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Feed South Africa & A French Lentil Salad with Haloumi Croutons

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

― Nelson Mandela

When it comes to lunch, I’ve definitely always felt it’s the single most important meal to potentially make or break your day. For those with access to enough food & the ability and luxury to choose what to consume, it seems that even those with the best intentions of eating well can sometimes fall prey to poor choices in the gruelling middle of the work day. You know, in the middle of daily pressures and all the stresses that present themselves when we are learning, being challenged, and interacting with colleagues, leaders & clients? We all have them, those pressures, and it seems at least to me that this critical meal can either set us up for an afternoon of strength or derail us completely if we aren’t prepared. All hail the packed lunch in this case, and today I’m sharing a new variation on one of my all-time favorite midday power meals. Continue reading

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Fresh Herb & Dijon Vinaigrette & #feedsouthafrica

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“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

― Aristotle

There are definitely times when I sit down to write and wonder if maaaaybe I sometimes sound like a broken record, but I hope that’s not the case as I try to work out the ramblings that come and go through my brain on a daily, weekly, hourly or sometimes second-by-second basis. I may have shared this before, but I am constantly fascinated by the workings of our minds and specifically, how inspiration strikes and where we draw energy from when we really, really, dig something. Ever wondered just where your energy comes from or how easy something feels when you love it? Well, that’s what I’m talking about here, it’s just that.   Continue reading

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Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing

Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing Thai Vegetable Slaw with Sriracha, Lime & Nut Butter Dressing

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

― Nikola Tesla

If you had told me two years ago that I’d be sitting right here, coffee in hand with the day laid out ahead of me, I can guarantee that I would not have believed you, because, well, it would have just been a little too crazy to think about. If you’ve been reading this blog here of mine for a while, then you’d know the usual progression that has been made (along with all of you lovely blogging friends) of a passion project that has meandered on to be a part of my life that I never could have expected. Continue reading

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Easiest Winter Kale Salad & Merry Christmas to All!

 

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There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.

~ Buddha

Okay guys, it’s here, that time of year when everything (hopefully) slows right down to a halt and we get to do all those things we’ve been planning and see all those folks we’ve missed all year-long. How is everyone doing with Christmas just two days away?! As always, we’re ready to go with all the last-minute things happening all at once, as I can never seem to fully get in the spirit until the last week anyways. The tree is up, the outdoor lights are finally up (after much procrastination), and I’ve pretty much wrapped everything (I think). Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower & Orzo with Meyer Lemon Parsley Dressing

 

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 Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

~ Goethe

Okay, okay, I will just go ahead and admit it: I’m a huge fan of roasted vegetables (can you tell?), most notably those beautifully soft & elegant cruciferous types. You know, the ever adorable green brussels sprouts (aka. mini cabbages), and the soft & sophisticated cauliflower that provides us with so much goodness that our bodies crave and benefit from. It helps that they are still available locally here, as our generally mild winters allow growers to pick just 2 hours out of frost, as I learned from one of the farmers I’ve come to rely on for freshly picked broccoli, cauliflower & kale of all kinds at our local winter market this year. Continue reading

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