Recipe: Creamy Roasted Parsnip & Potato Soup, Vegan

Creamy Roasted Parsnip & Potato Soup, Vegan

Creamy Roasted Parsnip & Potato Soup, Vegan

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

I have a history of having a rather short attention span. Regardless of all the potential distractions that exist in our daily lives, somehow I always end up feeling like I’m just a little more prone than the average person to having my attention dart to and fro from one interest to the next. So much so, that it’s typically very difficult for me to read anything that isn’t directly related to whatever my current obsession is. Sound familiar to anyone? Continue reading

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Vegan Mushroom Barley Pilaf with Roasted Squash & Rosemary

Mushroom Barley Pilaf with Roasted Squash & RosemaryMushroom Barley Pilaf with Roasted Squash & Rosemary

Discipline means putting what you want most before what you want right now.

― Unknown

There’s a lot to be said for the the words we use and the power they wield every time we open our mouths to speak. I’ve a friend who reminds me of this almost every time we see each other, as he catches me in a way that no one else really does. Sure, we all say things we wish we didn’t, or find ourselves talking when maybe we don’t need to, but how many of us forget that what we say is as important as what we do? That the connection (or lack thereof) between our words and our actions is the great indicator of just what we are really made of as people? Continue reading

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Cabbage Bowls with Raw Veggie Noodles & Almond Ginger Sauce

Cabbage Bowls with Almond Ginger Sauce & Raw Veggie Noodles

 What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.

― Pablo Picasso

Hey beauties, happy New Year to you all! How is everyone, what with a whole brand new year set out before you? I see them out there, the articles & posts & TV spots about resolutions and how fewer folks out there are making them, and while part of me just tunes it all out, to try to silence the pressure and craziness of this time of year, the rest of me silently screams with joy as my fist rises to the air and I break out into a happy dance. The happy dance of possibility….the world waiting….just for me. As you may know, I’m a sucker for ‘productivity porn’ and the truth is nothing invigorates this child at heart quite like a whole new blank slate. One that’s perfect, and vast, and serene. Clean, white, and new.  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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