Raw Cookie-Dough-To-Go Bars

I just handed Jose, el maestro (the head of constuction) the last money available for the house.                                                                                                                                                m    “Where did it all go, Dorothy?” Using my limited spanish, I said, “It flew away like the birds, Jose. But every month, can I call you to put in a little something else? October, the stove, November, the center kitchen island, December make the bathtub and sink?” And he nodded somberly.                                                                                                                                                          I am actually kind of super happy! In a few weeks, I’ll have my privacy back, a beautiful land with a gorgeous house, with the tiles and roof and stone walls. It looks utterly rich, and I’m so happy! Plus, I get to see the marvelous way the Universe/God provides for me. He always does, for 56, almost 57 years! With my work at Tai Chi, this blog, and the Airbnb sites. So I’m writing here to let you all see the what happens with trust. We’ll see! For now, I live a wonderful life. I am the most blessed woman in the world!

Recipe of the Day – Cookie-Dough-To-Go Bars

These are pretty much everything you could ever want in a bite—nuts, dates and lots and lots of chocolate!

1/4 c. raw chocolate pieces* or cacao nibs
1/3 c. pitted dates, soaked at least 10 minutes. (Reserve the water, in case you need more liquid)
pinch of vanilla powder
1/4 c. nuts – almonds, cashews or walnuts
tiny pinch of salt (can be omitted)

Blend the dates, nut, salt, and vanilla in a food processor .Stir in the chocolate pieces by hand. Press into baggies, flatten with your hand, shape and chill! Makes 4 bars.

Word of the Day – agradecido – grateful

Tip of the Day – Be so grateful for what you have. One of my airbnb guests, from Bolivia, asked me to help her make the water hot, to do the dishes. I showed her how to turn the handle to “hot.” She’s probably around early 30s – never had or used hot water before.

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