Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Persimmon Pomegranate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

A few weeks ago, I was taking a walk around a neighborhood in Seattle. It was one of those gorgeous (rare) sunny winter days, cold and crisp. The Olympic mountain range was glowing in all its snow-capped glory in the distance and I was trying to soak in as much of the sun on my cold face as I could. It was then when I stumbled across an enormous persimmon tree. It had lost almost all of its leaves and just had these beautiful orange fruits hanging on to its branches. I was shocked that such a fruit could grow in this climate during this time of year. Amazing. And so, I was inspired to create this little breakfast bowl.
Persimmons are one of those special fruits that pop up in certain markets this time of year, especially Asian markets. Someone once described them to me as "sugar bombs" because they are so darn sweet. Hey, if the sweetness is coming from a natural fruit and not a candy bar, I'm all in for a sugar bomb! I combined this sweet fruit with some tart pomegranate seeds in this creamy quinoa breakfast bowl. It was a nice change from my typical bowl of oatmeal in the morning. And man, was it pretty!

Recipe for the Persimmon-Pomegranate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Click Here

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Monday, December 9, 2013

A Baby!

Yes, it's true! I've got a little baby growing in my belly! I've wanted to share this news for what seems like forever and finally, the time is right. I'm a little over three months along and I'm beyond thrilled. This bit of news explains my intermittent posting and cryptic writing over the past few weeks months. Let's just say that I wasn't in the kitchen cooking all that much. Most foods didn't appeal to me. And honestly, I was so exhausted that the thought of putting together a meal made me want to take a nap. Creating and nourishing a baby is hard work, I tell you! But I know that it's all worth it. I can't wait to meet this little being. To snuggle it and love it and introduce it to all the beauty in the world. What a journey this year has been. And the best is yet to come. 

I love you, dear baby, with all my heart.