Awesome Ending Fridays

One night last week I suffered from a terrible case of insomnia.  I couldn’t fall asleep for the life of me.  And then, we I finally did pass into a state of slumber, it seemed as though every hour or so I woke again in a wave of restlessness until finally I emerged from the…

Read More

Rosemary Lamb Chops

Oops. I was so hungry and the chops were so delicious that I actually forgot to whip out the camera to record the finish product.  Consumption was imminent. And, after cooking for my parents for a few days, my mother made the comment, “Do we have to wait for photos before eating at every meal?”…

Read More

Humanity and Faith

For the most part, I go around believing that the people in this world are good – or at least I put in the effort to believe this is true.  It works.  (Again, thanks to Dad, “attitude is everything.”)  I see the good in people I encounter everyday.  I am astounded by the acts of kindness…

Read More

Perfect Paleo Fusion

Latin-Asian fusion seems to be all the rage in the Rocky Mountains these days.  It was bacon in Portland and now a mix of the spirited Southwest with the zesty flair of Asian ginger abounds in Denver. Before moving away from Colorado, I remember visiting a few of Richard Sandoval’s restaurants in the area.  La…

Read More

More Than Just a BLT

Being that I’ve never really been a fan of bacon or mayonnaise, for that matter, fond memories of BLT sandwiches growing up really do not exist.  I certainly adored the sweet taste of home-grown tomatoes, fresh avocado, and coarse grain salt, all piled high between two thick slices of perfectly toasted whole grain bread.  Now…

Read More

Awesome Ending Fridays

Now for an addition of all the awesome things I love about Colorado. 1.  Dry Air.  My moisturizing budget has dramatically increased since being home, and my cuticles are dry once again.  However, I like the dry air.  It feels comfortable.  And, my hair is behaving much better these days. 2.  Sunshine All the Time….

Read More

A Trip to Camp

Piggybacking off of the previous post about how Facebook is killing our brains, I found this little article both extremely well written (obviously enough to share), and downright fascinating. A Trip to Camp to Break a Tech Addiction – NYTimes.com. The description of Camp Grounded and the spa retreat nestled away in nature, absent the…

Read More

How Facebook is Altering Your Mind

I see it in myself.  My eyes are glued to my phone each evening, checking my FB and Twitter feed.  I’m bored…That’s all it is, right?  I’m seeking out information.  I want to stay in touch.  It’s important to keep up to date with everyone.  It may make me feel inadequate at times,  maybe it’s…

Read More

Double Scoops, Always

I have no idea where or how the disconnect occurred, having grown up “gifted” in the realm of food.  A separation did exist, though, between my idea of cherries, and the true beauty of the fruit. For some strange reason, I had in my mind that cherries lived only in the form of the sickly syruped…

Read More

This Is Your Brain on Kale

Kale is nutritious.  Kale is delicious.  I love kale for so many reasons. In an effort to increase the consumption of kale nation-wide, we now have Fifty Shades of Kale AND a call to action: National Kale Day! Eat More Kale This Is Your Brain on Kale Yes, eat more kale.  I totally agree. There…

Read More