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Curried Sunflower Pate and Roasted Beet Salad

Lately, I've been really sucking at making sure I have lunch for work. Usually my plan is to save a serving of dinner for my lunch the next day, but when you've got a house full of hungry people every night during the dinner hour, that can be hard. I'm not really complaining about that though. I get off watching people eat my food. Especially when they like it. What's even better is most of the people I feed have never experienced vegetables in this way - ya know? tasty! They're used to canned green beans and frozen medleys and think all veggies are flavorless, mounds-of-mush that they have to eat to get dessert. Watching that veggie spark in their eyes when they try dishes that are comprised of foods they "hate," is always satisfying.

With this dish I found out it's not just my hungry friends that are expanding their veggie minds - it's my animals too. See this dish was born out of desperation. I was tired of eating out everyday for lunch and rea…

Samosa Soup

Oh man the winter is here in Boise. We got enough snow to shut down the schools - the schools don't shut down easily here - and that snow day quickly became an ice night and it stuck around for the weekend. Here's what I'm trying to say: it's colder than a witch's tit and slicker than owl shit out there. And when you're faced with that kind of weather, all you really wanna do is curl up with some soup and binge watch Twin Peaks (well at least for the first big winter storm of the year, anyway).

That's how this soup was conceived. I really wanted samosas for dinner, but I also really wanted to be lazy, snuggle up with my family and watch as much Twin Peaks as possible. I couldn't really do both - samosas can be labor intensive - so I compromised and found out I can actually do both...sort of.

Have you ever ordered a samosa, cracked it open, carefully ate the filling, and saved the fried outer shell for last? What?! That's not gross...I do it all the …

Creamy Curried Carrot Rice

Blog time in the fall and winter really sucks ass. It's not the food's fault. The food is comforting, warm, and rich with flavor. It's all about the damn lack of sunlight.  I can never get good pictures cause the lighting always sucks. 
I have been crazy busy, too. But what else is new right? Band on top of band practice, recording, momming, friending, etc. I've been trying to exercise more. But exercise time cuts into my quality lighting for food photography time...so yeah complaining is what I'm doing right now - pay no attention to me. 
On a more positive note, I've been hyper focused on giving up and letting go of all my negative body images about myself. It's relieving. Freeing. Letting go of the guilt of not being "skinny," feels like I've finally lost that 15 pounds I have always wanted to lose. And it's been pretty easy. 
The first thing I did was cut out as much negative shit about my body from my vocab. I am so used to making ne…