It’s been roughly 2-3 weeks since I’ve been pretty effing serious about avoiding gluten. I mentioned earlier that a friend told me it helped with her eczema, and I was willing to try it out to see if cutting out gluten would help me out too….
I say this every year, but I’m not into making resolutions. You don’t need it to be January to bring change to your life, it can be in any month, at any time. Change that truly comes from within has no schedule, when it wants to happen, it will happen….
As 2017 has been starting, I’ve been seeking a lot of comfort and coziness. There’s been enough excitement on all fronts, and I’m still holding on to the quiet days and pine forests of my winter holiday.
It’s finally started raining in Southern California, which is pretty rare, and feels pretty magical. The rain and yearning for comfort and coziness mean one thing: soup….
A lot has been happening in the last few weeks. Fall officially began, a heatwave rolled up in Southern California and won’t let go, and I started a nutrition program to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with the Nutritional Therapy Association. It’s been 6+ years since I’ve been in college or any kind of rigorous academic program.
Dishes and recipes come into our kitchens for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes we see a recipe that just catches our eye, or we’re looking recreate something from a restaurant, a memory, or from a loved one. And sometimes, the less glamorous but equally as valid option: there’s an excess of something in fridge and it’s time to get creative as what to do with it before it goes bad.
While challenges in life generally stress me the hell out, I’m endlessly fascinated with food challenges. Caroline Rector, the minimalist fashion blogger at Unfancy, often talks about how she’s shifted to looking at mistakes with a “Oh, how fascinating!” lens rather than that weary face emoji and the stress that little face conveys. I’ve tried to keep this idea in mind and apply it in my life towards challenges/when life throws me any sized curveball….