Rutabaga & Pear Soup

I've been going to the post office more often lately, which is a sign that it's the holidays. Every November, I start receiving packages from my family in California for my birthday. They trail from the beginning to end of the month, based on when people have time to put things in the mail. Today, I had my pink package slip and license in-hand and as I passed it over to the guy at the window, he...

Farro + Roasted Fennel Salad w/ Cardamom Carrots

I can't seem to write about food without writing about the weather. It's fall here, officially. That means avocados are long past making sense and I find myself gravitating toward squash, pumpkin, beets, and carrots while at the market. Rather than filling the season with heavy spices, I've been trying to incorporate light herbs that refresh a dish. During this transition time from summer to...

Warm Kale & Lentil Salad w/ Maple Sesame Ginger Sauce

Each week that I'm able to grab vegetables from the garden, I'm grateful for having the tiny space. If you've been around here, then you know that it's not always this way. Some mornings I'm rushing to get to work and struggling to find time to water the plants and make sure I'm staying on top of the weeds. Tonight, I came home to an empty apartment and went to the garden to grab a few pieces of...

Spicy Lentils with Coconut Cauliflower Rice & Mint Salsa Fresca

  I’ve been logging more mileage this past month. Now that my injuries have healed and my body is coming back into balance, I’m excited to head out on long runs along the ocean. In the morning, I lace up my shoes and head out on the pavement. Nervousness is usually sitting on my shoulder, no matter how many miles I run. At this point, I’m used to the rhythm of my feet hitting the...

Chickpea & Shiitake Turmeric Burgers

"Whenever we’ve become addicted to judging and mistrusting ourselves, any sincere gesture of care to the wounded places can bring about radical transformation. Our suffering then becomes a gateway to the compassion that can free our heart. When we become the holder of our own sorrows, our old roles as judge, adversary, or victim are no longer being fueled. In their place we find not a new...

Weeknight Meals: Soba Noodle Bowl

This weekend we went over to our friends' place for brunch. It was one of those early spring days when the sun is shining, but the wind is blowing. It was really nice to sit around a table with friends and watch the sunshine stream through the windows and catch up after a long winter. I love tasting other people's home cooking - the flavors, spices, and cooking techniques. Brunch...