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mango chorizo taco salad bowls with green sauce {gluten free}

Well HELLO, my loves! I’m still here!

I haven’t fallen off a cliff or moved to the middle of nowhere with no internet I PROMISE.

Just took a break from blog land for a little while. But I did miss you, and I have to admit I have that guilty feeling in my stomach that I get when I haven’t called my mother in waaay too long. I know we’ve all been there. Maybe we can make it right with by sitting down with this some of these mango chorizo taco salad bowls with green sauce. Anything topped with green sauce usually makes things right.

Mango chorizo taco salad bowls with green sauce! Spicy crumbled chorizo layered over salad greens with a rainbow of veggies and all your favorite toppings.
 
This past two weeks gave me a chance to do something that had been missing for awhile – time to re-connect with myself, Patrick, friends, aaaand my inner wild child (<< all very important things, you know?)

Galavanting around to the soundtrack of our favorite bands was so fulfilling and just the kind of magic that I needed to feel like I had really had a SUMMER. Sitting inside every day on a computer and then going inside to work at the restaurants was starting to feel too predictable and even a little stifling.

Just the very fact of not picking up my cell phone for FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT was incredibly liberating, and really put me back in touch with the person that I am without all the filters and perfectly edited captions. I felt soooo much love surround me in the last two weeks and it was pure, raw, maybe-haven’t showered-in-a-little-too-long Nyssa, and it was so affirming and self realizing.

It sounds a little cliche, but summer festival season always fills up my heart and soul in a way that nothing else can, and this year did not disappoint. But I do have to admit that this mango chorizo taco salad bowl with green sauce is a pretty great thing to come home to, and I hope you’ll think so too.

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gingered pork soup with green spring vegetables and szechuan broth {gluten free + paleo option}

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?

Gingered pork soup with green spring vegetables and szechuan broth made with asparagus, peas and shiitake mushrooms - it's an umami rich bowl of goodness and the perfect way to warm up AND indulge in some of the new spring vegetables that are making their way into our markets.
 
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 🙂

It’s that good.

Gingered pork soup with green spring vegetables and szechuan broth made with asparagus, peas and shiitake mushrooms - it's an umami rich bowl of goodness and the perfect way to warm up AND indulge in some of the new spring vegetables that are making their way into our markets.

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royal pho broth with cabbage ribbons and vietnamese spiced pork meatballs {paleo}

This bowl = my heaven. Royal pho broth with cabbage ribbons and vietnamese spiced pork meatballs, you have my heart.

Royal pho broth with cabbage ribbons and vietnamese spiced pork meatballs - Incredibly easy and comforting pho soup that also happens to be grain free // paleo! Brimming with fragrant aromatics, tender ribbons of cabbage instead of noodles, and delightfully delicious pork meatballs. Royal pho broth with cabbage ribbons and vietnamese spiced pork meatballs - Incredibly easy and comforting pho soup that also happens to be grain free // paleo! Brimming with fragrant aromatics, tender ribbons of cabbage instead of noodles, and delightfully delicious pork meatballs.

Since giving up most grains I haven’t been dining out for as many meals as I used to, and definitely I have not been indulging in big bowls of steaming pho with long slurp worthy rice noodles and more aromatics than my head knew what to do with.

Considering that pho is one of my ultimate comfort foods (helllllo one too many glasses of wine! How does pho always know how to fix that?!), I’ve been coping okay, but when it started snowing this week AGAIN in Seattle, I knew I had to do something about my life without pho.

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