Sunday, November 22, 2015

Peet's Christmas Coffee Cup Design 2015

Does anyone else get freaked out by this?

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This year's theme seems to be "Merriment and LSD."

Pink and Green Fuels the Machine....or something

Watermelon and green apples.  I'm not one for Granny Apples,  but I decided to juice them, with the wa-wa, and it was a thrilling combination.  I felt the goodness inside.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Polyphonic Spree and their 15th Anniversary Tour

Last night sparkled. The Polyphonic Spree ,  played at the El Rey in Los Angeles, as part of their 15th Anniversary Tour. For those of you who are familiar with the El Rey Theatre,  you know that it's a small venue. This excited me, as I knew this would create a sort of intimacy.

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My first experience with The Polyphonic Spree took place at The Derby (R.I.P) in Hollywood.  The Derby was a landmark venue, and one of the several spots where I would swing dance.

The Derby was a tight squeeze, so watching this 20 piece band in such close quarters was intense.  After their first song, all was quiet. It was a...somebody say something kind of tension.  While we stood stunned,  one of my fellow attendees said;  "DID THAT JUST HAPPEN? !" The rest of us laughed, grateful for balloon -like release.

Since that night in 2002, The Polyphonic Spree has remained one of my favorite bands.

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The Spree dressed in their most basic and recognizable garb, which they first fashioned at the time of their debut 15 years ago.

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After the band played their first album, The Beginning Stages of..., there was a quick wardrobe change,  and then and then a second set that included their current fine tuned psychedelic pop.

As the music whirled around me, as I look up at front man Tim Delaughter, and see a whimsical close-eyed smile, and a swaying- sailing frame, towered over me. It’s been so long since I've sren a person enjoy music that much. He even shushed the audience when a few strays got to be too gabby.

As I watched this man swell, I found myself remembering the 2002 Tim, who looked like the Messiah,  with his mid-length curly chestnut tresses and extatic calm. Yeah; that's what I'll call it. Prior to that show I read an article in the LA Weekly that offered a brief description of the band, and a clarification from the band. This may be a mis-quote, but I recall, "We are not a cult."

I'm never one to shout out song requests, or bouts of praise, but in my head I said, "Happy 15", and out loud, at the end of the night, I called out, "Thank you."

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Raw Zucchini Pasta with Garlic Tomatoe Sauce by This Rawsome Vegan Life

This recipe is from the raw food blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life. I love this girl's blog. Emily Von Euw is also the author of Rawsome Vegan Baking100 Best Juices, Smoothies, and Healthy Snacks; and on December 8th, she'll be releasing The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook. I  can't wait!

Now on to the recipe.

The Noodles:
3 spirilized zucchini.

The Sauce:
2 tomatoes
juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 an onion
1 garlic clove
2 dates
2 red bell peppers
1/4 cup walnuts


Sometimes I'll add 1 jalapeño de-seeded.

The dish is topped with cut tomatoes,  cilantro,  and avocado.

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If any of you are wondering,  the "Eat Raw" fork came from Milk and Honey Luxuries on Etsy.

To Slay the Dragon

I miss dragon fruit!!! Out of season!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Words From The Ill And Spectacular

I consider it to be a great compliment when someone in a raging state of psychosis tells me that I am a free spirit.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I'm pretty sure mangoes love me

My mango stash is ripening fast, so down the hatch! Mangoes are a staple for me, so I buy a lot each week. Tonight I made a mono-meal of 5 huge Keitt Mangoes. So smooth that they practically melt in your mouth.

If I don't want to mono-meal mangoes I may add some cucumber,  cherry or grape tomatoes,  and drizzle lime on top . This is one of my favorite meals.

Depending on the size, one mango is 100 calories or a bit over. For the most part I know how many calories are in the fruits and vegetables I consume which makes calculations easier.

On the 80/10/10 low fat, high carb, raw vegan diet  (that's a mouth full,  and very eye roll worthy), I typically consume anywhere between 1500 - 2000 a day, depending on how active I am.  The more ballet, swing dancing, and dance cardio, I do on any given day,  the more I need to eat. Fruit is fuel.

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