If I am what I eat then I must be an explosion of flavors...... zesty, spicy, and hot, sweet, tender and juicy. I must be pure energy and absolute perfection. Delicious, beautiful and yummy, hand crafted by the creator of creations. I must be life-force energy serving to create and sustain all that is.
- Christopher John
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tennessee Retreat - Raw Food
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to make raw food for 24 people who had come to do a 12 day cleanse at my favorite and most divine retreat center in Tennessee. Diann and Adam invited me to make food for their retreat and what a wonderful whirlwind of delicious food and endless kitchen hours! I was blessed with three beautiful assistants Jessie and Amanda, two retreat interns, and my most beloved assistant Arix made the trip to Tennessee! There wasn't much down time, one late-night trip to the hot-tub, and one delightful hike out to the waterfall for a cool swim and some time by the river. I was inspired by the entire experience, and have a burning desire to know more about the nutrition aspect of raw food...plans begin for the next adventure:)
The images below are of some of the offerings at the facility...Diann and Adam have done a beautiful job growing this center.
Diann rocks this lawn mower:)
The path to the Mud Palace where I stayed, the mud palace is made from straw bales.
The main lodge "Silence" at the Sauna Sauna
My sleeping beauty...he's going to love this!
I have rallied some of the cleansing participants for a late night food demo and some assistance with breakfast! Fun! A little non-traditional but Ive always had a little trouble following the rules.
Jeff made a wonderful meal for us Friday evening...
The new Watsu room...amazing Papaya tree with Papayas! Hot Tub The path to the spa area...