Those all-important Little Things are different for each of us. They are the seemingly small or trivial things that lend a feeling of joy, or calm, or peace, or comfort, even if the feeling is fleeting or barely perceptible. They may be small, but it is important to notice them, even to bask in them.
An update on my health, and an offering of excuse for my long silence… Back in December all of us at GreenLeaf were getting a bit overdone. We were feeling the stress of the holidays, the emotional impacts of the end of the year, and even feeling pressured by our dear GreenLeaf Kitchen. This is a passion project, so if fun isn’t being had, things gotta change.
The way I eat is a hodge-podge of ideas and theories taken from many different diets, my upbringing, and different philosophies I’ve encountered. It’s also the result of lots of experimentation and elimination dieting. I am calling my diet “The Crazy Bunny Diet”. It might be more descriptive to call it the Crazy Bunny, Crow, […]
For us at Green Leaf Kitchen, getting out with the family is pretty important on the weekends. It allows us to decompress and be spontaneous together (we are a family of rhythm and planning, breaking the rhythm from time to time feels really good). While we are lucky enough to live in the California’s Bay […]
A dear friend asked me to explain how to “eat seasonally”. And it made me realize that this concept is one that has faded away over the generations. Us city-folk, with our beautifully stocked grocery stores, can get virtually any type of produce grown in any part of the world at any time. Modern food […]
For as much time as I spend planning out meals, grocery shopping, prepping and cooking food, there are surprisingly few occasions when I get to have fun making a fancy meal. A meal made with no time pressure, no one complaining that they don’t like some ingredient or another, no hungry diners pressing for the […]
It’s about time for a sweet recipe. Because, if an indulgence is called for, it should be decadent, and delicious, and healthful. Who says a treat can’t be nutrient dense and tasty? It’s about enjoy every morsel, with no guilt! My sweet tooth and I have been doing battle ever since I can remember. I […]
In case I don’t say it enough, I love salad! My relationship with salad was definitely not a case of love at first bite. Once upon a time, I viewed salad as that obligatory side dish, the one that was there for no other reason than to be endured so you could check green veg […]
Just a few weeks ago Lori made a delicious cake for a family birthday (see pictures). While it’s made with lots of healthy and nutritious ingredients like almond flour, Asian pears, and coconut sugar, it still contains concentrated sugar, something that for us, is an off-the-list food. Nonetheless, we all enjoyed a small piece or […]
It is rare that the timing works out; that I can take a couple days to catch my breath just at the time when I really need to. This summer it all came together; there was a birthday to celebrate, Birthdays are a great excuse to do something that might otherwise be thought of as […]