Be Who You Are Always….Authentic And True To You

Be Who You Are Always….Authentic And True To You

Be Who You Are Always…. Authentic And True To You One of the most important rules to live happily by is to have the integrity of knowing and therefore being exactly who you are. Be Who You Are Always….Authentic And True To You ……life is better when you have the awareness of what you are and what your not. What you like and what you will no longer put up with. What your calling in and what you are not having…… Vegan Crab-cake sliders These were so yummy……I used the Gardein brand of these crab-cakes which come in the freezer section of the grocery store.  serves 4-6 ingredients; 2 bags of Gardein brand crabless cakes 1 dozen slider sized buns a bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup of vegan Thousand Island dressing, 1- Using a grill, heat the crabless cakes till heated through. 2- Cut open slider sized buns and place butter lettuce and vegan Thousand Island dressing on one side. You can make your own dressing with vegan mayo and organic ketchup… I use Follow Your Heart Brand from Whole Foods. 3- Add the crabless cakes and cilantro on top. serve warm with salad    art corner;   This week I had the pleasure of painting Amina, great day in my studio painting from life… Im sticking to my schedule of painting from life wether that be plain-air, still lifes or from a model…..New years resolution…..check! The still life above I did today…..feeling like Im in control of my time… it feels great to stand by my word and be who I am…… Feeling blessed and very grateful. Have the best Sunday ever…....
There Are No Mistakes, Everything Is Meant To Be

There Are No Mistakes, Everything Is Meant To Be

There Are No Mistakes, Everything Is Meant To Be “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.” ~Deepak Chopra There Are No Mistakes, Everything Is Meant To Be ……….. Trust your instincts that what you have decided on comes from a loving being, a compassionate soul. Don’t doubt that someone will not understand you……you know yourself and understand fully that whatever you choose is out of love.. “Decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.” ~Deepak Chopra Recipe….. Spicy, Gluten-free Pasta serves4/6 prep time 10min/cook time 2omin ingredients; 1 pound brown rice pasta, I use Tinkyata 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 10-12 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup jalapeño’s, jarred, chopped 1/4 cup raisins 1 cup vegetable stock 1 tablespoon mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon sugar,  I use 1 packet of truvia fresh basil to garnish directions; 1- In a large pot cook the pasta according to the directions on the box 2- In a Large skillet, heat the olive oil and brown the onions and garlic. 3- Add in the jalapeño’s, raisins, vegetable stock, mustard and vinegar. 4- season with salt, pepper and sugar. 5- Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. 6- pour sauce over cooked pasta, add basil on top and serve   ART CORNER:   “Jeff” 11×14 I took this photo of my husband Jeff a while back and always wanted to use it ….finally made that...
Have The Integrity To Always Show Up For Yourself

Have The Integrity To Always Show Up For Yourself

Have The Integrity To Always Show Up For Yourself And by showing up for yourself I mean having the integrity to draw lines in the sand and standing by your decisions…..Have The Integrity To Always  Show Up For Yourself ……. when it comes to what you accept, what you align with and what is no longer acceptable… Make this new year be a springboard for all of your good intentions from the past…..  be diligent in whatever you are doing and watch the results roll in….. Remember…….what you think is how your life plays out, so think carefully and clearly about whats important to you…….Gretta “A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, a little smaller.” “How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.” “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~Unknown Vegan Cauliflower Curry This was real easy and super yummy…. ingredients; serves 4-6/time 20 minutes 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 jar Tikka Masala curry by, Curry-Delights (got mine at Whole Foods) directions; 1- Heat olive oil in a skillet and brown onion on medium heat 2-add cauliflower and tikka masala sauce and mix till blended. 3-Cook for 10 to 12 minutes until cauliflower is soft…..serve with basmati or jasmin white rice and mango chutney. Art corner; Painted from a model in my studio this week… will post when I’m done… One of my resolutions for 2018 is to...
Peace Love And Many Blessings This New Years….

Peace Love And Many Blessings This New Years….

Peace Love And Many Blessings This New Years…. Wow here we are again, the end of another year……it went so fast, Im not sure I have hit all my goals from last year and here I am setting new ones. Peace Love And Many Blessings This New Years…. May 2018 be your best year ever! Create the best version of you….. “No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us,  for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.” ~Louise L. Hay Vegan Sausage Loaf, Wellington ingredients;  splash of olive oil 1 large purple onion (finely chopped) 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped sprinkle of salt sprinkle of pepper 1 cup of white wine 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups chestnuts 2 cups pecans 2 slices seeded bread 1/2 cup vegetable stock for the wellington case; 2 blocks short cut pastry 1/2 cup almond or soy milk directions;   1-  Cook the red onion in a pan with the olive oil and fry until translucent. 2- Add the rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper and garlic and cook them together until they start sticking. 3- Add a cup of wine and cook off the alcohol 4- Add the brown sugar, and mix it around till it caramelizes, pour the mixture in a large mixing bowl. 5- Put the chestnuts, pecans and bread in a food processor and whiz them up into breadcrumbs. 6- Add the crumbled mixture into the glass bowl...
Have The Best Holiday Ever…..Embrace Each Moment

Have The Best Holiday Ever…..Embrace Each Moment

Have The Best Holiday Ever….Embrace Each Moment This time of year brings out both the best and the worst in us as stress goes…..Take deep breaths and remember to always see the best in everything. Assume the best in others and enjoy the time you are spending in any way with loved ones and friends. Have The Best Holiday Ever….Embrace Each Moment  …….remember perception is everything so change yours to serve you better……..Happy Sunday, Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to all…..Gretta Share...

Holiday Kindness Through The Hustle And Bustle

Holiday Kindness Through The Hustle And Bustle Create a holiday that is focused on positive energy…..focus more on honoring the spirit of the holidays and the people you share them with, than over-consuming and stress related items. Holiday Kindness Through The Hustle And Bustle is about creating some new traditions that can be shared with friends and family…creating great memories, serving others in need and at the same time feeling blessed with the gift of giving. My sisters, Susan and Sharon picked up ten winter coats at a thrift store, they put them in the trunk of their cars, ready to pull over and donate them to the homeless people they pass in certain areas of their community. My friend Julia put together lunch bags with sandwiches and chips and a water bottle in each and handed them out where men stand and wait for someone to hire them for a day’s work….. she said they were so appreciative and thanked her profusely. A simple compliment or smile will go along way to someone who needs it……..be generous with both and you’ll get it back tenfold…..Gretta New York City, Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center….. Growing up on Long Island, I loved driving into the big Apple and viewing the magnificence that Rockefeller Center would offer every December…….I have never missed it so much as this year… I believe it’s because I started painting a lot of city scenes, I was working from photos since, well Im in Los Angeles. I fell in love with the city just from getting into the feeling and the pulse of the beautiful architecture, I could practically smell...