Sunday, January 24, 2016

Lentil, yam, turmeric soup

This was sosososo good.

Diced 1 yam
Diced 1 white onion

Sautéed til soft with some earth balance. Added coarsely chopped garlic (4 cloves), some salt, pepper, a teeeny but of cumin, and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.

Added 1 box of vegetable broth and about 4 cups of water. Added 1 cup of dried lentils. Added about 1 TBS of turmeric.

When everything was soft I used a potato masher to blend it up a little.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vegan tacos

Diced purple sweet potatoes,  sautéed with onions
On corn tortillas, with
Cherry tomatoes, guacamole, shredded lettuce, tapatio sauce and lime juice.

Amazingly delicious.

9 mile run

Tonight I did a 9 mile run with my sister. Proud isn't enough of a word. I am stunned that I have gotten to this point.

9 and 3/4 kilometers of the run went to earning my Platform 9 3/4 medal for the Hogwarts Running Club. With that run I also officially earned the Marauders Challenge Medal.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Wedding Cross Stitch

I started this just after our wedding in 2010. 5 years later, it is done!!!! I used and I just can't believe it's finally finished.

Next step: framing it!!!

Training schedule

Made a training schedule and so far I've stuck with it!  I've also been hula hooping every day of 2016.

Today we stayed home and tried to make a teething toddler less miserable. I baked a few loaves of bread, watched the Democratic debate... weird, lazy, exhausting day.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Last day

Today I said goodbye to 6 of my clients. I did some sort of technique with a rock with everyone. This came from one of them.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Beautiful food

Made rosemary bread and vegan cashew "cheese" & had a delightful lunch with my sisters today between clients.

The cashew cheese was so gooood.
Soaked 1 cup of cashews overnight then put them in the food processor with nutritional yeast, lemon, vinegar, salt, farlic cloves, parsley and dill. Blended, and put in a cheesecloth in a bowl overnight. Turned out to be the consistency of spreadable cheese, like allouette or a cheese ball.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Blueberry honey meringues

1 cup blueberries
1 tsp balsamic vinegqr
1 tsp honey

In the oven for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees, then pureed in food processor

4 egg whites
1 cup sugar

Mix egg whites in kitchenaid til peaked, add sugar, keep mixing. Added the blueberry mixture, then swirled in a little bit of food coloring. Dollops of the mixture on parchment paper.

Oven at 275 degrees, cook meringues for 30 minutes, then turn off oven. Leave the meringues in til oven cools.

My 2nd batch I used a pastry tool - the ones that were smaller and taller were crispier, turned out better.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Purple sweet potato tacos

Sautéed purple sweet potatoes with onion, then put them in corn tortillas with radish, pickled carrots, cilantro, salsa and a little lime juice. It was pretty AND delicious, my favorite way to eat.


I'm a runner. There. I said it. I can't believe I said it. I don't run far, and I don't run fast, but I run. And I love it.

My sister and I trained up to run a 10k, which we completed in October. We are now training for a half marathon. We've all been sick, so hadn't run for a while and I was afraid that I had forgotten how, or something. Last night we did 3 ten minute runs in the cold, cold night and it was a joy.

I received a bunch of running things for Xmas and my bday (gloves, pants, sunglasses, water belt, medal display, tech shirts...) and it's been nice to feel properly outfitted. No excuses, even when it's cold!

So we have a 5 mile run on the calendar for today. Looking forward to it!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Aquarium and Star Wars

Family time at the aquarium, and then movie date!

Harry Potter escape room

Tonight we did the harry potter themed escape room for Desirée's birthday, and had so much fun! It was hard, we all wore all the HP stuff we had, and we are pumped to do another escape room soon!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hula hoop

Hula hooping every day for 10 minutes,  I have a 9 day streak! Makes me happy, happy, happy.

Friday, January 8, 2016


My 3000 experience hours needed to become a licensed marriage and family therapist are complete! Application done, mailed andd received by the BBS. And now I wait.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sewing space

Adam got me a sweet little sewing table for christmas and set it up last night! I love my little sewing space. It's so bright and warm.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Painting class

These are photos from a couple months ago when we went to a painting class for my birthday. That painting is now hanging in my livingroom. I am slowly but surely filling my house with art, and that makes me so, so satisfied.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Word of the year

Last year it was BUILD
This year, FULFILL

more on this later.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Cold January Walk

Photo is Wy asleep in the stroller for a cold walk with Baba and Roxana (and Persie the dog, of course). He was asleep before we hit the driveway, I think.

I have joined an awesome organization called the Hogwarts Running Club, and am getting in consistent mileage thanks to them! Today I biked and walked. I am training for a sprint triathlon at the end of February,  and a half marathon at the beginning of April! 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Kitchenaid bread!

So thrilled,  finally used my new kitchenaid,  and made gorgeous bread! The whole house smells warm.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Tomato saffron confit

The best thing I have put in my face in a long time, and soo easy.

3 pints cherry tomatoes,  halved
1/3 cup olive oil
1 pinch saffron
Salt and pepper

Cook the tomatoes in the olive oil in a medium saucepan on highish heat til they start blistering (15 minutes or so) and add the spices. Then reduce heat to lowish and simmer for another hour. Add more salt if it needs it. Eat with french bread, on noodles, or lick the bowl like I did.


Friday, January 1, 2016