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.…
How many years in a row have you made the same new year’s resolution? If you’re making the same resolution because you haven’t gotten what you were shooting for, I have a challenge for you. It can’t hurt to have an additional new year’s intention.
Do you and your lover speak the same food language? Can you whip up a delicious meal in the kitchen together? Do you generally choose the same item on a menu at a restaurant? Do you come home from the grocery store with all of the divine, colorful produce that your lover wanted (without them even having to ask for it)? Speaking the same food language means that you can choose and chew together harmoniously.…
…blindfold them, rip all of their clothes off, lead them into the kitchen and make passionate love to them on the floor. The END. Just kidding.
This is actually a true story of two good friends of mine. A few nights ago, my husband Joe and I went out for an impromptu double date with our good friends. They’re an amazing couple that I am totally inspired by. I really appreciate the dynamic of their relationship. However, I was caught a bit off guard when Sara (names changed for privacy) mentioned that she really does not like to cook. Her husband Tom followed this by saying something like, I’ve found that if I do all of the cooking, she and I are both happier.…
As I zip around my house packing for a trip to Bali, via Japan; then back to Cali, south to Los Angeles, and onward to Tulum, Mexico followed by Burning man…I thought this might be an appropriate time to discuss being an international Sensual Foodist.
Last week, we ran though a concise list of the best food to pack for travel. The items I mentioned will, of course, only make it halfway through an international flight. Once we arrive, we’re on a mission, called organic veg for real.
Ms. Mckenna is also a Sensual Foodist, and thus, I am happy that she’s has these simple 5 tips to keep in mind while globe trotting.
5 Lessons for International Sensual Foodists | by: Mckenna Toston
Early last year, upon the suggestion of a complete stranger, I took a spontaneous trip to India.…
Where is your paradise? Is it a tropical, exotic destination-with white sandy beaches and hot, sticky whether? Or, are you more adventurous and love to hike in the mountains, or forests with huge redwood trees?
For me, being in nature is almost always paradise. One of my favorite destinations isn’t too far from home. Esalen Institute is in Big Sur, California.
My husband, Joe and I feel absolutely blessed to assist our Tantra teachers, Elsbeth and Freddy Zental, co-founders of TantraNova institute. We’ve spent weeks with them at Esalen over the past 3 years.
If you have the opportunity to visit this magical place in the world; do it! It’s perched up high, right on the Pacific coast-the edge of America! …
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.
My Happy Drug, that is! First things first.
Somehow, in this adventurous life I lead, I board a flight at least once a month. Fortunately, I love traveling. I love the energy and the many unique people I encounter. I love learning how to acclimate to new places. I even love airports-especially my main hub, San Francisco International Airport-talk about Sensual Food options, OH yeah! One thing I have found to be true from the 100+ flights I’ve boarded in the last few years, is that I need three main things to keep me going while in transit. Number one is, of course, Sensual Foods: the highest quality organic and sustainable food available. The second is physical activity; I prefer Yoga or dance, and the third-without a doubt, is laughter.…