author on tap: Kim Dinan
Last October, I had the privilege to read and review The Yellow Envelope, by Kim Dinan. She hooked me with this phrase:
It was a truth that the most essential part of me had always known. I needed to see the world. I needed to write. I didn't have to know why. Wanting it was enough.
Does this ring any bells? Sound like anyone you might, just might, know?
Oh, and to really ratchet up the creepy factor, she too has a husband named Brian. Look, I can't make this stuff up.
cultivate what matters: may goals
In January, I read the book Make It Happen, by Lara Casey. Among other things, it's spurred me to do more creative writing, because I realized (well, okay, I was reminded) that writing has always been my dream. I started looking into Casey's website, and found the PowerSheets. I was too late to order the 2017 full-year PowerSheets, but I was just in time to pre-order the six-month version, due out in May.
Except they arrived early - yippie! So guess who's getting a jump on things?
Now that we're slowly inching into summer produce/farmer's market season, we decided it would be a good time to make this classic French dish.
One of the hardest parts of eating a gluten-free, sugar-free, whole foods diet is that eating out can be a nightmare - but it doesn't have to be!
While we prefer cooking and eating at home because it's cheaper, easier, and we're in control (and, let's be honest, I prefer being where I can wear pajamas), it's still sometimes really nice to take a date night out for a change of scenery. Or maybe you're going out to eat to celebrate a friend's birthday, or for a work event. Here are our tips to help you navigate a restaurant and still keep your diet (mostly) intact without being the weirdo.
E & B
coq au vin
This time two years ago, we had just arrived in France for our six-month stint. It felt like we had all the time in the world to soak up French living.
Fast-forward two years, and I can tell you that's not the case. Our trip was over in the blink of an eye, and my heart still hurts when I think of our Loire Valley paradise. Thankfully, there are a handful of ways we can cope.
As we continually seek to eat as sustainably and locally as we can (and to trim our grocery budget where we can), one easy way to do that is to reduce meat consumption. Foods like lentils and quinoa are a great way to do that.