This Lent has turned into something completely different than when I started over a week ago. I love it when you make plans to be diligent, and then God decides to take you for a ride down a much deeper, more poignant path. That is, if you let God do such crazy things. Here’s basically what happened: I started the Lenten Fast with the intention … Continue reading next stop: self-love.
Okay, friends. I have had a little bit of a rough start to the Lenten Fast. Actually, it hasn’t been rough at all. It’s been very easy because I haven’t been doing it at all. I’ve had wine, dessert, gluten ~ you name it, I’ve had it. I want to start again, but I need to change the rules up a bit for myself. I … Continue reading LENT 2.0
Oh baby ~ this is SO GOOD. Sometimes you just need cereal to distract you from the everyday mundane have-to’s of life. That’s right ~ I’m using cereal as a distraction. Does this tell you how desperate I am? But this cereal is not just any cereal. I’m cereal. Ha ha ha If that doesn’t make your mouth water, then you don’t like cereal as … Continue reading got cereal?
Good morning! And happy Lent! Oh wait…that’s not right. This is supposed to be a solemn time. Okay, well happy Wednesday! And happy 1st day of no sugar! This is just a tiny little Pixy-reminder to eat a healthy breakfast! I’ll just leave this bright, cheery plate right here… Those are eggs fried in just a touch of coconut oil, two handfuls of organic baby … Continue reading DAY 1: distractions.
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.