Thanks for all of your congratulations! We are so excited 🙂 To answer> your questions:
- We’re moving to Charlottesville, Virginia, likely late next summer, where the bakery will be (the location has long since been decided).
- We’re hoping to open doors next fall, although it could be longer if we hit snags. It usually takes at least a year to open doors.
- I’ll have plenty of time to finish my R.D. and internship, which is over in July, before we move.
- I am not sure when I’ll finish my masters (there is a masters program for R.D.s at JMU in VA that I’ve researched)
- And I have no idea where my career will take me, but I will be working at the bakery – likely more on the PR + marketing + owner responsibilities + event side where my interests and experience lie. Of course I still love nutrition and hope to continue my career as a pro blogger, online nutrition consultant, recipe developer and freelance writer on the side.
Ahhhh home. It’s so comforting and inviting to be here again 🙂
We spent the evening unpacking from our trip and sucking up dead bugs in the vacuum. Hopefully the colder weather has taken its toll on the population that spies on me at night!
Dinner came in baked form and we worked with what we had in the house: squash!
When I go out of town I like to keep a root veggie in the kitchen for the return dinner and use pantry staples to round it out. (And I always grab a banana from the hotel or airport for breakfast!)
For these Curry Stuffed Squash, we baked an acorn and a delectica squash at 425* face down in a pan of water for about 30 minutes until they were fork tender.
In the meantime we cooked a cup of brown rice with a few tsp of curry powder and some raisins.
When the squash were ready, we stuffed them with the rice, some microwaved hot apple, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds and some of BethT‘s plum jam!
The dish was great! I ate some of the squash skin (it gets very tender) but I didn’t eat it all mostly because I don’t want to hurt my intestines with too much fiber!
We had quite a bit of mail arrive while we were gone.
First, some Intentional Chocolate.
Do you guys believe the way food is cooked impacts the person who eats it? Intentional Chocolate does. This is the intention embedded into each piece:
"Whomever consumes this chocolate will manifest optimal health and function at physical, emotional, and mental levels, and in particular, will enjoy an increased sense of energy, vitor and well-being for the benefit of man-kind.’
A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study published in Explore: The Journal Of The Science and Healing (Oct. 2007) found that one ounce of Intentional Chocolate eaten daily for 3 days increased subjects’ well-being, victor and energy by an average of 67% and in some cases up to 1,000%.
And the company donates 50% of profits to organizations committed to the benefit of humankind, so all the more reason to partake.
Believe it?? Hard to.
It certainly tasted amazingly dark and rich.
I had a few pieces tonight and we’ll see how I feel in 3 days…
Also on the package front – Pistachios! I thought the delivery box was quite clever
"What Do You Get For 100 Calories"
With a circle of different portions and their nutritional value. Of course pistachios won out for the best snack choice!
If you’d like to win some pistachio prizes, go to PistachioHealth.com and tell them how or why you plan to incorporate pistachios into your diet.
I like ’em because they’re GREEN! My favorite color.
BRRRR it’s chilly up in he-yah! It’s only 6PM in Montana, but I’m out of energy for the day. Wish I had a big tub to take a bath in. Our dinky bathtub is not that appealing! Might just hit the sack early and read Wicked, or work on some projects. Or catch up on some blog reading! Wish I had been able to go to the POM Harvest with those lucky ladies – I had to turn it down because of our Montana trip 🙁