The Brussels Sprout has such a bad rep, they're really the underdog of all veggies. They sadly lay idle in the supermarket next to the bitter melon (okay, okay, that reference may be slightly exaggerated, no one likes bitter melon). I have always loved brussels sprouts, but they are not love at first bite for everyone. When I moved back from San Francisco I made my mom some crispy roasted maple balsamic brussels and she has since forever loved brussels. My dad and brother however were never enthusiastic about them, until now. Behold! The raw shaved brussels sprout salad! Who would've thought?
I love root vegetables! Roasted up, yeah, that's the good stuff! These are made even better by brushing them with a delicious sauce that takes just a minute to whip up.
Everyone loves a good Buddha Bowl, am I right? Rich of so many vibrant veggies and roasted chickpeas. It's magical. I even brought a container of it to my soul sister who was in for a 12 hour work day- bleh, those are terrible, aren't they? She texted me saying, and I quote: "I would seriously eat this every day if I could". I think it's time you make this. It's the perfect meal, ridiculously nutrient rich and bursting with a million different flavors that come together to create the perfect bite.
My three day trip to Jacksonville has inadvertently turned into a 3 week trip- as my Aunt would say "We make plans, God laughs". It turns out this is exactly what I needed though- I've been sitting outside watching golden leaves fall from the sky like confetti while bundled up in a sweater sipping a cup of hot tea. I literally have nothing to do, nothing needs to be done. Don't get me wrong, I could very easily find many things to do, but that's exactly the point: I have scheduled time for nothing and it's been perfect. Marc will occasionally ask "Do you want to paint?" or "Do you want to help with... (insert household project here)" and I find myself saying... "No, I think I'm just going to do nothing" or "No, I think I'll just go for a walk (...or garden or blog)" These last few months have been emotionally and mentally exhausting so having time away where I could just watch leaves fall and take long walks without having to check my watch, time away where I need to be nowhere and need to do nothing has been truly invaluable. In the midst of my current state of nothingness I've managed to whip up a batch of this really delicious vegetable lentil soup which turned out to be so good that I've made it twice so far.
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