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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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Recipe: Simple Garlic Spaghetti Bowl & Homemade Kale Powder (AKA What To Do With All That Garden Kale)

Simple Spaghetti Bowl with Kale Powder
Simple Spaghetti Bowl with Kale Powder

What barrier is there that love cannot break?

~ Mahatma Ghandi

Hey everyone! Here we are well into September already, who’s ready & excited ready to soon pull on jeans & warm cozy sweaters :) ?! The past few weeks have been so busy that, as I mentioned in my last post, could be termed as officially crossing that line of ‘too much’, when that fine balance between busy and overwhelmed seems to blur and I start to feel out of sorts. When this happens to me, it’s usually just the result of one simple thing, and it’s never because I’ve got too much going on (I like having lots on the go, it keeps me out of trouble, for the most part). Continue reading

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Kale Pesto Pasta Bowl, Thoughts on Kale, & Storytelling

 

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The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

~ Robert Byrne

I take a lot of joking around about the fact that I’m a big fan of kale. And it’s true the ribbing is totally warranted, I really am a big fan. But the whole truth is, I love not only kale, but all kinds of green stuff, with kale being at the top of that list for sure. Looking at the top of that list, I’d have to say it’s rather crowded up there though – I mean, how can you say definitively that kale is better than broccoli, or parsley, or basil, or celery leaves, or sprouts, or any of those gorgeous green leaves that pop up in wooden boxes throughout this fair land at this time of year? It’s all I can do to not run through people’s backyards & community garden plots munching on leaves… :) Continue reading

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Recipe: Kale & Scallion Salad Rolls with Peanut Sauce

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Every once in a while it’s necessary to step away. Just like taking breaks through the work day is good to do (and really best for your safety and sanity), I was reminded again that stepping away is good. Really, really good!  This weekend I spent two quiet nights at my family home visiting with my parents, a trio that has not been alone together in 16 years prior to this. 16 years! It seems in the midst of my other three siblings coming and going and having two children of my own, it had been almost half of my life since I’d had time alone with my folks, just me and them, them and me. Continue reading

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Recipe: Honey Crisp, Kale & Persimmon Salad

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What do you get when you cross shredded raw winter greens with delicious crispy apple and sweet orange persimmon? Well the answer is simple. Your newest favorite winter salad! This fresh & nutritious bowl of delicious has become mighty popular in the meal rotation these days, as there is usually a few kale leaves & brussels to be found lingering in my crisper along with two of my favorite winter fruits that are always in my fruit bowl this time of year. Continue reading

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