The mind is everything. What you think, you become.BuddhaA few years ago, I shared an easy vegan recipe for Alfredo Sauce that has since become a bit of a blog favourite – it’s one of those recipes I’ll admit I don’t make nearly enough, and always wows anyone who’s never been treated to a rich, cashew-based cream sauce (or even those who’ve had it many times before – it’s that good). This recipe uses another cashew based sauce from the blog, and I’ve had it on my mind for some time to use it as I would Alfredo sauce for noodles…and it’s just as comforting and delicious as I thought it would be. Easy peasy too! Read More
It’s definitely the time of year when I have mixed emotions about another summer passing. The nights are getting cooler and the dark is coming sooner – the still night air is replaced by a stirring that I can feel all around – both inside and out. It’s almost here: the start of another school year, the marking of another summer gone, and always, for me – another birthday. I love September for that. In fact, it’s always been my favourite month. A clean slate. A new start.
Traveling New York, I can’t tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I’m gently reminded by circumstance that I’m not on a ‘foodie-only’ holiday but on a family holiday, one where I’m bound to roll with what the collective group feels up to, and ensuring we all get to do and eat what we want. With four of us in the family, and with a span of ages and food preferences, we’ve a few safe zones and restaurant styles we frequent when traveling. It means there are times when it’s another pizza joint (woe is me in NYC right?), or a simple bite that has to happen now – to hold steady another blood sugar crash while stuck in an unknown neighbourhood – instead of what I’d really like to do, which usually just involves quality greens, delicious dressing and a few grains or beans thrown in for good measure (and good nutrition). I’m sure you’ve all been there too, as such are the joys of traveling with a family.
Enough is a feast.Buddhist Proverb
Oh, summer. It’s pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I’m sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it’s your winter!). It’s been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it’s a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in these west coast parts, it’s definitely alarming when the water restrictions come in to full force, with bans on things like car washes, or sprinklers in the garden. The rains really can’t come soon enough and we’re watching every drop we consume cause it’s just something we have to do. A first. And I’m sure not the last, either.Read More
Unlike any other form of thought, daydreaming is its own reward.Michael Pollan
I can’t tell you the number of hours I spend drooling over recipes – day dreaming of elaborate spreads of food and beautiful, delicious combinations. Bookmarking, taking iPhone pics from recipe books, even tearing out magazine pages (sometimes stealthfully like say, at the dentist’s office or gym). Colors, textures, compositions. Flavours, contrasts, and just plain loveliness. I mean, who doesn’t love to get lost in a gleeful creative daydream where possibilities are endless and there are no limits or constraints of our everyday lives? In the end though, I’ve a pretty good idea (and I bet you do too) of just HOW many of those daydreams ever really come to light, but that’s really not the point of day dreaming now, is it? 😉 Read More