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 🙂

Here’s some pics:

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Kels

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Setting The Tone for Success Weekend Style- Day 182: 365 Radical Self Love Project

I used to have a ritual a few years ago of going to hot yoga every Friday night. It was my way of unwinding from the week, getting a great workout in and balancing out my energies.

I also observed it held another major function to my development of self love. Doing an activity that was high vibing, healthy and spiritually connected, set the tone for my weekend.

The way it used to be

self-care-habitI totally used to be the party girl, who was out dancing and drinking every single weekend. Lets clear up right away there is absolutely nothing wrong with this, however, it didn’t really create the foundation or environment for my creativity to thrive or my energies to evolve and expand. It did the opposite.

So without even making that connection one Friday I finished work and headed to the yoga studio and rocked a hot class. The interesting thing about doing something that high intensity is afterwards I only wanted to put high vibing energies into my body, which meant a super healthy dinner and relaxing with people I loved.

The impact of conscious change

I also noticed it had a huge impact on the way I spent my weekends. Entering the weekend in a space of clarity, high vibes and healthy made me want to keep it up. So gradually as I practiced this new Friday night ritual my weekends became more constructive, I found I was more creative, more inspired and had way more energy to spend really connecting with the people I love.

Setting the tone for success

As part of my new commitment to health I noticed today that my Friday night ritual has returned without me giving conscious thought to it. As I was in my early evening hot yoga class I realized just the impact of setting up my weekend in this way, and ultimately setting myself up for success buy investing my energies into a healthy and soul nurturing activity.

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Tonight I acknowledge myself for my commitment to my health and for coming back to this incredible ritual which feeds my soul. It feels so good to be in this space of filling up my tank and soulfully investing into myself.

With loads of love and high vibes I wish all of you an incredible weekend ahead full of beautiful blessings and happiness!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels