Three Things, Issue Twenty-Eight (Part Two of Two)

I am a woman of my word. As promised, here is Part Two of Three Things this yoga teacher would like you to know. THING FOUR: COME AS YOU ARE Inflexible. I can’t touch my toes. Too fat, too old, too type-A for yoga. Tired. Weak. Cranky. Overwhelmed with grief. Overwhelmed with life. Depressed. Imagine […]

Three Things, Issue Twenty-Seven (Part One of Two)

It’s the third week of January and the gym is where it’s at. Despite what you hear about everyone showing up on January 2nd, the truth is the biggest crowds at the gym and in my yoga classes typically arrive during the second and third weeks of the new year. It’s as if folks need […]

Three Things, Issue Twenty-Six

Dear Hawaii–I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine the terror you must have felt yesterday. Dear Oprah–nice speech, but please do not run for president. Dear everyone else–hey, we’re already halfway through January! SOMETHING I’M LISTENING TO: BROCKHAMPTON Let’s just say I don’t exactly fit in with the general audience demographic for this band. It was […]

Whole-Grain Banana Bread

(Adapted slightly from King Arthur Flour) BATTER 2 cups mashed bananas, about 4 or 5 medium bananas 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup white, all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon […]

Three Things, Issue Twenty-Five

Happy New Year, everyone. How it’s going? Hang in there. We’ll get through this winter together. SOMETHING I’M LISTENING TO: SALLIE FORD You know that impossibly nerdy, bookish girl in your high school class who was also the coolest kid in school except that you were too clueless, conforming and self-absorbed to see it? Sallie […]

Ham And No Bean Soup

2 pounds cauliflower, fresh or frozen 1 ham bone, preferably with some decent meat left on it I quart chicken stock Water 2 bay leaves 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 2 cups ham, either pulled from the bone or additional, chopped into bite-size pieces Salt and pepper to […]

Super Supper

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef 1-15 ounce can tomato sauce 1-12 ounce can Mexican-style corn 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste 2 1/2 ¬†cups instant mashed potato flakes 1 1/2 cups sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt) 1/2 […]