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Sunday Fun-Day with a side of French Toast!

What a wonderful Sunday I had today! The weekend started off great as I can officially announce I am the new Musical Theater Workshop Instructor for the Harkness Dance Center at The 92nd Street Y. I'm so excited to be teaching an age group I prefer (12-18) and working at such a historically well known company.

Getting ready to teach my first class!

I started off this morning with a delicious new breakfast recipe I discovered. I really wanted French Toast (not BED) so I looked in the fridge to see what I had. The result was out of this world spectacular! What's even better is its egg free, gluten free, and can easily be made dairy free. Here's the recipe:

1 cup of millet soaked
3 cups of water
sea salt
Stevia Powder (I used Trader Joe's organic stevia powder)
ghee* (to make dairy free/vegan use coconut oil)
*Ghee is Casein and Lactose free as it is clarified butter with all the milk solids removed. 

Putting It Together:
1. Prep the millet at least the night before. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add sea salt to season water. Add millet and cook uncovered till water is absorbed (about 30 minutes). Pour cooked millet into a square or rectangle container (keep it neat so it's easy to slice). Let cool and store in the refrigerator.

2. In a small skillet heat 1 tablespoon of ghee. Cut desired size slice of millet. Sear the millet square on all sides till golden brown.

3. Remove seared millet from skillet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and stevia to taste (remember stevia is 300x as strong as regular sugar so go slow). Serve with a side salad and cultured veggies for a BED breakfast.

Delicious French toast breakfast!
The texture was nice and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside (just how I like my french toast). Breakfast felt like such a treat and it tasted sweet, and just like I remembered how french toast should taste. I haven't come up with a syrup substitute, but I'm definitely going to work on it.

Anthony and I headed into the city late this morning to audition new dancers for Aries In Flight, my Theater Dance Company. I had so much fun dancing with everyone and we have a whole new group of dancers on board to join us. When you're doing what you love, a smile just naturally appears on your face and mine was smiling all day. I feel truly blessed that I get to see my dream becoming a reality and I'm excited for the upcoming year.

After our dance session Anthony and I headed to one of my favorite gluten free spots in the city, Bistango! They are certified gluten free and as soon as the waiter comes to your table they ask what allergies or special dietary needs you have and write it down for the kitchen to have as a reference. It makes the eating out experience so easy, stress free, and enjoyable. I always feel safe eating there.

I enjoyed a delicious Body Ecology meal consisting of a Mercato Salad (cucumber, red onion, radish, olive oil, and basil) and grilled salmon with lemon and vegetables. It was filling, delicious, and nutritious. Now their desert menu has to be one of the best I've ever seen and while it's definitely not BED (umm sugar overload!) I decided to go ahead and treat myself to the red velvet cake today. Anthony and I have not had a date in a while and Bistango is reserved as a special treat for me so I decided to go with my heart and enjoy every bite :-)

Tonight I'm feeling loved, peaceful, and truly happy. It's nice to know that my journey is working and that I feel like I'm living the life I was meant to live. Have a great night and hope your Sunday was just as blissful!


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