Eggplant + Olive
Nutrition and Herbal Wellness
Nutrition and Herbal Topics
the first helping // after a late-start sunday long run in between the heavy bursts from the clouds a quick / simple pea and artichoke paella alongside black bean tempeh which I’m loving lately, from our local @triaprima.tempeh 🙌🏻
I was reminded this weekend, of my tendency / need to be the hermit. and also that I have to (somewhat forcefully) pull myself out - because as much as I need the solitude and empty spaces, I also thrive on the counterbalance.
one of our favorites this week is this really simple green soup adapted from @rebeccakatzyum an onion, garlic, a large sweet potato, a bunch of chard, collards, parsley, a little lemon to balance and not much else. one of the things I love about the new year is a renewed interest in trying lots of new recipes. this week I’m also adding in ample greens and choosing a variety of in-season colorful produce that are outside my go-to’s. the more diversity and whole-food colors we can get in our everyday eating, the more likely we’ll take in the nutrients we need to thrive. 🙌🏻 for all ya’ll that have digestive systems that are finicky like mine, soups are a great way to give the system an easier time of assimilating all the nourishing goodies they contain.
A few good things in 2019: - running an iconic race, running with both long-time and new friends, alone yet absolutely connected on the trails, going after goals and racing with a mindset of joy and celebration. - growing food, making food, sharing recipes near and far, writing/publishing a recipe booklet. - growing my nutrition practice, working with individuals on improving digestion, energy, intuitive eating and more. - graduating from nutrition grad school and achieving board-certification status. - meditation, growing into deeper faith, reworking my conscious and subconscious beliefs and blocks. - laughter, joy, unwavering support from my life partner, counting every blessing. 🙏🏻 When I think about this last decade, the one word to describe it is ‘hard.’ 2019 brought affirmation that the struggle and continual stepping into the unknown was / is absolutely worth it.
Over on the Run Journal at @territoryrunco, I’ve shared this delicious winter stew and tips for how to balance virtually any recipe to make it especially tasty. Recipe link in my bio. This one is nice and warming and hearty after a long run in the cold and winter!
weather to match the long night. dark. misty. the clatter of heavy rain through bare branches.