A really good everyday curry- the only curry recipe you'll ever need because it's so versatile, adaptable, and simple.

It was my mom’s last radiation therapy appointment and I had wanted to be there with her to hear the doctor’s thoughts on her follow-up cancer care.  We were running a bit behind and as I quickened my pace to hurry on ahead, I fell.  Hard.  Terribly and frighteningly hard.  Face first apparently, although I don’t remember the fall.  I remember the pain, and for a quick second I thought I might have become paralyzed.  The moment my mind regained consciousness I was unable to move a single muscle in my body.  To my relief, that feeling was brief.  The next thing I knew I was being whisked away to the ER for concussion treatment.  The bump on my forehead was about the size of a golf ball, but by some miracle the CT scan showed no internal brain injuries.  The whole experience shook me up, put things back into a healthy perspective, and I am overwhelmingly thankful.  Recovery has been a bit rougher than I had expected though.  While in the healing stage, there is to be no exercise, limited screen time, and a general carefulness not to overstimulate the brain.  I am continuing to struggle with lingering headaches and vision problems, but despite all of this, I am immensely grateful.

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Buckwheat Crepes with Whipped Ricotta Goat Cheese and Strawberry Preserves

When I think of favorite childhood desserts, my mom’s chocolate pudding crepes immediately come to mind.  Vanilla crepes filled with the silkiest chocolate pudding under a cloud of whipped cream-  messy for sure, but truly scrumptious.  She bought me my first crepe pan, and even now we almost weekly make some sort of crepes.  Because crepes so fondly remind me of my own mother,  I made these savory buckwheat crepes to celebrate Mother’s Day and hopefully bring some breakfast inspiration to your home as well.

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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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