October 22, 2014

The Yellow Table Dinner Party

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Anna’s blog, The Yellow Table, has been a favorite of mine for a long time. When she announced she’d be publishing her own cookbook, I was thrilled to see her make that dream a reality. I followed along as she documented the journey  and almost a year ago now I offered to help test a few recipes for the book. Being quite the entertainer, Anna had the wonderful idea of recipe testing a small menu and throwing a dinner party to showcase the recipes. The menu I tested featured honey-dijon salmon, a brussels sprouts dish, a quinoa and butternut squash salad along with the most delicious almond cake. As you can see I’ve got a long way to go in my table settings and serving platters but the food and company was so fantastic none of us seemed to care. Based on the few dishes we tried, I highly recommend pre-ordering The Yellow Table Cookbook, which will be released in November.

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October 15, 2014

Fall Granola

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Fall is in full swing. Its damp heavy air scented with a wonderfully earthy must. The days grown short. Where waking in the 6am hour, before the sun, feels unnatural and, equally so, nightfall arrives before supper time. Warm spices and hearty dishes beginning to make a regular appearance. Color bursts from every tree branch. Something about this season brings about the best in us. Perhaps it’s the dwindling daylight that sparks the fuel within us to cherish every precious hour. Or, perhaps the cooler weather that huddles us together around dinner tables and under blankets with loved ones. Fall’s embrace encourages us to hold nearer, have longer, deeper conversations, to be more loving humans to one another.

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October 8, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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Balance. With opportunity as my highest intention, it’s pertinent to consider balance. Perhaps the inclination comes naturally under the Libra sign, perhaps it’s just my personality. It’s what draws me to my yoga practice, that simultaneous rooted stability and free flowing energy. It’s a theme I see time and again. The one that pushes us to consider how to spend our days, how to live the life we want, how to ‘do it all’. It’s the shining light that captivates us when we get lost in the muckiness of life. Balance is like that phrase, ‘saying no to something means saying yes to something else’. This ideal, wherein by we strip our lives of the things we feel pressure to do in favor of those we choose of our own will. The reminder to choose wisely, in our commitments and daily devotions. Perhaps this ideal balance is utterly unachievable by nature, however it serves as an ever changing source of motivation. Nothing worth doing is easy. It’s striving to live mindfully, to de-clutter, to make the most out of each day, to let go of expectations and to seek out that which brings us the greatest joy. At the same time it’s giving it everything you’ve got, making compromises and learning life’s lessons first hand. An uphill battle with the highest reward.

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October 1, 2014

Maca Mocha Chip Ice Cream

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I’ve had many mixed emotions surrounding the fact that I’m now 25. As though my birthday this past weekend placed me in another category of adulthood. There’s this subtle nagging in the back of my mind to get myself in order, to ease into this new role within the young adult phase. A nagging voice I’m happily going to ignore. There’s no line in the sand at 25. Nothing that says I have to all of a sudden have it all figured out. I think it’s true that you never feel as old as your age dictates. While I feel comfortable in my role as a human being positively contributing to the adult world, I feel no less ties to the freedom of youth. In thinking about turning 25, I struggled with the back and forth of feeling additional obligation, new timelines and life decisions to consider in contrast to the urge to travel and to seek opportunities as they come. So, I did as I always do, I made a list. A list of goals for 25, just as I’ve done for each year older since I can remember. It still needs some fine tuning and some focus before I share it in this space but it all comes down to one word, my highest intention, opportunity. To seek opportunity, in whatever form. To continually challenge myself to be open, to be fluid, to be grateful, to live with intention. See the world around me as a space of endless opportunity open to me, mine to be had.

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September 24, 2014

Gluten-Free Savory Scones with Grapes

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“I barely even noticed how the fibers did tear away
From the fabric of my being

And nobody knows it like you do babe, nobody knows it like you do
Nobody knows it like you do babe, the lengths we will go to

I’m going down a long road, maybe it’s the wrong road
But either way I gotta find my way back home again
It’s too late to turn back now, gotta get the lead on out
Gotta find some way to make it right on” — The Devil is All Around by Shovels and Rope

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