Happy News

Hello, hello, hello! I’m still here, promise! Please see to it that I’ll be posting some yummies at some point this week! ;)

Life gets tricky sometimes, doesn’t it?!  When our ideal plans are “tweeked” because He knows what’s best…I guess being flexible and accepting changes of plans is the key to sustaining happiness…do you think?

As much time as I would like to commit to www.lisasdailyjoy.com, the place I am in my present-day life makes it hard to do just that…most of the time.  (xo)

Rest assured.  I’m in this for the long haul, with hopes to take “our community” with me on my lifelong journey of joy.

There WILL forever be www.lisasdailyjoy.com and, in the future, my store and travel experiences.  It’s just a matter of timing!  ;P

I love you.

Constantly wishing you well wishes,

Lisa

P.S.

Two recipes coming your way really soon!  Maybe tomorrow!

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Food

The Gifts of Citrus: Holiday Must-Makes! :)

Why go citrus?

  • they boost our immune system – according to a ‘comprehensive study’ by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a daily intake of 400 milligrams of vitamin C is recommended
  • helps boost our “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers the “bad”
  • limonoids, an antioxidant found in most citrus may help ‘guard against stomach, lung, breast and skin cancer
  • adds a ‘little sunshine to every meal’

Mulled Wine by Kathy Megyeri

1 orange, sliced and seeded

1 cup cranberries

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups water

1 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 bottle robust red wine

splash of brandy (optional)

rosemary for garnish

  • combine orange, cranberries, sugar, water, cloves and cinnamon in a large stainless steel or enameled pot (not aluminum).
  • slowly bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
  • reduce heat, add wine (and optional brandy) and slowly reheat (do not boil out the alcohol).
  • serve warm in glass mugs (optional) with rosemary as garnish

*Putting this in a slow cooker on low will help make the house smell great!  Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.f+xdevv     help keep themselves warm during the cold winter months.  As they conquered Europe throughout the next century, mulled wine grew in popularity and ‘spread across the regions’.

This drink is definitely one to consider making for various occasions, whether they be with a group or solo…both work and would be fabulous!  🙂

Moroccan Spiced Orange Slices with Orange Blossom Water

5 medium to large navel or large blood oranges

3 tablespoons orange blossom water

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey or date sugar

pomegranate, seeded

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted pistachios

8 to 10 mint leaves, chopped or torn, for garnish

Slice each orange across the core into 1/4-inch slices, six per orange, reserving any juice that runs.

Spread the orange slices around, overlapping them, forming a circle and filling in “the hole” with three overlapped slices.

Drizzle the orange blossom water and any reserved orange juice over the fruit.  Evenly sprinkle on cinnamon using a fine sieve and a ‘generous drizzle’ of honey.

Let the oranges chill for at least for one hour.

When ready, sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds, pistachios and mint.

Yields: 4 to 5 servings

Sounds yum!

And, then, there’s this one…

Meyer Lemon Chia Seed Bowl with Tangerines

1/4 heaping cup chia seeds

1 1/2 cups dairy or non-dairy milk

2 tablespoons maple syrup, or to taste

1 tablespoon lemon juice (or other citrus juice)

pinch of sea salt

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

fresh tangerine segments for garnish

Stir all of the ingredients in a bowl, cover and chill for at least one hour.

To serve, spoon the chia seed mixture into bowls and garnish with tangerine segments.

So!  There you go!  Definitely some things to consider for this splendid holiday season.  🙂

Love you,

Lisa

P.S.

I think about you all of the time, wishing I could get on here more often.  Hope this reaches you well.

 

Faith

Boy, Oh, Boy. It’s Hard Sometimes to do Just That, But, “Staying on the Train” is ESSENTIAL. ~Our Bread…

If we don’t keep our faith and walk in the LIGHT, we can drive ourselves completely cuckoo.  Do you agree?  The trials and tribulations are here to stay.  That’s life.  It’s how we react when the Universe decides to throw us curve balls is what matters.  Do we catch the balls and throw ’em back or do we dodge the balls because they’re out of our league?  Life is all about choices, right?  What kind of “responses” from God do we want to receive in return?  It all falls back on our reactions to circumstances that will determine our fate/destiny.

Check out this clip on energy transfer: Hand Therapist

So, with that said, we have a lot of power in what energy we decide to channel…light or dark, happiness or sadness, faith or hopelessness.  The list goes on and on.  I would think we would all desire to channel our energy that will pass on our light that is bright and sparkly.

God doesn’t allow for our sparks of light to go completely dark.  (thank Goodness for that) Our lives are just like campfires…if we don’t pay attention to what it needs and respond accordingly to return it to a blaze, it will stay solemn, dull, and discouraged.  But, we can make changes in our lives, can’t we?

If we truly stay in tune with what God is telling us, everything will fall in to place.  There’s really no point or benefit in dwelling, festering, complaining.  Get it out of our systems and, MOVE ON!  Otherwise, we’re just “burning our popcorn”.  Popcorn should be delightful…fluffy and happy.  😛

So, let’s leave with this: Stay bright and shiny and ride the wave.  Sometimes it will be a tidal wave with thunder and lightning, but, knowing that these occurrences are blessings in disguise should help us stay smiling through it all and remain happy, regardless of how sh#@*y it seems at the time…because, in the end, if we “pass the test” and remain as “obedient” as we know how to be, Papa will show his gratitude, and, we’ll be in…AWE.  🙂

I LOVE YOU,

Lisa

P.S.

I’ll be finishing up travel school over Thanksgiving break and, I just became a subscriber to a travel magazine.  Can’t wait to share what I learn from reading these.  In the future, would you like to travel with me?

More information from what I’m reading to come.  Hopefully today…

xoxo

“Dear God, I thank You that I can always turn to You.  When I am faced with the difficulties of life, I can put my trust in You.  Thank you that You are my “refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

‘Habakkuk 3:16 – 19    The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer.’