bananas, (almond) milk and almonds

Boxing Day resolutions

After the hubbub of the Thanksgiving-Christmas-mega-holiday-palooza, now is a great moment to reflect on the blessings of the season and the year. And to remember why some of us do our best to remain gluten-free/dairy-free/fill-in-the-blank-free. If you (like me) are ready to get back on whatever horse you might have fallen off of, check out this simple breakfast recipe. Whip it up in 5 minutes … Continue reading Boxing Day resolutions

No donuts

Please ask your guests this question …

  (… and check out a recipe for Norwegian apple pie!) We had old friends over for supper last night. Much had changed since we had last hosted them — children had grown tall, adult hair had grayed (and fallen out), households had moved, jobs had evolved. All the usual stuff. Then there were the eating habits. Over the past three years, my family’s diet … Continue reading Please ask your guests this question …

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The Same Moon — coming in 2019!

Now that the final edits have been submitted to my publisher … I’m excited to announce that my memoir, The Same Moon, is scheduled to be published in 2019! It’s the story of a young woman from Minnesota who tries to put her life on hold by running off to Japan for a couple of years. (As you might imagine, it didn’t exactly work.) Sometimes … Continue reading The Same Moon — coming in 2019!

Succulent in a pot

Yoga

When I was training for my yoga instructor certification, a work colleague asked me to consider offering yoga at our workplace. So began Yoga for Cube Dwellers — 15-minute bursts of yoga that we can do in conference rooms while wearing our work clothes. If you’re ever feeling a bit boxed in at work … or at home … try putting on some gentle music … Continue reading Yoga