Most often, in those moments, I was just as unwilling to search for that beauty as I was worried about everything I could not control. That’s a bleak place to be, y’all. I buzzed with discontent, literally and figuratively hungry for something to fill my body with calm.
If you’ve spent much time on our blog or in my home, you know that Heidi Swanson is my food hero. I quickly became enamored several years ago when I borrowed her cookbook, Super Natural Every Day, from a good friend. This is still my most-used and most well-loved cookbook—and I frequently find myself navigating to Heidi’s blog when I need a new, quick food fix.
I love how Heidi takes a handful of ingredients, often ones we don’t find next to each other in a recipe, and creates magic. This recipe represents this touch well—the first time I made it I kind of shrugged my shoulders as I tossed it together, we’ll see!
When I first saw this recipe I immediately burst out an operatic, “These are a few of my favorite things!” I prepped the batch of oats that night, and the next morning was bliss—all kinds of goodness layered up in a bowl. Sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy… it all comes together perfectly to start your day with sunshine in your belly and hearts floating around your head.
I glean recipes and cooking tips from Christie on a regular basis, but this one I just had to share with the world. I asked—she agreed. So without further ado, I give you Christie’s Curry Chicken Salad...
Some of my favorite parts of summer are the impromptu hangs. Anything on the grill is just a little more festive. And if you’re on your back patio or a neighbor’s porch, all you really need is a bottle of Prosecco and a quick snack and it feels like an event. That’s the magic of summer.
And the sangria—a nice cold, fresh, light sangria. Like this one. Not too sweet. Not too strong. Just right...