June 9, 2011

peacock pose, hell and blueberry pie

Mayurasana ~ Peacock

Mayura : Peacock

This is a good one to play with when flowing from one-legged downward dog to one-legged, and then eventually no-legged, chaturanga. Though a peacock is prideful, have a sense of humor in your attempts and don't get too cocky when you succeed. 

How to get a Bikini Body by Summer!!!! :
Much like fashion magazines that fill their pages with models several sizes smaller than the average woman, the tabloid magazines that fuel this bikini-body obsession are also largely staffed by women. That means women, not men, are increasingly responsible for making women feel bad about themselves, and for perpetuating ideals that may be physically and mentally unhealthy and unrealistic. 
The only way this will change is if we stop buying into it. That means not buying magazines that critique whether or not someone who is out enjoying a day at the beach with tier kids is too big or too small for a bathing suit. –– Keli Goff, huffingtonpost
"There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." –– Madeleine Albright

Easy-as-Pie Bubbling Blueberry Open-faced Pastry for Tonight

I threw this together because I bought a big batch of grainy blueberries (oh no!) that I knew could be not only salvaged, but thoroughly savored by cooking them (just as the grainier apple varieties turn out wonderful with a little heat).
Keep organic wild blueberries in the freezer at all times so that you can pop this delicious hot dessert in the oven any night of the week, and then enjoy leftovers for breakfast the next morning.

1 cup flour (a mixture of whole wheat/almond/rice flour... depending on your favorites and needs.)
1/3 cup oil
just enough sugar
a dash cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

4 cups organic Blueberries
1/3 cup Sugar, or to taste
2 tablespoons Corn Starch
1/2 Lemon's juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
a dash of Salt (do not skip the salt, salt gives sweets their depth!)

1. Mix and press the first set of ingredients directly into the bottom of an oven safe dish.
2. Dish can be round or square (think upsi-down cobbler).
3. Combine the second set of ingredients.
4. Pour on top of crust.
5. Bake at 425 degrees for forty minutes or until bubbling!
6. Cool and enjoy alone or with cream or ice cream.

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