Monday, April 30, 2012

Taste the Rainbow

I don't know about you but I'm still trying to get rid of some of my winter/holiday pounds that snuck up on me and are clinging on for dear life.  If only they would cooperate and go quietly away from whence they came! 
So in an effort to give them the boot and tell them to get lost here is what my lunch looks like for the week.  I call it my "Rainbow Salad"  because it is so colorful and tastes great.  This week I opted for a combination of butter lettuce and wild rocket for the leaves.  Add in some purple shredded cabbage, orange shredded carrots, red bell pepper, white and red radishes, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, green avocado with a dash of chili powder.  My favorite dressing is 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp dried basil, dash of sea salt.  Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

After the rain...

When the cold, dreary, gray skies start to clear 
a wonderful sight begins to appear.
Like the soft touch of your hand wiping away my tears
along comes the sun and soon the sky clears.

What is left is a beautiful sight to behold.  
Snow covered mountains dressed all white in the cold.
The garden is blooming with colors untold.
Roses and flowers adorned in pink, red and gold.

And again, like the soft touch of your kiss on my skin
The sun warms my heart and tells spring to begin.

~ RL

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sometimes it's a long lonely road I travel

"O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be."
~ George Matheson, 1882