Dipping my toes into the water of Ayurveda

Hello, friends! Ayurveda is something that I have been dipping my toes into lately. I never fully understood it before, and am only just starting to investigate this ancient, natural wisdom for health and healing. Continue reading

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Decadent Turnips with Miso and Butter

The Turnip: Sweet, Buttery, Earthy

This summer was the first time I had ever tried cooking white turnips, thanks to our CSA farm box, and it has quickly become one of my favorite vegetables! It appears to be such a simple root and yet it can take on such an amazing texture and taste when quickly tossed in a pan with just a few ingredients. This is a vegetable that should not be underestimated! Continue reading

Delicious and Comforting African Nut Soup

The Perfect Weeknight Meal

Last year, when I did the Portland to Coast relay, this soup was a major hit! After the 24-hour relay race, all 12 of us put up our feet and caught our breath at the beach-front house we rented. For dinner that night, I had a double batch of this delicious African Nut Soup premade; it was a perfect and no-stress way to celebrate our exhausting and fun experience together. By the end of the night, I had multiple people begging me for the recipe; I did the same the first night I ever had it! Continue reading

Autumn Peach Scones

Perfect for an Autumn Sunday Brunch

We are just a few days into fall here in the Pacific Northwest. Over the last week, there has been a noticeable shift: the air is crisp, we’ve had a few rainy days, and the leaves on the trees are beginning their transition from bright green to rich crimson, burnt orange, and vivid gold. Maybe it’s some instinctive urge to prepare for the hibernation-like nesting that comes with autumn and winter, but something about the fall makes me crave cooking and baking like nothing else. Continue reading

A Year in Retrospect: My Venture into the World of Houseplants and Other Developments

This year was one of many ups and many downs…

Hello, friends. The rain and clouds are back in the Portland area and all feels cozy and fallish. It has been quite a while since I have posted. Let me catch you up on what’s happened over the last year: Continue reading