Here we are, in the final days of 2014. It has been quite a year, and I look forward to sharing some reflections with you all later this week. For now, some weekend reading, brought to you while Steven and I dance into the wee hours at my friend Gabi’s wedding. Enjoy!
Christmas is over, but this green and red zucchini pasta dish is still calling my name!
This cauliflower and avocado salad with pomegranate seeds is so gorgeously simple, yet colorful, and I imagine that the texture is fantastic, too.
Speaking of gorgeous salads, this beet, walnut, and celery salad sure is easy on the eyes.
Need to put some pep into your breakfast routine? This fig and blueberry chia pudding is sure to lift your spirits on a cold morning.
These raw chocolates with raspberry and pink salt are incredibly easy, but look at how lovely they are! Can’t wait to try them.
1. A cool article about how an older medical technology–massive blood transfusion–can be used to save womens’ lives following childbirth.
2. A sad, complicated article about situations where the wish to die is denied to those who are terminally ill. No easy conclusions here.
3. Doctors are now writing exercise prescriptions. Though of course the encouragement of exercise is only one part of a big picture when it comes to health, at least this is an advance for preventive medicine.
4. A very cool story about storybook archetypes, how and why they work, and what makes them stand the test of time.
5. I had no idea that much harm is being done to bees in the quest to investigate their population decline. An interesting examination of the research that’s in progress, and whether there’s another way.
Happy Sunday, friends!
Good afternoon, all! New York has been graced with the most remarkable weather in the last few days–a spell of dry, cool, blue-skied and sunny days that almost carries the scent of September. I’ve been savoring every second of it, along with a chance to spend some time with Steven and catch up on cooking, recipe testing, and the usual weekend chores. Now I’m perusing some of my favorite blogs for weekend recipe inspiration, and as you’ll see, I’m finding plenty! To begin…
I was chatting with a friend—a new friend, but she already feels like an old friend—a few days ago, and it became clear that we’ve visited some similar emotional and psychological territory in the last few years. “There’s so much goodness right now,” she exclaimed (and I think I’m paraphrasing a little). “But at the same time, all of this stuff is coming up that I need to reckon with.” She paused, and said, “I guess that’s life?” We laughed. I’ve been thinking…
Happy Sunday, friends–and happy first of May! It’s Greek Easter this weekend, which I don’t observe in a formal way, but the holiday does evoke a lot of memories. And, though I don’t have much time for cooking in the next few days, at some point I’ll have to cook up a commemorative bowl of my vegan avgolemono soup, which is my own, private way of keeping tradition. In the meantime, here are some other recipes that are on my mind. Recipes Laura’s vegan grilled asparagus…
Good morning, friends, and happy Sunday. It’s hard to believe that August is already here. I’m fighting the urge to start fretting–as I do nearly every summer–about all of the summery things I haven’t yet done: the outdoor concerts I haven’t seen, the picnic lunches I haven’t eaten, the languid hours of reading on sunny benches that haven’t happened. It’s so easy to idealize summertime, to envision it as a series of postcard-perfect snapshots. Of course, the truth is that summer holds no…