fall soul bowl

this recipe is inspired by sweet potato soul's maple mustard tempeh buddha bowl and it makes for the perfect work lunch. my weekday lunches are usually a salad comprised of a mix of roasted vegetables, a grain and tahini or balsamic dressing, so this isn't too far of a cry from that. usually, i'll take a peek at harlow's menu (one of my favorite restaurants in portland, oregon!) for inspiration because they serve these amazing bowls that are packed with creative, flavorful goodness. this recipe reminds me so much of something harlow would have on the menu! 

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taste of history

i counted down the days to the smithsonian food history festival. i scheduled out my day the night before in my cell phone notes, anxious that i wouldn't have time to swing it between dorie greenspan's live baking demo on world peace cookies before I ran to a panel on the best of america's road food stops. when would i find time to pay homage to julia child's kitchen? what do i do with all these flower poundings i created? were they going to surprise us with bottomless samples even though they swore up and down there would not be samples?! these were all the very pressing questions running through my head. spoiler alert: they weren't kidding about the samples. 

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