Freedom Inhibits Creativity.


She believed she could so she did. :)
This is saying that came on a plaque a friend gave for me for my birthday. It's simple. It's obvious. But it's something we all forget often. I try to live by it.
gettingahealthybody:

Tea Infused Chocolate Pudding
Recipe: (Serves 4) 2 Ripe Medium Avocados1 Ripe Banana1/4 Pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes)1/2 Raw Cacao1/2 Cup Strong tea2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice) 1/2 tsp Vanilla1/8 tsp Sea salt
Begin by soaking the dates in enough water to cover. After the dates have softened (about 15 minutes), drain them (discard water) and place in a food processor - puree until smooth. Add the avocado, banana, cacao, salt, sweetener,  vanilla, and puree. Slowly add the tea and continue to puree until smooth. I passed my mousse through a sieve to remove any gritty pieces of dates - this is not necessary, but makes for a nice smooth finish. Chill the pudding before serving.

gettingahealthybody:

Tea Infused Chocolate Pudding

Recipe: (Serves 4) 

2 Ripe Medium Avocados
1 Ripe Banana
1/4 Pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes)
1/2 Raw Cacao
1/2 Cup Strong tea
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup (or liquid sweetener of choice) 
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/8 tsp Sea salt

Begin by soaking the dates in enough water to cover. After the dates have softened (about 15 minutes), drain them (discard water) and place in a food processor - puree until smooth. Add the avocado, banana, cacao, salt, sweetener,  vanilla, and puree. Slowly add the tea and continue to puree until smooth. I passed my mousse through a sieve to remove any gritty pieces of dates - this is not necessary, but makes for a nice smooth finish. Chill the pudding before serving.

Source: gettingahealthybody

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) - The Oatmeal →

Tagged: Christopher ColumbusColumbus Dayhistoryworld historycolonialism

Latina Feminism 101 →

Hispanic Heritage Month ends on October 15th. It runs from September 15-October 15, with September 15th marking the independence days for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. 

One of my favorite podcasts ever that talks about gender issues, Stuff Mom Never Told You, has been doing a few episodes regarding issues in the communities of minority women, including this interesting one on Latina Feminism. 

To clarify the difference between the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino”: Hispanic countries can trace back their history at some point to Spain, in which case Brazil is not a Hispanic country. Latino/a refers to a person from Latin America, a region of the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages are primarily spoken. In that case, Latino doesn’t apply to Spaniards but does apply to Brazilians. Neither term has a racial basis, which is why on government forms there is a box in the race and ethnicity section that says ‘White, not Hispanic or Latino’.

Tagged: LatinoHispanicHispanic Heritage MonthFeminism

May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon | Video on TED.com →

أعطى مايو الخليل خطابا في اسكتلندا في يونيو حزيران عن ماراثون بيروت. بدأ الماراثون في عام 2003 والعام الماضي شارك 30،000 شخص

May El-Khalil gave a speech in Scotland in June about the Beirut Marathon. The marathon started in 2003 and last year 30,000 people participated. People regardless of religion, gender, and nationality can take part.

Tagged: Beirutlebanonbeirut marathonلبنانبيروتbeyrouthlibanماراثون

A Little History Fact Regarding Islam in America

In 1805 Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, an envoy from the bey of Tunis, was spending 6 months in Washington and arrived during Ramadan. Jefferson invited the envoy on December 9th for a meal and changed the mealtime from the usual 3:30 to sunset to accommodate Mellimelli, marking the first iftar at the White House. 

Tagged: islamamericaunited statesthomas jeffersonramadaniftarmuslims

Facebook ajoute le berbère comme langue d'utilisation | Slate Afrique →

Tagged: berbermiddle eastnorth africafacebookamazightamazight

مصر تحتفل الموسيقى الغربية مختلطة مع الموسيقى الشرقية

Music that is mixed with eastern and western influences is celebrated in Egypt. 

La musique qui est mélangé avec des influences orientales et occidentales est célébrée en Egypt.

Tagged: arabic musicla musique arabeالموسيقى العربيةFathy Salama

Rasha - Azara alhai →

Tagged: SudanAfricaAfrican BluesBluesJazzWorld Music

Beautiful Arab orchestral/ jazz fusion. Brought to you by the Egyptian artist Fathy Salama. <3

Tagged: arabic musicarabian jazzfathy salamaegyptmiddle east

publichealthmemes:

Five servings a day, like a boss

publichealthmemes:

Five servings a day, like a boss