I have some news! In two weeks I set sail for the other side of the world. It's time for an adventure to Australia and Hawaii and I'm so excited! I've wanted to go to Hawaii for as long as I can remember, but it just hasn't happened yet. I have, however, already been to Australia 3 years ago after a short work stint in New Zealand. I visited those two countries and Fiji for a total of five months. OZ has held a special place in my heart ever since and I have often thought about going back, but didn't think it would happen this soon. I'm grateful to be feeling healthy and strong in mind and body again - I'm SO ready for this trip!
If you have any suggestions for Hawaii, let me know. I'll be there for six weeks but I have nothing planned yet! I feel a pull to go so I'll go with the flow and see what happens when I arrive.
Here are a few shots from my last Australia trip...
Fruit! Most of which I picked - Jakfruit (one of my favorite fruits), mandarin oranges, ice cream beans, atemoya, baby bananas, avocadoes, persimmons, star fruit, sapote, and some kind of plums.
Sunrise at Byron Bay
Speaking of sweet things, about a week ago I started eating a small amount of cacao and sugar again, and feel good with it. Once a day I've been enjoying a treat (usually one of my chocolate caramel pecan turtles). I am so balanced physically and emotionally now that my body seems to be able to handle it.
On Friday I made this raw chocolate mousse for dinner guests. It was so fun to be creating dessert again. Feels like it's been ages! I topped them with hazelnuts, and cacao nut crumbs to create various textures. Top it with whatever you like.