Janie’s Garden

My path to Janie’s garden

My friend Janie is an artist. An amazing artist and a beautiful soul. Her charming works of art are scattered throughout her garden which reflects her beauty and eye for art and design. Her art pieces set off and enhance the garden’s beauty. Her use of color, texture and whimsy invite you to stroll into this place of serenity, a true haven for reflection and relaxation. Walk with me through her garden.

Buddha Bowl

A soothing zen-inspired Buddha bowl recipe for a late summer evening – make it your own with whatever vegetables are available and make it beautiful.

My favorite Buddha bowl

Slice into rounds or matchsticks or shred:
radishes
carrots
red cabbage
massaged kale
cucumber
roasted sweet potato
microgreens

Marinated carrots

Artfully prepare your favorite beautiful bowl with the ingredients in separate sections. Squeeze some lemon over the vegetables. Spoon cooked grain or rice into the center and top with cooked chickpeas or lentils. Dust with sesame or flax seeds. Drizzle with dressing and find a restful place in the garden to enjoy.

Avocado Jalapeno Goddess Sauce

  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 T. tahini or Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 c. fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds & ribs removed, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth. If it seems too thick, add 1-2 Tbsp. water until you achieve desired consistency.

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