April 23, 2014

Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

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There was smoke emanating from the chimney full of charcoal. What remained of the sunlight peeked between the trees and alleyways. Friends gathered forming small circles of laughter and genuine discussion. The kitchen full of women working away on the finishing touches. All of this, for you. Frame by frame I tried to capture these moments, to let them be still. I want to remember just as it was that night. The way the salad looked so green against the blue ceramic bowl. How the strawberry rhubarb crisp smelled coming out of the oven. The angle of the industrial lights finagled to illuminate the yard. How pride emanated from each of our faces upon hearing your tales. The music that played softly in the background. How the air so full of love and good vibrations wrapped around us. Mostly, the way the night ended in a sixteen arm embrace, all of it for you. Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp - The Sunday Table www.thesundaytable.com (2 of 4)

We saved the last few bites of this gluten free strawberry rhubarb crisp to share the next morning. Savored every last morsel and memory.

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April 16, 2014

Kale & Vegetable Ribbon Salad

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To say I have writers block would be an understatement because there simply are no words. The are no words to express fully how I feel about this Spring and all of the elements it holds. I haven’t the time to unmask it all, to fully digest it. Instead I tread on filling every moment of every day with something to keep me occupied. Change is coming and it’s bound to hit me like a ton of bricks.

I can’t fathom next week, when life as I’ve come to know it has turned upside down. I can’t bring myself to fully grasp the reality of what’s to come. I’m lost in all of the moving pieces. My mind’s gone blank, my ears numb to words I can’t be bothered to hear. My heart’s gone still.

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April 9, 2014

Raw Hazelnut Cacao Bars

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“Change is a fundamental element of consciousness. It is what commands our attention, awakens it, makes us question…Without change, our minds become dull. Without change, there is no growth, no movement, and no life. Consciousness thrives on change.” — Anodea Judith, Ph.D.

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Suddenly you see all kinds of raw date bars everywhere now. They’re so simple to make you won’t miss the store bought brands one bit.

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March 26, 2014

Lemon Curd

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We set our minds to getting away to just be. Watched the sunset over the ocean from the tallest peak. Treated ourselves to a fancy dinner and talked about the parts of life that simultaneously knock you down and build your character. We drove the familiar mountain roads that led us to a place where time slows down. Devoured our pack lunches as we stretched our legs in the sun. We gathered fresh lemons and eggs. The ocean called our names, so we jumped in. Felt its waves wash over us,  each one refreshing our spirits anew. Together we chopped and stirred and seasoned and made something from scratch in the borrowed kitchen. We let ourselves feel the push and pull of friendly competition over a game of cards. Arose to meet friends for a days long hike over the mountain and back to the beach. Struggled to keep our eyes open as we drove back to the city we call home. Somehow we froze time, having turned two days into weeks. Recounted the moments in our minds to savor them for all the days we spend apart.

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A dairy free riff on Cookie and Kate‘s Blood Orange and Meyer Lemon Curd.

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