Friday, September 28, 2012

4 Hours Down, 17 To Go...


The hardest part of my trip yesterday was just getting to the airport that morning and getting on the plane to Detroit.  Up until that point, there was the option of turning around.  Not that I would have, of course, but just having the option, no matter how small the chances are of taking it, makes things infinitely more challenging.  It introduces the element of doubt, and the tendency to hem and haw and spin one's wheels.  But once I was up in the air on the first plane, it was smooth sailing from there.  I was free.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Up, Up, & Away


As I begin writing this post, I'm in the Austin airport, finally catching my breath after a tumultuous and super stressful all-nighter of packing, cleaning, and tying up loose ends. I kept telling myself, "Everything'll be OK," mostly as a distraction to keep me from flying off the handle. But mere minutes from embarking on a long overdue return to the Philippines, I'm finally beginning to believe it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Filipino Sauteed Mung Beans: A Childhood Favorite


In six days, I will be on a plane to the Philippines with my family.

While a cross-global flight is significant in and of itself, there are a couple more details that make this flight even more special. 1) We'll be celebrating my grandmother's 104th birthday while we're there, and 2) this will be my first time back in 25 years.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Organic: To Buy or Not to Buy?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ratio Rally! Gluten-Free, Vegan Flour Tortillas


This is easily one of my favorite recipes that I've shared to date.  

I honestly love each recipe I share with you here, but there are some that are just special, that have that extra little something, and take you by surprise.  Like these soft, pliable, and yet sturdy flour tortillas that just happen to be gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan.  Yup - you heard correct.