Art…IN ZEE KITCHEN!

As written on Ataensic Media:

Okay, so, as you already know, I am an Artist (or as I like to say HEARTist)! But what you may not know about me is how much I love FOOD! 😀 Another thing you definitely may not know about it me is that I love to COOK! Why do I mention cooking? Because as we all know, the preparation of food is an art form within itself–hence CULINARY ARTS!

Now, I’m no professional chef or anything and I don’t know many of the technical cooking terms, but I can tell you this–just like with my drawing, painting, creative writing, etc.–cooking is a fun experience where I learn more about myself. From the different properties of the foods I’m preparing (since I’m eating cleaner these days) to my own techniques, to the cooking process to what I like or dislike overall. I always like to go by feel, even when I sometimes follow a recipe I find online.

Creating dishes from scratch makes me feel so light, elated and free! Eating dishes prepared by your own loving hands and knowing EXACTLY what’s in the food really makes the nourishment of the body experience that much more meaningful. You can really tell the difference between eating out and eating in. 😉 Since I’ve been eating healthier (both for the benefit of myself and my loved ones), this contributes further to my happiness when I’m in the kitchen.

Of course, not ALL of my culinary creations go exactly as I hope they would but what I DID discover is that when I do the following things, it makes a big difference in how my dishes will turn out–and that’s DELICIOUS!

Energy  When I say “Energy” I mean this in two ways: One, it’s important to want to FEEL like preparing food (both raw AND cooked dishes). Trust me, there’s been MANY times when I’d go food shopping, come back and dance all around the kitchen as I neatly put things away and theeeeennn–I’ll cook an amazing meal the next day, then sporadically and then…well, the food ends up going bad because I don’t always feel like preparing food. So make sure you get all the right nutrients and Energy from the dishes you DO end up making, plus get your sleep so that you won’t feel so BLAH and reluctant when it comes to making meals. Two, it’s important to be aware of your FEELINGS/EMOTIONS when you prepare food. Yes, your mood, your Mindset and your intention DO in fact, influence how your food will taste and ultimately whoever eats it. You can tell when someone put LOVE and CARING into the preparation of his or her meal versus someone who decided to cook in a bad mood and threw things together in a pot. Ask me how I know. *side-eye*

Prep in ADVANCE Listen….did I mention that eating cleaner means longer prep periods? But one time I actually washed all of my green leafy veggies in advance, dried them off and store them safely in the refrigerator so that when it’s time for me to use them I don’t sit around waiting for them to soak in ACV & baking soda water. 😉

Go By FEEL I learned how to cook at a young age, but now sometimes it can be a little difficult since the things I learned how to cook were greasy, fatty and generally unhealthy. So basically it’s like I have to start over. But I have a good foundation and supportive people in my corner to help me avoid TOTALLY start from scratch in navigating these healthy foods in the kitchen. I just go with what I feel, and as I cook, I smell and sample my spices and dash them into my food and I taste the food as I prepare it, until it’s just where I like it to be then it’s served and gratefully devoured. 😉 (Ask my MAMA!) Just so you know, part of my going by feel, I don’t tend to measure my ingredients out, especially when I’m making things up. Going with the flow your Spirit is SO important in all things that do, including COOKING.

Last, but certainly not least–

HAVE FUN! What’s the point of making good food if you’re not even enjoying it. I guess this ties back into the importance of Energy. I’ve ruined many a dish by cooking with a less-than-dazzling attitude, and I’m telling you when I get moody–you can tell by the dark storm clouds forming in the sky right above my house. SO! Make sure you have plenty of fun! You just ought to! You get to EAT what you make! You can usually find me flitting all around the kitchen, dancing to music, humming to myself or quietly focusing on how DELICIOUS whatever I’m making is going to taste! 😉

Now I’d like to share a recipe with you! Again, I don’t measure things out that much, so…take a peek at the recipe below and feel free to tweak it to your taste buds!

READ THE REST HERE AT ATAENSIC MEDIA! ❤ <3<3

ENJOY! 😉

I HAVE ARRIVED!

And we…are…LIVE!  😀 ❤ ❤ ❤

HELLO-HELLO, WORLD!

I am PLEASED to announce the LAUNCH of my BRAND-NEW ONLINE SHOP! It’s finally here! Literally OVERNIGHT! Ha, ha!

It feels so good to START ANU! Get a taste of the NEW LOOK, the NEW FEEL, and most importantly–the NEW PRODUCTS! Ase!!! Click “Zee Art Shop!” at the top of the blog and click on the banner to access the site! 😉

In OTHER news–I ACED my interview! Yes, hundreds of butterflies decided to move into my stomach rent-free at the last minute (FIVE minutes before show time), BUT it was all good! The host, Ms. Rikki R. Jones made me feel so cozy and at home on her show and I want to thank her SO much for having me on her show! ❤

Yo…I am SO HAPPY, PROUD, THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for this opportunity! I’ll cherish this in my Heart forever!

And thank you so much for everyone who called in and listened and asked questions. I appreciate all the support and here is my contact info for those who want to connect with me!

Online Store: http://www.soulmbody.com
Facebook: SOUL Meets BODY
Twitter, Instagram: @SOULarLioness
Tumblr: http://www.soularlioness.tumblr.com

If you missed out my this exclusive first official interview–then it sucks to be YOU! HA, HA, HA!! :-p Sike naw. You can listen to the OFFICIAL PLAYBACK in the archives! This interview was recorded and now it’s available right here for all times! Just click on the link below to listen. ENJOY!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrikkijones/2015/09/12/introducing-soul-meets-body-presented-by-hand-and-footprints

Destined

I really needed to read this…. ❤

Afrohemian Sade

image-4Was it fate? I feel as if I was destined to share time and space with an amazing group of talented individuals. What a magnificent gift the universe presented me with this past weekend! Blissfulness and peace combined in what was a bountiful spiritual experience.  August 8, 2015: The addition to the archives of my soul’s greatest memories.

image-1I always wanted to model, yet I gave up years ago after facing many closed doors. Clearly, I was not built tough or strong enough to deal with the “no’s.” Not really obsessed with the idea, but excited about the thought, I decided to submit my photos to an artist, by the name of Young Paris, after seeing his “model search” post on Facebook.  Believe me, I was already mentally prepared for the “no.” However, I never thought about being unprepared for the “yes”.

When I received the message, “are you available…

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Workin’…

Here I am, it’s officially the night BEFORE my big interview tomorrow! I feel so many different emotions boiling inside of me: excitement, nervousness, happiness, wonder, MORE NERVOUSNESS! Ha! But I already know that it’s going to be ALL GOOD. So I spent my day today working on a few things behind the scenes. Want to know what it is?

Okay, okay. I’ll tell you–I’m working on my BRAND-NEW ONLINE SHOP! Yes, I have to start my shop from SCRATCH. I don’t have time to go into details now, but long story short it was what I thought was a sad, unnecessary situation for me. It turns out that it was only a sign from the Omniverse that it’s time for me to move on to bigger and better things!

I’m SO excited about all these things that are coming my way, and I want to think everybody who’s been supporting me, whether it’s in the form of purchasing my artwork, giving me feedback on the blog and other places on social media, or having my back with words of wisdom to keep me going!

I have to get back to work now, but I’m definitely going to keep y’all posted!

NIGHTY-NIGHT! ❤ 😉 ❤

New Music!

I just HAVE to share this song with you! I found about this amazing artist, Azizaa the other day when one of my Facebook friends shared this article from the FADER. Check it out…and AWAKEN. Click the picture to read her latest interview!

AZIZAA

Here’s her song which I am HOOKED on called “Black Magic Woman,” in which Azizaa brazenly proclaims her African roots, knowing EXACTLY who and what she is, and she DENOUNCES and SPITS UPON the evils of what Christianity (and ALL religions not African-based) have done to us all WORLDWIDE. She offers the words and images which should stir something up deep inside and help us all to AWAKEN and RETURN to who and what WE ARE as an African people. ENJOY!

Movin’ On…

Peace, all!

Just a quick and brief update on what’s happening here at SOUL Meets BODY™!

I have some good news and bad news. Let me start with the bad news. The bad news is last night when I decided to check on my online shop and get ready to update it–I found that it was OFFLINE! Out of nowhere! The website my shop was being hosted on is offline. This was a shock to me because I was just checking and looking at my website a few days ago so this had to have JUST happened. So if anyone was trying to look at my online shop and couldn’t, I apologize for the inconvenience. I didn’t know my store was offline.

First I find out that my artwork was removed from display at a local business, then I find out my online shop is gone…ALL in one night! You think I’d be upset but….I only see this The Most High setting me up and preparing me for something BIGGER and BETTER for my life/career/LIFE PURPOSE. ASE! The fact that I can even LOOK at it this way lets me know that I AM, in fact, still growing! 😉

So on to the GOOD news.

This all means that I will be able to create a NEW and IMPROVED online shop which I will keep you posted about! 😀

Now I just want to thank everyone so much for liking and sharing my version of the “Six Best Doctors” post! I did NOT expect it to spread like wildfire across Facebook the way it did! Lol. But it’s very important that we know these things to take care of ourselves.<3

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I also would like to thank the 80+ people who liked my page this week! So WELCOME TO “SOUL MEETS BODY!” Come on in and make yourselves comfortable and at home.

Peace! 😉

HAPPY SATURDAY, everyone!