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self pep talk - Laura Miller / Sidesaddle Kitchen

24 Sep Self Care / I hide this when people come over

I shove this piece of paper under my desk every time someone comes over. (That’s why it’s all dirty and crumpled up.) It looks like some exercise out of a self-help book and it’s embarrassing.
 
I was feeling crappy. Extremely crappy. So I grabbed a piece of construction paper, and scribbled down a pep talk to myself. Then I read it aloud to myself every morning for the next week or so. ┬áCan you imagine me doing this? WAIT STOP PLEASE DON’T because I definitely do look just as crazy as you’re imagining.
 
But here’s the thing: it actually worked. I started drinking more water. I started eating more leafy greens. I made myself exercise even when I felt exhausted and terrible because that’s when I needed it most.
 
Maybe it was the act of saying it out loud, as if I was telling a friend to take care of herself (i.e. “not for any other reason other than it will feel good and help you feel better”) which makes sense, because I don’t want my best friend to look skinnier or prettier, I just want her to feel better.
 
Anyway, this embarrassing post is just a reminder to you to “TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, (insert your name)” because feeling like a self-help-book-reading cheeseball and/or embarrassing yourself still beats feeling like crap.
 

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16 Sep RVNG is trilingual!

Tastemade Channel (who I filmed the original RVNG videos with) has released one of my first videos with Spanish and German voiceovers!
 
I think they are kind of just testing it out to see how people like it, so I don’t know if there will be more, but definitely send to anyone you know who might like it!
 

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10 Sep Road Trip Snacks

I had to drive down to Los Angeles last night and decided that I’d share what I picked up from my local market on my way out of San Francisco.

What snacks do you bring on road trips? I’m driving back up in a few days so I’ll need some suggestions!

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08 Sep Get your paws on some frooby prints!

I’ve gotten a ton of comments/emails asking how to get these prints if you’re not local, so HERE is the link to The Aesthetic Union’s online shop to buy them. They were printed by James Tucker (a friend of mine who runs his very own letterpress shop) and created by some of my favorite local artists. Every single one is going up in my house, just FYI.

Check them out and support some local artists right here!


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18 Aug Sunripened Dinner

Here are a few shots from my Sunripened Dinner last week. It was a pretty surreal experience for me, and something I’d wanted to since I started making raw food 8 years ago! I’m putting together a little video over the next few days, but here is a sneak peek!
 
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