Archive for February, 2008.

Southwestern Black Bean Lasagna Rolls – vegetarian dinner

Written by Philip Walter on Feb 23 at 2:12 am.

Wonderful vegetarian dinner recipe - Black Bean Lasagna Rolls.

This vegetarian dinner option takes a little more work than most of the other recipes on this site, but it’s worth it!

Ingredients

  • 10 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
  • 1 Cup Reduced Fat Grated Mexican Cheese Mix
  • 1/2 of a 14-oz Container Soft Tofu
  • 1/2 of a 15-oz Container Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • 4-oz Can Green Chiles, drained
  • 15-oz Can Black Beans
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • Several Splashes of Hot Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Salsa of Your Choice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook noodles as directed on packaging
  • Mix all remaining ingredients in medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Use a spoon to spread black bean mixture onto one side of each noodle
  • Carefully roll each noodle from one side to the other like a sleeping bag
  • Place rolls seam side down into a baking dish (spread a bit of oil or use cooking spray to prevent sticking)
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until heated through
  • Top with salsa and a bit of cilantro

Nutritional information for Southwestern Black Bean Lasagna Rolls.

For a printable PDF version of this recipe, click here.

The Search: A Fundamental Desire to Be Whole

Written by Philip Walter on Feb 23 at 1:55 am.

This is Part 4 of a 5-part series of articles called The Search. Start from the beginning here.

The Arkansas House of Prayer.

Photo courtesy of the Arkansas House of Prayer.

Okay, so what the heck have I been talking about so far, anyway? About depth and resonance, and about how they work together to create a certain generous understanding, which can open your eyes to the kingdom of heaven, right? And the kingdom of heaven manifests itself in joy, faith, and hope, which together can lead to a peaceful ease that reflects the holiness of each and every moment.

Sounds kind of far out, huh? Like pie in the sky sort of talk, yes? Well, generous understanding opens one up to a renewed spirit, constantly unfolding, vibrant, passionate, and energetic. This fills you with joy, it gives you hope, and faith comes closely behind the deep intimacy involved with living in the light of this generous understanding.

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The Yogi Bowl – vegetarian breakfast

Written by Philip Walter on Feb 21 at 5:35 pm.

Vegetarian breakfast with yogurt, berries, and granola.

This is definitely one of my favorite breakfast recipes.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup Kashi GoLean Crunch or similar product
  • 2/3 Cup Organic Low-Fat Yogurt
  • Handful of your favorite berries

Directions

  • Layer yogurt over Kashi GoLean Crunch, then sprinkle berries on top.

Nutritional information for Yogi Bowl.

For a printable PDF version of this recipe, click here.

The Search: Listening for Resonance

Written by Philip Walter on Feb 19 at 1:01 am.

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series of articles called The Search. Start from the beginning here.

Find deeper meaning through resonance.

Photo courtesy of Bryan Clifton.

Resonance, as I mentioned in the last section, is the second characteristic of generous understanding, and likewise it is the second obstacle to developing generous understanding. It takes sensitivity to tune a guitar, finding just the right pitch, not too sharp but not too flat. Likewise it takes sensitivity to find the things that truly resonate in our lives. Depth experiences can be many, but only a few will truly resonate in your key. The depth experience is like the sound coming off your guitar strings, while resonance is like the tuning fork telling you when the sound is true to you. And what’s left after tuning the thing, after finding those sounds that resonate? Well, then you get to play of course.

But maintaining resonance is often difficult, as every guitar player will tell you. Once he’s tuned and played on a set of strings long enough, he’s got to buy another set. So it’s a never-ending process of tuning, playing, and updating; but eventually it becomes a never-ending process of playing.

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Beyond the Kama Sutra – 11 Ways to Ignite a Fire in Anyone’s Sex Life

Written by Philip Walter on Feb 18 at 1:10 am.

Buddha in the bedroom

Everyone who’s been in a relationship knows that sex can be one of the most special things a couple shares, but it can also be a point of frustration and stagnation. Either way, sexuality is an integral part of sharing yourself with an intimate life partner. Love making strips us down, lays bare all our physical imperfections, and brings to light many of our emotional insecurities. If we are able to be honest and open throughout the process (and if our partner can do the same), we come out of the sexual experience more comfortable with ourselves and more able to deal with our natural neurotic axieties.

It is when we become closed off during sex that problems arise. Habits and pathologies from other aspects of our psyche inevitably surface in the bedroom, making it an excellent place to challenge those limiting patterns. I put together the following list of ways to spice up your love life to inspire you to break old habits and discover something new, both in yourself and in your lover.

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