Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 wishes

Happy 2011! Everyday I practice meditation, I sit down and contemplate on the beauty of life, service to others and sharing love and compassion. I get up from the cushion and bury myself with selfishness...Oh poor me, oh my this, my that...It is so hard to keep the practice real. So hard. These days, I have been challenged to see my jealousy rise so much...No, it is not about a boy this time:) It is business! Living in a small town, I am friends with all the other business owners and close friends with some. We see each other daily, we hug each other daily....Recently day after day, I am seeing our menu items in other menus...and I swear it is not things like pineapple juice! It is the stuff that I made up, "claims my ego". And my "friends"  dont even mention that they put something that they love at Organico, in their menu...It is flattering to the ego for sure, but at the same time, I feel betrayal. I expect so much from human beings and just like every spiritual teaching says, you are bound to get disapointed if you have expectations...I suspect the teaching for me is to just be, open my arms and show love to these friends who live by different values. That is ok.

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

blissed out..

we had an amazing christmas dinner with live music! It was magical and loads of fun!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dreaming in Color

As the year is almost over, I am so grateful to life and all that has happened in this year that helped me grow, in tears of joy and sadness. Such a blessing to be alive and have all of you in my life. I am inspired, joyful, in love with life more than ever.

Happy Holidays....

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


Yoga Pose:

Irish Moss, forever grateful to my friend Maria

Salsa Dancing and especially the spins....I just love it!

Fudgy Brownies

Emma's Carrot Salad:
Shredded Carrots
Rice Wine vinegar
Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce
and sesame seed sparkles!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

new season goodness

Wow, we are doing it! I could not be happier with the free classes we are offering now!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Spread knowledge, spread your love

I have been contemplating for long time about changes at Organico.
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

All you need is love

Here is a wonderful meditation for everyone, a gift from my teacher Kenny Graham.

Sit down comfortably, preferably on a cushion.
Hit play.

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.

inner conversations over tea

After this weekend's yoga workshop, it is clear that my personal work has just started. Sure, I am a nice person. I am kind and loving towards others, especially to people who are also nice to me. That is easy, the real challenge is to have my inner balance throughout any moment, happy or sad, joyful or not... Not only when someone is waiting with a flower in his hand, but when someone cuts my way in a long bank line... What if there is hair in my salad...I'd go crazy-in my mind!!! "how could these people provide such terrible service??" or "i have told the taxi driver to be here at 1:00 and now it is 1:20 and he is not here, how could he do that to me!" My days are filled with these inner conversations, from moment to moment...Me against the world. And sometimes me against me. I just can't get out from bed today...that is just not acceptable, get up and move!!! Who is that saying those things?

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

Superfood Recipe

I enjoy making these little treats of energy bombs called Superfood.
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

Facing my fears

It is about time......

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.
Nelson Mandela

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
becoming one
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
Angels are.
Are you?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Yoga Festival!

I am so happy to be part of the yoga festival in Montezuma last weekend. The event was super fun and we met beautiful yogis and ate wonderful food! Our banana bread and brownies were a big hit!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Your pharmacy in the kitchen

Herbs and spices add so much love to the food and our bodies. Check out this article for the details.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Green Juice for a Sparkling Glow

Green juice is a great way to get some vibrant life energy! I used to drink almost two liters everyday in Montezuma, since I am in San Jose and I don't have juicer, I've been slacking and simply relying on big green salads. The truth is it is never enough, the amount of greens and alkalizing power we get from the greens we eat in a salad. Juicing really supports our intake of vital vitamins and energy. It also shows directly with my mood. Green Juice picks me up! It makes me feel light, energetic and super vibrant. So, today I did a research for a green juice recipe without a juicer and found out that I can just blend all the greens and add a glass of water and enjoy it as is. You can also strain it, but I do want to get the fiber from this delicious drink and it just looks too good to throw away. If I were juice fasting, that is another story.

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:
  1. Chlorophyl
  2. Trace minerals (magnesium, iron, calcium)
  3. Vegetable Protein
  4. Enzymes
  5. Alkalizing Power
Try to add this drink to your daily diet. You can still eat your favorite chocolate, pasta or smoothie. It is just a support to your body to show how much you love yourself and care about yourself. Watch the magic, see your skin glow, your eyes sparkle and your heart melt! Just with a glass of juice a day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Banana-Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Happy Mother's Day!

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
major changes:)

I got about 20 cookies, they are going to my yoga class tomorrow.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I need some help...

My beautiful friends,

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?

New Dishes

More portions


Employees (english speaking, more friendly)

Music, entertainment

Chairs, pillows

(Now we are open only for lunch, 11 to 5 pm.)

Breakfast ?

Dinner ?

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Beginnings

I moved for to a beautiful house up in the mountains, with a secret
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

burst of happiness...

Gabriel is my best friend in town. Not that i have great girl friends
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

high up in the clouds.

Last day in my dream house, it is sooo incredible up here, i am
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


"Understanding is a delaying tactic...Do you want to understand how to
swim, or do you want to jump in and start swimming? Only people who
are afraid of water want to understand. Other people jump in and get

i live in paradise. soooo grateful!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Some people are really smart. I can't remember where, but I read somewhere that vegan sashimi with this incredible vegetable works great! It is such a clever, neat idea and I don't know how raw fish tastes, but this tasted so much like fish, I did not want to eat it. Can you guess what this is???

Email me what you think at, and get a free Organico recipe!

Friday, April 16, 2010


After spending countless hours of travelling between Santa Teresa and Montezuma in the last month, I decided to take a day off and spend the whole weekend. Sounds great. Now it is already 10:00 pm and I need to pack for a day! What do I take? It is such a big deal to travel overnight, with all my supplement, food needs, yoga clothing (maybe this will be the time I will get back into practicing), dancing clothing, nice dinner dress (don't laugh, i never get to dress here and it sucks because I love to dress up once in a while), and the books, i have soooo much I want to do and there is not enough time. In the end here is what I got:
Green Goddess Chocolate Bars, from Organico of course!
Flax Crackers
Amazing Meal Green Powder
Face Wash
Coconut Cream
Ylang Ylang Body Cream
Make up
Yoga Stuff
Healing Woman, Book about Herbal Healing
Unaccustomed Earth, Story Book
Notebook to write my dreams
Favorite Earrings

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


I diagnosed myself with a serious condition, wanderlust. I suffer from curiosity, day dreaming, passion and lack of it, constantly. Now I got some bubbles in my stomach, because it is new moon today and I am doing a liver cleanse. Lets see if I get some clarity tomorrow.

Here is some information

Sunday, March 28, 2010

confessions of an addict

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:)

So, I guess am addicted to the crunch and the chocolate chips. I love the freedom that i can enjoy what I love. I love that I love cookies. I love that I make the best cookies in the world and there is not one single thing that I'd much rather have than my own cookies, if baked right. Trust me, to get this recipe right, we have done maybe 25 versions and my amazing friend and super foodie friend Jeff, has been there with me all the way, until they were just right. Thank you!!! We tried it all...From different brand of oats, to different grinding times of those oats, different sugars: agave, dark brown, raw sugar, fruit sugar, then the oils, coconut, cacao, soy, corn, baking times, 15 minutes baking, 20 minutes baking one side and flipping back an other 20 minutes, cooling them in the racks, cooling in the oven, baking temperatures then the storage, wrapping them in plastic bags, freezing or not. And if you have time you can figure out the combinations of all these variables. But it is all done. There is nothing we can add or take because they are just perfect. And here is the base recipe, of course we have our own changes but I am not sharing trade secrets;) Have fun!

Ylang ylang lemonade

Ylang ylang is my favorite scent and second favorite flower after flor blanca. The smell is sooo beautiful, sensual and totally uplifting. Our gardener Randal brought a huge bag of this wonderful flower to the cafe and we put them in water for decoration. At the end of that day, the water smelled incredible. Totally calling us for a taste. I wasn't sure if we could drink this, neither Randal. I was more thinking that we might have an interesting experience or a trip, and we went for a sip:) Oh wow! This is how water tastes in heaven. Amazing. Still, we did not feel too sure about drinking more and rather washed ourselves and poured the rest back to the nature. These moments of dancing with the nature, discovering something new everyday, sharing my joy with others are the gifts of my life. I am so grateful. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

from organico, lunch time...

reporting from organico, it is not high season anymore so I got time to update my blog and share more what is going on here!

Right now, two minutes ago, a group of four walks in, I feel the very masculine energy, two guys and two girls...they walk in happily, saying, "ooo cool place"..and check out the menu...the big, fit guys are ok with the menu, but it is the girls got a little upset that there is no meat!
they want to leave but they want to be polite and ask:

"only vegetarian stuff?"
me: "yeah...the best!"
he feels relieved, "oh, we'll come back for dessert, then. I need that dead animal in me first." Ok, he did not say the second part out loud, but that is what i heard..really...

then the ipod sings..

"i believe they get to you..." some song that I don't!

yeah....well, i am still judgemental about meateaters and would never date one:)

Drinking it..

Aloe Vera...Fresh! For some reason, my body was craving for it, I just found out that it's great for B-12-that I lack, plus helps with the digestive system...Check it out and have a sip!

Now that we have 4 giant plants, I am blending a piece of aloe with pure lemon juice...and make a shot! You can also add it to a smoothie with flax seeds and lots of greens and a banana! Feels like a massage to my organs. Love it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

raw food at its best!


Celebrating Ground Hog Day!

i love blogging. I actually love writing, it is a fun hobby that I've been doing a bit too privately these days. Now, I got some juicy things happening, so I can share with love! Thank you for being patient with me, checking the site, sending emails and being my friend! It makes it so much exciting to write.

As you know, I've decided to sell the cafe. Finally! Yeah! 4 years of countless hours and now I am ready to move on. It is exciting and very much liberating. I feel in bliss, having made a decision, on top, things are also moving quite smoothly and incredibly magical. I don't have a buyer yet, but it is all good and I know the universe will bring the right person, when the time is right. For now, my work days are short, we are open from 11:30 to 4pm, serving lunch and ice-cream with only three employees. It is super fun, quick and soooo much easier than the 7 am-11pm shifts and managing 10 employees. What a relief. 

Plus, I get to interact with super cool customers, meet interesting people, chit chat and be more social than the usual...goodbye to the crazy mad woman, who would run to the supermarket 10 times a day and be bitter about it everyday:) I am learning, slowly!

So, it gets pretty last week for example, had a great a-ha moment during one of these chats with a quite charming guy from the states. After the classic, how did you get here, my previous life, montezuma history, foreigner community in montezuma, he asked why would i want to sell this "great" business. I said, I really got tired of working. Plus living in a tourist town, where I have the same exact conversation everyday,"like this one we're having" gets pretty boring. He said, wow, it sounds like the "ground hog day!" Amazing. I hope you've seen the movie, if not see it, its great. 

Next day after we had this conversation, on my way to work, it totally hit me, the Ground Hog Day, the boat to Tortuga is on the beach, with many people waiting, I say hi to the local guide, the same guide, Pura Vida to the fisherman, say hi to other few people, trying to hide myself from rest of the locals and go in the back route behind the beach and head to the cafe...Opening up, and the first "buenas dias" gets to me even more now:)

Honestly, I feel like out of touch with real interactions, the basics, family and friends. I am living the same things, everyday, trying to add spice and flavor to it, by changing the recipes, but what I crave is being surrounded by real people, more than just super cool, deep conversations with wanderers around the world, who hang out a few weeks, or in the best case a few months. Roots...maybe..but then, would it feel boring? ok, enough therapy for today!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


wow! i am ready! i put the cafe for sale! It is for real this time. I have had such a beautiful, not always pretty, but beautiful experience in Montezuma, I am now proud to say, I am ready to move on! It is exciting, very very exciting. I wonder who will buy my Organico, my baby...I hope she or he will be vegan, into nutrition, feeding people with love. And they keep the place as is, especially the ice-cream! It is a bitter sweet story. After being here for 4 years, i have decided that I want to be close to my family and friends. At least for a while. Sure, I made friends here as well, that I will miss very much, but it is not the same thing. Plus the transient tourist town is getting to me these days. I hate that people come and go and try to sneak into my life and get entertained and then good-bye, sometimes there is even no good-bye. It hurts me a lot, I take things personal a lot, then i isolate myself and cry a lot and then be depressed and try to feed people with pure love, not is hard. I became an emotional drama queen of the town with a story everyday. It does not end. This is probably true for anyone, anywhere in the world but I feel burned, overwhelmed, drained. I can't. I don't want to. I don't want this job anymore. And it feels sooooo good. So, stay tuned for updates. In the ice-cream corner, the flavor of the month is Vanilla Bean with Cardamom! It is incredible! 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Joy of Baking

I got this article as a gift...So precious...

when we are long gone..

Saturday morning I woke up with a phone call from a friend, asking me to get ready to be picked up. A tsunami warning has been issued for Costa Rica after the 8.1 earthquake in Chile. Wow. These words came out without much thinking "Ok, I am ready to leave, but wait a second I have employees..." i was worried about them. I left home with my passport and put on my favorite jean skirt. In a split second, looked at my beautiful laptop and said to myself, no, not worth it at all. I felt pretty good about not having anything to take from my place...On the way to the cafe, I saw life a play..some people running around, some acted like nothing has happened, some careless and the birds flying with no sign of panic. It felt like I was on a movie set, it was timeless.  

When I arrived at the cafe, got another call that the warning for Costa Rica has been reversed and we were safe to be back in business. Yay for the saturday market and super sexy shakes!!! 

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, can we can we heal this planet? 

Later today another friend shared this beautiful song, I've never heard before. Touched my heart and still listening to it on repeat. Sending all the love, support and healing to everyone in need, with gratitude to the universe, my body and wonderful experiences I am sharing with you. When we gone, long gone, the only thing that will matter is the love that we shared, and the way that we cared, when we're gone, long gone. Super good. May we all be blessed by the love we have for each other, in this body on this planet. Now...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

TIRAMISU, vegan raw amazing!

Tiramisu was a hit! Thanks for coming and for your wonderful smiles:)

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!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

thinking of...

will you give sweet peas a chance? 

Vacation!!! I am dreaming about going away...closing the store, resting, reading, sleeping, dreaming, hammock. soon...very very soon!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

Clean the racks
No need for an oven,
Hot as 150 degrees
in Montezuma,
Paradise for raw fooders.
Lets make a fruit salad.

Cut a papaya in half,
Ah that vibrant color.
Saving the seeds for later,
make it glow with
abundant mango of love,
sweetness from a deep OM
and a spoon of 
shared memories, ever growing
day by day.

moment of gratitude
forever will stay with us today.

And now spread those seeds 
All over town
They sure will burst out of love
and make a papaya farm!

- Ozlem

Written for Matthew Meyers
Montezuma, Costa Rica
February 14th, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ultimate Human Experience

Amazing story, and music...Speaks to my heart!

Carl Sagan and love!

If i were to make my own mix, i'd also add a few descriptions of what it feels like to eat an avocado with curry powder, a chocolate mint cake from the baking fairy and the warm fuzzy feeling of a hug that you feel right in your chest that everything is right where it is supposed to be. The ultimate feeling of sharing...the world is a magical place to be. 


"Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself." Antoine De Saint Exupery

One of my favorite quotes! Happy Valentine's Day! May everyday be filled with love, freedom and peace. I am going to have a little get together with my lovers this Sunday and we will be testing a couple new recipes and then of course you will get the recipes here!

love is in the air! always!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

feeling groovyyyyy...

microwave gone...super happy! long day tomorrow...empowered!

inspired by Dori!

minutes away...

from destroying our microwave.........i am sooo excited! will go with a hammer and bangggggg all the negative nails out! awesomeeeeee! i rock!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

34 Things I Appreciated This Year

May life bring sweetness and peace to all beings. Thank you mai for inspiration!

34 Things I Appreciated This Year
(in no particular order)

  1. Cabuya
  2. hot water at home
  3. free time
  4. my parents
  5. my house, covered in ants and all...
  6. chocolate making
  7. small beach in front of my house
  8. San Francisco
  9. vegan love
  10. music
  11. trust
  12. crashing waves
  13. growing my own herbs at Organico (well kind of, still Randal is the man!)
  14. witch girlfriends and our moon ceremonies
  15. tide-pool in front of my house
  16. travel
  17. day dreaming
  18. alacati
  19. Ask-i Memnu, it's mom's fault...turkish drama
  20. running
  21. sun
  22. voleyball in Montezuma
  23. first time riding an ATV
  24. crushes on cute clients
  25. pink dress
  26. Pilates
  27. ipod touch
  28. alistair
  29. vegan sushi
  30. liver cleanse
  31. green juices
  32. papaya
  33. moon rise at Playa Grande
  34. ozlem

Monday, January 11, 2010

I make my dreams come true!

1. Montezuma
2. Alacati
3. Kyoto
4. Chang Mai
5. Bali
6. Mal Pais
7. San Francisco

and 7 is my lucky number!!! plus and all the airports around the world...Organico, Pure food with Love
and my new job will be to create recipes for all these wonderful spots...pitaya juice, peach smoothies, cherry juices.....aaaah sweet life, sweet dreams!