Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"In some ways,

everyone faces a similar choice about his or her body. When I trade the feeling of warm water running over my hands for the convenience of a dishwasher, I know that I am losing something."

- Waking

Monday, September 24, 2012


 so we see that the answer is becoming good at change. If we are good at dealing with new things, with things as they come no matter how different they are, then we don’t fear it. Then change itself becomes comfortable."

-zen habits

first fall breakfast

best banana pancakes

1 banana
1 egg, beaten
1T almond milk (or till consistency you prefer)
3T flaxseed meal
1T wheat germ
1t. baking powder

smash banana, add egg and almond milk. mix rest of ingredients and add to mixture.  meanwhile get skillet super hot, coat pan with a bit of butter. scoop batter and let sit till golden brown, about 2 minutes, then flip.  enjoy with cinnamon, toasted walnuts, sliced apples and greek yogurt.

recipe can easily be doubled, I got about 6 small pancakes.

let's start the fall with this positivity challenge!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


climbing, even if the top seems really far away

stairs at porter t stop

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

good runs


good food boston

lots of good local food happenings
thursday sustainability fair at bu (I learned that taza chocolate is made right in somerville)
on friday another famers' market, my favorite at copley
and a fun local dinner at hearty meals for all

apples picked in cambridge, urban league of canners

saturday was a picnic with lovely MSDA ladies 
sunday whole foods 5k, perfect weather, I'm inspired to run a 10k next...
victory gardens learning event saturday
boston local food festival

also, any tips on refueling after a long run?

Friday, September 14, 2012


I'll hold her hand and let her mix with me, and lift her up to let her look in pans and smell what's happening as stuff is cooking. Then we all eat together."

-Sophie Dahl

Thursday, September 13, 2012

dark and stormy/ savory breakfast

dark and stormy, friends for haiti 


I don't always want something savory in the morning (usually fruit yogurt morning person)
but when I do:

savory breakfast (of champions)

champion side:
brocoli/baby greens 
microwave for 2 min, add small dollop of pesto (or topping of choice, parm? soy sauce? yummm)

champion wrap:
2 scrambled eggs 
I recently have been craving my eggs the quick scramble method, kind of like stir frying
works best with only 1 or 2 eggs and a kind of large pan 
get your pan super hot first (I let mine sit for a minute on medium which works perfectly) 
spray with olive oil
crack eggs directly in pan and scramble super fast
let sit in pan to finish cooking
meanwhile spread 1/2 ezekiel wrap with favorite spread (mustard? hummus?)
than one last turn in pan for eggs 
remove from heat spread over wrap
add additional toppings if desired, roll and enjoy!!


the world with compassion, kindness, and grace"

-my morning tea

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

good books and newness

fall has arrived in Boston and the crisp air has been bringing me to a place that I haven't felt in years

I started my MS/DPD/DI program last week; I am still finishing up my pre-reqs but it is so awesome to also be in my program and (finally) finding my place. I have two awesome book recommendations:

I started reading Waking, a memoir of trauma and transcendence through lululemon's bookclub, and I highly recommend it if you need some motivation in your life:

I also just finished Norwegian Wood by one of my absolute favorites, Haruki Murakami. Really good, but you should definitely start with his book Wind Up Bird Chronicles, so so good.

Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, September 6, 2012


 things we fear are probably feared by others, and when we avoid them, we're doing what others are doing as well.
Which is why there's a scarcity of whatever work it is we're avoiding.
And of course, scarcity often creates value.
The shortcut is simple: if you're afraid of something, of putting yourself out there, of creating a kind of connection or a promise, that's a clue that you're on the right track. Go, do that."


you can't explain it simply, you don't know it well enough"

-albert einstein

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

101 salads

 inspiration to use the last of your late summer produce

rainy day

bran muffin tops (inspired by bob's red mill bran flax muffin recipe)

1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. flaxseed meal
1/2 c. oat bran
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 t. cinnamon
1 large carrot, shredded
1 large apple, peeled and shredded
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. walnuts
4 T. blackstrap molasses
1/4 c. milk
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla

whisk dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon). add carrot, apple, raisins and walnuts to dry ingredients. mix milk, egg, and vanilla. add wet to dry and mix until just combined.

scoop 1/4 cup onto cookie sheet and bake about 12 minutes or until dry on edges and golden. (I got about 8 muffins, I put the extra in mini ramekins.)

best warm with a bit of yogurt and or ricotta spread on top.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


with the flow, but break out of auto-pilot."

-wise yoga words