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
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.
So, as I discussed in my last post, I've gained a bit of weight over the summer and I'm really starting to feel that I need to kick my butt back into shape, into wellness, and away from the things that limit my ability to be on my game! This cleanse came around quickly. I … Continue reading Lifting of the Fog: Liver, Gallbladder, and Bowel cleanse.
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?
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
I'm not sure if this is some kind of societal issue that has dissuaded me from eating alone...but for some reason, I feel like going out to eat, by yourself, is so taboo. It is awkward - isn't it? But maybe, in all reality, it is more enjoyable than eating with others. You don't have … Continue reading Eating alone, but never feeling lonely.
Yesterday marked the first global March Against Monsanto. I stand by our right, in the USA, for the 1st amendment; the freedom of assembly. It is so important that we exercise our rights as citizens in order to take part in our government, our society, our State. The freedoms which we sometimes take for granted, … Continue reading March Against Monsanto – The Freedom of Assembly
This is my lunch today! A big salad with peppers, cucumbers, carrots, sugar snaps, cherry tomatoes, greens, and sunflower seeds! Most ingredients are local... All are organic! Pasta is leftovers from the weekend - fuseli, asparagus, zucchini, garlic, curried chicken, and lemon juice! This is the perfect lunch - filling, fresh, and flavorful! What are … Continue reading Lunchtime for this hungry girl!
Doesn't Mother Nature give us some of the most beautiful things?? We should all say Yes! as we are one of those beautiful things that has been create by Mother Nature...but so is every plant and animal. What do you think is the most beautiful one? Can you really choose?! Well... I usually dislike onions … Continue reading The Beauty of Food