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Happy, happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and caregivers out there. We hope you are able to celebrate (or not celebrate) in whatever way makes you the happiest. It’s your day! Now, here’s what the EHD team has been loving this week:

Today’s home tour is everything we want a Sunday to feel like. Happy, cozy, soft, and a solid dose of light pink. The entire house is a calm breath of fresh Australian air so be prepared to feel very good once your eyes get a load of this home by the very talented ladies of Three Birds Renovations.

ALSO, the wonderful, talented Sarah Sherman Samuels revealed her home’s second kitchen and the island is truly a work of art. GO NOW.

From Emily: “I finally found an over the sink dish drying rack that stores easily and is visually appealing. GOODBYE GROSS TOWELS.”

Also From Emily: “My kids got these as a gift in the mail from a former babysitter and they played with them for like FOUR HOURS.”

From Sara: “I swear I’m never buying store made tortillas again (a lofty statement). While homemaking them takes a decent amount more prep time than just pulling some straight out of a bag, the softness, flavor, and feeling of accomplishment is bar none. The hardest part about these is trying to roll them out into circles – which I failed out, but they still worked even in their blob-esque organic shapes. This recipe calls for bacon fat, but I didn’t have any on hand so I subbed the 2 tablespoons of bacon fat for 2 tablespoons of butter (ghee or vegetable oil would work as well).”

From Julie: “Even before working from home, I had been getting a serious pain in my neck/shoulder area. This was probably partially due to sitting at a desk for most of the day, not working out, being a prone-left-side-sleeper and constantly moving heavy objects for work (aka sofas). Last January, I finally booked myself a 90 min massage which is a rarity for me but after not being able to fully move my neck for about a week straight I thought it might be time to let a professional at it. And OH BOY she did! Let’s just say it wasn’t the most relaxing massage I’ve ever had in my life but it helped so much and above all, I learned the root of the problem. She told me that my muscles and tendons in that area were starting to move down and forward because of the aforementioned issues above. Like the true procrastinator I am, I didn’t really do anything different the following months until all of this went down and we were suddenly working from home for the foreseeable future. My workspace setup isn’t ideal and definitely wasn’t helping my pain issues. So I finally caved and started to look for a heating pad for my neck but it had to be electric since I don’t own a microwave. Then I came across this one from Sunbeam. And it’s AMAZING! It truly helps relive that intense pain I was feeling throughout the day and unlike those ones you heat up in the microwave I don’t have to keep getting up to reheat it only to leave it in the microwave a little too long and inevitably burn the sh*t outta my neck. It comes with 4 different heat settings and a magnet in the front that keeps it from falling off my shoulders and the cord is super long so I am actually able to move around a lot with it on. There is also a little bit of weight that makes me more aware of my posture so I am sitting up straighter throughout the day. Also, it looks like some futuristic battle armor so you know that’s cool too…right?”

From Ryann: “I am trying to drink more water but I unfortunately love sparkling water with the passion of a thousand suns. Since I am now at home 99.9% of the time, I decided it now makes sense to purchase a soda stream, so I can make delicious sparkling water drinks at home. Now I have it and it’s been great, but I am looking for some interesting drink recipes. As of now, I just squeeze some lemon in there and call it a day but I want to experiment. Any ideas??”

From Jess: “I just finished the moisturizer I was using and am now finally getting this one from my favorite skincare line, Tatcha. I have talked about them before (because I LOVE them) but I got a sample of this moisturizer over Christmas and knew it was my next try. I have pretty dry skin and this one really made me feel so hydrated and glowy. Plus according to its description, it’s supposed to tackle literally all of my face concerns: dryness, dullness and uneven texture, and loss of firmness and elasticity. It’s not cheap but I am really focused on getting my skin and routine SET. I require something personally positive to come out of this time at home so anti-aging it is.”

Exciting news! Emily’s Weekend Check-In is finally here. What’s that you might ask? Basically, the Saturday “blog recap newsletter” got a BIG makeover. Now, this newsletter is from Emily herself, which will include a quick “hi” and a “how I’m doing update” along with our usual (but now complete since before it didn’t account for our content nearly doubling) weekend “Here’s What Happened On The Blog This Week.” It is kind of like the “letter from the editor” section you see in magazines. Here’s a snippet from last week to give you an idea:

“We are very, very, very lucky that being a digital company means that our “doors” can stay open, articles can still be read, and we can still connect with our community. Of course there have been some shifts in the business what with this “exciting” (terrifying) new economy. In full transparency, ads are worth far less right now and partnerships are shaky. But we feel genuinely so grateful that as a team we can continue doing what we love to do, remotely, and that we have this incredible community (you) that comes to read our articles every day. It’s really forced us to be more creative and innovative, and while the world is in this very uncertain era, the home continues to be more and more important. You may have noticed that we’ve shifted our content, and now we’re realizing it was a shift that needed to happen anyways. We’ve gotten back to more personal, solution based posts about design/style and the response has been really enthusiastic. It feels more real and grounded and even I’m connecting to it more.”

If you are interested in hearing more from Emily herself, sign up for the newsletter here.

That’s all we have for now, and as always we hope you have a lovely Sunday and a great Mother’s Day. x

Opener Image Credit: Design by Three Birds Renovations | via Coco Kelley

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amazing thanks for share

Theresa

King Arthur Flour has a really easy corn tortilla recipe! https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/thin-cornmeal-tortillas-recipe

A

Mallory, you might be interested in this; there has been a recent backlash against Alison Roman (mainly on Twitter, but also a few articles) over a recent interview where she kind of jabbed at Marie Kondo & Chrissy Teigen. I’m not saying to stop liking her or her recipes, but I will say that it’s been an interesting weekend read for me! Of note is the commentators pointing out that many of her recipes are really just ethnic recipes that have been “columbused”. So the famous stew recipe is derived from chana masala. And her second stew recipe derives from loubia. I am aware that often recipes/cooks/cookbook writers are inspired by ethnic cooking – no question about that! I just prefer when sources are acknowledged. I used to be a big fan but to be honest she just rubs me the wrong way & I’m not super impressed with how she uses spices & ingredients, so I’m making an effort to find authors of recipes who give me better vibes: Nik Sharma, Olia Hercules, Ottolenghi, Meera Sodha & Lucky Peach, to name a few. Not saying that cancel culture is ok— just sharing as food for thought!

A

Thank you for mentioning this, A. Here is a link to the article where Alison mentions two women of color as sell outs: https://newconsumer.com/2020/05/alison-roman-interview/

Super disappointing and hoping you pulled this roundup together before Alison’s remarks were published (May 7th).

Lily

There’s also a very gross video of her with Christina Tosi making a birthday cake and my goodness…after that I kinda have a bad taste in my mouth for her. I agree, cancel culture can be lame but Alison Romans just kinda…….meh in comparison to so many chefs. Although, her damn shortbread chocolate chip cookies look delicious.

Bon Appétit’s entire staff is who I love to watch. The diversity, charisma, and recipes are incredible. 🙂

Amber

You know that Alison Roman used to be an editor at Bon Appetit?

emily

and?

Amanda

Yeah, in a field FULL of white ladies, Allison Roman chooses to call out two women of color for having successful brands. That in top of her history of whitewashing recipes is super disappointing.

Katie

Thank you for bringing this up. I was surprised that Alison Roman was mentioned in the Link Up today, especially with such glowing commentary (“is my favorite person and I don’t even know her”) on her as a person. While her recipes are delicious, there are so many other wonderful recipes that I hope in the future you can highlight someone who does not use her platform to disparage other women, especially women of color.

Dani

I came here to say this, so thank you. I hope there is a response from the EHD team as this is a real opportunity to engage in in conversation around micro aggression, racism, and cultural appropriation. I appreciate the willingness of Emily and her team to reflect and grow, but this is an area that needs some significant work, especially as “influencers”.

Wow thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to respond to this. I unfortunately wasn’t aware of this recent backlash and to your point, Lily, did send this write up before May 7th (although that’s not an excuse and DEFINITELY doesn’t make it any better). I appreciate you all for bringing this up and commenting these links, the article you’re referencing was very eye opening. I also agree it’s VERY important to have these discussions. I’ll be sure to do more research next time. Thank you all and please have a happy, safe, and healthy mother’s day!

Amanda

Are y’all planning on editing the post then? Agreeing that it’s problematic and vowing to do better is great, but that falls pretty flat if you leave unadulterated, uncritical praise in the original post.

Anne

I agree (and am so so saddened by Alison Roman’s comments, as I had been a big fan too), but given it’s Mother’s Day, let’s all given them a little grace 🙂

k

I’m with Amanda. Nothing has changed (I checked at 7:40 AM EST) this morning (Monday) and two new posts. The Alison Roman recommendation is still there and just below is an ask to join the EHD newsletter. I love the design content of this site but I really dislike how diversity fails to show up here–even when your community (mostly kindly) calls it out time and time again. I struggle with being a regular here; I LOVE Emily’s design aesthetic and cringe at the lifestyle posts. Maybe I want too much from one site?

D

Mallory and EHD team, I find this non-response particularly troubling after your community thoughtfully and respectfully continues to voice concerns about the lack of diversity, representation and cultural nuance in posts over the years. Like many, I’ve been a longtime reader and supporter and have appreciated your content and design. And I also believe your team does want to engage and do better which is why many of us have given you our patience and grace to grow in learning. But to say ” it’s VERY important to have these discussions. I’ll be sure to do more research next time.” is like saying “thanks and maybe later.” The way we continue to make change is fixing the things we have control over now in addition to doing better next time. EHD team, you have the chance to do better now as well as next time. As an Asian American woman it’s hard to watch brands I love be this tone deaf and the least we can do is try to keep one another accountable and elevate the discourse here–one blog post at a time! I’m not looking for EHD to become a completely clean, eco-friendly, social justice blog–I understand that’s… Read more »

Melissa

You are all acting like Mallory ghostwrote for Alison’s commentary. I had to google this whole controversy which was a waste of time. I read Alison Roman’s article interview and I was not able to make the same correlation that everyone else is making, that by endorsing a recipe or even by liking a person’s cooking style and wanting to befriend them for that is the same as being complicit in their public commentary. I love Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbooks and I would love to be at her dinner party but I’m not about to shove a steamed egg up my vagina. I use some of Kristen Cavillari’s recipes but I don’t take her advice on vaccinating my children. Everyone coming down on Mallory and EHD for sharing a recipe is no different than what Alison Roman did to Chrissy Tiegen and Marie Kondo. It tore women down. If Mallory had suggested this recipe to your face, would you have so rudely replied about it ripping off ethnic or insinuating that by liking a recipe, Mallory is supporting racism or elitism? Why do people think it’s okay to tear people down? And why are you perpetuating the same cycle that you… Read more »

Jolene

If Mallory suggested this to my face, and I knew the history of the whitwashing of ethnic recipes without discussing their origin as well as singling out two WOC and calling them sellouts, I would very much thank her for the suggestion and mention that I don’t visit sites/use recipes by this author because I choose not to enrich women who use their platform and privilege to attack women of color.

As a white woman it is *my* responsibility to educate other white women and also to use my personal privilege (often in the form of $) to lift up those that need it. I can’t do that by funneling attention (which in the age of influencers turns into money through ad revenue and sponsorship etc) to women that behave as Alison has.

T

Melissa, thank you for all you’re doing to treat COVID19 patients. I can’t imagine what it must be like, so again, thank you. I have to strongly disagree with your assessment of commenters “tearing down” EHD, and it is in no way whatsoever comparable to what Alison Roman did to Marie Kondo or Chrissy Teigen, wherein she referred to at least Kondo as a “bitch” and Teigen as a sellout. Not to mention the casual racism of mocking an Asian accent that has since been redacted from the published interview (Roman denies her racist intent, but c’mon). If you’re familiar with the impact of microagressions as it seems I could infer from your post, you’d understand why folks would be so upset that EHD is posting about Roman in such a positive light. The commenters here are condemning Roman and offering constructive criticism to the EHD staff, which is what these spaces allow for. I think the team genuinely cares and wants feedback and to do better, and whether they leave up their original post is their decision. But if you can’t see the difference between what the commenters are doing and what Roman did, you may want to check… Read more »

Patrice Asuncion

Oh wow. Wow wow wow. There is so much wrong with this comment: “When we treat people like this, when we corner them and label them as being supporters of whitewashing or micro aggression, we allow shame to dominate the conversation.” I understand that you don’t like negativity, but this statement is essentially shaming people for calling out racism — because, make no mistake, whitewashing, micro aggressions, cultural appropriation, and holding WOC to a different standard than white women are ALL forms of racism. And Alison Roman has a long history of all of the above. This is not an isolated incident, and people in the Asian community (including myself) have been complaining about Alison for years. So to imply that my very real offense to racism is the same as her comments in any way is, honestly, offensive in itself. And for a lot of WOC, this controversy is not “a waste of time.” It’s incredibly hurtful and disheartening, in a time when the Asian community is already suffering from enough attacks against our ethnicity, and it’s even more hurtful to hear someone dismiss the hurt that people feel about this kind of racism as a mere “negative vibes.”… Read more »

Vidya

Yes. If Mallory recommended this, I would tell her about how Alison Roman rips off recipes from other cultures, and I’m fairly confident that Mallory, being a seemingly pretty aware person, would understand that!

And this “we must tolerate intolerance!” argument is garbage. Mallory doesn’t have to endorse a problematic person, and we don’t have to validate Mallory’s every endorsement. That’s…not what “supporting women” means.

Una

From what I’ve seen over the years, the EHD crew have been genuinely interested in engaging in thoughtful dialogue about “difficult” topics in an open and inclusive way. I suspect they appreciate the views and concerns expressed in the comments, or at the every least, the opportunity to consider and discuss an important issue that directly touches many of their readers.

By contrast, dismissing the necessary act of calling attention to racism, as “negative” and “ugly” and “divisive” is a tired narrative that attempts to silence and shame those who have the courage and energy to speak up.

If you find the respectful dialogue I’ve seen in the comments to be an unwelcome intrusion into your lighthearted scrolling, you may want to take a step back and consider why it makes you feel uncomfortable and why it seems “negative” and “ugly” to you.

Melissa

In no way do I support racism. By sharing an Alison Roman recipe, I don’t think it is fair to insinuate that Mallory or the EHD supports it either. I highly doubt that most of the people who are complaining about this have a credit nod to the Caribbean tradition of barbecuing that *white* people ripped off. Nor do I think they have a brief history of slave trade that they educate on each time they make barbecue in any form. I cannot think of a single food that was not *ripped off* from another culture. No one jumped on the homemade tortilla recipe. There is a difference between constructive criticism and bullying. Your replies to Mallory were filled with shame-inducing commentary and passive aggressive and flippant remarks. My post was to point out that by sharing a recipe, it in no way makes Mallory a racist by association. My comment was not in defense of Alison Roman. Or of any celebrity. I don’t worship celebrity. I worship my God. People make celebrities too important. Maybe they are good at the one thing they do. But they are not Gods and they are not meant to be worshipped. And why… Read more »

Amanda

Melissa, your replies are filled with the kind of white woman fragility that’s designed to shut down discussions of racism so that you can continue comfortably ignoring it. So I’m not going to engage in conversation with your broader points, because it’s clear that it’s not worth the time it would take to do so.

What I will say is that no one had attacked Mallory. They’ve pointed out that someone she likes said racist things, and I’ve asked that she edit the original post to acknowledge this. She’s free to respond how she wants, but everyone here is having a respectful, adult conversation except you. Maybe you want to disengage a bit if you find this so upsetting. If you spend more time reading and thinking, instead of writing long posts defending racist white ladies, you might learn something of value.

Sarah

I don’t see a problem with Mallory loving the recipe and posting about it. I believe that she genuinely didn’t know about the controversy (controversies!) or she wouldn’t have submitted it, and whomever at EHD executes the Sunday post likely didn’t know about it either. I think what readers are looking for now is, now that we all know what Alison Roman said…and then said again…, is EHD going to keep this endorsement up on their website?

jayne

Melissa, thank you for your comments. Particularly on the Amazon issue. iI was aware they treated warehouse employees horribly and are actively union-busting but did not know about the prison labor. Cancel culture is easy, not getting deliveries in less than 48 hours is hard. So people prefer to conveniently ignore their own actions and instead police everybody else’s. Then use the white fragility card to bully others vs addressing the myriad of actual constructive actions you’ve mentioned. Cancel culture is nothing more than a form of self-righteous censorship that will just increase sanitized bullshit in the media. Outcome: you won’t know what anyone really thinks and therefore, if you want to support them or not. Roman comes off like a hypocritical, spoiled ass in the piece, but she’s going to pay for it dearly. On the other hand, this drama will also drive plenty of new people to her recipes. I believe Marie Kondo has yet to respond, likely because she probably decided it was not worth her time. And before anyone comes at me, I’ve spent 50% of my time this year helping entrepreneurs of color build their businesses on a volunteer basis. And I don’t order from… Read more »

Vidya

Right, Roman can appropriate the recipes of people of color (without giving credit!) to bring them to a wider audience, but when a woman of color wants a wider audience? Sell out!

Alison Roman is garbage.

Samantha

Hi Mallory, I’ve commented (and emailed) multiple times saying how much I love this blog, but that it’s tone deafness and lack of inclusivity bothers me. I’m not commenting to pile on about the Allison Roman issue, but rather to suggest that one way the blog could work on inclusivity is to include women of color at every level:brands you recommend, Etsy shops, house tours, cookbook authors, blogs you reference, etc. Cup of Jo does a great job of this.

Amber

Wow. I read the controversy about Alison Roman today, and while I was disappointed in her comments, which were clearly tone deaf and offensive (although I’m glad she apologized), I am a little surprised at the backlash to her recipes.

Her style is certainly influenced by other food traditions, but I don’t think she’s ripping off Ottolenghi, et al. In my view, her style is about taking those inspirations and simplifying them — maximizing flavor while minimizing ingredient lists (and limiting them to things I can find at the supermarket) and dishes to clean up (because her kitchen is as small as mine with no dishwasher). Indeed I have many if the cookbooks from authors cited in this thread, and while they are great for weekend projects, I am turning to Alison Roman’s recipes (and riffing off them) during quarantine.

This discussion veers into larger discussions of authenticity that are raging in the food world. Can white people make the foods of others? Does adding other cultural influences to your food make it less authentic? It seems like Ms. Roman has become a lightning rod for these broader discussions.

Sarah

I think the problem with her recipes, in a nutshell, is that she’s calling it a “Stew” that she “invented,” when it’s very much a curry. I made it two weeks ago, coincidentally. It’s delicious. I’m white. So is my husband, and he said, “wow, great curry!” Alison Roman popularizing it as if there was no cultural influence to her food is the problem.

Marianne

Julie, do you work on a laptop? Looking down at the screen over time can strain neck and shoulder muscles. I’ve had a similar problem and placed my laptop on an elevated shelf on my desk and got a wireless keyboard and mouse. Makes a huge difference!

AG

We love to make Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade with our Soda Stream:https://naturalgreenmom.com/sparkling-blueberry-lemonade/

Love this idea for the weekly recap and newsletter ♥️ Would you consider doing a weekly feature as well? A one to follow or someone that inspires on Instagram? I love seeing that! Finding new inspiration from so many talented accounts no matter the size! Maybe a hashtag for people to use? Like #EmCrew so we can find great people!
Love and hugs from Vancouver island !

Skye

Hello EHD team. Thanks for these weekly link ups, and for getting them up early enough for those on the East Coast to enjoy as Sunday morning reading! I come to the site each week for the link-up and to read all of the posts from that week. You’ve recently inspired me to re-organize my daughter’s room to be more functional for learning at home. You also reminded me how much we love to play board games. We bought some new co-operative ones and played for 45 minutes after dinner last night. So much fun introducing cauldrons, potions and wizards to a 5-year old! Really appreciating the small joys from your content lately.

Jenn

Mice and mystics is a fun cooperative game if you are looking for something new

Sarah

So surprised to see this Alison Roman fan post after her recent interview with New Consumer… and then she doubled down on Twitter and accuses the women of bullying HER? Just no. She calls Marie Kondo a sell out and a bitch, trashes other women for making money. And, I have made The Stew, and it was incredible. But pretty sure Alison Roman is mean, and when she needed to apologize, she couldn’t do it.

Martha

Sara, this comment is for you. Before reading the link-up, I just reread your “Mother’s Day Refresh” post. I looooove a house tour, and I of course clicked over to the one from today, the beautiful white modern mediterranean in Australia. I scrolled through the pictures and found them pretty, but I wanted you to know that I spent so much more time in your mom’s living room, lingering on the absolutely gorgeous details and appreciating the lively and lovely impact of the whole room. You did such an incredible job bringing / keeping your parents’ personalities in the space AND creating an absolutely delightful room.
The colors, textiles, textures, rug choice, gallery wall, your dad’s stained glass (!!!)–I just love them! Just wanted to acknowledge a job excellently done. 🙂

I LOVED what you did with your parents’ house, too! It was meaningful to me that you made it so personal and that you brought together things your parents love that make them happy in a modern and thoughtful way. You did an phenomenal job and should be very proud of yourself (I have NO DOUBT that your parents are very proud of you!) Your Dad should be selling his stained glass art. His skills and designs are beautiful!

Lo

Hi there! Just a quick note, I think it’s important to mention that #thestew is actually a CURRY. Allison has had a problematic history with the appropriation of traditional dishes, which has recently been a bit of a social media storm – like, she went after Chrissy Tegan? There’s more info / background in this article (https://bit.ly/2LfbqOt) if you’re interested. In any case, it’s important to give credit where credit is due and to acknowledge the history / origin of these dishes. Thanks for coming to my TED talk!

Carol

Yeah, bad timing on the Alison Roman thing. Not a person EHD should be promoting. Her very casual racism is not appetizing.

Suzanne

Sara – My husband used to make the best vegan and gluten-free tortillas. I don’t know the recipe, but I do know he used avocado oil. They were so amazing! I need to put in a request for him to make them again.

Emily – That drying rack is so cool! And thanks for sharing so much!

mike

EHD team, please address the Alison Roman issue!

Maxine Becker

Just got Alison Roman’s Nothing Fancy, highly recommend it. My Surpah sink drain is from Amazon, $23.98, almost identical to Emily’s and life changing.

Cynthia

Actually hilarious that Mallory and whoever edited/posted this link-up could reference Alison Roman as a dream sister-wife given the uproar she has caused in the blogosphere. You would almost have to do no other reading than your own blog to have missed it. Good grief.

Susanna

Not sure it is fair to assert your awareness as the universal truth for everyone’s media consumption habits, particularly given current conditions. Some people are getting through the pandemic by consuming far less public media and spending more time reading books, watching movies, et al.

H

I love a lot of Alison Roman’s dishes and I’m a woman of color. Honestly, yes, her dishes are basically remakes of a lot of food from elsewhere and I wish she acknowledged that, but her recipes are generally fast and good and yes, I have lots from other female and minority chefs also.

I read the article people are having issues with and I actually agree with her viewpoint on Teigen and Kondo. Did she have to actually voice negative opinions about them? Maybe not. But there’s something really ugly when women think you have to support other women just because they’re female. Or that you’re not allowed to criticize other females. We are allowed to like complicated people. We are allowed to be complicated and have dimensions. People need to stop expecting perfection and them immediately trying to shame others. I used to wonder about how we got to where we are today, but the attitudes that come through here sometimes like the one above me, it makes it much easier to understand the virtol that’s happening in society.

Anna

Absolutely no one is saying that women must support other women. And there is a room for critique. But what Roman is doing completely different. First, she chose to focus on the business models of two Asian women who are making it a historically extremely white space. Why didn’t she call out Ree Drummond, Paula Deen, Martha Stewart, Nigella Lawson? I mean, the list is endless. Second, she herself has attached her name to a range of products AND does lots of sponsored content for brands like J Crew, showing just how much hypocrisy there is in her “criticism.” Apparently it’s ok for her to sell a curated range of “vintage” pieces but Target means you’re a sellout. Third, apparently having realized that Teigen is a EP of her show, she issues a non apology in which she places the blame on Chrissy for talking out about how hurtful Roman’s critique was and trying to police her response (“I don’t think it’s your thing either.”). And there’s no mention of an apology for Kondo at all, despite having called her a bitch and completely misrepresented her philosophy. Finally, it’s extremely problematic to simply refuse to acknowledge the origin of her… Read more »

Rose

Julie – and any “work from home” or seated worker who needs to address body aches/issues, there is an incredible wealth of knowledge available to help you avoid the physical problems that come from an overly seated + screen work/life environment. I would offer Nutritious Movement as a wonderful place to start – what you do with your body will impact the body that will carry you through the entirety of your life, much like what you eat is what you are made of. Simple concept, but when your body lets you know it needs your attention, it is of the utmost importance Not to ignore it. A massage is not the answer, although it can be a lovely complimentary practice. YOU live in that awesome, young, healthy body – do some research, do some repair and begin to do preventative movement medicine – it will be the best antidote to sitting, stress and/or whatever ails you. Please!!!

Vidya

That stew is literally a South Indian korma – completely unaltered by Roman – just presented as a white woman’s recipe, as opposed to a very traditional Indian one – and it goes viral. Alison Roman has a rich history of appropriating recipes from other cultures, presenting them as her own, not mentioning that they are “ethnic” in any way, and then reaping the rewards of that. It’s disgusting and you shouldn’t be featuring it.

Deb

Ryan this looks good, just got it haven’t tried it yet:
https://www.lakanto.com/blogs/recipes/sugar-free-ginger-ale
It uses monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar.

We add Trader Joe’s honeycrisp apple cider to our sparkling water, a big splash.
Also you can use the cider instead of water to make oatmeal- no sweetener needed.

Kristen

Ugh. Not the week to promote Alison Roman. I hope your team considers removing this portion of the blog.

Kristy Hicks

To Ryann: We love our SodaStream!! What we do is drop a few drops of Angostura Aromatic Bitters into our sparkling water, and it’s magical and it’s pink!! There are healing properties in the bitters also, which is a cool bonus. Enjoy!!

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