Poetry and Potatoes

A couple of nights ago I looked up and was captured like a little girl by the moon. It was if I was seeing a full moon for the first time. There are things in this life that never cease to amaze! It made me think of poems be Hafiz, one of my favorite poets. Here is one that I love:

With That Moon Language

Admit something:

Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud,
otherwise someone would call the cops.

Still though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect.

Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye that is always saying,
with that sweet moon language,
What every other eye in this world is dying to hear?

-Hafiz

I love the idea that to want people to love us is part of a “great pull in us to connect”. The moon itself is an amazing reminder of this connection. The thought that two people on different sides of the planet are looking at the same moon is amazing. We are connected in a way that transcends language. We are connected to everyone around us, the people we “click with” and those we don’t. Imagine if we simply just loved those we came in contact with for no reason at all. No expectations. No pay backs. Not for gain or reward. But just because we are fellow human beings on planet earth having an earthly experience together. What an incredible thought! A life fueled by love and acceptance.

On to Potatoes
With that stirring around in your heart I have to share these local beauties that I found at my favorite grocery store last night. They are Japanese Sweet Potatoes and are by far the best sweet potatoes I have ever eaten. They are this brilliant red color on the outside and white on the inside. I noticed they were easier to digest than the sweet potatoes I normally buy. I have found sweet potatoes to be one of the easiest, nutrient rich foods to eat for lunch. I wake up, stick them in the oven, turn on the timer, get dressed for work and within 40 minutes they are done and I have a healthy meal. I usually pair sweet potatoes with a salad, making a perfectly combined meal that is easy to digest.20140119_10

Coconut Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potato
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400-425. Scrub potatoes under water and pat dry. Line a pan with foil. Poke holes on all sides of potato. Rub coconut oil on the outside and sprinkle with sea salt. Place potatoes on pan and bake for 40-60 minutes. When finished wrap potatoes in foil from pan to keep warm.

Notes

I usually just add organic butter and sea salt because it's already naturally sweet and the coconut oil adds extra sweetness.

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Now on the make my favorite Green Lemonade and get ready for work!  Cheers to a Happy Monday, child-like wonder and connection!

Love Always,

Jacqueline

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