Sunday, September 11, 2016

Noodles and a Marathon

(this is a marathon length post, so SPOILER)

It all started Alumni Weekend, last October 2015, 20 years after high school. I stayed with one of my oldest and dearest friends on Lookout Mountain, TN, where I was raised well, even after all the middle-of-the-night sneak outs and kissing boys, smoking cigarettes unwell. I drove into town from Atlanta with another high-school sister, my senior roommate, the only year I boarded away from home. When driving North to Chattanooga, you round a corner directly under Missionary Ridge and just beyond the bend, a great looming, vast city, bordered by mountains, hills, and ridges announces itself to you.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Holy Whole30…

So you’re asking yourself, what the hell is a Whole30?

Can I actually complete a Whole30? Just lean protein, fish, veggies, fruit, nuts and seeds for a month? No booze, sugar, grains, dairy, or legumes… 30 days?

Yes, you can do it. I swear, you can. If I can do it… anyone can. And it will, in fact, change your life.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

A Simple Stir Fry

I can’t seem to say goodbye to summer. It’s certainly having difficulty leaving us, based on the current temperature in late October. But I won’t complain. Instead of zucchini, I’ll have apples and persimmons. And those will do just fine by me.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Raw Vegetable Salad with Avocado & Pistachio Dressing

With one hand on the steering wheel and the other double-checking I packed enough snacks in Vesper’s Spiderman backpack, I finally reverse out of my Valley driveway, earlier than we are all ever usually awake.

What happened to my youth?

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

How I Love Pasta

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but if I could eat pasta for every single meal, I would. Even brown rice pasta, millet, farro, barley, couscous, quinoa, whatever. As long as it’s a carbohydrate that I can combine with a sauce or fresh ingredients, I want it.

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