Cabbage Salsa

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that I’ve noticed always ends up with inevitable leftovers.  Whether I use it to make a slaw or in some sort of soup, I’m never able to use it all at once.  Last summer I started making this cabbage salsa as an easy solution to using up leftovers since it requires only a few ingredients and comes together quickly.   I missed it so much over the winter months though that it’s the first thing I made when I received our first cabbage of the season in this week’s CSA share.  It’s crisp, refreshing, and has the slightest kick of heat from the jalapeño.  Even my non-cabbage loving kids have taken to enjoying this one with us.

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Muffin Tin Granola Cups with Lemon Greek Yogurt and Berries

Today I’m delighted to be a part of a virtual baby shower for Sonja and Alex of A Couple Cooks.  They recently adopted their little baby boy, Larson, and my heart is filled with joy for them.  Even before starting my own blog, I’d been a long time reader of Sonja and Alex’s blog for their healthy and simple recipes, and many of our weeknight dinners have been inspired by them.  Over time as they’ve shared more about their journey to become parents, I’ve also come to deeply admire their faith to wait and trust in the midst of trials and uncertainty.  After all that they’ve been through, it’s especially sweet to see their little Larson finally at home with them.   To celebrate Larson and to honor Sonja and Alex, a group of bloggers (a big thank you to Melissa, Ashley, and Sarah for organizing!) have put together a “healthy snacks” themed shower, and I’m sharing these fun and easy muffin tin granola cups.  Sonja and Alex, I couldn’t be happier for you both.

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Prioritizing time has never been a strength for me.  I tend to categorize more than I should as a “priority” and find myself trying to cram as much into as little time as possible.  I’m working on this.  Yesterday at church, our pastor spoke on cultivating childlike wonder and named speed to be the enemy of wonder.  So true.  I know it’s not realistic to always be unhurried, present, and truly savoring every moment, but I’m trying.  Sometimes this means saying “no” to more than I want to, but I’m learning that this is okay.

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