Amazing Grace

About two weeks into my time of “funemployment,” I decided that I needed a project. More realistically, I guess, I craved anything that would provide some structure to my days. I wanted something to focus on more than, “finding myself” and taking some time off to relax…and I was running out of things to clean….

Keepin’ it Cool in the Kitchen

Today is Portland’s second day in a row above 97 degrees… Holy guacamole! In my book, that makes it officially summer. Cody and I have very few “rules” with each other, but we have one that we’re both strict on! If it’s predicted to reach 90 or above, we don’t cook inside. No exceptions. I…

‘A’ is for Attitude, ‘P’ is for Perspective…

I woke up yesterday morning with an awesome realization. It was morning. To put it bluntly, the day before had been terrible. Now, when I say “terrible,” I don’t mean it was kind of “a rough day.” I mean that it was the worst day I’ve had in a long time. I’ll be the first…

Vegan Pesto

This pesto is super, super easy, and complements more dishes than I can count. It’s delicious on pizza, a sandwich, or as a yummy spread with crackers. Ingredients: 1 t minced garlic 3 cups kale (I use curly and haven’t tried others, but they could probably work) 2 t freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup…

Protein-Packed Pasta Salad

I whipped up this pasta salad the other day in attempt to recreate one that my mom often made growing up. Hers was a little different, being that she used regular, wheat pasta, as well as cheese … but the general concept is still the same. Well, that’s actually not true. It winded up being…