Happy New Year! January seems like the appropriate time to make resolutions and goals. But alongside change, comes reflection. Looking back at the past year, one of the biggest changes I made was cutting out sugar. I mentioned a few blog posts back why and how I made the decision. With something sounding drastic and restrictive has been liberating and spiritual. It became less of an experiment and more of a lifestyle. It made me reexamine the foods I was eating and realized that sugar is in practically everything. In fact, it would be quite difficult to fully exclude sugar, especially going out to eat, you never know if someone has added a teaspoon of sugar here or there. But here are some of the few things I’ve noticed:Read More
Holiday season has been craving carbs, warm + crispy. So a potato pizza must be in order. This is a classic dish made in Italy. Thin slices of potatoes are layered onto homemade, springy dough. At high heat, the pizza develops a golden brown crust and a crispy potato layer. Typically yellow potatoes are used in this recipe, because they are soft and creamy and easily develop a golden brown crust. But if you saw in my last potato recipe, I love combining different...Read More
It was a few weeks ago. I had just eaten at a ramen bar and was quite possibly transfixed on the mushroom broth. How was it so flavorful, so mushroom-y, peppery, so meatless-ly meaty, and still light. Partial to thick soups and stews, I often forget the world of delicate broths. But forget no more. In fact, immediately upon returning home, I quickly sorted out ideas for a recipe. And so resulted my Mushroom + Leek Broth Soup. This recipe has...Read More
I usually associate seasons with colors. Perhaps it’s the child in me, or the dramatic northeast climate that creates a clear four seasons, but there are colors unequivocally belonging to each season. Winter, the sky is icy, the shadows grow long, and the light is brilliant and unobstructed. Winter is a wonderful time for photography. The luscious earthly plants dry and hibernate; and we are left with a skeleton of the world. Low light makes for dramatic, angular impressions, the trees are stripped bare and what once protects us with shade now exposes us to the world. Winter is the season of dark reds and greens, and cold, blue. To celebrate the season’s colors, I have a healthy, vibrant bowl of winter veggies to share, and this my Winter Green Goddess Bowl...Read More
A cold house; low morning light fills the East-facing rooms with a glow. Others remain dark. The teapot kettle is refilled and hungry for fire. The blue gas hums. Quiet. Another burner is lit and warm milk simmers to a boil. A morning ritual that has claimed the colder weeks, and a breakfast porridge that warms and settles just right in the belly (it begs to be eaten patiently and mindfully!). This is my Banana + Hemp Milk Porridge.
A few months ago, I made the decision to cut out sugar...Read More