Day 33 – Thai Style

No, not the dinner. But my workshop today and lasting through the weekend.
We have 2 students who have graciously showed up for our Thai Massage training. I wonder how come only 2 showed up, I mean with NCBTMB approved CE for updating your massage license, with an instructor who has produced 2 DVDs, has spent months in Thailand studying with today’s leading master, has taught internationally, and will be appearing in various symposium about Thai Medicine, what could we do that will excite the community more?
We are thinking of running it again in late April before I move to NC. Maybe the East coast will provide a warmer environment for WHY – wellness, health and yoga. We’ll see, and if you are interested in having some workshops in your center or area, please feel free to contact me.

Maybe because it was an Asian feel like day, maybe because the discussion about ‘samosas’ was raised last night at the dinner table, maybe because she was inspired, Bibiana, the Raw Chef artist of this venture, took her talents to the India side of the kitchen. Creating a wrap from dehydrated raw coconut meat, and a spicy filling, this samosa was a wonder to behold. Wait, I said it wrong. A wonder to the palate. Spicy, yet with a sweet tinge from the coconut wrap. With a fresh salad it was a meal suited for high class men and women. NC here we come!

While I had planned on getting up super early to get in P90X and yoga, that was not going to fly, especially after staying up late talking with my friend Josh about creating Wellness retreats that will have yoga in the morning, Thai Yoga in the afternoon, Meditation in the early evening and discussion/salsa dancing to close the night, with Raw food served throughout the week and nutritional support and education so you can take the experience with you. The seed has been planted, be sure to stick around to watch the bud grow.

P90X found its expression when I came home. Legs and back which used to be at the start of the week, has now moved to Friday, and I can complete a few pull ups without a chair now. Granted the very first pull up set is the easiest, I still only manage 5 pulls ups before I need something to push off of. But it is a difference from 5 weeks ago. It’s in the little things. At least tomorrow we work side line position to open the shoulder and the upper back, so that will be super nice way to support my body as we finish week 1 of Phase 2.

I do encourage you all to go and create this Indian delight. Like all the recipes that are posted here, it has been tested and approved.

Coconut wrapped Samosa

1/2 cauliflower (process to small size)
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
2 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper ( you can put less if you don’t like it spicy)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 sea salt
water as needed
In a high speed blender, add nuts and olive oil, blend till smooth. Add garam masala, curry powder, Cayenne pepper, sea salt and lemon juice, blend till its smooth and creamy.
Add water if needed.
Mixed sauce with veggies, massage well and make sure all is coated.
Wrap
1 cup coconut meat
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 sea salt
1/8 cayenne
Blend till smooth, spread on a teflex sheet dehydrate at 145 for an hr then turn down to 105 till its dry but easy to manage.
Assemble
Cut into square size, add filling and fold into triangle shape. Use some water to stick the side.
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