what I read in November 2018

The Destiny Thief by Richard Russo
Fear by Bob Woodward
Half Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay
Landwhale by Jes Baker
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Libertarians on the Prairie by Christine Woodside
Medical Medium: Life-Changing Food by Anthony William
Textile Nature by Anne Kelly
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves

what I read in October 2018

Bag of Hammers by Edward Riche
Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana White
French Exit by Patrick deWitt
Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor
Origins of a Story by Jake Grogan
Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore
Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman
Wellmania by Brigid Delaney
Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

photos for my forthcoming WFPB* cookbook

*whole food plant-based, duh

  • Me handing a Mason jar of extremely green smoothie to my adoring, supportive and not-grossed-out husband
  • Me strolling through a farmer’s market, a basket filled with leafy things hanging jauntily from my arm
  • Me laughing uproariously with a farmer at his stall
  • Three heirloom tomatoes lined up on my kitchen windowsill
  • Me coasting on an old-fashioned bicycle with my legs stuck straight out
  • Me kissing my dog
  • Sliced avocados
  • Me laughing merrily while making s’mores (homemade graham crackers and marshmallows with organic, free trade chocolate) around a campfire with my perfectly coordinated children
  • Whole avocados
  • Me sipping iced green tea through a stainless steel straw
  • Me serving up an enormous WFPB spread on tables in the backyard, impeccably set with white linens and purposely mismatched china, while my entire family beams proudly at my mastery of this life
  • Me blowing on a dandelion head that’s gone to seed
  • My dog wearing a neckerchief
  • Me in a garden wearing immaculate rubber boots that cost two hundred dollars
  • A butternut squash

what I read in September 2018

100 Days of Real Food on a Budget by Lisa Leake
A Wholesome Horror by Brenda Thompson
Beautifully Real Food by Sam Murphy
The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
Easy Home Sewing Projects by Charlie Moorby
Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey by by Samantha Brennan and Tracy Isaacs
Influencer by Brittany Hennessy
Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam
One Day Room Makeover by Martin Amado
Platform by Michael Hyatt
Power Plates by Gena Hamshaw
The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
This Messy Magnificent Life by Geneen Roth
The Visitors by Catherine Burns

what I read in August 2018

Art and Soul Reloaded by Pam Grout
The Clever Gut Diet Cookbook by Dr Clare Bailey
Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk
Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence
Dinner Illustrated by America’s Test Kitchen
Draft #4 by John McPhee
Eating from the Ground Up by Alana Chernila
The Extended Moment: 50 Years of Collecting Photographs at the National Gallery of Canada by Ann Thomas
Feasts: Middle Eastern Food to Savour and Share by Sabrina Ghayour
Homemade by Reader’s Digest
In Praise of Wasting Time by Alan Lightman
Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively
Like She Owns the Place by Cara Alwill Leyba
Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
The Love and Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio
Medicine Walk by Laurie Lacey
Micro Mastery by Robert Twigger
No Patterns Needed by Rosie Martin
The Pretty Dish by Jessica Merchant
Shipwrecks Off the East Coast by Carmel Vivier
Styling with Salvage by Joanne Palmisano
There Are No Grown-Ups by Pamela Druckerman
Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota
Waterfalls of Nova Scotia by Benoit Lalonde