This morning it was storming like crazy, as of right now, we have a cloudless blue sky. It’s wondrous.
Next topic, completely unrelated to weather.
Most days I muddle about, my focus scattered among the dozens of things I am doing at any one given time. I struggle to fit my tasks within my days and maintain some sense of self. Like any person involved in the arts, I find my life a sort of juggled multiplicity. I am calmly chaotic, most tasks being completed with some alacrity. As an artist, I realize I am driven by one, hammering love; I need to CREATE. I need to create a character for a project, a meal for my family, a post for my blog, a form for my capstone project, lines of text for a musical that has been playing in the back of my head since I was 10.
I want to create inspiration, inspire creativity and be inspired in return.
I want to surprise people. More than that, I want to BE surprised.
I am often given to wondering whether or not I am the only person to find joy in the unpredictability of life. Though I am a planner, I love the surprises along the way. I love that this very morning I got called to be on a project I thought was closed to me, and I love that I could say “yes”.
It took me a long time to accept the fact that I would never be happy being one of those people who did just one thing. I love acting, true, but I would never want to act if it meant I could no longer sing, and I have an overwhelming need to put pen to page and express myself that way, and the silence I feel in my brain as I cook or run is indescribably peaceful.
I suppose that’s why this is a healthy living cum snarky bitch cum food blog. I want to inspire you to live better, but I also want to inspire you to make inappropriate jokes during spin class. Come on, any class called “Ride the Beast” is just begging for it. I bet you can ride that beast for an entire hour without stopping to rest. What’s more fun than riding the beast with twenty other sweaty people in very little clothing? Nothing. Unless you add a tutu. There’s always room for a tutu.
I also want to inspire you to eat better by tempting you with delicious food. Hey, you need fuel for your long ride on that beast.
So I made something for you…
Salt and Vinegar Carrot Chips
Salt and Vinegar Carrot Chips
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Keywords: bake appetizer side snack kosher low-carb low-sodium nut-free paleo soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 LARGE carrots
- spray olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
preheat oven to 375F
clean and peel the outer parts of the carrot
using a Y shaped peeler,
peel long strips off of the carrot
arrange on 2 cookie sheets sprayed with olive oil
USING A MISTER spray the carrots with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
sprinkle with salt and pepper
bake for 6-7 minutes, switch the cookie sheets, bake 6-7 more minutes until the edges are curling and starting to brown
cool on cooling rack until crisp