Friends, it’s almost Lent ~ that time-honored, sacred tradition where we all give up Coke, or chocolate, or something else we’re addicted to, between Ash Wednesday and Holy Thursday. How very holy of us to put our soda addictions on hold for 40 whole days. By the way, did you know that it doesn’t go all the way to Easter? Just to Holy Thursday? That’s … Continue reading Lent 2019.
I set my alarm for 6am this rainy Saturday morning because I wanted to spend a little time blogging some honest thoughts. Here goes… A good friend of mine has died at the precious young age of 61. He was a beacon of sweet light in the Kansas City music world, and his funeral is today. Another funeral today belongs to the 20 year-old son … Continue reading time for a change.
This is a variation on Aarti Sequiera’s Mango Pulled Pork with Peanut Slaw. Here’s the original post: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/winner-aarti-sequeira1/pulled-pork-with-mango-bbq-sauce-recipe-1921724 This is the only pulled pork recipe I make, but I change it up a bit each time. Usually this recipe changes for me based on what I have on hand. But the idea is all Aarti and I think she is brilliant. Here’s my take on … Continue reading Island Pulled Pork w/Indian Peanut Slaw.
Happy Snow Day! AGAIN! Do you live in KC, or anywhere in the Midwest? If so, you’re probably snowed in right now. We are, and we are not sad about it. The Hub and I went to Trader Joe’s early this morning and nailed it with some slow cooker meals, meat for the freezer, and fruits and veggies GALORE!!! Here’s a little tip you probably … Continue reading PREP DAY.
I’m one of those people who really struggles with the kinds of emotions that I would never, ever want to burden anyone else with. Sorry to my English-teacher sister for the dangling participle, but it’s true. The only person who really sees the depths of darkness and frustration is the Hub, and he really didn’t ask for that privilege. My mom gets a little bit … Continue reading confession: anger journal.
I confess. I’m a self-proclaimed addict of the trendy food-lovers’ salad of today ~ the Buddha Bowl. I could eat one every single day. And it would be really smart for me to do so. It’s full of all the things that really make me feel amazing: fresh, vibrantly-colored vegetables, mostly raw, nuts, seeds, fruits, maybe a little protein or grain added, and a homemade … Continue reading Buddha Bowl Addict.
This is truly a soup for company, y’all. Although, I didn’t know I was going to have company yesterday when I made it. I merely made it because I wanted to get rid of this nasty Seasonal Affective Disorder that’s been lingering for days. But sometimes if you build it, it will come. If you make delicious food, people will come to your house for … Continue reading Curried Carrot Bisque.