The seasons ebb and flow. As summer wanes into autumn, I can’t help but compare the transitory nature of life with the shifting of the seasons. Everything comes full circle. In my darkest hours, it was so hard to see that times could ever be happy again. But just as the cold days of winter fade into spring, so do the bad times make way for happier hours. And I write this to you today, not only as a message of hope, but as a reminder to myself when I see hard times again.
Things get better. No matter where you are in life, I know things will get better when you truly trust and believe. Think of the ebb and flow of the ocean; the waxing and waning of the moon. The sun always rises even after the darkest night.
If you are facing a difficulty or hardship, I want to send you a message of love and peace, and of hope. If you’ve been a reader of this blog, you know that I recently went through a difficult time. But now I want to give back to you, my readers. If any of you are going through something and need someone to talk to, my email inbox is ALWAYS open (email@example.com). Seriously, I would love to hear from you, even if you’re just having a hard day and want to chat. My heart is so full of love for this amazing online community, and it would be an honor to get to know you all better. But even if you want to continue to be a silent reader, just know that I am so grateful for you, and that I’m always here if you need anything. Sending love and hugs to all <3
- 1 Head Red or Green Lettuce
- Handful Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
- ½ Red Onion, chopped
- 1 Mango, peeled and chopped
- 2 Cups Walnuts
- ½ Cup Sunflower Seeds
- ¼ Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tsp Chili Powder
- ¼ Tsp Cumin
- ¼ Tsp Salt
- Olive oil for sauté
- To make the nut meat, combine all ingredients into the food processor and pulse a few times, until nuts are chopped. Don't overprocess - be sure to leave big-ish chunks of nuts.
- Bring a sauté pan to medium heat. Add in a little extra virgin olive oil, and sauté nut meat for about 2-3 minutes, or until warm and fragrant.
- Prep the veggies and mango. Mix tomatoes, onion, and mango to make a pico de gallo.
- To assemble tacos, stuff lettuce leaves with as much nut meat / pico as desired.
- Serve and enjoy!