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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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We used to get the most amazing falafel in Jersey City, when we worked in NYC. It was a weekly thing for us. Falafel is sometimes pretty hard to find, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of spinach...read more
There are examples of archaeological patterns of like-creations popping up around the world at the same time. Human beings were creating bowls for food around the world in similar timeframes, with no ability to communicate between the geographic landmasses. It’s...read more
Have you ever heard of a German brotform? It’s a spiral proofing basket, used to style rising bread. The coiled basket helps support the dough and results in a beautiful texture and look. This specific bread we purchased from an artisanal bread maker who...read more
Every 3,000 miles (1,500 if driven hard), we’re supposed to change Moksha’s oil. It’s the life blood of an air/oil cooled VW Bus. We parked him on a flat surface, put a drip pan under the drain plug, open it up and let it roll. Within fifteen minutes...read more
The two of us found out what is was like to have an out-of-body experience. In one fell swoop, it became clear to us the difference between our physical bodies and the operator inside. Enjoy our Body And Soul post below! Often time we express “my body...read more
Rather than supporting the addition of more new products on the globe, we’ve made a vow to invest in like-new clothing and items, all which have character and can’t be found in this season’s catalog or at the store next door. We feel so silly having...read more
These mini quiches are the perfect finger food and they are so delicious, we can never eat just one. They are great to share and we also highly recommend these little fancy treats for parties or get-togethers. Enjoy our mini spinach mushroom tomato quiche recipe...read more
One of the larger and more exciting changes to Moksha was to his interior. We ripped out every piece of furniture, panel and layer until he was completely bare-bones. We cleaned him out and we put in dampening material to reduce noise and increase insulation. The...read more
We did some research and studies have shown the average person literally spends years of their life watching television. The average person spends over a year of their life just flipping through channels and looking for something to watch. When we said “I...read more
We recently learned about and tried using oregano oil. It’s a natural antiseptic, full of antioxidants and it treats infections. Supposedly, it’s also an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and can eliminate negative organisms in the body when taken daily. It...read more
We recently read some spiritual information regarding sex and the coming together of two souls. Supposedly (and it makes sense), when we have sex, we’re not just coming together physically, but also spiritually. We leave impressions on one another and the closer...read more
After visiting Puerto Rico, we fell in love with tostones (twice fried plaintains). Plantains are like bananas, but firmer and less sweet. We had no idea how absolutely delicious they are when cooked right. When we left Puerto Rico and made it back to the mainland, we...read more
When Hurricane Matthew died down and we received news the electricity was back on in our area, we trekked home. The house didn’t seem too worse for the wear, although a tree fell ridiculously close to it. Once it was inspected, we learned there was more water...read more
Every wedding anniversary, we take a trip and mark another year of our marriage. In 2016, we were unexpectedly gifted with tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and chose beautiful Puerto Rico as our sixth wedding anniversary destination. The moment we arrived we felt like...read more
When we realized we didn’t have any walnuts left for our treat day banana bread, we decided to make use of our last kiwi and some coconut flakes, by adding them to our mix. We really love how this inspired treat day banana bread turned out and we ate it all up...read more
Have you ever heard of NLP? It was designed in the seventies by two men working on techniques to change behavior through the understanding of human psychology, language, neurology and programming. To this day this science is used in marketing, advertising, politics...read more
Every animal on the planet drinks water, period. Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water and it is essential to our health and well being. It naturally hydrates, cleanses and balances the body. Supposedly, in the 1700’s, a man by the name of Joseph...read more
Palo Santo is a type of tree that is part of the citrus family, grows in South America and is known for its healing and cleansing properties. Supposedly, Incas used it to ward off negative energies. In Spanish, Santo Palo literally translates into “Holy...read more
The two of us heard that baked pineapple is sensational and it is true! The smoky pieces of tender pineapple meat hold so much flavor and adding it to our fried rice recipe elevates the dish. It is also fun to utilize the outer-pineapple as a bowl too. Enjoy our Whole...read more
Studies are showing, sugar lights up the same part of the brain as drugs, like cocaine. Human brains are designed to complete tasks for survival, like eating. When we eat, dopamine is created in the brain and it signals the pleasure or reward areas, so we keep eating...read more
When the two of us moved to South Carolina, we didn’t know anyone and funny enough, we liked it that way. It allowed us to focus on our business, organize our life and spend our time together, doing the things we love. It wasn’t that we were anti-social,...read more
Air and oil cooled motors rely on a properly set fan belt. The belt keeps the fan turning, keeping the motor cool and the battery charged so when it gets loose or worn, it’s time to change it out. Our fan belt wasn’t looking so good, so we decided to...read more
We do our best to eat as healthy as we can, but every once and a while we enjoy a treat day and savor some off-the-good-list ingredients, like butter. We had a treat day recently and decided to make some hand-made samosas that call for butter, flour and a fry. They...read more
Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian spiritual teacher, yogi and guru who moved to America in 1920 to bring his knowledge of meditation, yoga and ancient practices to the western world. He attracted people of all backgrounds and established a center for...read more