Easy 3 Bean Salad

Upon arriving home, after four months in Hawaii, my mind is flooded with a huge to-do-list…

Start new job

Redecorating

Cleaning

Make new slipcover for chair

Reorganize wardrobe for work

Bring more green into room

Finish painting bedside table

and the list goes on….I really just want to dive in and re-do every room!

But what keeps looming over my head, is the thought of how to keep a mostly “raw food diet” going in accordance with working a full-time job.

My first week, I purchased a stack of ready- made salads from the grocery store but wasn’t happy throwing the plastic containers into the trash everyday.  I was glad to have the convenience though.

Work lunch has to be fairly simple, but completely satisfying, as my focus will be upon learning everything I can about the business, going through their four week training program, and adjusting to working a 40 hour work week.

Not too heavy…living food that energizes…Keeps me alert…stays with me to the end of the work shift.

 

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3 bean salad in a Mason jar

 

So, today, I’ve inventoried the fridge and all of the cupboards to see what I have.

I’ll be making a three bean salad, a carrot salad ( find my recipe here), and some flax seed crackers ( here).

I’ve been making this easy three bean salad since my kids were little and even now that they’re adults, they still request it.

I love it’s versatility, as it can be eaten alone, on a bed of greens, easily transported to work in a mason jar, and is great to take along on picnics and family gatherings.

Easy 3 Bean Salad Recipe

Combine the following ~

1 can garbanzo beans ( rinsed and drained)

1 can cut green beans ( drained)

1 can black or kidney beans ( rinsed and drained)

3/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 tsp black pepper

1 Tablespoon dry sweet basil ( rubbed between hands to bring out the flavor)

1/4 cup raw red onion chopped

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ( with the mother)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

After mixing, let it marinate in the fridge for at least one hour to bring out the flavors and give them a chance to blend.

 

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Serving suggestion

Shown above on a bed of fresh spinach with raw crinkle cut butternut squash , and your favorite dressing.

 

Enjoy!

 

Life Goes On~ Make the Most of Yours

I love the message in this video. Thankyou Sue Dreamwalker.

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

  I will let the poem on this video speak my thoughts today, as I head out into my garden as I put on my wellies after several days of none stop rain the Sun is now drying up the allotments, and I have some declutting  of weeds to do, along with some declutting of thoughts.. 

Have a wonderful Weekend all of you 

Enjoy the moment of Now 

Love and Blessings

Sue 

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Himalayan salt lamps lift the chi in a room and balance the atmosphere. Great article here. Must share.

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You may have heard of Himalayan salt lamps before or maybe you even own one. Either way, you have probably already seen one because they have become immensely popular these days.

They don’t just provide soothing low lighting, they also offer several health benefits. They can help clean the air we breathe, hence overall improving our health and well-being most especially our sense of peace and happiness.

Although anyone and everyone can benefit from it, a Himalayan salt lamp is especially beneficial for people suffering from certain respiratory issues or allergies. It’s definitely a great add-on for one’s overall personal well-being and worth having around the house, clinic, lounge, and even in the office.

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These are powerful words. Thank you for this article. I have to reblog. Namaste

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via The Event: The Wave — Era of Light

I’m sharing this today, because I want to urge everyone to take time to meditate and become heart centered.  Today, I had a glimmer of this new “wave” that is coming in.  I felt such tremendous love for everyone, and it’s important that you are ready when this comes.  Mahalo