It's been a while. I've been it a bit of a food rut and haven't felt like taking the time and energy to create posts for this space. Food ruts are cyclical for me. It's not that I don't eat, that is never really my problem. The problem is that nothing sounds good and I end up lacking the desire or creativity to make anything I'm excited about. And the few times I have made something worth blogging about, I really just wanted to eat and relax.
The other reason I have avoided this area for the last couple weeks is that it has felt like just another thing I have put on my plate. Since the wedding photography conference I attended in March I have had my head down working on my business. Spending nearly every waking moment consumed with how to move in the right direction. And in that time I don't think there was any extra room left in my brain to dream about other things.
So in order to make this a place I can enjoy rather than another responsibility, I'm going to loosen up a bit and think of this more as a journal with an emphasis on food. I may even share some iphone photos here and there, just for the sake of sharing. Sharing over perfection.
Oh, you likely want to know about the food since you're here. This recipe is from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook, which is packed with so many delicious, healthy and creative dishes. I have post-its on a ridiculous number of recipes, like I probably should have just skipped them because I practically marked the whole book.
I thought it would be fun to show the steps for this one to show how easy it is to make dumplings. It wasn't my first time making dumplings as I made pot stickers with my cousins once when I was younger, but they did all the work and it has been quite a long time.