Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crunchy Thai Styled Salad

I have this family. This wonderful extended family. The sort of people who are warm and kind and want to keep your belly full with divine desserts. And I’m not just saying that. They really do.

Which is all well and fabulous until you return from North Dakota and Minnesota (where they live) to find yourself feeling heavy, full, and in a perpetual food coma. To snap out of it, I've essentially been consuming my weight in dark green leafy vegetables. Not really, but salads have taken over my plate. All sorts of salads ...Mediterranean, throw in the kitchen sink salads, and this Thai inspired salad.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Apple Pie Kale Chips

Friday, June 7, 2013

Simple Peanut Butter Granola

Life is so good. The weather is warm. The weekend felt luxuriously long. Yesterday, an all day tropical storm poured down. I kept stepping outside (under the awning, obviously) taking in that sweet smell of clean water and wet dirt seeping into ground. Everything felt suspended in aliveness and I wished I could hold it, but recognized the absurdity of such an idea. For, it’s only in the fleetingness of this perfection that it can be so utterly, and blessedly enjoyed.

I’ve really been trying to simplify things lately. I find I enjoy things so much more when I’m not rushing, running, and rambling. Which is not to say I’ve yet figure out how to stop rushing so much, but more that I’m at least attempting to wipe a few of to-do flair’s from my list, and settling (quite contentedly) instead for more of less.

Whatever side of the rush you're on - slow and sweetly simple or jam packed - how do you feel about an incredibly simple, highly delish bowl of peanut butter granola for breakfast this weekend?? An early reminder to simplify and enjoy. :)