The Garden Harvest Veggie Bowl & A Honey Mustard Dressing

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The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The great thing about life is: there’s almost always something new we can do to make life more interesting, and this year seems to be a time for me to get out there and do it. Sure, it’s overwhelming, as at times as I grapple between what feels like school subjects (working on several businesses at once), and shuffling through business cards in meetings until I find just that right one – but then I ask myself: what would I rather be doing than growing through the discomfort of not knowing what the h*ll I’m doing from day-to-day? Continue reading

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Pea Shoot, Mango & Veggie Slaw with Farro & Soy Ginger Dressing

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It’s hard to believe that after years of eating fresh and freaking out at the start of every new food season, be it cherries, mangoes, fresh peas or just fall squash — I’ve never in all my years realized the magic that exists in eating those lush fresh green pea shoots. I know it’s insane, but I truly did not even know they could be eaten, having grown up my whole life surrounded by pea plants…yes, just not something we did, even though I’ve pretty much made it my mission to munch on every green leaf I walk by while strolling through my mom’s garden in high season. Go figure! Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into The Garden: Growing Our Own Food

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Hay all! Happy summer days are here! Back in the spring, I was lucky enough to meet the good crew from Victory Gardens, a group of amazingly skilled ladies whose simple promise is quite eloquently to ‘help you grow food’. What followed was the installation of a gorgeously appointed urban garden right smack in the front of my house (yeah I know! Convenient right?) – and perfectly situated to showcase the plants. The garden was installed by Agrarian Organics, a company with whom I am working with, because well – simply put – their products rock (and yes, they do pay me to say that but I couldn’t say that if it were not true).  Continue reading

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Coconut Curried Millet Pilaf with Crispy Kale, Tomato & Egg

Coconut Curried Millet Pilaf with Crispy Kale, Tomato & Egg Coconut Curried Millet Pilaf with Crispy Kale, Tomato & Egg

Dear friends: I’ve got to be up front with you. I’ve struggled with ways to get this out, but the time is come and I’ve simply got to be out with it: I’m mentally spent these days! I’m looking back at these past months as I’ve waited for that rush of energy, or that big hairy moment when I will find it all comes flowing back, those precious ideas for posts, the daydreaming of how to pair one beautiful seasonal ingredient with another, and the endless ways to strategize making this world a better place to be in for me and for others. But the truth is really just this right now: I’m at a time in my life where I’m just flat-out, all hands on deck, 100% occupied with re-defining myself professionally that I have come to the point where I’ve been somewhat scared and ashamed to put it all to words here on the blog (it feels great to just sit and write that, can I just say that?). Continue reading

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Brown Rice Vermicelli with Salted Beans, Veggies & Edamame


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Travel brings power and love back into your life.

― Rumi

A few months back I sent a tweet to some of my vegan blogging friends after a few week (well three weeks to be exact) stint of avoiding dairy entirely and feeling pretty proud of myself. While I won’t delve too deeply right now into my thoughts on the matter of to be entirely vegan or not to be entirely vegan (I am not), I can definitely share that the dairy free streak didn’t  last for me (it never really does). I’ve always felt best with a small amount of animal protein in my diet, even if I can’t even stomach the thought of eating meat or fish of any kind (never have been able to). And that is just never going to change! Continue reading

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