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Member Since: 1/29/14

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This looks so, so perfect! What else would you serve with this?


Start Your Week Off Right: Charred Broccoli and Tofu Stuffed Avocado Delicious Links
7/29/14 08:30 PM

Send some to me


What Can I Do With a Lot of Dark Baking Chocolate? Good Questions
6/24/14 05:02 PM

I used to track on myfitnesspal, and I get easily double to triple the "recommended" amount of fiber without even trying. My typical day is:
- a green smoothie (greens and fruits) with chia and/or flax
- a baked oatmeal "muffin" or piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter or avocado
- big salad with vegetables, beans or lentils, and sometimes brown rice or quinoa, or vegetable lentil soup, or leftovers
- Afternoon snack of fruit, veggies with hummus, or edamame
- Dinner could be anything but is always vegetable-heavy and frequently features beans as well; hearty stews, pasta with vegetables, pizza and roasted broccoli, chili, tacos with lentil filling, gyoza and quick-pickled cabbage...you get the idea

Lest you think I'm some kind of health food angel, that's not ALL I eat. Those are just the fiber all-stars.


What Are Some High-Fiber Foods and Recipes? Good Questions
6/19/14 07:34 PM

This. I have no problem skipping over recipes I'm not interested in (most of them), although I often look at them for ideas or techniques to fit into the way I eat. There are hundreds of online calculators for nutritional information, including the one I use when I want to, so putting it with each recipe is unnecessary (and likely inaccurate because of individual changes and substitutions).

The only change I would enjoy that could possibly relate to this subject would be increased discussion of food science and substitutions, so that we can learn how to adjust these recipes and others to our personal tastes and health philosophy successfully.


How Much Do You Want to Talk About Diet and Health at The Kitchn?
6/6/14 07:58 PM

I agree entirely with the sentiment, but the accompanying photo is killing me; the bed is perfectly made and arranged, the tea or coffee has been brewed and there is a breakfast (on a plate!) with more than one ingredient.

I think it possible that we have differing definitions of laziness.


In Defense of Laziness Weekend Meditation
6/2/14 03:25 PM

Love, love, love, love! House tour please, and also please feature more spaces with collections and BOOKS!

It looks like they care more about making this a home than about making it look great - and yet somehow, it looks great. Exactly what I'm going for in my small, book-filled home.


Louisa's Little Bit Quirky Small Cool Contest
5/30/14 04:14 PM

Brewing with a bit of cocoa powder in with the grounds is delicious. I will have to try cinnamon sometime too!


9 Surprising Things to Add to Your Coffee (Beyond Cream & Sugar) Smart Coffee For Regular Joes
5/27/14 07:26 PM

Does anyone know the source for the rug in the first photo? Thanks!


Words of Wisdom: 10 Posts About Keeping a Clean House with Kids
5/23/14 03:42 PM

Trim the ends, stick it in a glass or jar of water in a windowsill. It will put out roots and keep going as long as you keep some water in the jar - mine is still going strong from Thanksgiving.

Make your cocktails whenever the mood strikes.


What Are Some Great Ways to Use Up Leftover Sage? Good Questions
5/6/14 04:19 PM

Those cabinets are drop-dead gorgeous. I love the way the grain appears continuous - an absolutely beautiful example of craftsmanship. I'd take the old ones in my own apartment any day, but they are very generic and, as others have pointed out, extremely close to the counters.

I wouldn't pick that tile color myself, but I like the idea of laying it vertically - it's a little fun, but not crazy. The colors definitely work together for a sophisticated result.

I'm so glad to see Apartment Therapy sharing different aesthetics - even if a bunch of people don't like it! I tire of seeing the same thing over and over and over again. Aren't there people out there painting their cabinets colors other than white and grey? Isn't there somebody refurbishing some great furniture that isn't midcentury modern? Are there people in the world embracing their collections of books/knick knacks/CDs/records/other "clutter" and finding beautiful ways to work them into their not-minimalist homes? I would love to see more diversity.


Kitchen Before & After: An Outdated Kitchen Gets a Rich, Warm Makeover Professional Kitchen Remodel
4/17/14 06:32 PM

I took my rental blinds down in my current apartment (and patched the holes before painting - I love my landlord). In my previous apartment, I just took the slats off and hung curtains on the hooks instead. It's not perfect, but it's a huge improvement over the vertical blinds


Before & After: Plain Jane Shelf Gets a New Occupation
4/4/14 06:38 PM

The radiators in these examples are always so cute. I would leave them as-is if I had one like that. I never see solutions for these guys I have always had in my CA apartments: http://www.1541nancy.com/20081111_NancyHouse_Living_02.JPG (that is just an example, not my living room. Mine has a much more brown/yellow hue and has been bent out of shape as well). Ours is directly across from the only logical place to put the couch and it drives me batty - when I don't have my nose buried in a book, that is.


10 Clever DIY Projects to Hide Household Eyesores
4/3/14 04:23 PM

I love this idea, but most of all, I LOVE your kitchen! I see too many pictures of white, neutral, and/or perfectly boring kitchens with just one color. Yours looks loved and lived-in, I love all the colors, and it made me smile.

If I can find white replacements for my rental stove I may just spray-paint mine red...or a happy bright yellow...or green...or maybe a different color for each one!


Before & After: Plain Black Stove Knobs Get a Hot New Look Reader Project
1/29/14 06:40 PM