Super Chickpea + Wheat Berry Veggie Salad

January 3, 2015

Super Chickpea + Wheat Berry Veggie Salad

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.Plato

If 2014 was the year of complication, then I hereby declare 2015 the year of simplicity. Simpler words and more time for the things we love to do. Run, cook, read, walk, love. Joy is my goal this year and I’m well on the way so far – I’m looking forward to sharing a lighter sentiment this year as I attempt to lighten up a little. Body, mind & spirit. Here we go :)Read More

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Creamy Cilantro White Bean Hummus

December 26, 2014

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For all you hummus lovers out there, it seems there is no end to the possibilities that can be made from mixing beans, tahini, salt & lemon juice with whatever it seems you have on hand. This recipe was created right around the time that I first made and shot the recipe for my last post, and since then I’m sure there have been more than a few new hummus ideas that have made their way into our kitchen, and onto our plates.Read More

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Curried Lentils & Rice w/ Cashew Cilantro Dressing

November 29, 2014

Curried Lentils & Rice w/ Cashew Cilantro Dressing

Howdy all! Real quick, before I put any other words down, the very first thing I need to say is its so good to be back here and to have you all here with me. I’ve been sitting on this recipe and the pictures of this post for weeks, as we moved the site around to accommodate the new space I find myself existing in – and with that the new places I’d like to go here. It’s been a wild ride this year for me, one that has carried with it great growth, and one that definitely has required more than my share of grit and faith in the rewards of hard work, and trust in oneself and the amazing people I’m lucky to call friends (among other things). With that I welcome you officially to this new beautiful design, this lovely clean new perspective, and as my mom reminded me just this past weekend, a rather timely and freeing new moon in Sagittarius.Read More

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Farmer’s Market Potato & Kale Salad with Glory Bowl Dressing

October 5, 2014
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Rest and be thankful.William Wordsworth

When thinking about ways to improve your day-to-day, it’s likely there are an inevitable few that will always come to mind. I mean, how many of us want to eat better, exercise more, and drink more water? Even those of us with the healthiest of diets (I suspect) will always say these things.

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Chickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

September 30, 2014
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The best fighter is never angry.Lao Tzu

As the weather cools down and life settles back into the routine of schoolwork, kids sports & weeknights filled with laundry, fighting for who gets the first hot showers (this old house has the world’s smallest hot water tank), and driving back and forth from various engagements, the food we eat tends to change and I like that. The stove and oven which are completely avoided through the hot summer months are all of a sudden full of creative possibility, and the cupboards are opened to reveal spices, pulses, grains & root veggies all perfectly ready to warm the belly with warm sustenance and nourishment.

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