Summer is coming to an end. Here in Seattle, we've experienced a record-breaking rainy winter and now breaking another record as the longest days without rain. The trees are starting to foliate, and not in a good way. Burnt out and parched, the tops of the trees are turning brown and crispy brown leaves are falling onto the ground. To say the least, it's been warm, but not overly hot.
And a nice cold dessert is exactly what my palate craved this summer.
Earlier this summer I created this almost-raw chocolate peanut butter banana cream pie, a healthier alternative to what you would find in the grocery store. I am just getting around to posting this recipe now and hope this dessert will cool you off during the Labor Day weekend.
I've been working hard this summer and will be spending Labor Day exploring a new city, Boston. I've also been applying for some opportunities to help me spread my "lifestyle inspired by nature" motto. Nature inspires me and I try to live most of my life from the heart. I've applied to the Weleda Global Garden Contest and if I make it into the top 6 in the USA, Weleda will choose one person from every country to visit Germany this fall to compete to become the next Weleda blogger and creative artist. Here the winner will visit various Weleda gardens, meadows and farms around the world. It would be my dream job! Can you take a moment to vote for me?
Labor Day is an American holiday that should be taken more seriously. Sometimes I question, "Where are we headed as a society?" We are losing our cultural roots and our priorities are work, job titles, promotions and our career-mark on the world. Although not bad, we are all not meant to save the world. Some of us are meant to raise a family where others are meant to impact their community.
We really need to step back from the work desk, decrease our consumeristic nature and enjoy the sweeter things in life.
"What's better than peanut butter, chocolate and a banana?
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com