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I wrote recently on the blog about my brief but very enjoyable trip to San Francisco. One of the things that struck me most about the city was the integration of nature into a bustling metropolis; the city is plopped right into a beautiful bay and is surrounded by rolling hills. I experienced several “grass is always greener” moments, unable to stop myself from comparing San Francisco to the concrete jungle of my home in New York City. But [...]
When I was ten my grandmother, Mary Gay Lee (who the company is named for), told me I could make dinner for the family. I didn’t quite know what to prepare, but had recently received my first cookbook--so I grabbed the cookbook and flipped through the pages filled with recipes that intimidated me. It felt overwhelming, trying to decide what to make, because I was scared to mess it up and didn’t want to let my family down. I don’t [...]
https://www.youtube.com/embed/BM3Fb7D2ndY KIMCHI FRIED RICE Ingredients ½ Organic Yellow Onion (Diced Finely) 1/3 C Tamari 1 ½ C Organic Brown Basmati Rice Cooked (make a few days before-follow the instructions on the bag) 1/3 C Kimchi 1 Organic Free Range Egg 1 Organic Chicken Breasts (Cubed) 1 Large Organic Bok Choy 2 Tbsp Oil Instructions Heat a wok over the stove. Medium-High Heat. Add oil. Once the oil has heated for about 30 seconds add the chopped onions. Sautee until [...]
February is here! That was fast, right? I still see a few homes with Christmas lights, and I hear people making New Year's Resolutions. It feels like 2015 is becoming one of those years that if you blink too many times, it will be gone. The holiday rush carried over this year. I’m caught up in projects, in work, in life, and yet, somewhere in the midst of all of these things I’ve realize I haven’t stopped. Just last [...]
Sitting around the dinner table last night with a group of friends, I asked the question “what was their favorite Christmas tradition?” Each of our answers were different, some sad, different, untraditional, while others were filled with magnificent memories of music, signing carols, and even scavenger hunts to find their presents. Remembering my own childhood Christmas traditions and how they differ from everyone else at the table, I want to share some ideas for bringing people together over the holiday [...]
A few weeks ago, thanks to a good friend, I had 10 lbs. of pomegranates delivered to me. I didn't want to waste them, nor did I want to make that much pomegranate juice, so I decided to turn them into a syrup. Well, pomegranate syrup is delightful, but being gluten-corn free, there didn't seem to be a lot I put with the syrup, so I created something else, pomegranate fruit strips. The recipe will be below, but let me [...]
Ashley and I love traveling. We got to spend some time in 2011 traveling Europe together and realized that we both love tea and hot drinks, which we are actually both drinking right now as this blog goes out. There is a charm about fall and that comes with some great treats. Today’s blog is our favorite fall treats. Our favorites list will be posted once a month, so stay updated. Let us know your favorite fall treats. Ashley’s Favorites: [...]