Summer Season = Summer Food: Kitchen Creations- Day 344: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Ahhh I’m so stoked the summer season is upon us.

Today in Vancouver we were blessed with a gloriously amazing, sunny and warm day. On days like this I am reminded summer is closely approaching and eating brighter and lighter is a fabulous part of the summertime vibe.

Something shifts in my body when it gets warm out- I automatically gravitate to cooler foods and lighter dishes. Salads and fish are staples in my summer diet. Tonight I decided to make coconut-lime crusted halibut with a mango salsa salad! It was super easy to prepare.

Coconut-Lime Crusted Halibut With Mango Salsa

Halibut:

I mixed together 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1 tbsp agave nectar and 2 tbsp fresh lime juice. I coated the halibut steaks in the coconut milk mixture then sprinkled them with untoasted coconut.

I heated a pan over medium heat and coated the pan with 2 tbps’s of olive oil.

I placed the coconut crusted halibut into the pan and cooked for about 15 minutes, browning both sides

Salsa:

2 Mango’s chopped
1 Avocado chopped
2 Tomatos chopped
small handful of thinly sliced red onion
large handful of chopped cilantro
1 small habenaro pepper chopped (only used half the seeds)

I mixed all the chopped ingredients in a bowl and squeezed fresh lime juice of half a lime.

Salad:

Mixed greens.

To assemble:

Mixed greens on the base of the plate. Then I added half of the mango salsa on top of the greens. I then gently placed the halibut steak on top and topped with a small spoonful of mango salsa as a pretty garnish!

Yummmmy!

Super stoked to enjoy this beauty of a meal, with a nice crisp white wine and the amazing company of my man πŸ™‚

Here’s some pics:

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Kels

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Self Love Sundays- Day 317: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Sunday’s are one of my most favourite days of the week. They are my day for me. I take time to do the things that bring me joy and really set the tone for the week ahead! Today was such a wonderful and perfect day and here is a little recap of how I rock my self lovin Sundays!

Self Love Sunday

I slept in, stayed snuggled in my bed and did some reading and gratitude journalling to start the day.

I made a super food berry smoothy and had a high vibin chat with my roomie.

I showered, got ready and sat down for a nice self love meditation.

I headed to one of my favourite coffee shops, grabbed an americano and wrote 1.5 chapters of the ebook.

Next I braved the crazy busy Whole Foods Market and scooped up some juicy, organic eats for dinner.

I then came home popped in a very girly movie and cooked.

I made a delicious butternut and sweet potato soup from scratch, marinated organic chicken on a bed of fresh greens and a rhubarb peach crisp with raw cashew cream to top it.

Then I sat down had dinner with my man and now we are about to enjoy a super chill night together.

Life is so amazing and when I take one day a week to just do the things that bring my soul joy I set myself up emotionally, physically and energetically for a fabulous week ahead! As an addition to any Radical Self Love routine regular self love dates/check ins are needed.

When I take this precious time to connect with what makes me happy I’m a much more pleasant person to hang around with (I’m usually pretty jolly but when I take this time I increase my capacity to be patient, compassionate and kind in the face of challenging circumstances). I take care of myself so that I can better hold space and take care of those around me who may need support and guidance. When I invest into me this way my work thrives. My writing is better and I feel more inspired to take bold and courageous actions in my life- which ultimately leads me to manifesting my dreams and hearts desires.

Choose one day a week where you can invest at least an hour into your self care and self love. The world becomes a better place when you do πŸ™‚

radical self love kelsey grantA pic of tonights culinary masterpiece πŸ˜‰

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

The Magic Of Solitude- Day 267: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Yesterday I really needed some alone time.

This has been a pretty big and pretty emotionally taxing week. With all the emotional ups and downs I needed some serious self lovin KG time.

I opted to not go out to a bday party my partner and I were invited to and instead stayed in to have some solo time.

I went out and got fresh ingredients and make myself a delicious meal ,poured myself a nice glass of vino and just embraced the beauty of a quiet and clean apartment.

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After my dinner I invested the majority of the evening studying and finishing up some modules for B-School.

When my brain was all maxed out I picked up the guitar and channeled my feelings and emotions into music. I came across a really beautiful song while I was studying and thought “hey what they hell I’m going to learn that tune tonight”, and I did.

It took about 20 mins of playing but I learned the tune and sang and played until my man and my roomie came strolling in around midnight.

It was the perfect way to begin to charge up my vibes and make sure I received what I needed to keep it up this week. There is so much depth and richness in creating the time for solitude.

Exactly what I needed..plus I have a new tune I can add into my repertoire πŸ˜‰

If you need time for yourself this weekend, take it. You are worth it and it is completely ok to spend time flying solo doing the things that light you up and nurture your precious heart.Β 

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

How Cooking With Love Makes The World Better- Day 153: 365 Radical Self Love Project

For the first time since I’ve been home (over a week) and the previous week and a half of being away, I am finally getting to cook a home made dinner.

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To some this may not be exciting but I am not those people.

I LOVE COOKING

It is one of my favourite forms of expression, creativity and contribution. I love taking care of the people I love and one of the ways I find it easiest to do so is to make incredible food.

The way I cook is unique to some.

I cook with intuition and intention.

radical self love kelsey grantThis means I don’t follow recipes I combine ingredients based on an intuitive knowing and do enough knowledge seeking about food and cooking that I have a pretty solid grasp on what will work and what wont. Occasionally this method goes awry and more often than not it is an epic success.

I also choose to cook with intention. This means I infuse positive intention and blessings into the food while it’s being prepared AND I also ensure my energy is positive and coming from a space of love and contribution BEFORE and WHILE I am preparing and cooking. It is so important to me to enjoy the process of cooking and to not rush.

Any energy I am holding while I’m cooking is being transferred and infused into the food, which then is consumed by me and anyone else I am preparing food for. So if I’m in a shitty mood, super stressed, pissed off, worried or anything to that effect ALL of those energies are being transferred and consumed by other people, and guess what once transferred those energies begin to impact the mental and emotional states of the other person. This is not the type of impact I wish to have.

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So I choose to infuse love and possibility vibes into the food being made and consumed. If I’m feeling blessed, grateful, excited, present, happy, loving all of those energies are being given and received. That is the impact I am intending on having.

The work we are here to do is always in motion. Our journey of Radical Self Love is uncovering how to integrate our gifts and positive intentions into all things we do, including the day to day stuff, especially the day to day stuff. This is our practice ground. The space where we get to build the muscles of our gifts and practice beaming positivity and love out into the world. When we are able to effectively infuse love into the day to day, or seemingly small or menial tasks, we pass the universal test and get to “level up” and are awarded a greater audience or scope to impact.

Take some time tonight to reflect on how you can infuse more positive intention into the “small” things and then put those intentions into action.

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

How Allowing Variety Leads to New Creative and Musical Awesomeness-Day 95: 365 Radical Self Love Project

A couple days ago I picked up my guitar for the first time in about a month.

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Music for me is a very intuitive thing. When I feel called to play or sing I just do, it isn’t something I can force to happen.

Ahhhh the lesson of allowing.

When I relax into life and enjoy the various outlets I have for creativity I am in the happiest KG zone. I’ve never been the type of person to pick one thing and only so that one thing until the end of time.

Variety is one of my top values. I find the most constructive and on purpose way to fulfill this need is to allow the various forms of creative expression which I have been blessed with, to flow through when the inspiration hits.

creativityMost days I write. I love writing and it is a fabulous source of creation and expression for me.

Other days I love singing and playing music.

Other days I love making beautiful meals.

Other days I love writing and creating new music.

Other days I paint.

Other days I dance.

If I had to pick only one of these things to do I would more than likely be miserable. They all bring me joy in their own unique way. This is what I know to be true: As a human I am constantly changing- right down to the physiology of my being, I am ever changing and evolving. So it only makes sense to me to have a variety of creative outlets as a means to harmonize with this basic human trait of change.

I also get this isn’t the path for everyone. Β I can and do appreciate those who are able to commit themselves to a life long craft and dive to deeper and deeper lengths of knowledge and complexity in their specific chosen craft.

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So whichever way you are know that its ok. However you express yourself, whether you have one dominant outlet or multiple ones like me or anything in between- you are perfect just the way you are.

On this note when the inspiration hit me for a new tune the other day I immediately responded and allowed the music to flow through. All this really means lovers is there will be a new tune to share with you soon and I am so excited to show it to you all!!

Express yourself, love yourself and allow yourself to flow with your exquisite creative expression. The world is always waiting for more of your greatness πŸ˜‰

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Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

How to Make Homemade Almond Cashew Milk in Under 10 Minutes- Day 79: 365 Radical Self Love Project

This morning I was lazy and it was good for my health.

I ran out of almond milk and instead of going to the store (a mere 3 minute walk) I made a batch of milk from scratch. My reasons for making it at home were simple I was feeling lazy and wanted to stay in my pj’s. Which got me to thinking why do I go out to the store and buy it when it’s

  • A- way more cost effective to make at home?
  • B- Takes a mere 10 mins from start to finish?
  • C- Tastes way better/ contains more nutritional value?

When it comes down to it I buy almond milk more out of perceived convenience more than anything else. So when I chose health and fitness as my area for my 7 Day Radical Self Love Reset it just made total sense that I made raw milk from home this morning, as it is honestly better for me. The shelf life on this puppy is about 1 week since it hasn’t been pasteurized, so I made a small batch that I knew we would go through in a weeks time. Turned out pretty wonderfully and here is the how to in under 10 mins:

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  • cheesecloth or a milk bag
  • a high powered blender
  • an empty glass bottle (recycled jars work too)

Ingredients you will need:

  • handful of raw cashews
  • handful of raw almonds
  • handful of raw sunflower seed
  • 3 organic dates (I like my milk on the less sweet side so if you like it sweeter add more dates accordingly)
  • 1 TBSP of vanilla
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • filtered water (a full blender full)

How to make the milk magic happen:

  • pit the dates
  • put everything in the blender
  • blend on highest speed for 2-3 minutes
  • strain through a cheesecloth or milk bag
  • pour milk into a sealed bottle or container

**If you have more time than 10 mins I would totally recommend soaking the nuts overnight to sprout them, release more of their the awesomeness enzymes and make your milk creamier. After soaking over night give them a quick rinse and pop them in the blender with the rest of the ingredients and proceed**

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Im so stoked my 7 Day Radical Self Love Reset this week has re-presenced me to the awesomeness of making things like cashew/almond milk from scratch. In all honesty making it at home is way quicker than heading to the store plus I get way more nutritional value out of it since it’s completely raw and unpasteurized. Getting back into the swing of making really yummy food consistently, intentionally putting high vibing food and drinks into my body and rocking the start of a 30 day squat challenge. makes for a solid 7 day reset. I’m going to keep this area my one of focus for the next week and likely the entire month until I finish my squat challenge which meansΒ I’ll probably have some interesting shares about that in the upcoming weeks πŸ˜‰

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

High Vibin Breakfast to Kickstart the RSL Ripples Day 78: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Radical Self LoveWhat we put in directly influences what we get out of any given situation.

This applies to any and everything.

Think about it.

The food you put in your body is the fuel for your system so if you put in junk you aren’t going to get much out of your body likewise if you put high vibrational, healthy food into your system your energy will skyrocked and your experience of being in your body will be more positive.

The information you immerse yourself with is inputting into your mental and emotional tanks. If you are surrounding yourself with positive and uplifting information your state of mind will be more positive and your emotions will be more stable and constructive.

The dominant thoughts you think sink into your subconscious and drive the majority of your behaviour. From my perspective I believe it’s very wise to program my subconscious consciously by investing the majority of my thought energy thinking about what I want, what is working and think about all the good actually happening in the world.

With that being said I want to share with you lovers a high vibin breakfast I rocked this week that kept me well fueled and tasted amazing. The original recipe was discovered on my friends site Shred Till Your Dead– She’s an incredible trainer and human- you probably want to check out her stuff!! πŸ˜‰

I made a couple modifications to suit my personal tastes!

photoBaked Berry Oatmeal Ingredients:

  • Handful of ripe strawberries chopped
  • 2 handfuls of fresh blueberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 peach
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • Handful of coconut
  • 1.5 TBSP of cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP of raw honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

Slice bananas and place at the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10-15 mins until bananas are soft.

Add the rest of the chopped fruit, cinnamon and drizzle honey over all the fruit

In a side bowl mix together the sliced almonds, coconut and oats. Once thoroughly mixed sprinkle on top of the fruit.

In another side bow combine milk, vanilla and the egg. Whisk until everything is well mixed and pour overtop of the oats.

Bake for 30-40 mins and enjoy!!

Radical Self Love Baked Berry Oatmeal

This meal is super high vibin and full of lots of goodness to keep you vibin at your best all morning!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!

Kels

Day 12: 365 RSL Project

Today after a long somewhat emotional day of travelling back home from a wonderful week long vacation, my act of Radical Self Love was to come home and make my absolute favorite dinner. Baked spaghetti with homemade sourdough garlic bread. πŸ™‚

Cooking is one of my favorite meditative actions. It allows me space and time to myself, activates my creative energies and gives my mind the space to clear and energy to reset. Cooking with love’s intention is one of my absolute favorite things to do and a wonderful way to ripple love energy out into the world. So tonight I shared the love and made a wonderful dinner for me and my man to enjoy! Here is a pic (courtesy of CB Photography)

Loads and heaps of love

Kels

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