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Bowls

If there's a veggie bowl on the menu these days, that's what I'm having. I love digging through the layers until I get to the brown rice on the bottom. The bowl itself makes it feel like comfort food. I…

Recreating childhood memories

Some of my favorite memories, growing up, are from the simple seaside vacations at my grandparents' duplex about an hour's drive north of our home in Sydney, Australia (an early Airbnb!). Winter break was suddenly on us here in Southern…

Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

This rich creamy avocado sauce makes the most incredible meal. There is nothing bad in it: fresh avocados, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, olive oil, and spaghetti. It's quick to prepare, and it's surprisingly good. Even though I've made this…

Moving into creativity

Writing is a sedentary activity. So are a lot of other creative pursuits. For me, getting my body moving can really shift my mood and loosen up ideas. But I am often guilty of hunkering down and not moving for…

(Butternut) Pumpkin Risotto

Roasting veggies is one of my favorite things to do (and eat!) when the weather cools down. The Word Health Organization's announcement this week that processed meat causes cancer, and that red meat probably does, gave me (and everyone else…

dog days of summer

  This dog is an amazing friend. He favors no one person. He's as kind and loving to me, to my husband, and the kids, as he is to the guy trying to sell solar panels at my front door.…

slow cooker turkey chili

OK, I'm a little bit in love with my slow cooker. Now I'm on the hunt for healthy summery meals I can create in the morning and look like a hero at night. Apart from anything else, I want to…