November 17, 2012, 8:14 am
|Just thinking about you and hoping all is well.|
Haven't seen you in the journal room.
I pray that you are just busy and nothing wrong. ...
May 17, 2012, 6:10 am
No, no, no, don't look at my shoes.|
My clodhoppers can never compare to Kel's. Not in a million years.
I made salads in jars.
My colors are a little different, I used green peppers instead of orange and I had artichoke hearts instead of olives.
April 1, 2012, 4:00 pm
|I know you're busy...work, family, LIFE.|
Just wanted to say I sure did miss you guys this week.
I admire you both for your talents in writing and your dedication to all of us.
I enjoy reading everything you write and always learn something.
"See" you next week.
Oh Yea, where's David today ???? ...
January 24, 2012, 5:41 am
As Karyn will obviously agree, my echoing the content of your emails is a *big* sign from the universe.....
Your involvement in an enterprise that brings together all those things mentioned is really important....probably to both self and those involved/touched.
I'd be happy to serve on your creative planning team and board...!! (Not kidding!) ...
January 11, 2012, 6:51 pm
The other day, Kel shared that I don't play nice in the sandbox and put me in time out for not sharing a recipe with her. |
I deserved it, after all, it's a deliciously good recipe. You can see from the top, we made sure there was no evidence...just in case Kel popped in from Minnesota and wanted to know where her share was!
Served with warmed pita...O.M.G. Yeah, this is good. ...
December 16, 2011, 4:23 pm
and, it's beautiful,|
and, it's just in time for dinner.
Thank you, Kel, I love it,
and I'll treasure the little nibble from Paco. ...
July 3, 2011, 7:11 am
What will she say when she finds out I logged an egg to eat for breakfast yesterday and JUST realized I never cooked it, let alone rememberd to eat it. |
We still have a few of our good friend's home grown chicken eggs left in the fridge and they are all sorts of shapes and sizes. I had picked out a cute little aqua colored egg to eat yesterday and as I just opened the carton, I saw that all the eggs we had yesterday are still there--including that cute little sucker.
Unless they are multiplying, I actually did not ...
June 14, 2011, 6:36 am
|Ever since Mike informed me that I have far more active recipes than any other user (over 1,000, evidently), I've been trying to get them organized and make a bunch inactive. |
I am going through them now and cracking up at the names on some of them. Susan, anytime you have (OH MY!) after a recipe, I surely cannot delete it! And Karyn, I love how you name things with "Awesome" in the title after "Greg". And Kel, how many pizzas do you have? Not hiding a one ;-)
Carla, everything you have sounds great. Carriered, you have some I have ...
June 10, 2011, 6:22 am
And writes a mean Guest of a Guest Column. |
Make sure you check out TGIF this week and, please, whatever you do, don't piss off the fairies! ...
June 7, 2011, 10:33 am
|Kel, You are an inspiration to everyone, and you look awesome to boot!!! ...|
June 3, 2011, 5:07 pm
|Dark, I know, LOL. |
With the exception of Wednesday, I have been eating the same salad since Monday. Truth be told, I'd have eaten it on Wednesday, too, but our house scavenger pooch Estie ate an entire block of cheese when I wasn't looking and without it the salad simply isn't complete!
Seriously, this is one of those foods that makes you feel amazing when you eat it. I honestly am glowing from the inside out. And the taste? Why the heck do you think I've eaten so much of the stuff? It's amazing! Ironically, I've never been much of ...
January 3, 2011, 1:58 pm
|For those of you that are new, I highly recommend that you check out Kel's TGIF Post and video:|
A Welcome to 2011
And even if you've been around a long time, I have watched it 3 times now and I've learned something new each time.
Here's to a healthy and happy 2011 for us all!
January 1, 2011, 8:30 pm
|OK, I know I am totally at my limit for posting titles with exclamations! I am beginning to feel like Elaine Benes in that Seinfeld episode where punctuation was !!!!!!!!! off the hook ;-)|
But, Kel just sent me a message telling me that she saw me on the front page of tastespotting.com tonight. I will be much less posty tomorrow (one can only hope) and, even less dramatic when I do!
Just in case they take it down from the front page by the time you see this, here's the link to my actual blip:
November 15, 2010, 11:59 am
|Toward the end of our meeting last week, you talked about a dish that I believe had rice in it and I know you said had zucchini in it. Would you please give me the name of that dish? It sounded so good and I love zucchini. Thanks Sheryl ...|
September 25, 2010, 6:50 am
|After thoroughly enjoying Kel's TGIF and cruising through her trip pics, I had to share my breakfast this morning. It fully embraced her idea of using what we have here to make new gastronomic delights that love us back and provide true pleasure to eat.|
This morning, I made French Toast out of Cinnamon Raisin bread from Trader Joe's, a farm-fresh egg, milk and cinnamon.
This was topped by homemade applesauce from the tree that finally produced enough apples for me to do something with!
On top of that, Brown Cow cream top plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Simple, homey, ...
September 24, 2010, 7:33 am
Kel's TGIF: In the Heart of Italy gave me goosebumps and tears this morning.|
The Italians have made a life of loving the foods that love them back. I am so glad Kel that you got to go and experience this and that you brought back this wonderful message for all of us!
And if you haven't checked it out folks, I recommend it highly!
Pic at top is stolen from her online album...she's got over 300 amazing photos there. Link available in TGIF! Kel, tell Ben that MY fairies are cutting YOUR fairies a check! ;-) ...
August 27, 2010, 8:29 am
|Ahhhh, Friday! Which means nothing to me, by the way, in terms of a work week, but Happy Friday to those of you that it does hold significance for!|
A few weeks ago when I met up with Kel, she Kel'd me into going for a morning run. I had gotten out of the habit of running and, quite frankly, was doing only minimal exercise needed to maintain current level of weight and strength.
I have gone for a run several times per week since. Not a lot, not long distances and certainly nothing to break any time records. Mind you, I ...
August 6, 2010, 7:49 am
That's all I'm gonna say ;-) ...|
June 16, 2010, 6:01 am
|Hi Melissa! |
I don't know if it was because of your bike post or not but I had a dream about you last night. You were moving and had to throw away all of your fan mail. Apparently you had bags and bags of it!
We had a lovely meal together too. And Kel showed up. NutriMirror on the brain :-) ...
May 13, 2010, 6:55 pm
Every summer from the ages of 4 to 11 I remember going to my Nana and Papa’s house in Vermont. It was a 6 hour drive. My poor mother. Four girls constantly harping at my mother with Are we there yet?|
We made several stops along the way. Pit stops called for by clammering kids; okay, so we all didn’t have to pee at the same time! Lunch was always packed; some sandwiches, chips, and cookies. They always seemed to taste better in a rest area sitting at a picnic table under the hot August sun.
There was nothing like finally ...
March 14, 2010, 6:36 pm
I little while ago, Kel sent me the most fantastic surprise variety of heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo.|
Serveral of you have inquired as to whether or not I have cooked my "cow" beans (also known as vaquero beans.
Here's a little update from the blog: Fit for a Cowboy
Thanks Kel, for such a thoughtful gift! They were delicious~
February 1, 2010, 9:29 pm
updated Feb 1, 2010, 10:59 pm
But a REALLY GOOD friend will surprise you with a 6 pound box of heirloom beans. And a bag of crimson popcorn! |
Kel surprised me today with a bangin box of heirloon beans from Rancho Gordo. Their site has some of the coolest beans I have ever seen and a bunch of mouth watering recipes that I can't wait to try.
I especially can't wait to cook the beans on the far right that the girls are saying look like miniature cows. And you all know how cute a miniature cow is. I had to try the ...
December 15, 2009, 4:24 am
|Kel (and anyone else who uses Flax Seed), you recommended Flax Seed in my "Trip to Trader Joe's" post. I bought it, now what do I do with it?? How do you use it? ...|
December 8, 2009, 5:47 pm
I was just thinking about you and Bailey and wondering how she's doing...
Saw the pic of her eating the carrot - cute!
December 4, 2009, 6:46 pm
For giving me this beautiful dress! You are such a generous person. |
First time I've ever been able to comfortably fit into a size 4. Woohoo!! ...
November 5, 2009, 3:00 pm
Do you have an outfit to go with these? ...|
October 30, 2009, 10:07 am
updated Oct 30, 2009, 1:10 pm
|I turned on the local news this morning and the first story that came on was, "the latest money saving trend for women is going 365 days without buying a new item of clothing." I thought, this had to be inspired by Kel's Closet blog! Especially since her blog was recently featured on the Glamour Magazine website. The story went on to say that you could possibly save over $1000 a year if you did this. Kel, you've started something big and at such a perfect time in this economy. ...|
July 25, 2009, 6:53 am
|Hi everyone, I'm sort of new here--this is my second try at NM, but this time I'm determined! This is my 12th day, and so far I've lost 1.5 lbs, which is encouraging! |
Last time I joined I didn't look at the community posts. This time, I've enjoyed reading all the member posts, and that's made a big difference, knowing that there are so many other people out there doing the same thing.
I just want to shout out to Kel, YOU ROCK! Thank you for sharing your transformation. You have really inspired me to try harder, knowing what can ...
May 27, 2009, 8:30 am
|This is such a good post I want to make sure everyone sees it! Simple and to the point.|
If I put quotes on it, it isn't plagiarism, is it?
"One of the things to be learned is that on NM, healthy food does not mean food that is lacking in comfort! I love all of my food choices, otherwise I would not be eating them. There is something truly comforting about a warm bowl of oatmeal, or a chicken burger piled high with avocado, tomato with some grilled asparagus on the side. You will get there. It is changing your mind ...
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