"Be generous with your acknowledgement." My yoga teacher said this at the end of my class this morning, and it rang very true to me. At the end of each yoga class, we applaud each other, the teacher, and the assistants in the room. We applaud because we are grateful for the chance to practice, for our health, for the good decision we all just made to treat our bodies well. I remember thinking it was kind of funny the first time I went, but now I see how truly important it is to pat ourselves, and each other, on the back sometimes. To acknowledge one another.
I feel this way about many things in life; one that comes to mind in this space is blogging. Say what you will about social media and blogs, but I have found so much encouragement, grace, and good vibes here. Thoughtful comments, emails from readers, and even new friends on Twitter and Instagram... I'd say there are plenty of ways to acknowledge each other these days. One way I have been trying to do so lately is by finding new-to-me blogs, taking the time to read through their content, and share them with others. There are so many creative and talented people out there... and I have learned so much by trying to find them.
One such lady I found recently was Ashlae of Oh Lady Cakes. Her lovely site is filled with so much inspiration, all of which is vegan, and occasionally gluten-free and raw. While I don't have any food allergies, I have friends who do, so I am always happy to experiment with different vegan and gluten-free recipes. This weekend I took a stab at my very first raw truffles... and LOVED them.
While these are quite different than your normal chocolate truffles, they are delicious in their own right and obviously much healthier. I made a few different batches, which I'll be sharing with you in the near future (when I work the kinks out), but for now I leave you with these, Raw Cacao Truffles. I rolled mine in coconut flakes, but you could also roll them in extra cacao powder, like in Ashlae's version.
And while you're at it, take a minute to browse through Oh Lady Cakes. Her photography is gorgeous, her recipes are inventive and (look) delicious, and to top it all off, she's pretty hilarious!