Self-WisdomRecipes, Living Tips, & Food for Thought

Nov

25

Katricialicious-Style Turkey

Imagine you were asked to help teach 20 or so eager Japanese people how to make Thanksgiving dinner. Imagine all was going well, despite the fact that you had to make pumpkin puree out of kabocha, the only available pie pans were 5 inches in diameter, and a bunch of zealous women wanted to shape […]

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Nov

15

A Course in Weight Loss: The Beginning

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. And the answer to everything. Beginning this summer, I have read A Return to Love, started the Course in Miracles, and have recently read through the book by Marianne Williamson called A Course in Weight Loss. I read it every day. I consult it morning and […]

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Oct

22

Ghost Pops (or Sunbutter Drops)

Naming these bad boys was a greater challenge than making them. My sister gave me a hand, with her customary hilarity: “Sunbutter balls does not sound good. Any other ideas?” “…All I am thinking of are not helpful names….Spooky balls. Holding in my laughter” (Which for her is a considerable feat). “Balls in general is […]

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Oct

15

Good Eats: Enoshima Edition

It took a recycled iPhone and an inspiring visit from my brother to get this post going. I can now share with you all the crazy stuff I eat in Japan. And I eat some weird food. It’s fantastic! I’ve discovered my inner adventurous eater, and its’ super exciting! I’m going to throw in a […]

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Sep

29

One Minute Recipes: Ockham’s Guac

With quality ingredients, simple food is pure magic. I was scrounging for breakfast one day and I had ripe avocados, pink salt, and lime. That’s all you need for a good guacamole. Ockham’s Guacamole 2 medium avocadoes, ripe pink sea salt, to taste juice of half a lime Take out the avocado pits, scoop out […]

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Sep

24

September Donations

September is almost over. Whaaaaaaaaaat?! I’ve been sitting here watching reruns of Crossing Jordan instead of doing what’s important. LAME. Time to be awesome, right now, so I’m listing this month’s round of donations – to be contributed as soon as I pay my rent tomorrow. My main contribution will be to Save the Children […]

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Sep

17

Green Tip #27: Put a Value on Nature

Check out this amazing TED talk on all the unseen benefits we get from nature: From ted.com: Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste? Think […]

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Sep

14

September 21 Day Kindness Challenge

Nothing has transformed my vision of the world more than an act of kindness. It’s the small, every day things we can do that will add up to great change in humanity. And I can think of no better way to honor all of the people affected by September 11th, 2001 than by doing a […]

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Sep

06

Packer Skillet

For weeknight dinners, my mom would mix peas & corn and call them “Packer vegetables”. Peas are a legume and corn is a grain, but that isn’t Mom’s fault. Know better, do better – and anyone who fed 4 (then 5) ravenous children every day for 28 odd years (and counting) is immune to fault […]

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Sep

03

Green Tip #26: Small Things with Great Love

After reading Marianne Williamson’s A Return to Love, I’ve been studying A Course in Miracles. Part of the power behind these two works is their emphasis on staying in the present – not being stuck in the past or trapped by anxiety over the future. Living in the present moment is something that usually escapes […]

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