Blackened Halibut with JUSTUS Braised Rainbow Chard from the Feed The Resistence cookbook

So for my birthday my brother and sister-in-law sent the coolest little cookbook by Julia Turshen called Feed The Resistance: Recipes and Ideas For Getting Involved. The book's proceeds are donated to the ACLU and the whole idea is cooking with intention, intention to be a more mindful and engaged citizen. AKA my whole motto!! … Continue reading Blackened Halibut with JUSTUS Braised Rainbow Chard from the Feed The Resistence cookbook

The Case for Farmers Markets

Besides being a delightful experience, why is it that Farmers Markets are so superior to regular old grocery stores? I decided to do a little research and see if there was more to it than the fact that it's just a really lovely thing to do on the weekends (which let me admit, with our … Continue reading The Case for Farmers Markets

Avocado, Banana Blueberry Collagen Smoothie Bowl

One big challenge for myself in the department of being more mindful about eating and cooking sustainably is simply to use my freezer more! I used to throw out tidbits of leftover fruits and veggies without giving it a second thought, but now I never toss aging produce, instead, I freeze it knowing that it's … Continue reading Avocado, Banana Blueberry Collagen Smoothie Bowl

Five Ways I’ve Gotten Involved Lately

As you know, this blog is part journey part guide, and as such I plan to hold myself accountable for living out the purpose of Almonds & Asana. That is, being a more active and engaged part of my community, which is taking form in so many different ways and I'm really excited about all … Continue reading Five Ways I’ve Gotten Involved Lately

Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon Recap

Remember how I told you about the Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon a while back? Well it came and went and I can report back that it was an awesome event. The day kicked off with a check in at Daley Plaza at 7am at which time we each got a bag full of PepsiCo products (hooray … Continue reading Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon Recap