Tuesday, October 23, 2012

awesome yoga

check out Jacqui Bonwell's website for yoga inspiration, my favorite from the boston yoga and chant fest

"we always remember

that we are capable of putting one foot in front of the other, and that although we don't know where the moving walkway is taking us, if we willingly participate then we might just wind up somewhere that exceeds our wildest expectations"

-good food jobs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

world food day:

yesterday was world food day. I suggest making enemy pie (such a great children's book!!)


enemy clementine pumpkin squares

add some chopped chocolate for extra enemy love
loosely adapted from this eating well recipe

  • 1 c whole-wheat flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t freshly ground nutmeg

3 clementines, whole and washed well
1 egg
1 T coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 c canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins or pitted dates
  • 1 T chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 3 T finely chopped dark chocolate (optional, will help world peace

  • Preheat oven to 400°F, spray an 8x8 baking dish with olive oil spray
  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl
  • Puree whole clementines in blender. Mix with egg, pumpkin, honey and coconut oil. 
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients, raisins, and chocolate if using, and mix until just combined. 
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared pan and top with nuts, if using (oats would be great here too)
  • Bake the muffins until the tops spring back when touched lightly, about 15 minutes
Enjoy with yogurt and an extra drizzle of honey


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Grumpy and out of sorts?

 Grab an apple. Or a carrot. Or a banana.
Repeat daily."


tests completed (biostats and nutrition), yesterday
I struggled on sunday, new information seems hard to absorb 
and I'm embracing the uncomfort, staying in the work

my neighborhood, construction coordination

found here

Friday, October 12, 2012


Last night I turned in my first grad school paper! I have been taking sciences for a while, so writing a paper was a nice challenge. I framed the sides of public versus private responsibility for obesity. 
I celebrated at the yard house; tons of beer on tap and they offer a tiny shorty size; perfect for tasting different flavors. I was feeling kinda fruity and went with Harpoon Rasberry and Sam Adams Cherry. Soo good.

weekend volunteering adventures
hearty meals for all
Bon App├ętit: Following in Julia's Footsteps at BCAE

sesame banana bread, even better the next day heated with berries and yogurt yummm

happy friday

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

sesame banana bread

banana smeared with tahini is one of my favorite snacks; heidi's sesame banana bread combined the sweetness of the banana with the slight bitter nuttiness of the sesame seeds perfectly. the lemon zest really makes the cake

banana sesame bread, adapted from this recipe

1 really ripe banana, mashed
1 small macintosh apple, peeled and finely chopped
1T olive oil
1T blackstrap molasses
1 egg, beaten
1/4c yogurt (I used half greek yogurt, half kefir)
1c whole wheat flour
1/2t baking soda
1/4t salt
1/2c sesame seeds (mix of black and white, roasted)
1/2t lemon zest
oats for topping, optional

mash banana and apple together, add olive oil, molasses, egg, and yogurt. mix well. whisk rest of ingredients through lemon zest, add dry to wet and mix until just combined (don't overmix). spread out onto greased and floured baking pan (or muffin tins), top with oats and flaxseeds, if desired, and bake at 350 until just done, about 17 minutes. 

spread with tahini and yogurt, if desired

fall, in boston

harvard is pretty

so is bu

rain instagrammed

my new clogs on the t

boston local food fest, my first macaron: I chose pumpkin
pear ginger almost won

Friday, October 5, 2012


can a shriveled raisin taste so good? And can this type of mindful eating really heal our expanding bodies and starved souls?

on mindful eating, found here

Thursday, October 4, 2012


mosaic model, as compared to life

so at first a cell membrane might seem to be somewhat stagnant, maybe somewhere on the spectrum between a balloon and a jellyfish

but the fluid mosaic model presents a cell membrane not as solid but somewhat shifting

as I get older/this morning on my run haha, I am thinking of life like this; less inert and permanent more transition and motion

which could help alleviate the attachments that tend to get us into trouble: to a thing, to a person, to a certain place and time, and to also help embrace the moment

an early october vignette

run to pump

ruby red

fall, with a view

 satisfied my warm drink coffee craving, so good

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


whenever this album cover comes up in pandora, I am instantly inspired. 

green goddess bowl

saute lots of green veggies (Kale, spinach, broccoli, etc) and shredded carrots with olive oil and soy sauce (or bragg liquid amino, soo good). add tempeh, a splash of vinegar and heat through. add lots of toppings: macintosh apple, sesame seeds, tahini and almonds pictured. raisins would be amazing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012