Have a Happy New Year and please be safe!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I made this last week and it was so scrumptious...It is from the Gourgeously Green website. Her book is great too!(*Note, it says to use fresh pumpkin and I used canned pumpkin and it turned out great. Also, I would not use as much red chile flakes as it was pretty spicy. Maybe 1/4 teaspoon instead)....enjoy!!
2 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp red chile flakes
7-ounce pumpkin, seeds and flesh removed, chopped into 1-inch cubes
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
3 cups whole milk (vegan: soy silk)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped green Swiss chard, stalks removed
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Melt the butter in a heavy stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cumin and red chile flakes and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin, stock, milk, and salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Purée the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. Add the chard leaves and simmer for 5 minutes. Spoon into warmed soup bowls, add a mound of rice to each bowl, and dust with the cinnamon.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sarah Bareilles rocked it! Such an amazing show. The venue was gorgeous, her voice was beautiful and she is a pretty funny gal. Can't wait to see her again someday. Raining Jane opened for her and they were pretty amazing too! Sarah (yes, we are on a first name basis now) did a cover of Radiohead's "Nice Dream"...it gave me chills...WOW! Well, now it's back to the mad week before Christmas rush!!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Here is the ole' Christmas card this year! I love getting Christmas cards in the mail everyday...it is the one thing that brightens my day. I especially love the ones with photos to see how people have changed over the year, especially the little ones! Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Vintage Thermoses from Nerdnest on Etsy
Shoes from Steve Madden
And media stand and record player from Urban Outfitters
Aren't they all so dreamy???
A girl can wish!
What's on your wishlist?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
So, on another note, here is a picture of my hubby and I from a family photo shoot we did recently...mmm, I love him!
Oh and my son just threw up...lovely...it is going to be a long night, but it is okay because this is what being a mother is all about!!!