Genni Lee Hester


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MeditationMoment30: reflection

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

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Labor Day Veggie Burger

Hello friends,

I hope you are enjoying your day wherever you may be. Happy Labor Day to those having a little downtime. Today I want to share with you a very special recipe: My best friend’s famous black bean veggie burger.

Ingredients:

  • Black beans
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Egg
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Chili powder
  • Bread crumbs
  • Any burger fixins ya like!

Cook 1/2 a bag of black beans (16 ounces of organic canned beans) and let them cool down. Once room temperature mash them in a bowl – so much fun. Add a couple of garlic cloves, 1-2 bell peppers (depending on size), and 1/2 an onion to the black bean mash. Use your intuition while cooking, don’t fret over exact measurements.

messy fun

messy fun

 

Next put your egg, a tablespoon of chili powder, teaspoon of turmeric, teaspoon of cumin, & tablespoon of hot sauce in a separate bowl… Mix away! Alternate between adding this and breadcrumbs with the black bean mash. Slowly add everything in; gently mixing as you go. Once you’re ready you can make 4 large or 6 regular size patties.

Carefully cook patties roughly 8 minutes on each side. 

come-together-right-now

come-together-right-now

sizzlin'

sizzlin’

While cooking get your fixings ready. We used onions, butter lettuce, avocado, mustard. Optional: 1 slice of cheese.

fixings

fixings

 

Put it all together and enjoy! Thank you so much for reading, subscribing, and sharing. Have a lovely day. 

 

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black bean veggie burger


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date night at the capella ixtapa

Hey you,

How is your week going?

This week’s Wellness Wednesday segment is about the beautiful Capella Hotel in Ixtapa, Mexico. Unfortunately is was already too late in the day for me to get some great pictures, so I selected a few from their website. Head over to capellahotels.com to see more breath taking shots!

We had a couple of drinks on the bar’s terrace plus a scrumptious appetizer. The service was perfect; everyone was warm, knowledgable, and kind. The Beautiful Basil Margarita (grapefruit, basil, aged tequila, agave nectar) and Cucumber Mezcal (cucumber infused mezcal, lime, fresh cucumber) are definitely worth a try. The Margarita is a bit lighter and refreshing, while the Mezcal cocktail possesses a deep smoky aftertaste. For nibbles the fried hibiscus flowers and house made spicy corn chips are a must!

Whatever you do on your next date night, always remember what it is really about. The one you love and the time you get to share.

With love,

Genni.

entrance

entrance

first steps

first steps

aged wisdom

aged wisdom

bar´s terrace

bar´s terrace

pool

pool

stairway to heaven

stairway to heaven

corridor

corridor

sea the view

sea the view


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12 extra hours

 

Welcome readers,

I hope your week is going well.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to Mexico City. Although I definitely want to share some pictures and suggest one of the hotels I stayed in, I also want to talk about control. The day before I was departing I realized my flight was 1 am, not 1 pm as I originally thought. OOPS. Initially I had a slew of overwhelming thoughts and considered changing my flight. However, after taking a deep breath, I convinced myself (with the help of my special someone) I could get everything done. Because I believed I could, I did. Moreover, I gained an extra 12 hours of vacation time! I am a sure-fast Capricorn, so control feels oh so good, but when funny mishaps like this happen, the more I let go, the more joy I experience.

With the extra 12 hours I stayed at hotel habita. Definitely checkout their lobby restaurant for yummy veggie options (I indulged in their sun-dried tomato, goat cheese crepe) or grab a cocktail on their beautiful roof deck!

Warmly,

Genni.

dappled room, balcony

dappled room, balcony

roof entryway

roof entryway

poolside

poolside

sunbathing

sunbathing

outdoor dining area

outdoor dining area

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morning stroll through neighborhood

unnamed structural art

unnamed structural art

post-espresso street lounging

post-espresso street lounging