Julia Turshen’s New Cookbook, Best Black Beans with Avocado Salad Recipe & a List of Tips and Tools

Julia Turshen’s new cookbook just came out- Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food.  I love her book, Small Victories and have used many of the recipes on repeat in my kitchen. I wrote about her perfect eggs HERE. Julia is a very accomplished cook and recipe writer. She is also a very … Continue reading Julia Turshen’s New Cookbook, Best Black Beans with Avocado Salad Recipe & a List of Tips and Tools

Simple Pleasures: Melissa’s Lemony Massaged Kale Salad, Good Pens & a Gratitude Prompt

Sometimes it just takes a simple new something to bring some freshness and pleasure to life. When approaching the one year-mark of living in a pandemic, these things are especially welcomed. Can you believe we have been living in this twilight zone for a year? Some students and I were talking this week about how … Continue reading Simple Pleasures: Melissa’s Lemony Massaged Kale Salad, Good Pens & a Gratitude Prompt

Honoring MLK Day & the Fight for Racial Justice (with Resources and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies)

MLK Holiday is one I have cherished for years. Each January our family seeks to honor MLK Day in some way- reading a speech aloud, watching footage of Dr. King, baking a birthday goodie representing varying shades of skin tones, etc. We seek to somehow raise our awareness and honor the good work that he … Continue reading Honoring MLK Day & the Fight for Racial Justice (with Resources and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies)