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Mr. Toad’s Wild Rice

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Health, Raw Foods | 0 comments

Mr. Toad’s Wild Rice

Here’s a wonderful, protein-rich raw rice dish, suitable as a main or side dish.


2 cups wild rice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup mung bean sprouts
1/4 cup olive oil
3 minced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Soak wild rice in glass dry in dehydrator at 115 degrees for 24 hours (or for 2-3 days at room temperature). Drain and rinse rice every 8 hours or so.

When rice is fluffy and “blooming,” drain and rinse and combine in a large mixing bowl the rice with all of the rest of the ingredients. If more “bite” is desired, add more garlic and onion.

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Running Meditation T-Shirts!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Lemonade Stand | 0 comments

Running Meditation T-Shirts!

Help support Running Meditation, enjoy an organic cotton t-shirt designed by Rayonna! Both men’s and women’s sizes are available. They are pre-shrunk, though we found they do shrink just a tad. The women’s has a more narrow fit around the shoulders and is slightly shorter. Rayonna usually wears a women’s size small and finds them true to size. However, Nikolai usually wears a men’s size small and finds the men’s medium is a better fit for him. (The men’s run a little bit smaller than normal.) If you have any questions about the shirts, fit, or have a special order please contact Nikolai at:

The shirts are $19 and include two free energy bars! (Shipping is free.)

You can pay below with PayPal:

Women’s Organic Cotton T-Shirts


Men’s Organic Cotton T-Shirts


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Nikolailash Music—Free Streaming!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Featured, Music | 0 comments

Nikolailash Music—Free Streaming!

I have two albums, “Amniotic,” and “Broken Brushes,” available on iTunes and Amazon. You can also hear Nikolailash music on Pandora Radio and Jango Radio.

Below is a music player that streams songs from the Broken Brushes album, a painful experience not to be missed.



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Introduction to Running Meditation

Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When I started running last year and telling people how much I was running, a common response was a question: What are you training for? I was surprised at the emphasis on racing, but realize now that I was a naive. I really hadn’t thought about racing. I was running for the fun of it. It was an intimate experience taking me all kinds of places–maybe even to the starting line of a race!

Running is a metaphor for life, reaching physical, mental, emotional highs and lows, and touching the spiritual. Here we want to be fluid–see running imaginatively, look around corners for an embrace of things connected to running. Who knows where this will take us? And by “us,” we mean to include readers who might want to become writers on this site.

We really aren’t sure where this exploration will go, but we have a few topics in mind at the very start: Meditation, Raw Foods, Creativity, and Health.

Running can be an active form of Meditation. Those familiar with Tibetan Buddhism are aware of sitting meditation and walking meditation. Walking meditation might rely on a focus of breath and steps. Running meditation extends walking meditation to include perhaps an appreciation of nature, in addition to awareness of one’s breath and stride (plus it can be especially soothing for us ADDers).

Raw Foods are an exciting complement to running. We have learned that a largely raw foods diet can provide a big boost to recovery from intense running schedules. It is also a diet that cultivates appreciation for the life that sustains ours, providing nourishment, sensual delight, and mindfulness in eating.

Creativity flows naturally from a runner’s high. On this site, we plan to share our art and music, creative pursuits with energetic ties to running.

Running produces an endless flow of benefits to body and soul. We will explore effects on Health, and invite runners and health practitioners to share their stories and wisdom. Running is fun (except when you’re injured, which we hope isn’t often)!

So this site is an exploration of how running can lead us to self-discovery, pointing the way to a mindful path that includes all kinds of satisfactions, and probably some surprising but meaningful detours.

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