Nothing says "I love you!" quite like homemade soup on a chilly wet day in the Fall. Simple, nourishing, and delicious. I had to go out into the rain to pick up dog food this morning. The temperature had dropped to a respectable North Carolina chilly, not cold - not yet, but thankfully not sauna ... Read More about Savory Butternut Squash Soup
Massaging Kale is a new concept that I learned to make your Kale Salads more palatable and easier to digest. It also makes it fun to get more connected with your food and quite frankly, I felt like some kind of Ninja Kale Salad Pro making this. The truth is, it couldn't be simpler. Massaging the ... Read More about Lemony Fresh Massaged Kale Salad
August seems to be a time for reflection. In all the crazy busy-ness of getting ready for school, getting over the fact that summer is gone and having to face the reality that I still haven't accomplished half of what I had planned to do this summer, I find myself needing clarity about where and ... Read More about New Direction
Summer is usually too hot for soup. That is until I remember how hot it is in Thailand. When we lived in China, one of the things I fell in love with from the very beginning was Coconut Thai Chicken Soup. Tom Kha Gai is rich with fresh coconut milk laced with lime and lemongrass. The chicken is ... Read More about My Favorite Tom Kha Gai (Coconut Thai Chicken Soup)
I have been looking at the clutter in my garage for 11 months now. Each time I walk to my car, I cringe. My body literally tenses up and I am ashamed I haven't found the time to deal with this MESS. Each time I step sideways to get to the extra refrigerator, I wonder how long I can go on like ... Read More about If Your Clutter Could Talk, What Would It Tell You?
Okay, be honest. How many times have you had spaghetti in the last several months? I know I have had it way too many times. Frankly, I am tired of it. No, I know, I love it too and it is super easy and I can stock my pantry or freezer and have dinner in minutes. But seriously, I do get tired ... Read More about Tired of Spaghetti? Try Mediterranean Chicken Pasta
We got our new Golden Retriever puppy last Thursday. I had completely forgotten how absorbing and exhausting a new puppy can be. Hailey is now 9 weeks old and giving all of us a run for our money. She is adorable, compelling, curious and interested in absolutely everything. Translated that ... Read More about Rainy Day Beef Stew