Sunday, May 2, 2010

Easy Going Weekend.

I spent the majority of yesterday and today just seriously relaxing. No television, no phone, no computer to distract me. I only allowed music to create atmosphere while I sat on my patio outside soaking up sun and leisurely enjoying food on a tray with a good book and Nag Champa filling the air with a soothing, sweet perfume. I didn't allow myself to distract myself with thoughts like "What else could I be doing right now? Should I find something to do? Should I run errands?" I let thoughts like that float away while I enjoyed my time alone in a complete restful state in mind and body. All of this was something I really needed and to be able to enjoy delicious simple food as well was a bonus.

I did all the cooking early in the morning so it was ready for me to load up on a tray and take outside. I made Zalouk (Moroccan eggplant relish) and Tabbouleh (Lebanese parsley and bulgur salad) to enjoy with whole wheat pita and a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. I used Olive Trees and Honey cookbook and Tables of Lebanon cookbook to make these recipes.

Couldn't forget dessert! I got these because Trader Joe's ran out of the Trail mix cookies that I love so much. These were great too and even had coconut in them.

Buster ate a bit too, do you see evidence of tabbouleh on the floor? He found a spot under the shade of my caftan to get comfy.

A while later I was craving peanut butter so I made a sesame Ezekiel toast with crunchy pb and date syrup.


Glue and Glitter said...

That sounds like a perfect weekend!

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Kamaile said...

I love days like that. Buster is adorable.

Kate said...

Crunchy pb and dates... ~Mmmmmm I love that stuff so much. You should skip the bread and just mix them together into pb balls =).

Anonymous said...

Delicious food and a cute pooch by your side. Do you really need anything else?

mppaul2 said...

cookies look delicious....would love it if you did a post on your favorite trader joes products ;-)