Dec 17

A Serving of Love.

The tragedy of Sandy Hook weighs heavy today, and my desire to blog wanes. And yet, a part of me wants nothing more than to connect with this nourishing community.

My scheduled blog was to be about healthy snacking, but the topic now feels insignificant. I have been sitting here for what feels like hours contemplating what to write, my head in a fog, struggling to make sense of this horrific event and challenged to come up with something that I can do to help. Then, just a second ago, the greatest thing happened. My children arrived safely home from school. They have done so thousands of times before, but today I am so grateful that I can barely see this screen through my tears.

And so I’ve decided to post my originally scheduled blog – not about snacking, but about how healing it can be to cook something special for the ones you love, to fill it with love and positive intentions, and to be nourished by sharing even just a small snack. Life is fragile and short, unexplainable and challenging. But food brings us together, offers support, and heals.

These crispy chickpeas don’t last long if I time them coming out of the oven with my children returning from school. Today I feel like holding my girls and never letting go. But they’re too cool for that, so instead I’ve prepared a healthy and delicious snack that I’ve filled with as much love as I possibly could. Maybe that’s why they ate every last chick pea.

With much love to all who are suffering at this sad time.

Eat clean, live well.

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2 Comments

  1. Julie Bidwell
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I had similiar thoughts about my blog post today, wanted to say something meaningful…but in the end there were no words that could express it.

  2. Posted December 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully put. My heart goes out to all of them, and all of you, who were so close to the town. Hold your kids tight and let us remember to be grateful for all the nourishment we receive, and all that we are able to give. Thank you for this beautiful post.

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