesty. How do I set boundaries towards people that I don't like, but still be kind and loving towards them...I don't have an answer yet! The only thing I know, I want to speak my truth and I want to keep my integrity of my thoughts, actions and words, towards all. Tough challenge. Oh well, I am a tough girl, as you know!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
They are perfect as a snack or as a fast breakfast on the go! They
were also a hit at a yoga workshop I went this weekend and got so many
requests for the recipe. So I have it here for you all! Enjoy!
2 cups macadamias
2 cups dried coconut
1/2 cup agave (or honey)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 cup goji berries
1 cup cacao
I did an Anusara Yoga workshop, with Yoga Lamat in San Jose. I can't
recommend Anusara Yoga enough to all of you! I was so much in pain
after doing yoga religiously (and obsessively) everyday in the last
three months, with the right alignment and therapeutic work, I feel so
much lighter and free.
It was with Kenny Graham, he is not only the most sweet yoga teacher,
but so humble, so real and so full of life. 6 hours of practice was
gone so fast! Check his website to see if he is coming to your city!
Friday, October 22, 2010
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel
afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Isn't that beautiful? I am so much going through fear these days, it
made me happy to find this quote. Like everyone else, me too, I am on
a path, looking for answers, avoid pain (as if it is
possible)...Through acceptance, love and courage, clarity comes like
the sun on a brand new day. What a blessing.
And then there is this inpiring beautiful song. Fly high...
I love it. It has a sweet memory with my friends in Pachamama.
fly high with the koi
touch your arms under the earth
connect my heart into yours
and be forever love.
Dream your eyes open
Kiss the skies
Taste the rain
Smell the green
It is all here now
Be here now with me
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
So, super easy, just blend 2 cucumbers, peel the skin if not organic, handful of spinach, handful of your favorite herbs, i put cilantro, two celery stalks with the greens and a cup of water. Blend it all. Add one lemon juice. Cumin would also work great, ginger of course is so warming and helps to get a warming feeling especially when it is not super hot. It is raining non-stop in San Jose right now.
Here are the five benefits of greens:
- Trace minerals (magnesium, iron, calcium)
- Vegetable Protein
- Alkalizing Power
Sunday, August 15, 2010
It is Mother's Day in Costa Rica. Just a joy to celebrate mother's day
twice in a year. My mom loves raisins and cookies, so I am baking for
her these cookies with double raisins, and veganizing it for me, and
making it gluten-free for my sister. So everyone is happy! (My dad
would eat anything, he is so sweet when it comes to food.) I wish one
day I can make everyone happy, just like these warm cookies right out
from the oven, chewy, healthy and full of love.
Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
3 tablespoons water
Mix well and wait for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup gluten free wheat flour (I used brown rice flour)
1 tsp xtan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 banana, mashed
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or canola oil)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 375.
Mix the oats, flour, xtan gum, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and
cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Add the raisins.
Add the maple syrup, vanilla, oil, mashed banana, and lemon juice to
the flaxseed mixture and combine well. Pour into the dry mixture and
stir well but don't overmix.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon
mat or parchment paper. Flatten each cookie slightly with a fork. Bake
for 15-20 minutes or until bottoms and sides are lightly brown.
These cookies are cakey, if you like your cookies crunchy, I'd
recommend to bake them more. Uff, just realized mom doesn't like soft
cookies and dad doesn't like them hard. So, I guess, mom you will bake
these for 20 minutes for dad, and keep baking five more minutes for
you. Whewww...that was an easy, last minute adjustment:)
Inspired from Fat Free Kitchen, but I could not help and make some
I got about 20 cookies, they are going to my yoga class tomorrow.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I have recently taken some time away from the business and trying to
have a relook at what is working and what is not. Most of you have
already made some great comments about pricing, hours and employees
who do not speak any english. Right now I have the time and the energy
to work more and offer more to the community in Montezuma.
It is very important for me to have your support. If it was not your
smiling faces coming to the cafe every time and showing me how much
you appreciate the cafe even if I was not in my best mood, made me
come this far. I am humbled and grateful for your friendship and love.
Please don't be shy about sharing your comments and I'd love to make
Organico even more inviting so we can all get together more, bring
friends and share many more great memories with love and compassion to
each other. It is my practice now not to take things personal and
accept that it is a good time to listen to my friends and hear what
you have to say. I really appreaciate it.
1. What would you like to see changed in Organico, that might make it
more exciting for you to come more often?
Employees (english speaking, more friendly)
(Now we are open only for lunch, 11 to 5 pm.)
Friday, August 13, 2010
garden that is so magical, you have to come for a visit to experience
it, because I don't have the right words. The green, the air, the
space, the touch, the dew in the mornings, the coy in front of my
house, the flowers in my backyard and of course the city lights at
night, the view...Magical. I am blessed, grateful to my friends who
made this possible for me, to my beautiful cafe, to my employees who
are helping me so much to live the life of my dreams.... I have no
plans, no direction, only yoga and chanting and the desire to find
inspiration to help others, to be with others, to connect with more
people. And it is happening already. I signed up for San Jose Yoga
Festival, that is coming up in September 11th. We will bake cookies,
make green bars, meet yogis and celebrate life.
I am so grateful, it is growing and growing everyday. Life has never
been so fulfilling and delicious.
I am sorry it took so long to update the blog, but now I have so much
to share, I will be back soon!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
that i feel close as sisters, and cool guy friends including spiritual
masters and juicy flirts, when it comes to having fun and really being
free of the restrictions of the adult world, only Gabriel knows and
understands me. I am in love with him so much, I am in happy tears.
Plus, he is the best help ever, my chocolate lover. He is honest,
doesn't pretend and knows how to have fun. Super cute, wow. inner
child on board!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
blessed out. Even though there is no water! I got the pool, so I can't
Two weeks ago when i came up to this house, I was scared to be by
myself at night. Fast forward two weeks, I was in the pool at night,
with fireflies and the stars. It feels like I found this freedom
inside me that is very liberating, empowering and super fun. I am in
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Email me what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org, and get a free Organico recipe!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Green Goddess Chocolate Bars, from Organico of course!
Amazing Meal Green Powder
Ylang Ylang Body Cream
Healing Woman, Book about Herbal Healing
Unaccustomed Earth, Story Book
Notebook to write my dreams
Missing night out dress-will think about that tomorrow
Missing sleeping attire-i need to go shopping!
I am excited, so amazing that now really simple things make me excited. I am so grateful to life, my health and body. Pura Vida!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I am addicted to our chocolate chip cookies. Compared to all kinds of addictions out there, I feel pretty good about our vegan, wheat-free cookies that i have to have one a day. Almost everyday, if we are not sold out. I don't take one out from the case until we close, but if we are closed and there is one left, that is mineee and I am pretty serious about it:) So, i do know it is an addiction.
They are giant, as you can see and packed with lots of chocolate chips. Plus oat flour that we make by simply grinding the oats, flax seeds, raw sugar and homemade brown rice milk. So, in one of my intense why do I love these cookies so much questioning times, I got this idea of an experiment. wanted to figure out what my addiction was...Is the chocolate in the cookies or the cookies am I addicted to? Yeah, this is the big question of my life!!! Pretty entertaining for me:) Really, I don't care about the same cookies with raisins. At the same time, I also don't care about a chocolate bar, (except for our Green Goddess, that is another story and a secret recipe).
So, I made an experiment. I made raw chocolate chip cookie dough drops. With amazing cashew flour, oat flour, same real chocolate chips...Sadly, I could care less for these goodness. They taste amazing, they are pretty much the same exact same thing but I want the cookieeeeee! I think it is also the texture, the cookie is super big and crunchy, well toasted with the oats and flax. The drops are dense, and gooey. I love the crunch and it is lighter. Gooey cashew is super healthy but still, heavy and fatty. I want to try this same thing with almonds now:)
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I saw the news on the internet, Chile, life, all this struggle, search, happiness, pain, healing, friends, family, babies, but just seconds of memories...this moment, now. The recordings were full of sadness and frustration, our helplessness as human beings, hopelessness...how can we help...how can we heal this planet?
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Here is the recipe:
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1 cup dates
1/4 cup espresso
1/2 cup cacao nibs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
20 drops of gotu kola, optional but it is the real deal with the pick me up:)
1 tsp almond extract ( I used hazelnut extract because I didn't have the almond)
blend everything in a food processor until the dough holds its shape
and press it together to make little round circles.
Now the real deal! The Cashew Mascarpone..
1 cup cashews soaked
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup agave
1 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
blend everything until smooth and add:
1/3 cup cacao butter
2 tablespoon lecitin
Refrigerate over night. Spread over the tiramisu base and sprinkle
cacao powder and some fairy dust! Enjoy!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
And such is the mystic. The mystic seeks to remove the "and" from between the spaces in life and in our hearts.
Mystics seek to remove the "and" from prayer, work, love, service. They seek to remove the "and" from indeed all of life and living.
And today again I hear the words, "life is not always pretty but beautiful" Yes, it is true...such a longing for finding where we lost the knowledge of who we are, followed by the pure joy to remember, reconnect. It exists. I do remember, so can anyone. So grateful to every single moment of my life that lead me to ME! Celebrating, costa rican style, sushi rolls, and a turkish drama, thursday nights are my favorite! Hmmm, tomorrow will be iced coconut chai tea, thai style!