Quote of the Week

“When people talk, listen completely. Don’t be thinking what you’re going to say. Most people never listen. Nor do they observe. You should be able to go into a room and when you come out, know everything that you saw there and not only that. If that room gave you any feeling you should know exactly what it was that gave you that feeling. Try that for practice.”
— Ernest Hemingway


Dinner Last Night: Chipotle Salmon Tacos

How do I always forget about fish tacos until it's halfway through summer!  One of the season's delights when all the accompanying produce is flourishing, bountiful, and in season. These tacos were delish! I normally gravitate to white fish when we made fish tacos, but a friend recommended this recipe, and it was delightful. The crunch of the cabbage, the tang of the mango-avocado-cilantro slaw, and the spicy kick of the chipotle aioli packed a punch. Definitely making again!

Saturday Snooze

+ intrigued by the concept of blender lemon pie

+ the hardest things (necessary) things to say to your kids (and if you haven't read her book, please do, it's exceptional)

amazing news out of Iceland, if only the US could follow suit

+ ever had golden syrup banana dumplings?! I guess they're a popular favorite in Australia.

+ why is that so many men in politics don't know about how a uterus works

+ kind of loving these jeans

+ all the best places in NYC - makes me want to get back there!

+ loved perusing this new, family-oriented, vegetarian cookbook

Have a great weekend!

Quote of the Week

"Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.  Everything gets reduced to essentials."
~ Meryl Streep

Dinner Last Night: Slow Cooker Korean Tacos

Crockpot for the win - yet again! These Korean pork tacos were a hit with my family, and pretty darn easy. Just chopped up matchstick carrots, Persian cucumbers, cilantro, and a little cabbage slaw, and pack in a tortilla. The perfect amount of sweet, spice, and crunch. 

Dinner Last Night: Lamb and Mint Flatbread

After bookmarking this recipe and deciding it was a little too complex for a weeknight meal, I found a simplified version a la Rachael Ray which was just as tasty!  The yogurt + sauce + cuminy lamb + flatbread made for a delicious combination, which my kids devoured as well. Dinner for the win! Now this tabbouleh recipe I paired with it, that's another story, not a hit at all...Way too lemony. 

Anyone have a great, simple tabbouleh recipe?


Quote of the Week

“If all you did was just looked for things to appreciate, you would live a joyously spectacular life.”
― Esther Abraham Hicks