It's still quite a few weeks out from the holidays, but I can definitely already feel the start of the hustle bustle of them. Time speeds up, but the days get busier somehow. It's been a busy week with some exciting happenings I wanted to share before I get to my favorite Friday finds.
As we head into the heart of autumn, with an amazing bounty from the farms in the region filling up the greenmarkets, we are showcasing some of the amazing cooks in the city and the meals they share with us and @thefeedfeed by tagging #GrowNYC and #feedfeed. The talented @livingminnaly shared this POMEGRANATE ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS SALAD W/ FETA, FARRO & PECANS. Minna’s savory & sweet salad is topped w/ an orange pomegranate glaze & would brighten any holiday table w/ those amazing colors.
For my food-obsessed friends and readers, you may have already heard of the feedfeed, a beautiful food feed curated by Julie and Dan Resnick. Recently, they partnered with GrowNYC, the organization that operates my beloved Union Square Greenmarket. As you guys have seen, I love my farmers market trips, so imagine the smile on my face when I got asked to contribute a recipe to this fun market day event they are having tomorrow. Hence, the hooplah of food photos of all my cooking last week.
So excited to share that my Roasted Pomegranate Brussel Sprouts w/Feta, Farro, and Pecans was featured in feedfeed's album they created of seasonally inspired dishes for the market day tomorrow and on Union Square Greenmarket's Instagram!
For those of you in NYC tomorrow, Julie and Dan will have a tent set up for feedfeed right next to GrowNYC's tent at the Union Square Greenmarket, handing out totes and seasonal holiday recipe cards for your cooking inspiration- make sure to stop by and say hello!
Onto the Favorite Friday Finds!
Here are the nine things that I was inspired by, learned from, and laughed and smiled at this week. Would love to hear any fun things you've read, as well!
1. I posted this on my Facebook page this week, but wanted to post this here as well.
We are constantly being so critical of our own appearances: our body, our beauty, our physical attributes. This heartwarming video shows the stark differences between how kids view themselves compared to how adults see themselves. I love how the kids choose what they'd change about their body based on what that would enable their bodies to do: legs like a cheetah so he can run faster, wings so she can fly. We should take note from our younger counterparts.
2. Yesterday, I posted a challenge to you to be present.
I listed 5 common situations you can become more present in- and I'd like to add this to the list:
Be like Boss (my sister's cat to the right) and have a should-less day.
I think it's a brilliant idea and I love the name of it. A day without "shoulds."
3. Read this interesting article on the grain battle in the New Yorker last week. While I've made my feelings on gluten plaintively clear, it's always good to keep informed and hear others perspectives on the matter. Although the article is a bit long and a touch bizarre, I think it's worth a read.
4. I talked about how I shudder at the sight of overly ripe bananas and how I like them without a single brown spot on them. I've known that the nutritional index of a banana changes as it ripens, but this brief article dug a bit more into the specifics.
Laughed and Smiled
5. Okay so Taylor Swift was never my choice of what I would go to put on my headphones, but her 1989 album is pretty catchy. But this YouTube creation of an 80's (coincidentally 1989 to be exact) Aerobic Dance Video set to TSwift's "Shake It Off" is just hilariously perfect. It is astonishingly on beat- a must watch:
6. Stumbled upon this adorable street art by David Zinn. I wish it was in NYC so I could find all of them! But for now, browsing his gallery on his website will have to suffice. My favorite, to no one's surprise, has to do with fall foliage and this cute little alien man.