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Casa De Luz Sun Cheese

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Just got back from a week-long Ashtanga training in Austin, Texas. Got to study with David Swenson and his wife Shelley Washington. David wrote the book on Ashtanga yoga that we used in my 200-hour training. It was an honor and privilege to spend time with him. David brings an amazing depth of knowledge and a delightful sense of humor to his teaching.

There were nearly 50 students in our class. I walked in not knowing a single person and left with several special friends. Yoga has a funny way of doing that. One night a group of us went to Casa De Luz for dinner. It’s a macrobiotic, vegan, gluten-free, seasonal, locally-sourced, organic restaurant. I’ve never been anywhere like it. Not far from downtown Austin, but it feels like it’s a world away.

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Sunflower Butter

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Just got back from a 2000 mile road trip from Houston to Cincinnati. So great to see old friends and enjoy cooler weather. Since I was traveling by car, I packed a bag full of healthy snacks. My favorite thing that I brought along was a sleeve of rice cakes and a jar of creamy Sunbutter.

It’s amazing how satisfying this little snack is to me. I got my good friend Kristin hooked on it too. We’d spend a day shopping or go for a long walk and come home and make this treat. Couldn’t be easier: spread a generous tablespoon of Sunbutter on lightly salted rice cake. Top with fruit if you feel like it…bananas, strawberries, peaches…whatever. Oh, and a little drizzle of maple syrup is pretty awesome, too.

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