Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

People come and go from our lives all the time. Not always in dramatic ways, sometimes it is just an ebb and flow of presence. Sometimes our relations – be it friendship or intimate relationships – are long and constant and other times they are sweet ephemeral bursts of connection. Having lived in 5 different […]

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I Won the Hail Merry T-Shirt Contest!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who voted in the Hail Merry t-shirt contest on Facebook, and thank you to Hail Merry for inspiring me with your amazing snacks!  I just received my first part of the prize in the mail today and am super excited for all of the extra goodies I didn’t know […]

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A T-Shirt Contest

Friday, May 4th, 2012

I have entered a contest! I know that this is not a recipe, but I wanted to share a new adventure of mine.  As some of you might know, I am not only a foodie, but I am also a web and graphic designer (and massage therapist).  When I saw that Hail Merry was running […]

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I Love Coconut Oil – The Book

Monday, February 13th, 2012

I just read I Love Coconut Oil: 56 Simple Tips For Everyday Use by Cricket Desmarais for the third time and know it will not be my last.  Cricket’s book breaks down the benefits of coconut oil into easy-to-digest bites and then offers 56 ways that we can use coconut oil to improve our daily […]

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Life is full of triumph. Personally, I find in cooking and baking for a gluten-free and vegetarian lifestyle that there is a lot of trying, a lot of experimenting…and there is a good amount of what some might call failing.  You find a recipe that looks really good, so you try it out yourself.  Maybe […]

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Making New Friends

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

The weekend has arrived, I am sitting on my porch reflecting on the beautiful week that just passed here in Santa Fe.  Spring is arriving, and blossoms are peeking out of every corner.  Daffodils, apricot buds, and possibly even cherries.  (I still have to learn how to identify all of the flowers…) Soon enough there […]

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Peach Rooibos Sun Tea

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Yesterday I was talking on the phone with a friend and went into the bathroom to get something out of the medicine cabinet.  Just as I looked in the mirror he made me laugh and I was astonished!  I couldn’t believe my crows feet!  I had never seen them before.  I have noticed that I […]

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“Wood” you like more fiber in that?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I love to get feedback from my readers.  It is great to know that people are enjoying my stories and recipes and trying out their own approaches with the recipe inspiration on my site.  It is even fun to know that my family is enjoying my blog and sharing stories about their experiences. Recently my […]

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Food Photography Calendar Giveaway

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I have a 2011 Nourish the Budding Lotus Food Photography Calendar to give away to 1 lucky winner!  It features photos of 12 of my favorite dishes that I have prepared in the past 2 years of blogging and I am excited to share it. How to Enter: All you have to do is leave […]

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2nd Anniversary and Chocolate Coins

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Today is officially the second anniversary of my blog, and a celebration of another year of big changes.  Welcome to my “new home” at Nourish the Budding Lotus.  Many changes came about in 2010, and as a way to step forward with those changes, I have decided to move my blog and integrate it with […]

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