I don’t know about you, but life feels really heavy right now. The news is more present and more intense than ever. We are socially distancing (Thank you! Keep it up!) which is important, but can result in feeling disconnected from our friends, family, and life in general. And all of our normal routines have been disrupted. It can be overwhelming, to say the least. In the midst of all of this chaos, it’s the little things in life each day to bring a laugh or some joy. Need a little pick me up or just want to laugh? We’re sharing some bits of goodness for your week. Read on for more.…
It feels a little funny to be writing about tahini in the midst of everything going on in the world. Life as almost everyone knew it has turned upside down and it seems like each day it changes even more. As restaurants have closed and more and more people are staying home (thank you! #socialdistancing matters!), cooking has become an even more important part of our lives. That is why we have decided to continue to post recipes here at With Two Spoons, despite world events. We hope that we can provide you with some healthy, tasty food to comfort and nourish you and your families during this crazy time. Read on for our Easy Lemon Tahini Sauce.Jump to Recipe
A simple sauce like our Easy Lemon Tahini Sauce is great way to transform basic foods into something special with very little effort. I love to whip up this sauce on the weekend and use it to top roasted veggies for a bowl lunch, toss it on salads as a dressing, or dip veggies in it for a snack. It has only a handful of simple ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make.…
As most of you know we are both Emergency Physicians. And right now we’re a little preoccupied with this crazy little virus called COVID-19 (Coronovirus ). It’s time to hunker down in your house and cook all of those great foods you’d been wanting to make! But things are changing rapidly and many people have asked how to help.…
My kids LOVE fresh bread. And they can eat loaves and loaves of it if I let them. But bread baking is so tedious, right? WRONG. Turns out this simple Dutch Oven Bread is so stinking simple you could make it every day.…
It’s Friday and I am HERE for it. It’s been a long week around here and I’m ready for some good food, great weather (60 in Minneapolis!!), and lots of time outside. I’m sure I’ll find myself in the kitchen at some point, of course. Today I’m sharing a few things I’ve been loving lately – from interesting articles, things we all need to know, and some fun stuff for living. Happy Friday, y’all!
A Few Good Reads
Wednesday was the start of Lent, where many people often choose something to “give up” for the 40 days leading up to Easter. I loved this idea of 40 days of giving instead.
I’ve long been fascinated with mountaineering (I blame Jon Krakauer and his 1997 book Into Thin Air) and this article is fascinating.
How UltraMarathoners Are Pushing The Human Body Beyond All Limits. These athletes are just amazing.
I read this article simply because of the title and it’s delightful: My Ex-Boyfriend’s New Girlfriend is Lady Gaga.
It’s hard to ignore the biggest story in the news right now: COVID-19. As mamas and doctors, we are in the thick of it all. Here’s a great, deep dive from earlier this week with what you need to know about the coronavirus. Spoiler: Wash your hands. Don’t hoard masks. Don’t panic.
This & That
I’m not much of a makeup girl but I do love skin care products. I’ve long been a big fan of Beauty Counter’s cleansing balm, but I’ve heard great things about this balm. It’s got clean ingredients and the price can’t be beat. Anyone tried it?
Are you a podcast fan? This episode of the Tim Ferris show featuring legendary card magician Richard Turner is absolutely fascinating. And when you’re done, check out this documentary for more of the magic.
I’m LOVING the return of the midi skirt this spring. They are so fun! Dress them up with a sweater or down with a knotted tee and sneakers. I picked up a cute one at a little shop in Napa that I can’t wait to wear all spring. I’m also eyeing this little number.
Recipes To Try
I’ve got a few days off from work and I’m ready to get into the kitchen and try a few new things. Here’s what I’m hoping to make:
Peanut Noodles with Roasted Broccoli!
Cheddar Scallion English Muffin Bread
Pineapple Upside Down Cornmeal Cake
Well friends, that’s it for this week. I’m off to brave Costco. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful weekend. We will be back on Tuesday with another new recipe. Until then…
Finding easy, nutritious side dishes that kids and adults will both enjoy sometimes seems like an impossible challenge. These super simple Maple Dijon Roasted Sweet Potatoes will impress even the pickiest eater at your table and can on your table in under an hour.…
Does anyone else feel like it is already February 425th? This month has gone on and on and on and on. Although it is warmer that usual here in Minneapolis, this is the point in winter where everyone is needing a good dose of sunshine. Enter the Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad.…
You’ve probably seen or heard it before: We should eat more fiber. But What’s All the Fuss About Fiber? We’re taking a little dive into the land of nutrition today and talking all things fiber and your health.
What IS fiber anyway?
Dietary fiber comes from plants. Fiber is a carbohydrate that is comprised of the parts of some plants that your body can’t completely digest. It comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble. Both have benefits for your overall health and are easily incorporated into a balanced, plant forward diet.…
We all know that we should eat more vegetables. It’s great for our health and good for our planet. Let’s face it though, vegetables can sometimes be boring. Our new recipe for Skillet Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette is anything but boring. In fact, I think it just might be your new weekday favorite.
This post is sponsored by our dear friends at Queen Creek Olive Mill. We’ve been fans of their amazing oils, vinegars, and foods for years and, as always, would never recommend something we don’t love and use ourselves. Thanks for supporting the companies that help us keep working here at With Two Spoons. #adJump to Recipe
Broccoli is a go-to vegetable of mine for a lot of reasons. It’s inexpensive, readily available, and jam packed with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and even protein! It’s also a great source of dietary fiber. What more could you want? Oh yeah, something that tastes great, too.…