Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Read // Watched // Listened // Savored: October Edition

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Here are some things I'm reading, watching, listening to, and savoring this month!

Reading
I'm currently working my way through The Untethered Soul, a beautiful and simple primer on meditation and mindfulness. I just finished up A Life Without Limits, the autobiography of Chrissie Wellington, the world's top female Ironman triathlete. I found myself fascinated by Chrissie's tale of perseverance and victory.

The Simple Things, October Issue. It's no secret that I love all things autumn, and this "all-things-warm-and-cozy" issue just made my soul so happy.

I'm enjoying this new-to-me food blog. Great photos, and simple - yet inventive - recipes.

Watching & Listening

Gravity. Have you seen it yet? I found it riveting, despite the slightly cliched ending.

My husband and I recently started watching The Mind of a Chef, a PBS show that combines travel, culture, and food as seen through the lens of modern day chefs. We're watching the first season with David Chang (aka The King of Ramen). The show is produced and narrated by Anthony Bourdain, and is slightly reminiscent of No Reservations.

On Being with Krista Tippett. I especially loved this recent interview with the Indigo Girls, on "music & finding God in church & smoky bars."

Calm.com. Ahhhh.

Savoring

We made this soup for dinner tonight, substituting Capello's grain-free gnocchi for the tortellini. It's the perfect fall soup, hearty yet healthy. I love spinach in soup, so I added about 20 fistfuls of spinach to this and it was amazing.

Cinnamon apple spice tea. A mug of this is just the thing for chilly fall afternoons, with some Golden Delicious apples and this honey almond butter. My go-to snack right now.

A simple kale salad from our local Whole Foods' salad bar. Shredded kale and brussel sprouts with lemon, olive oil, sea salt, parmesan, and almonds. Filling, healthy, and delish. Thinking I'll have to re-create it at home soon.

Walks, hikes, and trail runs in the crisp fall air. The foliage here in Colorado is breathtaking right now (see above photo), and I'm making sure to get my fill by spending plenty of time outdoors!

What are you reading, watching, listening to, and savoring right now?

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