Nourishment Lately 11.2.17

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I’m back for a Nourishment Lately – which has become one of my favorite blog things, even if it is infrequently that I post. I just love the idea of nourishment, I’m always thinking about what nourishes me, and I find it so important to share! I’m realizing right now that enjoying things that nourish me is going to be so very important as we enter this next season of cold weather and little light, as I thrive on sunshine and being outside as much as possible. So, with that, I’d like to share with you some things that have been nourishing me lately, so that maybe they can nourish you, too!

Yoga with Adriene’s Movement Medicine – Energy Practice. I’ve shared my love of Yoga with Adriene before, and this won’t be the last time, but this practice has been LIFE for me for a few months now. When we first got Forest (our puppy) I found myself not doing much yoga and missing it a whole lot. So I decided to change that and I now get up early and do yoga before work and this practice is just what I need(ed).

Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon. I don’t know that I’ve ever shared an alcoholic beverage in my Nourishment Lately posts, but this wine is definitely a worthy first. It’s not the cheapest bottle of wine that I buy (I buy cheap wine) but I love getting this on occasion. This wine + Yoga with Adriene = medicine. 

Jeopardy. Anyone who knows me knows that I am so, so so not into TV. But one of my mantras lately has been ‘small joys = big deal.’ And as silly as it sounds, I’ve got to be honest with ya – that has been Jeopardy for me. I can’t explain it, but watching Jeopardy makes me so happy lately. The message here: find your Jeopardy and roll with it.

Siggi’s yogurt. Just like I’m not a TV person, I’m not a yogurt person, except for apparently, now I am. I have been OBSESSED with this Siggi’s yogurt lately. I get the 4% mixed berry and have been eating one every single day. A siggi’s a day = one happy girl. It’s even better topped with fruit + granola.

National Geographic magazine. Greg got a free subscription to National Geographic magazine a few months ago and I’ve started reading them, sometimes with breakfast and sometimes before bed, and never have I ever come across a magazine with such amazing content! Greg and I both are reading the magazines cover to cover. It always seems like I get a magazine and am interested in one article, but not with Nat Geo. Again – small joys = big deal!

Other things that have been nourishing me lately, but I don’t have specific links for: hot coffee, homemade bread, butternut squash anything and any and all soup.

I would love to know – what has been nourishing you lately??

Also, to view my other Nourishment Lately posts, click here.

Week in Photos 4.8.17

Remember way back when – when I had a series on the blog called Week in Photos? Where I shared five-ish photos that I had captured throughout the week? I’m gonna try to start doing these posts every so often again – just because they are fun and fun to look back on.

Four photos from my week!

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{Greg and I did this…this is Forest :)}IMG_2000-1

{Had fun with this. Can’t wait for more asparagus}IMG_2307-1

{Saturday morning bread baking – stocking up for the summer.}IMG_2323-2

Happy weekend, everyone! 🙂

Nourishment Lately – Florida

Florida is what nourished me for twelve wonderful days at the end of February.

I almost didn’t take my camera, but I surely am glad that I did. Even if it’s only so that I can look back on these photos and again feel the peace and happiness that I did during this trip.

Vero Beach

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{my people}

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{second night sunset}

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{third morning sunrise}

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Florida Keys

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{lunch on Sunset Key}

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{sunset celebration at Mallory Square}

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{this one taken by Sokol}

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A Strip District Kinda Morning

I do wish that this morning was a Strip District kinda morning, but nope, these photos are from several weekends ago when I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh with mom and dad, Andrew, Sokol and Greg. We went to a Pirate game Saturday night and then spent Sunday morning in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, which just happens to be one of my longtime favorite places in the city. It is a great place to get photos so I thought for fun, I’d take my camera along. Here is what we saw:

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Also, some places we love in the Strip:

Peace, Love & Little Donuts
Pamela’s Diner
Wholey’s Market
Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.
Pittsburgh Public Market

Nourishment Lately 6.9.16

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{One of our peonies, just before bloom. 6.2.16}

Hi! It has been awhile since I’ve checked in with a Nourishment Lately, but how excited I have been to do so. I have discovered some seriously amazing recipes lately, and I truly can’t wait to share!

This tomato sauce. Oh, this tomato sauce. This sauce is my new favorite thing. What I’ve been doing: I make this sauce, add some just undercooked spaghetti noodles and a tiny sprinkle of pecorino romano, sometimes some chopped fresh basil. Best dinner. I kind of not-so-secretly wish I could have this for dinner every single night. I have been making it once a week!

These mushroom walnut burgers. We have made these twice now, and both love them oh-so-much. We’ve intended to grill them, but got rained out each time, so on the stove it was. Changes I made – I used onions instead of shallots, used feta instead of blue cheese and doubled the recipe both times. How I recommend serving: very simply, on a lightly toasted bun, spread with a little bit of butter and some extra cheese, if you please. The simple serving lets the amazing taste of the burgers shine.

This roasted potato salad. This is the only potato salad I ever want. It is the best. Greg and I are both obsessed, and happened to make it as a side dish to the previously mentioned mushroom burgers both times we made them. Changes I made – I one time used dill instead of basil and the other time used basil, and liked it both ways. Also, I left out the walnut oil because I didn’t have any and just substituted a bit more olive oil. The best potato salad ever.

This perfect stovetop popcorn. I am seriously wondering why it took me 26 years to do stovetop popcorn? Now that I have, I am never going back. I never really gave stovetop popping a thought – in the past, it has always been a bag popped in the microwave. But, I recently had a popcorn craving, so one Friday night a couple of weeks ago, a night that we decided was a “movie night” (we watched “The Revenant” — highly, highly recommend!!), I decided to give stovetop popcorn a try. It was so easy! And delicious! I cannot wait to do it again, actually. For that batch, I drizzled the popcorn with melted butter and sprinkled with salt, smoked paprika and nutritional yeast.

These next three links are not food related, but are nourishing in a different way! I thought I’d start sharing “life” things like this as they seem relevant.

This. Lots of different thoughts on this, but I do believe it. Goes along with next link.

This post from Elizabeth Gilbert. I have been an Elizabeth Gilbert fan for a long time now, probably since time one of reading Eat Pray Love. And following her on Facebook is great. There are so many times when I consider deleting my FB account, but then I think of the EG posts I’d be missing, and I reconsider. 😉 She puts some seriously read-worthy stuff out there and her words really, really speak to me. I loved this post from her, it’s a great read, goes very well with the above quote from Pinterest and is such a great thing to discover.

Yoga with Adriene. I have been doing yoga on and off (but mostly on) for about 10 years in some form or another. For some time, I went to an amazing yoga studio in a town near where I grew up. But for most of those 10 years, I have done a home practice. And really, that’s what I prefer. I like to practice in the comfort of my own home, in my own time and space. I have followed several different yoga channels on YouTube over the years, but have now found the last one I will ever need. I started YWA last winter, just after Greg and I moved from Philly, and have fallen more and more in love with her practice every day. She encourages her viewers to “find what feels good” (in yoga, but in all of life, too) and to do yoga to feel supported and strong. I feel compelled to share the goodness of YWA with anyone and everyone! I could go on and on with praise, but if you are looking for something like this, trust me, and look no further.

Happy almost summer! 🙂