on making time

this bowl hit all the right notes for me. it makes for a perfect weekday lunch (which i need to be quick and easy to toss in my bag before i head to work), is packed with vibrant flavors and colors, and abounds with the healthiest ingredients. developing the recipe for this unfolded slowly on a saturday, when i had bread baking in the oven and a spotify playlist serenading me. it was exactly the way i want a weekend day to be.

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potluck pasta party

in the face of living in a very transient town, my friends and i opt for tradition. in a city ruled by politics, we vote potluck! starting about three years ago, my girlfriends and i made it a point to make time for a family meal as often as we could. the goal is to meet once a week, and though some months we do better than others, potlucks have become our north star of sorts. our potlucks range anywhere from two to eight girls, with each of us rotating as host for that week's dinner. we're the biggest fans of each other's cooking, with each dinner peppered with gushing over how good each bite is.

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