Things I've Been Loving Lately

Considering I just tried to do a 10 minute meditation in my office to boost my energy today, and ended up passing out on my couch for 20 minutes, I think I'm gonna pass on writing a new blog post and just share a few things I've been loving lately

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1. This jacket from Target. 

On Monday when I was feeling a little cooped up from the hurricane, I made a bored Target under the guise of returning pillows, but really to spend $$$ on frivolous things. I got this jacket, which I'm obsessed with and Scott thinks is the ugliest thing he's ever seen, so now I'm sharing it on the blog so you all can comment how cute it is and prove him wrong. 

2. Miyokos Kitchen Vegan Cultured Cheese

I'm kinda a cheese snob, and I have no interest in plasticky fake cheeses, but curiosity (and cute packaging) got ahold of me and I picked up a couple of these vegan cultured nut cheeses. Guys, they're really good. I had the Mt. Vesuvius ash, which is creamy and tangy and complex, and the aged English sharp farmhouse, which is like a great sharp cheddar. It doesn't taste exactly like dairy cheese, which is OK, because it's a really high quality nut cheese and it's not trying to fake it. 

3. Why I Stopped Being a Vegetarian After 18 Years by Kara Lydon

Kara is one of my favorite people (good thing, cause we're gonna be trapped in a car together for 4+ hours in two weeks). Her post is a great example of using curiosity in intuitive eating. Not sharing this post to bash vegan/vegetarian diets, because I really do think eating closer to the plant-focused spectrum is healthy for our body and environment, but to show that we don't have to force our diet to fit a specific molds. Here's a post I wrote on if you're going meatless for the right reasons

4. Intuitive Eating During Pregnancy by Alex Caspero (Delish Knowledge) 

My co-founder RD friends of Joyful Eating, Nourished Life are both expecting. Even though kids aren't in our plans, it's been fun hearing about Alex and Anne's experience intuitive eating in pregnancy. It's a great example of how intuitive eating is a journey, not a destination. 

5. Kylie's Watercolor Therapy

My friend Kylie who blogs at Imma Eat That posts a watercolor therapy every Wednesday. This one is frame-worthy. 

6. Summer Oldies

Was going back through and pinning old recipes, so thought I'd re-share a few that I had forgotten about.

Vegan Red Curry with Freezer Tomato-Coconut Sauce 

Vegan Red Curry with Freezer Tomato-Coconut Sauce 

Honey, Kefir and Coconut Ice Cream 

Honey, Kefir and Coconut Ice Cream 

Spicy Mahi Fish Taco Salad with Mango Salsa 

Spicy Mahi Fish Taco Salad with Mango Salsa 

Zucchini Chickpea Balls with Chopped Greek Salad

Zucchini Chickpea Balls with Chopped Greek Salad

Green Panzanella

Green Panzanella

Pasta with Shredded Squash and Chickpeas in Yogurt Sauce

Pasta with Shredded Squash and Chickpeas in Yogurt Sauce

I made the green panzanella for a CSA cooking class at City Roots farm on Wednesday night and it was a hit! If you're in the Columbia, SC area and want to come to a future class, check out their website for more info. 

7. For my dietitian friends!

Final time I'll bug you to sign up for the Fall RD Entrepreneur Symposium (affiliate link). I'm leading a class on using coaching vs. education in your private practice to improve client outcomes and encourage return clientele. From the work I do private coaching with RDs, I know it's always a topic of interest. Plus, there's this amazing lineup:

It's virtual and you get lifetime access to the seminars, so it's a great resource to have on hand! I found myself going back and listening to a few of the seminars after last years summit to refresh my mind on things! Hope you can join! 

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