Easy Summer Dinner: Pasta with Butternut Squash and Pesto

I should’ve been packing for West Texas but there was this small matter of dinner. So I whipped up another batch of the absolute best pasta dish ever, with the idea that I was saving time by also making lunch for the long drive to Davis Mountain Fitness and Training Camp. I’d break up the day… Continue reading Easy Summer Dinner: Pasta with Butternut Squash and Pesto

CSA Abundance (or What To Do With Those Beets)

People LOVE to tell me what to do with my vegetables. At the end of every season, when I’ve opened my Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) box and found yet another bunch of fill-in-the-blank-I’m-sick-of-this-vegetable, I turn to Facebook with a plaintive post, like this one: Invariably, my friends come through with a slew of really tasty… Continue reading CSA Abundance (or What To Do With Those Beets)

Fun Foodie Friday: Drinking My Veggies

Our CSA box has taught us more about vegetables than I would’ve ever imagined. We joined a local farmshare group, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, when they first opened up to the public. Ever since then, every two weeks, we’ve gotten a box full of delicious, organic, seasonal, fresh veggies. Moving toward a plant-based diet hasn’t been easy… Continue reading Fun Foodie Friday: Drinking My Veggies

Fun Foodie Friday–A Soup for Summer

Ah, the warm weather months in Texas. Typically, these temperatures consist of “hellishly hot” and “hotter than Hell.” We’ve had an unseasonably wet last few months, and as a result, Austin is lush and green. If your yard looks like crap, it’s because that’s okay with you. The smell of blooming star jasmine is in… Continue reading Fun Foodie Friday–A Soup for Summer

Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet

The other day, a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of the inside of her refrigerator; she did it as part of ongoing work with her nutritionist. Now, Amy is probably any nutritionist’s idea of the perfect client, a poster child for dietary success — she lost weight, sculpted her body, and took… Continue reading Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet