Awareness

weekly card readings Jun 03, 2019
Hello,
 
We are in a time of immense change!  What I've discovered from my clients and the people that I’m in daily contact with, is that Daren and I are far from the only ones going through a year of change.  Most everyone I talk with are also going through a lot; changing jobs, selling homes and moving, changes in relationships, health issues and losses.
 
The thing is, we know that change is constant, we are always going through change and hopefully growth.  The balance that we long for seems fleeting and not very satisfying.
 
Fortunately, we can tap into inner strength and happiness even when the circumstances around us are unstable and shaky.
 
Take a look at this weeks card reading by Mexico retreat participant Dawn Doll-Fraser and myself, to help you move through change and the unsettled energy that you may be experiencing.  Your tools for coping and managing are more important than ever this summer.
 
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Greek Salad

meatless monday Jun 03, 2019

Salty with a briny tang- crisp yet pungent- and a sweetly acidic burst! Add in a garlicky cream and mop it all up with pita. Oh! Those Greeks!!!

 

Greek Salad

 

2-3 cups cherry tomatoes

2-3 cups cucumber (bite sized chunks)

1 cup feta (bite sized chunks)

1 cup kalamata olives

½ cup red onion (bite sized chunks)

1/3 cup loosely packed fresh oregano

1/3 cup Olive Oil

1/3 cup vinegar (balsamic or red wine)

Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

 

Toss all together in an enormous bowl to mix thoroughly. Season with pepper and enjoy!

 

Tzatziki

 

1 cup Greek Yogurt

1 mini cucumber (grated and squeezed dry-ish)

3 tablespoon minced garlic

¼ cup dill (minced)

½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

 

Mix gently. Serve with lightly toasted pita.

 

XOXO Vicky

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Reflection

weekly card readings May 06, 2019

Intuitive Card Reading with Heather Neighbour from our 2019 Intuitive Self-Care retreat.  (If you want to join us next year email info@candacemckim.com)

Intention for this card reading is:  Reflection
Take a moment to close your eyes and reflect on your past week, month or this year.  How have things been going?  How has your 1-word intention for the year been showing up for you?

BODY:  Victory Breath - Celebrate . Victorious
Moving your body feels good.  Body feels so good with a regular yoga practice.  When you do it consistently it is fantastic how movements can get easier and become more comfortable.  Celebrate your muscle memory and celebrate when you get to a yoga class, go for a walk or jump on your bike.

MIND:  Niyamas - Positive Environment . Observances
Reflection with all the ladies on what’s been working as well as what has been challenging and how to keep creating a positive environment.  Notice when your mind feels...

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Butternut Squash Soup

meatless monday May 06, 2019

When you’re exhausted and can’t even- a sweet and spicy, savory squash soup. Flavor bomb!! 

Butternut Squash Soup

2 tablespoon butter

½ cup frozen diced onion

2 tablespoon ginger (grated)

1 tablespoon garlic (minced)

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

1 liter vegetarian broth

1 package frozen butternut squash

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup pumpkin seeds to garnish

Giant glass of your favorite wine

 

In a large pot, sauté the onion in butter. Throw in seasonings, broth, squash, and heat through. Blitz with stick blender (or in a jug blender in batches) until smooth. Garnish with applesauce and pumpkin seeds. 

Put up your feet and enjoy your wine. You are SUPERWOMAN!!!

 

XOXO Vicky

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Spring Love

weekly card readings Apr 22, 2019

Happy Spring Everyone;

I’m back in Canada after a glorious month of travel and adventures!!!  The Intuitive Self-Card retreat in Mexico was amazing and transforming for everyone, we’ve already started planning the next one. Let’s us know if you want to be the first to hear when it’s happening!!!

Daren and I are still deep into change and I don’t even know what to tell you except that we are taking it all one experience at a time and finding synchronicity and amusement along the way.  We said goodbye to our acreage and home of 18 years, but haven’t left completely!   We've decided to take a breather by staying in Grande Prairie for a bit longer to allow us some time to figure things out, open to possibilities and meditate on opportunities. It’s kind of a fun place to be, yet limiting beliefs, fear and questions plague me with each step forward.  Time to plant some more seeds!!!

We're well into Spring where we have an...

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Warm Asparagus Salad

meatless monday Apr 18, 2019

Charred Asparagus gets all hot and bothered by the briny embrace of feta. Lemons’ astringent bite completes this ménage a trois.  
 

Warm Asparagus Salad

 
Large bunch asparagus
2 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 lemons (halved)
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
½ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
½ cup feta cheese
Pita
 
In a large bowl lovingly toss asparagus with oil, salt, pepper and lemon halves. Grill on the barbecue until asparagus is tender, crisp, and lemons are charred. Divide evenly onto plates. Top with feta and squeeze scorched lemons all over.
 
Extra yummy with roasted potatoes!
 
Roast Potatoes
 
3 cups little baby potatoes 
¼ cup Olive Oil
Pink Himalayan sea salt to taste
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
½ cup sour cream
3 spring onions (finely sliced)
Charred lemon
 
Heat oven to 425 degrees. In a shallow baking dish, topple in the scrubbed baby potatoes. Smother with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast until...

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Mexican Wrap

meatless monday Mar 11, 2019

Beat Box Lunch Rap- I like big wraps with some beans refried, avocado lovers can’t deny, when the corn walks in with that chunky funky taste and leaves salsa on your face you say, yum!!
 

Mexican Wrap

 
1 cup assorted bell peppers (sliced thin)
½ cup red onion (sliced thin)
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
4 whole-wheat tortillas
1 cup refried beans
½ cup pepper jack cheese (shredded)
1 avocado (sliced thin)-{squeeze lemon overtop to stay fresh}
½ cup corn kernels
Cilantro
1 cup salsa
 
Sauté onion and peppers in olive oil until tender. Spread ¼ cup bean dip on each tortilla. Sprinkle sparingly with cheese. Lovingly strew the avocado and corn over and top with the onion and pepper mix. Boldly blanket the chopped cilantro if you love it- or leave it off if you don’t! Roll tightly and serve with salsa.
 
XOXO Vicky


Recipe by Vicky Gosse
Photo by Georgia Gosse

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Veggie Fried Rice

meatless monday Feb 26, 2019

Terribly hearty rice made vibrant with veggies and the ubiquitous egg. Fiery chili romances bok choy on the side.
 

Veggie Fried Rice 

 
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
½ cup onion
½ cup mushrooms (finely diced)
2 inch chunk ginger (micro planed)
¼ cup broccoli (bite sized)
¼ cup carrot (finely diced)
¼ cup celery (finely diced)
¼ cup bell pepper (finely diced)
1 splash of soy sauce 
1 splash of rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
6 whole eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked brown rice
½ cup cilantro (chopped)-optional
 
Sauté onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until softened. Cook off ginger, soy sauce and vinegar. Add rest of vegetables and cook until tender. Set all aside on a plate. Using the same skillet, melt butter and scramble eggs until barely set. Season and add to plate of veggies. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil to medium-high and spread rice over bottom of pan. Cook until crust forms. Flip rice over and...

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2019 what a year! Oh right it’s still February!

yogini's guide Feb 26, 2019
 

Hello!


Is your 2019 as wild for you as it is for us? 
What a year we are having at the McKim household!!!
AND…. It’s still only February!  We have had so much happen for us already. 

We have officially SOLD our home and acreage!!!  We had listed our place last Aug for three months, but it didn't sell, so we thought we would try again in the Spring - April or May.
Well wouldn’t you know it, we got a call from our realtor and someone wanted to show it.  Badda Boom… Our place SOLD!

We’ve  moved our belongings into storage and are heading out on a cruise through the Panama.

Please don’t ask us what we are doing or where we are going because honestly we don’t know!!!!!!  
I will keep you informed as it comes to us.

Love you and I am thrilled to share this with you.
 
Candace 

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You Are Loved ❤️

weekly card readings Feb 11, 2019
 

Happy Valentines Day week!

What do you love in your life?  What “Sparks Joy”?

I personally love what I do - I love talking to you and doing readings for you.  I love talking at events or facilitating a workshop or retreat.  Of course I love my family so, so much and I'm excited that Jenkins will be coming home for reading week and then the 3 of us are going skiing to Powder King.  I will admit I haven’t skied for a while and am a bit nervous, but i'll stretch myself and get up on those skis while praying for warm weather!  

Here is your card reading for the next couple weeks all about Love, love, love - compassion, empathy and unconditional love.

I love YOU!   
Candace 

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