Dead Batteries

My life is over. No, that isn’t dramatic enough! My world is slowly slipping away into murky obscurities Where there is no evidence of existence; Leaving me stranded with no one to turn to for help.   Pressing buttons lamely, Trying new sequences in desperation; Nothing wakes her up. She is only sleeping, I repeat…

Drunkin’ Cranberry Sauce

Looking for a quick recipe to use that pound of cranberries you picked up on impulse with your Thanksgiving groceries?  Try this! Ingredients: 1 pound fresh cranberries 1/2 cup gin 1 tsp salt 1 Tbl honey 5 fresh basil leaves torn or chopped Procedure: Throw all ingredients in a pot on high heat, cover. Turn…

Simple Detox Plate

Detox meal planning can be tedious, there are just so many vegetables and fruits to plan for. It’s become just too easy for us to turn to a quick rice or pasta dish to fill the plate and thinking about making large servings of fresh whole foods for every single meal can easily turn one…

Cashew Dreamin’

Almonds + Cashews: These go-to nuts contain magnesium, a mineral which acts like a natural sedative which helps you sleep.  Sleep is huge part of any detox….you know how important sleep is, I won’t go on and on about it here. When juicing, make the last juice of the night a nut milk smoothie, it…

Butternut Squash “Pasta” with Kale and Artichoke

Another detox dish! I forgot how wonderfully creative my cooking can get when I have to navigate a thin line of options.  This dish takes all of 10 minutes to whip up. Serves 2 for a detox or 4 if you pair it with a salad and a crusty loaf of bread. Ingredients: Butternut squash cut in…

Cauliflower & Squash Sauté

I’m showcasing detox dishes this week. Tonight’s dish would comfortably serve 4 as a side dish but for the detox, this is only enough for 2. It’s all about loads of tasty fiber! I personally like the skin of acorn squash (and that’s extra fiber!) but you can take it off if you are not a fan….

Rosemary Pickles

In any good detox, you need some “snacks”. Now, you can just buy any old jar of pickles and I probably would have done that for this detox myself if I hadn’t randomly found “pickling cucumbers” at a roadside stand in Murphy, NC when I was exploring with my dog. Plus, typical pickling brine includes…

Detox Redux

I’ve been silent for a while….that’s because I moved across the country, started a new job, and bought a house. I’ve been busy settling in. The problem with having so many life changes at one time, it’s easy to slip into bad habits. Like eating ice cream and watching the latest season of The Walking…

Flash Fiction: Damsel in Distress

They needed milk. And coffee. And might as well make it a full grocery run. Martha closed the fridge door and went to the doorway, leaning on its frame and sighed. Ryan didn’t look up from where he sat at the table, books laid out in front of him, one on top of another, his…

Flash Fiction: Call Me Mary

My parents were sitting pensively in their respective wingback chairs in our overly decorated living room. As we finished dinner, I had asked if we could have a chat tonight, which I never do. They were nervous. As was I. Fiddling with the beaded tassels of the throw pillow on the sofa, I cleared my…

Carrot Zucchini Soup

I don’t like zucchinis. Not even a little bit. But they are good for you and I get them from my CSA whether I want them or not. Thus, I must find ways to hide them in other things, like this carrot based soup! Ingredients: 1 white onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves 1 Tbl canola…

Picture Prompt

Writing challenge this week is to create a story from a random picture. I started off with this just to get a feel for the landscape…how or why this person is naked in the grass, I haven’t decided yet. Ideas welcome! The prickly blades of grass smacked her bare shoulders when she sat up. Her hair…