I always knew there was something different about my mom's soup. This wasn't a constant in our diet, but it stuck out mostly during my high school and college days. No matter what the main ingredients in her soup were, mung beans for Ayurvedic cleansing or mushrooms and lentils because those were the only things … Continue reading Bones, Broth, & the Basics
As a female raised during the turn of the century; the Information Age; the Age of Media and Marketing; I have a skewed image of beauty and love. We're raised to believe that you find love when you look your best and you look your best when you're skinny, tall, and flawless. Okay, slight over … Continue reading Finding Love and Nourishment
The other night, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho. This meeting was an annual gathering of engaged individuals involved with the Rainforest Action Network. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I like to stay involved in the fair food movement, no matter the place. … Continue reading The Conversation: Food Systems, Climate Change, & Action.
The end of October is approaching quickly. Normally, Halloween has always been one of my favorite celebrations, however, this year, I'm struggling to find any determination to do anything. I don't want to get dressed up in some skimpy outfit and get drunk. I don't really want to go around and get candy from strangers…candy … Continue reading Sunshine, Day Dreams. Autumn Bright, Sunday Best.
Here, in the US, we are surrounded by junk food all the time. For office parties, cookies, candy, cakes, muffins, donuts, chips, all of those things are presented...and how do we say no? Well, we usually don't. We usually make up an excuse to yourselves, something like, "well it IS a special occasion...", or "I'll … Continue reading Goodies aren’t so good. Self control, have you heard of it?
Last weekend, I headed out to Kendall's Blueberries to pick as many as I could! It is nearing the end of the season and I wanted to score some fresh, chemical-free, and affordable berries for the upcoming winter! This farm, a blueberry farm, located in Hastings, MI, offers $1/lb u-pick berries! So, of course, my … Continue reading The blueberries taste like blueberries…but the zucchini tastes like PIZZA!
Sometimes we need a little sweets, especially on a long and chilly Friday in Michigan. I've been using this chocolate chip cookie recipe since I was little and it is so easy! Mix together butter/oil - you want at least half 1/2 cup butter, and then enough oil/shortening (coconut is great in this) to equal … Continue reading Simple, quick, & perfect: Chocolate Chip Cookie
A delicious, freshly made soup! Let's see...redskin potatoes, tomatoes, corn, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, thyme, chicken stock, a little rue, and some salt & pepper! So perfect... Especially with a side of fresh and locally baked sourdough bread and my mom's homemade herb butter! Amazing meal 🙂
Over the past few months, I've been told, time and time again, that I really need to get serious about my writing. No matter what I talk about, I apparently have a way with words, and have a lot of thoughts, so I gotta start sharing them with the world. Funny how things like this … Continue reading Just Write. Whatever You Do…Just Write. The Liebster Award.
Yesterday was the 100-Mile Market at the People's Food Coop. One of my good friends was working her farm's stand (Butternut Farm) and gave me a little stitched tomato. I also got some sweet corn, redskin potatoes, peaches, garlic, and a plate full of yummy food. And I also picked up this awesome book about … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Goodies