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Michelle Smith

Whole Eating + Happy Living
Author of the Best Selling #goodfoodcookbook
| Real, Whole Food Recipes | SF Bay | Wannabe Rapper | Part-Time Comedian |

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  • It makes my heart sing when you guys enjoy my recipes!  Swipe to see one of the latest reviews on this Short Rib Instant Pot Chili.
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I wish I could give you all a taste of this one through the screen. Can somebody please get Instagram on that feature? 🙏🏻 It’s very much needed. 
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This is truly one of my favorite recipes that I’ve made lately. Maybe even one of my top 10? It’s up on the blog for you at the link in my profile.
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Bon appetit! 
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www.thewholesmiths.com
  • It makes my heart sing when you guys enjoy my recipes! Swipe to see one of the latest reviews on this Short Rib Instant Pot Chili.
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    I wish I could give you all a taste of this one through the screen. Can somebody please get Instagram on that feature? 🙏🏻 It’s very much needed.
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    This is truly one of my favorite recipes that I’ve made lately. Maybe even one of my top 10? It’s up on the blog for you at the link in my profile.
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    Bon appetit!
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    www.thewholesmiths.com
  •  571  8  13 hours ago
  • I’m in the home stretch of recipe development for Book #2 and these Grain-Free Everything Bagel Crackers just barely slid in. 
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I kept recipe testing (and testing and testing and testing) them until they were just perfect and this batch was it! 
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I truly cannot wait to get this work of love to you. The recipes in the book are reflective of how we eat as a family and focus on whole, real foods that you can get on the table easily. 
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If I say any more they’ll capture me and throw me on an island so... 🙊
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Who else is excited?? #easydoesit
  • I’m in the home stretch of recipe development for Book #2 and these Grain-Free Everything Bagel Crackers just barely slid in.
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    I kept recipe testing (and testing and testing and testing) them until they were just perfect and this batch was it!
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    I truly cannot wait to get this work of love to you. The recipes in the book are reflective of how we eat as a family and focus on whole, real foods that you can get on the table easily.
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    If I say any more they’ll capture me and throw me on an island so... 🙊
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    Who else is excited?? #easydoesit
  •  1,225  28  22 June, 2019
  • This Dairy-Free Dirty Chai Latte has my heart. 🖤
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I’ve never been a black coffee (or even a straight coffee and creamer) gal... I like my mornings drinks to feel #extra I guess. 
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There’s something about having a tasty beverage to look forward to as I get my day going that makes me feel happy. It’s a little treat I look forward to every morning. 
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For me it’s a little form of self-care that I can incorporate into my day. 
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And this Chai Latte is heavy on rotation. 
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Grab the recipe at the link in my profile. 😋
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https://www.thewholesmiths.com/dairy-free-dirty-chai-latte/
  • This Dairy-Free Dirty Chai Latte has my heart. 🖤
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    I’ve never been a black coffee (or even a straight coffee and creamer) gal... I like my mornings drinks to feel #extra I guess.
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    There’s something about having a tasty beverage to look forward to as I get my day going that makes me feel happy. It’s a little treat I look forward to every morning.
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    For me it’s a little form of self-care that I can incorporate into my day.
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    And this Chai Latte is heavy on rotation.
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    Grab the recipe at the link in my profile. 😋
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    https://www.thewholesmiths.com/dairy-free-dirty-chai-latte/
  •  414  5  20 June, 2019
  • We baaaack! And may be in that post-vacation mode of what day is it? What time is it? Does it even matter? 
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But I guess none of that matters because  this Green Chile Burger + Chipotle Sauce is calling my name. And my guess is it may be calling yours too? 
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Also gonna go out on a ledge and say it may be perfect for the 4th of July??
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The recipe is at the link in my profile for you. 
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Also, question? This burger has bacon AND avocado but if you could just pick one on your burger what would it be? I can’t pick! 🤯
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https://www.thewholesmiths.com/green-chile-chipotle-mayo-burger/
  • We baaaack! And may be in that post-vacation mode of what day is it? What time is it? Does it even matter?
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    But I guess none of that matters because this Green Chile Burger + Chipotle Sauce is calling my name. And my guess is it may be calling yours too?
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    Also gonna go out on a ledge and say it may be perfect for the 4th of July??
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    The recipe is at the link in my profile for you.
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    Also, question? This burger has bacon AND avocado but if you could just pick one on your burger what would it be? I can’t pick! 🤯
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    https://www.thewholesmiths.com/green-chile-chipotle-mayo-burger/
  •  1,023  18  19 June, 2019
  • We came all the way to Hawaii to celebrate just how special you are @theothersmith ! 
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Ok, fine Father’s Day happened to fall during our vacation but, STILL! Celebrating the gifts you bring to our family here makes it feel even more special. 
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Thank you for guiding, protecting and amusing these little ones every day. And thank you for taking the reigns when motherhood makes me want to lose my damn mind. 🤪
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In a house loaded with the feminine energy you sure know how to honor and balance it all. Happy Father’s Day Brad! 🤗
  • We came all the way to Hawaii to celebrate just how special you are @theothersmith !
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    Ok, fine Father’s Day happened to fall during our vacation but, STILL! Celebrating the gifts you bring to our family here makes it feel even more special.
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    Thank you for guiding, protecting and amusing these little ones every day. And thank you for taking the reigns when motherhood makes me want to lose my damn mind. 🤪
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    In a house loaded with the feminine energy you sure know how to honor and balance it all. Happy Father’s Day Brad! 🤗
  •  1,094  5  16 June, 2019
  • I’ve been very in tune lately with the idea that we’re all one and connected. The more we tune in to that thought, the more connected we feel. To our thoughts, other people and our environment. 
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My philosophy has always been we do what we can do, when we can and if we can. It’s the little changes we all make collectively that add up to a larger, complete shift. 
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When we were in Maui last year we went snorkeling and I was saddened by how NOT vibrant the reefs all looked. I read up on it and learned one of the things killing the reefs (amongst others) were the chemicals found in sunscreens. 
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From then on I decided to switch to sunscreens that are reef safe. It was a small change that I could do for our family and environment that would add to the collective shift. 
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Not everyone is aware that the chemicals used in most sunscreens are harmful and not everyone can afford to spend the extra amount on better, less toxic products. But I am and I can. So I will. 
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Thankfully @beautycounter has a reef safe option, you can find out more about it at the link in my profile. 
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And here’s the thing... I don’t care if you use Beautycounter or another brand. I really don’t. Just that you make a conscious decision when and if you can because you know better. Because it’s our job to leave things better here for further generations. Or at least not screw it all up! Food system and beyond. We’re all here as one with one.
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You can swipe through to see additional info I found at the Maui Ocean Center yesterday. 
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https://www.beautycounter.com/michellesmith3?goto=/products/countersun
  • I’ve been very in tune lately with the idea that we’re all one and connected. The more we tune in to that thought, the more connected we feel. To our thoughts, other people and our environment.
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    My philosophy has always been we do what we can do, when we can and if we can. It’s the little changes we all make collectively that add up to a larger, complete shift.
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    When we were in Maui last year we went snorkeling and I was saddened by how NOT vibrant the reefs all looked. I read up on it and learned one of the things killing the reefs (amongst others) were the chemicals found in sunscreens.
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    From then on I decided to switch to sunscreens that are reef safe. It was a small change that I could do for our family and environment that would add to the collective shift.
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    Not everyone is aware that the chemicals used in most sunscreens are harmful and not everyone can afford to spend the extra amount on better, less toxic products. But I am and I can. So I will.
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    Thankfully @beautycounter has a reef safe option, you can find out more about it at the link in my profile.
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    And here’s the thing... I don’t care if you use Beautycounter or another brand. I really don’t. Just that you make a conscious decision when and if you can because you know better. Because it’s our job to leave things better here for further generations. Or at least not screw it all up! Food system and beyond. We’re all here as one with one.
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    You can swipe through to see additional info I found at the Maui Ocean Center yesterday.
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    https://www.beautycounter.com/michellesmith3?goto=/products/countersun
  •  779  36  15 June, 2019
  • I love this guy so much. We tried to have the kids take a pic but their photos skills are still in the works, so selfie mode it is. 
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I wish I could go back and tell my younger self to find someone who believes in you with every ounce of their soul, who supports your every whim and who builds you up, not breaks you down. Because THAT’S HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE. 
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Anything less than that is because they’re trying to keep you small so THEY feel better. 
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I love you B-Rad! 
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What can I say? 🤷🏼‍♀️Vacation Michelle is Sappy Michelle.  Now make sure your partner treats you like the King or Queen you are!
  • I love this guy so much. We tried to have the kids take a pic but their photos skills are still in the works, so selfie mode it is.
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    I wish I could go back and tell my younger self to find someone who believes in you with every ounce of their soul, who supports your every whim and who builds you up, not breaks you down. Because THAT’S HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.
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    Anything less than that is because they’re trying to keep you small so THEY feel better.
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    I love you B-Rad!
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    What can I say? 🤷🏼‍♀️Vacation Michelle is Sappy Michelle. Now make sure your partner treats you like the King or Queen you are!
  •  2,284  61  12 June, 2019
  • About a month ago Brad and I sat down to plan what I had dubbed, the “Great All-American Southwest Family Roadtrip”. We quickly realized that it was turning into more hours in the car than actually vacationing. With younger kids (that tend to complain and get car sick), it just wasn’t what I was aiming for. I said it would be very Brady Bunch, Brad said it would be more National Lampoons. 🥴
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On a whim I checked to see what was available in Maui, found a great flight and booked it that day. 
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So here we are. With no plan but to relax and just be. So here we are just being and relaxing. 
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I’ll be sharing our healthier vacation eats with you along the way and will turn it into a blog post shortly for you. Usually while I’m on vacation I have an eat and drink whatever attitude but this time, I’m planning to keep things fairly clean. 
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I probably won’t drink much outside of a Monkey Pod Mai Tai. I’d like to limit my sugar and junk intake as well. Unless something absolutely dream worthy comes along I can’t get at home of course. 😉
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With that said, what are your favorite Maui food must-haves?
  • About a month ago Brad and I sat down to plan what I had dubbed, the “Great All-American Southwest Family Roadtrip”. We quickly realized that it was turning into more hours in the car than actually vacationing. With younger kids (that tend to complain and get car sick), it just wasn’t what I was aiming for. I said it would be very Brady Bunch, Brad said it would be more National Lampoons. 🥴
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    On a whim I checked to see what was available in Maui, found a great flight and booked it that day.
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    So here we are. With no plan but to relax and just be. So here we are just being and relaxing.
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    I’ll be sharing our healthier vacation eats with you along the way and will turn it into a blog post shortly for you. Usually while I’m on vacation I have an eat and drink whatever attitude but this time, I’m planning to keep things fairly clean.
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    I probably won’t drink much outside of a Monkey Pod Mai Tai. I’d like to limit my sugar and junk intake as well. Unless something absolutely dream worthy comes along I can’t get at home of course. 😉
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    With that said, what are your favorite Maui food must-haves?
  •  2,677  222  11 June, 2019
  • Can you never get your hard boiled eggs *just right*? Do you wonder just how long you need to cook them for that perfect yolk? Are you always getting that nasty grey ring on them? 
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Well look no further my friends! The Whole Smiths have you covered. This guide to creating the *perfect* hard boiled egg that peels with no fuss every👏🏼single👏🏼time is live on the website and ready for you at the link in my profile. 
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Ever since my friend @livinglovingpaleo taught me the secret to a perfect hard boiled egg, there was no turning back. The method is just and wonderful as she is! 
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So tell me, what’s your hard boiled number? 7 minutes? 13??? 😬Personally I’m an 9-minute gal myself. 
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https://www.thewholesmiths.com/the-easiest-best-way-to-make-hardboiled-eggs/
  • Can you never get your hard boiled eggs *just right*? Do you wonder just how long you need to cook them for that perfect yolk? Are you always getting that nasty grey ring on them?
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    Well look no further my friends! The Whole Smiths have you covered. This guide to creating the *perfect* hard boiled egg that peels with no fuss every👏🏼single👏🏼time is live on the website and ready for you at the link in my profile.
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    Ever since my friend @livinglovingpaleo taught me the secret to a perfect hard boiled egg, there was no turning back. The method is just and wonderful as she is!
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    So tell me, what’s your hard boiled number? 7 minutes? 13??? 😬Personally I’m an 9-minute gal myself.
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    https://www.thewholesmiths.com/the-easiest-best-way-to-make-hardboiled-eggs/
  •  1,267  57  9 June, 2019
  • Despite what you may think, this Apple + Pumpkin Oatmeal is perrrrfect for summer!
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Here’s why... Apples and canned pumpkin are sold year around, no problem there. You can make this ahead of time for easy summer kids’ breakfasts, no need to even wake you up... in fact, it tastes better cold. This holds up so well and is perfect for camping, groups and more. Not to mention, it’s not loaded with tons of sugar so you won’t have to deal with crazy, sugar-high kids all day. 
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Convinced yet? If you’ve made it before sound off in the comments and let everyone else know how freaking delicious it is. 🙌🏼
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Recipe at the link in my profile. 
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https://www.thewholesmiths.com/pumpkin-apple-oatmeal-bake/
  • Despite what you may think, this Apple + Pumpkin Oatmeal is perrrrfect for summer!
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    Here’s why... Apples and canned pumpkin are sold year around, no problem there. You can make this ahead of time for easy summer kids’ breakfasts, no need to even wake you up... in fact, it tastes better cold. This holds up so well and is perfect for camping, groups and more. Not to mention, it’s not loaded with tons of sugar so you won’t have to deal with crazy, sugar-high kids all day.
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    Convinced yet? If you’ve made it before sound off in the comments and let everyone else know how freaking delicious it is. 🙌🏼
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    Recipe at the link in my profile.
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    https://www.thewholesmiths.com/pumpkin-apple-oatmeal-bake/
  •  1,279  34  9 June, 2019
  • This Magic Green Sauce is everything you’d want a delicious summer dippin’ sauce to be! 
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Easy, so you want make it any time. Herby, ‘cause summer needs fresh herbs. And tasty, so you can dip allllll the fresh veggies into it.
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It’s also perfect on burgers, tacos or salads. Oh! Did I mention it’s Whole compliant too?
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What’s you favorite thing to dip? Mine are mini cucumbers and tortilla chips..
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Recipe at the link in profile for you.
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https://www.thewholesmiths.com/magic-green-sauce/
  • This Magic Green Sauce is everything you’d want a delicious summer dippin’ sauce to be!
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    Easy, so you want make it any time. Herby, ‘cause summer needs fresh herbs. And tasty, so you can dip allllll the fresh veggies into it.
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    It’s also perfect on burgers, tacos or salads. Oh! Did I mention it’s Whole compliant too?
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    What’s you favorite thing to dip? Mine are mini cucumbers and tortilla chips..
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    Recipe at the link in profile for you.
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    https://www.thewholesmiths.com/magic-green-sauce/
  •  893  17  8 June, 2019
  • One year ago today the #goodfoodcookbook was released and oh man, what a year it’s been.
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Nearly five years ago my husband and I were sitting on the couch and I turned to him and told him I was going to start a food blog. And then write a cookbook. He turned to me with a confused look on his face and said, “Ok!”.
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I had quit my corporate career when the girls were born and had no idea how to start a blog, write a cookbook or any of the million things that went along with it. But it didn’t matter, quitting wasn’t an option. No matter what, I’d figure it out. 
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I worked for free for years while we lived on one income and savings. But quitting wasn’t an option. 
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I didn’t have the best photos or the fanciest blog in the blogging world. But quitting wasn’t an option. 
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I worked my ass off and showed up genuinely and passionately. I built strong, smart and supportive relationships along the way. 
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And the Universe took care of the rest. 
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Now here I am, almost done with my second book and telling you all this next one will become a New York Times Bestseller and sell a million copies. That’s a lofty request of the Universe for a cookbook, but f*%* it, let’s do this! 
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Thank you all for showing up and supporting me. For bringing REAL FOOD back into your kitchens. For being part of a bigger movement that will leave our food system a better place for future generations. 
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Happy 1st Birthday to my first cookbook!
  • One year ago today the #goodfoodcookbook was released and oh man, what a year it’s been.
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    Nearly five years ago my husband and I were sitting on the couch and I turned to him and told him I was going to start a food blog. And then write a cookbook. He turned to me with a confused look on his face and said, “Ok!”.
    #
    I had quit my corporate career when the girls were born and had no idea how to start a blog, write a cookbook or any of the million things that went along with it. But it didn’t matter, quitting wasn’t an option. No matter what, I’d figure it out.
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    I worked for free for years while we lived on one income and savings. But quitting wasn’t an option.
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    I didn’t have the best photos or the fanciest blog in the blogging world. But quitting wasn’t an option.
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    I worked my ass off and showed up genuinely and passionately. I built strong, smart and supportive relationships along the way.
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    And the Universe took care of the rest.
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    Now here I am, almost done with my second book and telling you all this next one will become a New York Times Bestseller and sell a million copies. That’s a lofty request of the Universe for a cookbook, but f*%* it, let’s do this!
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    Thank you all for showing up and supporting me. For bringing REAL FOOD back into your kitchens. For being part of a bigger movement that will leave our food system a better place for future generations.
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    Happy 1st Birthday to my first cookbook!
  •  1,582  91  6 June, 2019