Autumn chill, a few frosty mornings, dusk deepening faster than before. Summer is quickly excusing itself and stepping out the door. That's okay -- fall is here. We're not quite ready for Pumpkin Spice Everything, and we're not rushing that, but the season's first apples and pears spark excitement nonetheless.

Our hearts are heavy, watching this wind and rain, a dim echo of the wind and rain wreaking havoc in Southeast Asia, in the Caribbean, on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Watching smoke billowing from Northwestern mountainsides. Watching children of immigrants lose the basic protections afforded them by DACA.

It's a lot to take in. A lot of suffering. A lot of pain and fear. Homes and sacred places devastated. Family, friends, humans, animals in grave danger. It's heavy.

I know it doesn't have much directly to do with our food. I know nobody likes unsolicited advice. Maybe I should stick to Rice and Beans. But we could all use a reminder:

Be tender and kind. Nourish each other. Love, fiercely, at all costs.

Thank you for being part of our circle.

the Macro Mamas


|| Menu for Saturday, September 09, 2017 || 

Brown Rice with Shiitake, Sweet Corn, & Pickled Garlic Scapes

Miso & Apple Butter Baked Beans

Roasted Green Beans with Rosemary Oil, Garlic & Lemon Shallots, Bread Crumbs

Summer Gratin with Basil Cashew-Ricotta

Kale & Red Cabbage with Avocado-Cucumber Dressing

Dilled Cole Slaw

Field Greens with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing


|| Desserts ||

German Chocolate Cake

Walnut Tart

Raw Tart Cherry Cashew Cheesecakes (GF)

Semolina Tarts with Orange Blossom Cream & Fig Jam

Late Summer Fruit Crisp (GF)

Blueberry Coffee Cake (GF)

Heavenly Tapioca (GF)

Cookies ‘n’ Cream Parfaits

Blueberry & Coconut Cream Parfaits (GF)

Toasted Almond Chocolate Mousse (GF)

Peaches & Cream Cupcakes

Hippie Crispie Treats (GF)

Chocolate-Dipped Ginger Macaroons (GF)

Chocolate Snickerdoodles