It’s Monday and it’s a good day! Last night, I spent about 30 minutes planning the week ahead and felt really good about Monday rolling around. I love having a full schedule, it makes me feel successful and accomplished. I’m not good at sitting down and relaxing so going strong is right up my alley!
We had a great weekend around here. I taught a cooking demo at the Nashville Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning for their annual CSA Fair. If you aren’t familiar with CSAs, it stands for community supported agriculture and is a wonderful way to get local produce. Weekly or bi-weekly, local farms provide produce that has been harvested that week. Fortunately, we have several around Nashville! The farms are very conscious about their produce being organic and the best possible quality- I really appreciate that. The demo went great, except it was cold. Last Friday was nearly 80 degrees and then Saturday morning was windy with highs in the 40s. I made a seasonal dish that is posted here on the blog: Butternut Squash and Kale Orzo.
After the demo, Wiley and I had tea with a great friend while soaking up the sunshine, then went to a local college basketball game. We finished the day with a meal at home where I got to be the sous chef! Wiley helped make an incredible tomato and broccolini pasta dish with a side of homemade garlic and rosemary bread. It was wonderful!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite tart smoothies. This one is sponsored by Amazing Grass– if you haven’t noticed by now, they are my favorite superfood blend company. I combined mixed berries with the creaminess of cashews and bananas plus all kinds of greens and it makes the perfect smoothie or smoothie bowl. Raw Reserve is a blend of AFA’s, spirulina, chlorella and sea vegetables, like kelp and sea lettuce, from the coast of Maine. Offering an array of free radicals fighting plants and herbs. I hope you enjoy it.