Thursday, January 17, 2013

{Kale + Quinoa Salad with Citrus and Soy}

it's  january and there are two things i'm obsessed with right now...  citrus and succulents.  oh and quinoa.  i made up this salad recipe for lunch today and it was just the thing i was craving.  healthy and bright... clean and fresh.  the balance of soy and honey with the miso and ginger = perfection.

{Kale + Quinoa Salad with Citrus and Soy}

1.5- 2 cups Red Quinoa cooked
1/2 bunch scallions, chopped
1 bunch Kale (chopped fine, like cabbage)
5 Clementines, or oranges peeled and chopped

{Miso Dressing}
Red Miso paste ( about 1/4 cup)
2-3 T soy sauce
3 T honey
1/4 cup sesame oil
2-3 T Rice Vinegar
grated fresh ginger (to taste)
2 cloves garlic

combine the cooked red quinoa, scallions, kale, and clementines.  mix dressing ingredients in food processor until creamy and well combined.  taste dressing and adjust as needed.  in a large mixing bowl pour dressing over salad and mix well.

* this is my recipe... i try to do my best to record measurements, but i'm not really a measurements kind of girl.  these are suggestions.  my best advice is to taste it... and adjust as needed.  bon appetit.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

the days tumble with meanings

          "The days tumble with meanings. The corners heap up with poetry." Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk

some of you may know... some may not.  but i have been battling anxiety and depression.  real bad.  i kind of feel like there are a couple of years that i got lost in, but i'm doing better.  it was a hard decision... to go on medication.  but, i did it.  it was like i was sick... and now i'm better.  i am starting to see things again.  the days tumble with meanings...

Friday, February 17, 2012


this is my husband's company nest woodworking. i am so proud of this man... he started his own company, he is such an amazing designer and woodworker... not to mention a wonderful father, and husband. jackpot.
i can't wait for him to design our new kitchen in our first home... and, i have to have one of these reclaimed tub shelves.