Monthly Archives: August 2013

Vegan Pesto (+tips on freezing)

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Pesto is one of my favorite additions to a meal; it gives a dish so much flavor in so little time. You can add a dollop to pasta, smear it on toast (try adding avocado!), throw it in with some eggs, or spread it on pizza–the options are endless.  I like to make a large batch and freeze it in ready-to-use portions, so I can easily enjoy it long after fresh basil is gone.


Tomato Cobbler: A delicious way of using your summer’s bounty

tomato cobbler | bloom & nourish

Between my garden and my CSA I have been drowning in fresh, juicy summer tomatoes.  I remembered seeing a new friend post about a tomato cobbler she had made. “Tomatoes in pie form? Hmmm”, I thought.  I wasn’t totally convinced, so naturally I had to try it for myself, and I’m so glad I did. Continue reading

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.

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“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Friends, I am embarking on a new adventure.  Since April, I have been studying to be a holistic health coach with IIN.  It has been fantastic and fulfilling, and I feel I have already learned so much.  I’m excited to continue discovering and growing and would love to share these gems with you.  For some time now, I have been tossing around the idea of starting a blog.  Various friends have encouraged and even championed me to do so.  The thought overwhelmed me.  I felt pressure to be someone I’m not–to create a beautiful blog with eloquent writing and stunning photography.  I pondered the idea, and my intentions, and the reality is, I would love to have a space to share, and discuss, and connect.  I have never considered myself a writer or a photographer, but I would love to stretch my creative muscles.  In a way, for me, starting this blog is akin to skydiving.  You feel overwhelmed by the thought of jumping out of that plane, and your mind is racing with all the things that could go wrong, but then you take that leap into a sea of clouds and it’s exhilarating.  Like Gandhi says, “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.”  If I trust myself to be real and honest, and share my passions, I can only hope others will connect.  I am passionate about wellness and food and love to share this passion with others, and this seems like a perfect canvas to do so.  If you’re interested, join me on my journey.  Ask questions, make comments…let this be an interactive community where we can learn together how to nourish both our bodies and our souls.