Friendsgiving: Dumpling Squash & Tomato Soup

"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it." - C.S. Lewis - Last month, one of my best friends flew in from London and stayed with me for a few days. When the guys at Jarry Mag reached out to me about making a recipe for their Friendsgiving virtual potluck, I thought of a dish that I could either make for one special friend or a party. While Irina was...

Apple + Fennel Caraway Salad

I went for a run in the afternoon sun today. The light was filtering through the fall leaves and most people were at work so the streets were quiet. With my friend in town from London and my parents coming at the end of the week, I decided to take some time off from work. I haven’t had many opportunities for vacation over the last few years, other than some sick days, which (I know) is still...

Spinach and Strawberry Salad w/ Candied Cashews

I have a habit of cueing in on other people's conversations. I come by this honestly. My mom does the exact same thing. One minute you are talking to her and the next her eyes are entirely glazed over and you know that she has heard every word at the table behind her. I've had to practice how to tune out people's conversations. It's like my ears don't have the best filter and they just wander...

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...

Pomegranate + Grapefruit Salad

On Christmas morning, I paired our heavy breakfast of cinnamon rolls, tofu scramble, rosemary potatoes + vegan biscuits with a simple, stripped down fruit salad. I have to say, after so many holiday cookies, I needed the light fruit with this meal. I made this as a palette cleanser for our dinner party + couldn't help myself with reusing the recipe. Lately, it just sits in our fridge as a big...

Mango & Avocado Salad Recipe

Running shoes. Shorts. Socks. Keys. Running is one of the only things that has ever made sense to me. I cannot believe how alive & still my body feels while pawing at dirt trail and sweating up the spine of mountains. I did not know it at the time, but I grew up in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. High up in the mountains with valleys, peaks, and vistas that people flock to...