Happy Valentine's Day! I'm not really into the whole commercialisation of romance thing but I am as you know into wholefood and couldn't resist shaping this pile of beautiful rosie tomatoes from our garden into a big healthy love filled heart. Pete puts so much love and energy into growing food in our garden. I am very grateful!
Love of course is a key ingredient in any great cooking and especially today I suppose. Whether you are cooking for yourself, your family, your lover, your friend do so with heart and you will taste the difference. Really!
A few years ago I spent some time at an ashram and worked in the kitchen (if you're thinking what does this have to do with Valentine's Day? bear with me), we had to work in silence and really feel the energy we were putting into the food as we prepared it. 'Made with Love' has become a popular tagline but there is a deeper truth behind the words, our energy imbues all that we do.
Today also feels like the perfect day to recommend a fantastic book I read quite a few years ago now but the information is eternally relevant. Susan Taylor's book Sexual Radiance is, contrary to the title suggestion, more about nutrition and cooking than it is about sex. If you click over to the link, don't be put off by the completely daggy cover it is packed with really interesting and useful information about eating for energy and vitality and includes recipes, yoga sequences and breath work exercises.
I hope your day is delicious whatever you're up to xxx