Life has shifted for us in a very big way over the past couple of months. We explored a few different options that would have us stay in Victoria, but ultimately discovered that while we have thoroughly enjoyed living here, it is not so much about the place. We could be anywhere, so long as we are all together. Last December we met the incredible Pearce family, who have been traveling the world with their three kids for the past 7 years. Their blog Pearce on Earth depicts their travel lifestyle, with tons of resources with regards to life on the road, entrepreneurship and world schooling. The more we spoke with them, the more inspired we became. If they could do it, pursuing an adventure like this seemed far more accessible for us as well. Not quite brave enough to take the plunge as of yet, we decided to explore…
I'm not sure I am supposed to admit this, but the words "find your calling" have always thrown me. I've often struggled with the idea of a calling, as I don't know that there is only one thing I am meant to do.
I had so much fun putting this soup together, especially because it contains some of my all time favourite flavours! I am still working my way through an abundance of zucchini, and decided to play around with a different set of ingredients and flavour profile for my soup this time around.
When I was a kid I LOVED Mexican Chili Chips. Now that I am old enough to read labels, I fully realize how terrible most of the ingredients in the original chips are. This lead me on a quest to find a healthier substitute I could feel good about giving my kids.
Last night as I sat watching the election results roll in I felt myself slipping into fear, overwhelm and profound disappointment as it became evident that the final tally would be a far cry from everything I had hoped.
I am so grateful to have been gifted with large quantities of zucchini and zucchini squash from my friend's garden this year. I love roasting slices of zucchini for roasted veggie sandwiches and dicing zucchini to add to chili but I wanted to see if I could challenge myself to come up with a few new recipes to make use of our abundance of zucchini!
Malas are made up of 108 beads, plus a guru stone (or tassle). This central stone serves as a focus point for the intention of the mala and meditation practice, as well as signifying the beginning and ending of the japa meditation sequence. 108 is considered to be a sacred number as there are said to be 108 upanishads (sacred Hindu texts), as well as 108 sacred places in the body.
We embarked on our fermentation journey several years ago, with our first batch of Kombucha. I received my scoby from a good friend, and that scoby supplied us with several years worth of delicious fermented brew.
Fall is definitely in the air as we start to experience shorter days and colder nights. All of these shifts and changes have me reaching for my cozy sweaters along with warm and nourishing soups and teas. The inspiration for this particular recipe came from the bounty of root vegetables in our weekly CSA bag, along with a strong family history of consuming beets.
Green Curry is one of my favourite dishes, probably because I lived in South East Asian when I was very little and this was something we ate often. It is now one of my go-to comfort foods (no chicken noodle soup for me!)