I’ve been thinking a lot about what I have to be thankful for; and my list is long, it’s expansive, it’s awesome!
Too often I forget how blessed I am, and take for granted life’s simple gifts; they include this blog that gives me so much fulfillment, a job that inspires me everyday, my friends and family, New York city.
I’m grateful to be the woman that I am. Despite my ups and downs, confusions, insecurities and fears, above all I am proud to be me: compassionate, passionate, creative, ambitious and so much more.
My favorite thing to do in the world is to eat! Firstly, it is imperative that I give thanks for the gift of having the food I love, that nourishes and excites me, whenever I please to indulge. Having shifted my life’s focus from performance to cooking and health, I have become even more obsessed with food. From reading Sweet Potato Soul you’re well aware that the Standard American Diet does not appeal to me. I’m a girl who fantasizes about the vibrant colors, tantalizing textures and euphoric qualities of plant foods (another thing I am very grateful for). My relationship with food has gone from love hate, when I used to eat boxes of Wheat Thins, Fig Newtons and milk chocolate and wonder why I felt so crappy, to passionate love!
This mint pesto sweet potato and pomegranate salad is one example of how food can make my soul dance. When ingredients are at their freshest the brilliant qualities of each has a way of harmonizing with the rest to create edible bliss. The basic ingredients for this salad are as follows: