Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Negative Feedback

Advice for dealing with negative feedback in your community

This is today's blog prompt and I love what Angela Stokes said someone once taught her about this very subject. She said that it is best to make comments on someone's blog the same as if you were making a comment in their home. Therefore if one gets a negative comment posted to their blog, if it is rude in tone or belittling, then they should act the same way they would if that person were in their home. The comments should be removed from the blog the same way the person should be removed from ones home. Made sense to me. Some what of a wake up call to be aware of how we comment and the tone our comments may make, when responding on other's blogs. Good advice.

Today I wanted to share how I like to use dates to sweeten recipes.

 I make a thick date paste by soaking as many dates as desired in fresh coconut water.

Simply cover the dates, remove all pits from dates first, with the coconut water. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator over night. If you do not have access to coconuts simply use purified water.
 In the morning, place the dates into a food processor or blender and begin to process them, adding a little bit of the soak water at a time until you achieve the consistency of a thick frosting.
photo from limelight living foods found on feedyourskull

Store your date paste in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze in batches for longer storage.
Use your yummy date paste in any recipe requiring sweetener.
Like homemade nut mylks for example! Check out my step-by-step tutorial here.

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful that the 3 youngest are handling this nasty bug like champs! An evil germ is running through the household :(


kelli said...

i love your nut mylke jar!!! i'd love to get back in the habit of making almond milk. what's your favorite nut milk to make?

Elizabeth said...

hey kelli,
i actually adore raw pumpkin seed mylke!!! it is soooo good.

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