Where is last week’s article? It never happened. I didn’t write one. Burning Man consumed my every moment. A hiatus was a must to ensure that this year’s burn was epic…and it certainly was. We danced, we cried, we ran, we tripped (vicariously through a volunteer position with the Zendo).
Then, we came back home and got back in the kitchen. I figured it was time for a freestyle video. Totally unfiltered. This is how we walk, talk, move and groove in the kitchen, and we even had the boy come in (watch to find out who he is). There so much work to be done before, after and during Burning Man, so we were into a quick-yet super nourishing dinner.…
Crackers can be addicting finger foods. Anything in bite-sized form with a delectable crunch always gets me excited. I love crunchy and savory. These crackers are made with fresh basil, so they’re even more delicious. I believe that my serious cracker snacking days were when I was young. I’d sit with a box of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and go to town (I’m sounding super Wisconsin right now aren’t I)? For me, there’s this childhood nostalgia associated with crackers.
I have to be honest, there are a few strings attached here. This recipe includes almond meal. Yes, you
can purchase almond meal at the grocery store, however! My boatload of almond meal, chillin’ in the freezer is from the gallons upon gallons of almond milk I’ve made.…
There’s a first time for everything, right? This will be the first time I share feedback in this way. I could simply just add it to a scrolling list of positive testimonials on the sidebar of LanaShay.com, but this was near and dear to my heart, so I’m sharing it with you here. Do I have your permission? If so, please read on 😉
When I posted The Hurb, one response came in via email:
“Good morning Lana!
This is incredible!!!
I just emailed Kelsea via the “contact” link on their site. I’d love to help get The Hurb [vending] machines into Madison. Thanks for sharing! Our office building alone has the nastiest vending machine, that no one touches because the options are horrible!
Have you ever used a vending machine? What shiny little package shot out of the bottom? When you ate it, how did you feel?
A life-long friendship was birthed out of a moment when I really could have used a vending machine-but not just any vending machine, of course. In 2012, I was dancing for a band, called Durian Sex Cult, while they performed in Santa Cruz, California. An airbrush artist named Kelsea Ernst came to paint the dancers with adornments before the show, and I totally fell in love with her. While she was airbrushing black lace cuffs on my wrists, I was expressing my deep desire for something delicious to eat to my husband Joe, sitting next to me.…
Candy Bars are no longer a sin | by: Emilia Wysocka-Treder
Did you ever eat Bounty candy bars as a child (or last week)? How about Almond Joy? We all know these sweet treats are delicious, but the alternative, made with real food and whole food ingredients-isn’t even a comparison. If you ever miss this candy bars, get ready for exciting news: you can make them in your kitchen with only 6 ingredients!
At the beginning of last year, I made a big decision to change my diet. It was time to give up the things that weren’t giving me the energy I needed to teach Pilates and just feel great every day.
I’m currently making more conscious decisions about the food that I eat and candy bars certainly aren’t on my shopping list.…
“I think I’m getting old, learning makes my brain hurt.”
I seriously cracked up when my friend said this a few nights ago at her house warming party. I’ve found myself saying this same thing one too many times. She’s working with a doctor, in a new career, and she’s feeling the sensation of drinking from a water hose. I’ve been there. Have you ever experienced this feeling? It’s all coming in a bit too fast.
After two decades of dance, 13+ yrs of Yoga, and half of that time pole dancing, I decided that I wanted to dive into a new physical practice. I wanted to learn aerial silks. Aerial totally gives me that adrenaline rush. I admit that I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie. …
This is a special, holiday inspired recipe that I had to share, just in time for Easter. If you’re making a meal, this is the Easter dessert that will be the perfect addition to a healthy cuisine!
Last week, Joe and I went to Gracias Madre (a Vegan Mexican Restaurant) in San Francisco, and something very rare happened.
I used to be a huge fan of dessert after dinner. Since I’ve decided to quit sugar, the desire to even view the dessert menu has completely disappeared. I feel so much more clear, and energetic now that I’ve ditched the sugar. There are so many very apparent benefits, that I’ll be revealing all in a later article. Even though I wasn’t keen on ordering dessert, I was sent a message from the dessert Gods that I should inquire about the selection at Gracias Madre. …
Top 10 Sensual Foods
These are 10 superfoods that I like to keep stocked in my kitchen, as they are proven to ignite the senses, summon sensuality and provide the body with optimal nourishment.
- Raw Cacao
- Raw Almonds
- Goji Berries
Things to remember: all of these delicious foods are more potent and higher quality when grown organic. Organic farming promotes ideal soil conditions. By purchasing organic, you are voting with your dollars and asking for more nutrient rich soil and in turn, optimal nourishment for you and future generations! If possible, also have these powerful foods fresh, and raw.
Now for the good stuff. Let’s chat about the number one sensual food.
I’m excited! I’ve got something delicious for you. It’s a treat for the ears this time ; )
This word, “sensuality,” that I use over and over certainly can be interpreted in a million different ways, as we all have our own unique way of understanding words and concepts. Every word has a very specific feel and imagery that we connect with it. Words like “sensuality” or “seduction” are most commonly linked to the word “sex.” Would you agree? What is the first thought that comes when you read: sensuality? Seduction?
“Seduction is an art form that is massively misunderstood. Seduction is not just a game to be played between lovers. It is a force, not a formula. When seduction is taken out of the context of the bedroom and brought into the playground of everyday life, everything changes.…
On Sundays I feel passionate romance in a very bright, public setting. Fresh aroma of sweet fruits and organic, local fare, smiling faces and sun shining. Mmmm how I love the FARMER’S MARKET! My husband and I love going to the Sunday Farmer’s Market! Don’t worry…If you’re living somewhere with snowy winters, you can always re-create the vibe in the produce section! As we walk-feeling the warm embrace of the sun, we slowly scan the offerings and let the vibrant colors draw us in closer. Joe will pick up a tomato, and make eye contact with me before he gives the delicate plump fruit a smooch! He loves to kiss his food-have I mentioned this before?! We walk hand in hand, in gratitude that these incredible people are sharing such gifts!…