Monday, May 21, 2007

Collard Leaf Nori Wrap

5 collard leaves
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Cut stems off at the base of the collard leaf.
Cut the thick, center stem evenly, making it flat to the leaf. It will help in the rolling.
Mix lemon juice and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
Coat one leaf at a time in the mixture.
Place in a long dish and let it marinate several hours at room temprature or over night in the refrigerator.

Dry the leaves well.

collard leaf
nori, cut to fit leaf
mashed avocado, seasoned with sea salt
1 teaspoon of hemp seed

Love this meal.
Try other combos, most anything could be wrapped.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Raffle for Cascalheira

Hello Dear Friends,

Since last posting about Cascalheira, I had an idea of doing a raffle. This should be fun and hopefully bring in some money for this desperately poor village.

I sewed this 6" x 6"
little wool lamb. I know it looks more like a puppy. Oh well, it is cute. It is chubby, I was envisioning abundance for Cascalheira. Around it's neck is the Bonfim ribbon of Bahia, Brazil. This is a tradition in Bahia, it is normally tied onto the wrist with three knots for three wishes. I did make three nice wishes for the people of Cascalheira. It is an imperfect little lamb, but made with love and care. Ready to make someone smile. I hope you like it and will take a chance on it.

Each raffle is $1 (one dollar). Send as much money as you like.For each dollar, put your name and contact information on a 3" x 5" (7.6 x 12.7 cm) more or less piece of paper.When it reaches the $50 mark and hopefully it will be more than that, I will draw the winner.

Also, whoever wants to offer an item that they made or not made for the raffle is welcome to join. Just let me know.

We will focus on one raffle at a time, so not to get confused and to raise as much money as we can.

I will be traveling to Brazil around July/August and will have an update of Cascalheira.

Thank you for being a part of this fun event and making a difference in some people's lives.

Please feel free to email me with any questions about this project and raffle.

Please send raffle money to:
Jessica Torok
P.O. Box 249
Mill Neck, NY 11765

Friday, May 4, 2007

Chocolate Cayenne Drink

I love chocolate. This drink truly satisfies my desire for chocolate is heavenly. Yummy!
When I do not have or cannot get fresh coconut,
I use Amy & Brian's Coconut Juice with pulp.

Coconut water with some of the pulp
Cacao powder - 2 tablespoons, adjust to liking
Cashews - about 1/4 cup, soaked for 20 minutes
Cashew butter- 1 tablespoon
Cayenne - a few shakes. Add less. Increase if you like it with a kick
.....I do.

I just love this drink. Cacao is high in minerals, especially magnesium. My body must be needing something from it....I am craving it lately. Like daily.