Last night, I made a Spanish themed dinner for a stay-at-home date night. Why a Spanish theme? Well, it really started with me wanting to make sangria and making paella just made sense. Is making paella the easiest thing in the world? No, there’s effort. Is it a 30 minute dinner? No, but for the first time making paella from scratch, I was sort of surprised that I made it through with virtually no problems. I used this incredibly easy recipe by Seamus Mullen from Food and Wine magazine. You cook the rice similar to the way you make risotto and since I’ve made risotto many times, I knew it was the easiest route. I have a few confessions to make. I’m way too type A sometimes. I HAD to buy the paella pan to make the paella. Luckily for me, it was on sale for $20 from Sur La Table. For some reason, the 5 supermarkets around my neighborhood didn’t have mussels or chorizo so I went uptown to get them. I couldn’t get myself to make paella without chorizo or mussels. As my boyfriend said, I was getting obsessed with making the perfect paella. I hate to toot my own horn but it was amazing! Sometimes making the effort pays off in the end. Sangria recipe to follow.
Laura Chung is a New York based Energy Healer and Meditation Teacher. She has her Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and spent most of her adult life in corporate America following a traditional life path. After achieving what most people would say a “successful” life, she did not feel any happier or fulfilled. On a quest to find her true purpose in life, she quit her job in 2017. She became nomadic and traveled the world; stopping by places like India to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. She has worked with shamans, astrologers, energy healers, sages and eventually becoming a Reiki Master herself. Somewhere along this journey, she realized that the secret to life is within you. Laura’s purpose here on earth is to teach you how to co-create your DREAM LIFE with the Universal Laws and by guiding you through your awakening, healing, and transformation.