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Iron Deficiency + The Athlete: Part II

Iron Deficiency + The Athlete: Part II

Tags: Starter, Soup

If you recognize the food on the left side of the plate above as red lentils (a red lentil soup), then you may also know it to be a rich source of the mineral iron.  I’ve written about i…

“Healthy” versus Healthy For YOU

“Healthy” versus Healthy For YOU

Is this kale salad healthy? Yes. Is it healthy for YOU? That’s individual. Eating Right For You A common Ayurvedic proverb states that “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is…

Grapefruit, Parsley & Cucumber Salad

Grapefruit, Parsley & Cucumber Salad

Lately, some of the most amazing salads have been shaping up in the kitchen.  A couple weeks back, Power Foods, a new cookbook (that I’ve had my eyes on) randomly showed up in the mail, with …

Summer Slowness- and SimpleTaco Salad Bar

Summer Slowness- and SimpleTaco Salad Bar

 Growing up, I always thought of summer in terms of its slowness.  Sure there were the numerable fairs, 4-H meetings and camps, and horse shows.  But what I thought of summer were the long stretche…

Shaved Beet Salad with Herbed Ricotta Salata

Shaved Beet Salad with Herbed Ricotta Salata

There was a blur of commotion, stretching the last few weeks.  During the final days, I simply went into auto-pilot, waking up early, working late into the night, barely coming up for air.  Checkin…

Honey Balsamic, Kale & Sirloin Salad

Honey Balsamic, Kale & Sirloin Salad

We decorated her hair with kale and magnolia blossoms outside Shari’s restaurant on a lovely spring day, a group of barely teenage 4-H girls, excited to be traveling, and poking fun at a frie…

Autumn Bean & Sausage Acorn Squash Bowl Soup

Autumn Bean & Sausage Acorn Squash Bowl Soup

When W and I first became engaged, back in the winter of 2011, I was dreaming of an Autumn wedding. Every vision for the day included a leafy branch framing the splendor of the season, billowing in…

Irish Vegetable Soup

Irish Vegetable Soup

There are experiences that move you. There are moments when you know. There are times when you take a leap and jump into the wide unknown beyond, certain you will be forever changed. On a particula…

Kale Chopped Salad with Roots, Millet and Chickpeas

Kale Chopped Salad with Roots, Millet and Chickpeas

7:35 am.  End-of-March morning. We were up, out, and running. From the Inn, we ran a block over to Beacon Hill Park, along the bark trail up Cook Street, past the daffodils waving their morning hel…

May Notes

May Notes

A short collection of bits and bobs from the past month.   Eating: Mexican Breakfast Salad (but not necessarily for breakfast) Dried Plum + Millet Tabbouleh Marrakesh Salad Rainbow Salad Laura…

The Pittsburgh Salad

The Pittsburgh Salad

The summer before my senior year of college, I took a leadership class required for my degree. Our main text was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and from it we created a personal mission s…

Roasted Zucchini + Tarragon Soup

Roasted Zucchini + Tarragon Soup

 I have a loose policy that for every new purchase of clothing or books that comes in, at least the same number of clothes or books must go out, to be sold or donated. I generally purchase only boo…

Pomegranate + Hazelnut Moroccan Grain Salad

Pomegranate + Hazelnut Moroccan Grain Salad

  There was once a man who had a fig tree growing in his vineyard. He went looking for figs on it but found none. So he said to his gardener, ‘Look for three years I have been coming her…

Butternut Squash & Quince Soup with Farmhouse Bread

Butternut Squash & Quince Soup with Farmhouse Bread

Fall is most definitely in the air.  And when I ventured home last weekend to run the Columbia River Power (half) Marathon, my mom made sure to load me up with the bounty from her garden—the kind o…

Quinoa + Chorizo Wintry Salad

Quinoa + Chorizo Wintry Salad

  My mom and I sat at the farm table this morning planning this week’s holiday meals. There is ham, turkey, prime rib and likely a roast to be served up in the coming days. Last night we…

Moroccan Tagine with Sweet Potatoes + Beets, food for runners (or this runner)

Moroccan Tagine with Sweet Potatoes + Beets, food for runners (or this runner)

  There is nothing like a few days spent living with others to put into perspective how truly personal is our choice in food. While I will happily eat roasted broccoli or leftover kale salad f…

Roasted Sweet Potato + Beet Soup

Roasted Sweet Potato + Beet Soup

  Sometime in the early months of 2013, I discovered a whole new genre of food blogs. At the time, I was coming home from work to an always empty house, laying on the floor for an hour to re-c…

Early autumn collard wraps with beet hummus, orange quinoa salad + apple slices

Early autumn collard wraps with beet hummus, orange quinoa salad + apple slices

  I cooked my first winter squash this week, a delicata from the garden. I added it into the lovely split pea, rhubarb and apple soup from Vegetarian Everyday/Green Kitchen Stories. I sipped a…

Smoked Paprika Vegetable Chowder with Orange Zest

Smoked Paprika Vegetable Chowder with Orange Zest

  At the end of last summer, I purchased a tiny parcel of smoked paprika from the pepper man at our farmers market. I didn’t have a use for it in mind, but I’m all for buying my sp…

The Big Picture + Rainbow Salad

The Big Picture + Rainbow Salad

Tags: Starter, Salad

I’ve been keeping journals since I was at least 10 and I’ve held on to each one, lining them up on a shelf, displayed prominently in our living space. Every once in a while, I pull one …

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