Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Indian Curried Lentil & Mung Bean Soup


It's been cold, windy, and/or raining for the better part of the last two weeks here in Austin.  It's that very brief time of year where we get to drag out our scarves, faux fur lined parkas and fingerless gloves, fantasize that a few days of constant drizzle will correct our multiple year-long drought, and slam on our anti-lock brakes one too many times.  

In other words, "Winter."  
[strong emphasis on the Michigan native finger quotes]

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sanity Challenge Update: The Journey Continues...


I know it was technically the "December Sanity Challenge," but when changes are worth making, I think they're worth making beyond one month.  The final stretch of the year can be grueling for all of us, what with Holiday parties, shopping malls more akin to crowded supermarket fish tanks than public spaces, snow and sleet on the rise and sunlight becoming less and less, and the ever-looming threat of sickness as stress and climate collaborate to overthrow our immune systems.  Yup, December.