Albondigas- Traditional Mexican Meatball Soup

A while ago I snagged my mom’s recipe box, and I found some gems.  Including my nana’s recipe for albondigas.  So good, and I had never made it!!  It was like finding gold.  Not to my surprise, the recipe was just a estimated list of ingredients and a few directions.  My nana’s recipes are really just made from the heart, she doesn’t have many written down, she…

Roasted Acorn Squash and Cashew Dressing

I have been sitting on this cashew dressing for a while now.  I wanted to try tahini dressing instead, but honestly it was so bitter and I think I am just partial to the cashew flavor.  So it is finally ready to be shared.  I have paired it with acorn squash this week, which is a good vehicle for the dressing and the quinoa and pomegranate seeds in the salad just give it good texture. &nbsp…

Intuitive Eating {The Basics}

Happy New Year! I hope you had a nice celebration, whatever that looks like for you, and you are ready for 2018. I think it is going to be a good one. I thought we could spend a little time looking at the basics of intuitive eating (IE) today.  Just in case you are new to this space or interested in learning a bit more.  In past posts, I explained what intuitive eating is in a general way…

Arroz con Leche

I have been really into family recipes this month.  I think this time of year has me feeling very in touch with my culture and the traditions our family has made.  Having a little one also has me very excited to share them and create some of our own.  We already made so many lovely dishes as a nod to our family’s traditions, I can’t wait to share even more next year. &nbsp…

A note on self-compassion

The holidays and the end of the year can be a little complicated.   There can be lots of joy and wonderful things, like traditions and time with family and friends.  It can also be an emotional time, one that includes some sadness, heartache, stress and maybe even guilt.  There are a mix of emotions, and I think that is okay.  Sometimes it is just about how we manage those emotions.  Or it can be…