The Sound of Friday: A Playlist to Soothe & Lift the Soul

I don't know about you all, but by the time Friday rolls around, I'm usually feeling pretty exhausted. Monday seems like a far way away and I want to ground my energy for the weekend ahead. No matter what happened between Monday and today, we've made it - through all the beautiful and stressful moments that the week has given us. Each one, a gift or an opportunity to learn something about...

Creamy Purple Carrot Soup + Turmeric Tahini Dressing

Ubiquitous orange carrots can be found at every grocery store, from tiny baby carrots to large root carrots. I have nothing against orange carrots, except that there are plenty of other colors with their own unique flavor - purple, white, and yellow. All these colorful carrots are derived from the wild carrot, which is one of the few vegetables that sustain us throughout the year. I remember...

Pistachio Matcha Cookies

The marathon was scheduled for this Sunday, but there is too much snow and the temperatures are barely inching their way out of the single digits. Maybe I braced myself for this when the storms rolled in a few weeks ago, but after receiving the news from a friend over text late last night that the marathon is cancelled...I've been O.K. I am nursing an injury right now + it seems like this...

New Beginnings

Live where you fear to live. I see the quote on my instagram profile laughing at me in this very moment. After spending this past weekend developing new recipes and posting to the blog, I woke up this morning with the same feeling I've had for a couple of months now, like something is missing from this space, like every time I post a new recipe, a small part of me is missing and its becoming more...

what does love smell like: laundry detergent

Mormon Emigrant Trail runs along the southside of the lake. The damn slopes at least a hundred feet down the right side of the road and a thick metal wire is bolted between rectangular cedar posts. During the summer, oncoming cars dodge enthusiastic runners who spend their days finding themselves in the red dirt along the water. And on early winter nights, high school students bring their...

Winter Porridge w/ Roasted Hazelnuts

  "We already have everything we need.┬áThere is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves--the heavty-duty fearing that we're bad and hoping that we're good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds--never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our...