stopped for a moment on my run to capture how cool the trail switchbacks looked from up above. what I didn’t appreciate as much then is that the trail is okay but really, how breathtaking are all these trees!? 🙏🏻
If you’re feeling like you’re holding lots of ‘layers,’ and could use a little space and pause for calming and grounding, I encourage you to turn off the noises around you that you can, tune into the ones that are still there (like family, the wind or rain, the heater), and immerse your senses in the process of cooking kitchari. Soaking the lentils and rice. Chopping the vegetables, measuring the spice. And then eat in the same fashion, for once without distraction, slowly, slowly. Tasting each bite. New recipe for this simple dish on the blog today!
folding savory sweet winter things into a glowing kitchari bowl, topped with broccoli 🌱 because 👌👩🏼🍳 . . featuring @sunbowproduce last of the season butternut squash and turnip greens, Oregon wild rice, dried cranberries, red lentils, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom, salt, coconut oil, and a dash of maple syrup.
it may be cold and wintry out, but summer starts today! we’ve got our giant scribbled list of garden plans, seeds and plants ordered and most of the transplants started. even if you’re only able to do a window herb basket, February is the time for dreaming, planning, and starting! also, it’s fun to think that 10+ months of endless greens and flowers all begin in this one seed flat with extremely minimal effort! 👩🏼🌾👨🌾👩🏼🍳🏃♀️
post long run deconstructed Marrakech carrot and tuna salad sandwich situation, featuring the starchy, off texture gluten-free bread that reminds me to appreciate the good stuff and the actual good stuff Oregon coast tuna. I grew up on mainstream brand canned tuna and didn’t realize the difference until I married into a family that gifts the real deal small cannery stuff on the regular. if you choose to eat fish, I highly recommend you do so mindfully and having done some research because our global waterways are no longer pristine or limitless places. the @montereybayaquarium seafood watch app is an excellent resource to use. ✌️
Unexpected and magical.