Ah cooking! Something I absolutely LOVE to do. These are the pics of my chicken tacos and rice that I made. The awesome thing was I made my first tomatillo sauce. The recipe I followed was actually for a green chili enchilada type thing but we did tacos instead. The sauce turned out really good and I loved trying the tomatillos. I've never cooked with them before so I was excited to try something new.
And then there was BBQ... We made BBQ burgers, two types of chicken and the funky looking thing is a grillable cheese. I love cheese so when I heard there was a type of cheese you could grill I was all over it. This was actually the second type we've tried. It's rather salty yet smooth cheesy goodness. MMM!!!
On our BBQ day I also tried another first. Mushroom Parmesan Risotto. I'd heard risotto is hard and that it's easy to ruin so I was a little nervous but I love to try new things. I followed the recipe and used some tips I got from watching an episode of Good Eats called Do The Rice Thing. Ah at least my Food Network obsession is paying off.
This is a closer view of the risotto. Served with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. YUM! Joe liked it and it was even good the next day. AMAZING!
Once we put it all together we had the risotto, burgers, grilled cheese and grilled veggies. Ah I love grilled veggies. I love cooking with Joe. We make such good food. MMMM!!!
In my last post I hinted about finishing my goal setting process and identifying my 2018 theme. My theme isn't just an arbitrary word or idea but more of a lens I can look through as I make decisions about what to say yes to, what makes it to the top of the priority list, and what is truly important in my life. For 2018 my theme is Abundance!
Abundance isn't just about being rich or having it all. Abundance to me is being in flow with my life's purpose, being surrounded by love and friendship, and having gratitude for all that I have in my life. Abundance is about trusting that the things we need will come our way and that by expressing gratitude for what we do have we can expand our ability to love and serve others and receive the same in return. I want to make choices that bring me abundance or that allow me to share abundance with others.
Hi, friends. This blog post is about to get long but it shares a lot of how I got where I am and I hope you'll read it and see hope in whatever you're going through. I believe that healing comes in many forms and sometimes you need to tap into multiple modalities to fully heal your mind, body, and soul. Read on to find out what I've been working on over the past year and where it's taking me now...
For me yoga started in my teens where it was something fun because I was flexible and it was easy. I practiced off and on, more off than on, for a number of years until after Russell's traumatic birth situation a friend of mine invited me to practice yoga with her because she needed someone to complete her student teaching with. I was all for some free yoga and for seeing her, as it had been many years at that point, so I figured why not. We practiced one day a week for about an hour and I started to realize that I would leave those sessions feeling like the old me. The…
In my last post I talked about my favorite place in our home being the floor of our master bedroom looking out the window so I'm back to deliver some photos of the view.
I simply adore the view and maybe because of the elevation change on our property (under our room is the walkout basement so it makes our first floor room feel like a second floor room) it feels like we're way up high in there.
I think another reason I love it is because it feels so open and expansive. Like there's no boundaries to what's possible. Literally the sky is the limit. It's like my personal connection to nature watching birds of all sizes, deer with their young, and even the local neighborhood cats (no really I see the same orange cat on our security footage at least once a week - ha ha ha).
I love that I can see the mountains, watch the sunrise, and when it's a day like the 4th of July it's like my own personal fireworks show watching every fireworks display in the Salt Lake val…