Hello friends and happy Friday.
Like nearly everyone around the world, my heart is absolutely breaking for Ukraine and that’s why I related oh-too closely to this excerpt from Watching the War Won’t Stop It: “Many of us are experiencing a kind of learned helplessness when it comes to the war in Ukraine. We can’t do anything to stop the suffering, or so it seems, yet we can’t stop following the grim news.“
Here’s how home cooks are supporting Ukranians right now—and how you can too.
Proud to learn my Utah Jazz are donating more than 32,000 nights of lodging with Airbnb for Ukranian refugees, and more people all over the world are booking Airbnbs to those seeking refuge. Here’s how you can help.
With all the tragedy and dreary news out there, we could all sure use is this reminder of ideas for how to have more fun in life. You never know what’s around the corner so make the most of every day!
One thing I find that adds more joy and fun to my week is cooking for fun, not just for the blog. This week I made homemade gnocchi and dressed it with a plant-based version of my fave bolognese using Impossible Ground Burger. Meat sauce for pasta is a good spot to sub in a veg alternative.
Utah represent—again! Totally loving this list of 28 best restaurants in Salt Lake City—especially #1 on the list whose previous owner, Heidi Posnien, is my namesake. But that’s a story for another day…
I’m pretty psyched for all the yummy Irish food I get to eat next week, with my corned beef and cabbage and stout brownies coming in at the top of the list. I’m thinking I should add this classic, creamy, buttery potato dish to the menu too.
Shake up St. Paddy’s with this green Shakshuka that looks totally interesting.
All over this mac & cheese. YUM.
This Thai-inspired fried rice has me all sorts of hungry.
My husb is going to want this soup stat.
I’m gonna love this pie!
I’m totally making these veg babies to stuff into tacos.
Get ready to twirl because this udon recipe looks so dang good, and good for your gut too.
This salmon dinner is right up my alley. Perfect for spring too.
Buffalo chicken bowls — be still my hot sauce lovin’ heart.
The low bowl has replaced the dinner plate in our household too. They’re more versatile, inviting, and of course they just make your food look good. These are our favorites (and they’re on sale).
5 ways to trick yourself into decluterring all that damn clutter.
With 60% or more of my home’s furniture either given to me by family or sourced from second-hand stores or online, I’ve always been happy to receive hand-me-down goods. I’ve found some of THE BEST stuff that I love even more because of the thrill of the hunt—plus it’s smart money and sustainable. So of course I had to check out this article on demystifying estate sales with these shopping tips. Maybe you’ll become a fan too.
Wanderlust warning: the comments on this post are a goldmine for planning your next vacation.
This has got to be the most peaceful, zen laundry room I’ve ever seen.
When you use this sunscreen, for each purchase made the company removes 1 pound of plastic from the world’s oceans—the equivalent of 22 water bottles.
Speaking of sun protection, here are the best self tanners for achieving a healthy glow.
Get ready to scroll because this list is seriously comprehensive!—the best swimsuit guide with something for every body type.
For the first time ever, women are outperforming men in the stock market. As we should!
Okie dokie, have a happy weekend and cook something good!
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