some days I don’t eat any vegetables

some days I don’t eat any vegetables

Just like somedays I don't eat any "sweets." What was your first reaction to that - a hint of celebration when a day passes by without dessert or a tinge of guilt when you look back on a vegetable-less day? There's a some good insight behind that reaction. Diet culture praises one and vilifies the [...]

caprese stuffed chicken

caprese stuffed chicken

At least once a day I reminisce about my trip to Italy 2 years ago. Yes, it was just that magical. Every day was filled with gelato and Tuscan wine. And most days included a simple, yet mindblowing, Margherita pizza. I was truly living THE dream. In Spain, I recently tried pan con tomate, bread with [...]

cheesy pesto pasta

cheesy pesto pasta

I am not a big fan of Mondays. But I am a big fan of 10-minute dinners...especially on Mondays. Every Monday, I try to eat meatless. Mostly because I am a sucker for alliteration #MeatlessMonday. But going without meat on Mondays has other benefits too. First of all, plant sources of protein are usually less [...]

golden ale chili and cornbread

golden ale chili and cornbread

Have you heard of mindfulness? It is something I am trying hard to practice these days. Mindfulness is bringing your full attention to the present moment. For example: mindfulness is sitting around the dinner table discussing each other's days and savoring your food, it's not peeking at your phone in-between careless bites. That is hard [...]