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Newsy! Bone Broth Blues + Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins + The One and Only Ivan & Half Brother (v.9)

July 27th, 2016

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Bone Broth Blues

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My good pal, whom I’ll call Janet, has been making bone broth for years, thanks to friends of hers who supply her with bones from their small herd of organically raised cows. After listening to Janet rave about this curative concoction, I decided to accept her offer of a few bones and brew some broth myself. (Note to reader: I regularly make chicken stock, and I have no idea if or why it’s considered inferior to the bovine variety. But based on how much Whole Foods et al. charges for beef-based bone broth, mine is either sadly lacking something or we’re all buying a load of hooey. Perhaps literally. Just saying.) Read more

Newsy! Screen Almighty + Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas + We Are Not Ourselves (v.8)

July 19th, 2016

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Newsy Needs You

Consider this:

Screen Almighty 

screensScreens are ruining my life.

Specifically, they’re wreaking havoc on my family life. Despite my very best intentions, my kids are addicted to screens, and I can’t seem to do a damn thing about it.

That eye-roll you just gave, about me not being able to do anything about it? I used to do that, too. When my boys were younger, we’d hang out with older kids (family friends, cousins) who’d spend entire meals, evenings or outings staring blindly into their screens. Read more

Newsy! Resolutions, Redux + Roasted Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup + Burnt Shadows (v.7)

July 12th, 2016

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Consider this:

Resolutions, Redux.


Note: This Newsy! is an edited version of my very first issue. Enjoy! (And if you’ve already read it, you’ve just saved yourself a few extra minutes to do … something else!)

Since launching Newsy!, some curious folks have asked what inspired me to start writing Ideas + Recipes + Books And More! By way of any answer, I’ve decided to share a version of the very first Newsy! I created back in May. It was a beta issue of sorts and thus, very few people saw it.  (If you were one of the few, you can stop reading. Right now.) But it does explain how I got here from there. And in this case, “there” is (or was) January 1st, 2016. That’s the day I wrote myself this note:

In 2016 I will:

  1. Be bold
  2. Be generous
  3. Find my voice

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