It’s Friday!! Which means it’s time to kick off those old work shoes, put that bottle of rosé on ice (or two), invite some friends over, and whip up a batch of this vegan and paleo pimiento cashew cheese dip for dipping ALL THE THINGS! 😍
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in the camp of “delicious dips are life”.
In case you want to know the exact order of where my love for delicious dips falls, it goes something like this:
My family and friends
Yep. That list looks about right 😉
I’m not sure where the idea to make a pimiento cashew cheese dip came from (cuz really?! Pimiento cheese?! It’s been a loooong time since I’ve thought about that). But I think it started with a container of glistening spicy cherry peppers calling out to me at our natural foods store. Sometimes one single ingredient can be such an inspiration!
And as all the sunshine starts to inch closer and more friend and family gatherings fill our calendars, why not dream up some nutrient dense snacks that we can feel good about sharing with the one’s we love the most?
Guys! Seattle is still sitting RIGHT on the middle of the fence with this whole nice weather business. My solution? Gingered pork soup with green spring vegetables and szechuan broth! It’s the perfect way to warm up AND indulge in some of the new spring vegetables that are making their way into our markets. Because what’s the fun of resisting new spring veggies just because the weather isn’t exactly cooperating?
Full disclosure here.. I’m totally obsessed with this soup and I’m not even sorry about it.
It’s a brothy, umami rich, green spring vegetable loaded bowl of goodness and I’m reaaaally excited to be sharing the recipe with you guys! I made this for the first time a while ago.. and just re-made it again right before I left for the Everything Food conference. It didn’t all get eaten before I left so I tucked a container into the freezer so I would have a healthy meal to come home to when I got back. And while I wouldn’t recommend freezing it (the veggies got a little soft and turned a weird green color) I still happily ate it when I returned 🙂
Well hey lovely people! How are you DOING?! Hope your week is off to a great start. Some of my favorite players are making an appearance in today’s post – turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon are all a part of this amazing bedtime turmeric golden milk bulletproof latte! And why should you be excited?
because golden milk is The perfect tonifying remedy for winding down at the end of the day.
I’ve been getting home late since starting my new job, like 10 or 11 at night (if I’m lucky!) and while I’m SO grateful to have my days free to work on this site and take care of myself, it’s been a little bit harder to wind down and get to sleep once I get home.
Sometimes I stay awake for a little while to bust out some work in the quiet and dark house, as it always tends to be a pretty productive time for me – there’s something about that stillness that allows me to focus like no other. But I don’t like staying up so late that I’m dragging to get out of bed in the morning. When I fall into that bad habit it always has a way of killing my morning yoga routine. Which if you can relate, tends to start a waterfall cascade of feeling like my day has totally fallen to bits and that I’m in no way living up to my potential. Yikes! that sounds pretty harsh when I write that down here.
I’m working on that whole self compassion thing.
I’ve known for awhile that golden milk can aid in relaxation, and therefore promote a good night’s sleep, so I decided to give it a try. Boosting this turmeric latte with an extra dose of healthy fats was this sort of intuitive thing that I started adding to my own little recipe to have an even easier time falling and staying asleep.. Come to find out after some research, having a little bit of fat before bed isn’t just some random thing. It really can help you fall and stay asleep by keeping your tummy is satisfied, and giving you that cozy sleepy feeling you get after finishing an especially satisfying meal.
I love it when my intuition is confirmed by scientific facts! Makes me feel like I’m tuning into my body in the right way. Our bodies have lots of messages to share with us if we create the space to listen!