https://lillianstestkitchen.com Gluten-free, dairy-free, cane sugar-free recipes. Made for the very first time. On camera. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:49:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 338 (Hurt Feelings by Flight Of The Concords) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-338-hurt-feelings-flight-of-the-concords/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-338-hurt-feelings-flight-of-the-concords/#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:53:56 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198261 Today I am grateful for ‘Hurt Feelings’ by Flight of the Concords.

This song, OMG. 

Check out this amazing, perfect verse:

“I make a meal for my friends, try to make it delicious. Try to keep it nutritious. Create wonderful dishes. Not one of them thinks about the way I feel. Nobody compliments the meal.” 

LOL!

FYI: There’s some minor curse words in this song (depending of course on your definition of minor curse words). 

 

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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Few things are better than stumbling upon something awesome happening. And these things, whether it is a party with fire dancers and live music  taking over a city block (that actually happened) or a parade with music and magical homemade creatures, it’s really all the same. It’s a community that builds this magic. It’s a community that makes a place a wonderful place to be.

Yesterday I stumbled upon this. It was like discovering a country I didn’t know existed. giant woman sees everything1 Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 337 (Community) prehistoric butterfly Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 337 (Community)

I love this stuff.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-337-community/feed/ 0 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 336 (Wild Animals In Unexpected Places) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-336-wild-animals-in-unexpected-places/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-336-wild-animals-in-unexpected-places/#comments Sun, 22 Sep 2013 01:48:15 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198255 Today I am grateful for wild animals in unexpected places.

I was walking in Cambridge today when a wild turkey ran across the street. It was both concerning and totally exhilarating. 

I had so many questions: Where did it come from? How did it get to Harvard Square? What will happen to it now? I have no answers. But I did get a photo. It’s super cute, crossing the street on the cross walk. So that’s something. 

Wild Turkey In Cambridge Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 336 (Wild Animals In Unexpected Places)

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-336-wild-animals-in-unexpected-places/feed/ 1 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 335 (Lady Conversations) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-335-lady-conversations/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-335-lady-conversations/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:41:17 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198253 Today I am grateful for lady conversations.

Personally, I love talking to amazing women. I also love listening to brilliant women talk. That’s why this series is so great. Jane Fonda talks about growing older and better and what she needs in relationships in the past and also now. And that’s just the first ten minutes. It’s fabulous. Check it out.

 

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-335-lady-conversations/feed/ 0 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 334 (Dinner With My Mom) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-334-dinner-with-my-mom/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-334-dinner-with-my-mom/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:04:21 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198251 Today I am grateful for dinner with my mom.

Earlier this evening, I had an impromptu dinner with my mom. We cooked together, we talked, we sat outside and ate while we chatted some more. Dinner is about so much more than just eating, although the eating was pretty great too.

I love my mom.

paleo dinner with mom Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 334 (Dinner With My Mom)

Roasted beets, roasted sweet potato, sauteed garlic and kale, and some fish filet of unknown origin.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-334-dinner-with-my-mom/feed/ 1 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 333 (Yoga) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-333-yoga/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-333-yoga/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:12:49 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198250 Today I am grateful for yoga.

I just walked home from yoga (have you seen the moon? Its GORGEOUS. It’s not quite full, but it’s close and the sky is crystal clear. Take a look if you can).

Tonight was my first time at class since May (which feels crazy) and man did I need it today. I needed to move my body in a totally different way. I needed to stretch. I needed to be supported and to laugh and I got all of that at my class tonight.

Some days I just need to break my daily pattern. I need to move like an cat. Sigh like a whale. Feel myself expand from my forehead to my toes and take up some serious space.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-333-yoga/feed/ 0 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 232 (Sweet Poems) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-232-sweet-poems/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-232-sweet-poems/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:49:47 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198247 Today I am grateful for sweet and simple poems.

Simple poetry like this leaves me with a feeling of satisfaction and completion. I mean, really. What else is there to say?

Invitation by shell silverstein Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 232 (Sweet Poems)

You’re invited.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-232-sweet-poems/feed/ 1 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 331 (Details) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-331-details/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-331-details/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:58:49 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198243 Today I am grateful for details.

I was walking last night (I’ve been strolling most nights these days. It feels good) and I found this on a park fence.

Born to run Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 331 (Details)

and

Take Flight Whats Your GratiTUDE? Day 331 (Details)

Was it necessary for the designer of this park to put a cut out of a bird taking flight or a man sprinting as hard as he can on the park fence? No. But is the park better because he or she did? I say yes. 

Outside of a few things like editing video, writing, and making mixes (of music), I’m not fantastic at details. I’m not the person you want planning your elaborate bachelorette (something my sister knew well, so I did the speech at her wedding and my cousin, Kate did the actual planning for the shower and bachelorette. A smart choice on her part). But I really appreciate small details like this. I love seeing someone care so much that they found space in a school budget for details on the park fence (which, all of those who have ever worked in local government know, is not an easy thing to do). So when I see something like this, I know I’m witnessing someone’s care. I know I’m seeing the fruit of their hard fought love.

I love details.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-331-details/feed/ 1 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 330 (Doors) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-330-doors/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-330-doors/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 01:11:56 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198242 Today I am grateful for doors.

I love doors. They’re so expressive.

When I’m mad I like to slam them. When I’m sad I like them closed. And they’re a fantastic tool for a dramatic entrance or exit. They can say so much about how I feel at a given moment. Slightly ajar, wide open, half way, closed shut…

Few things in life are so expressive while saying absolutely nothing at all.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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]]> https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-330-doors/feed/ 0 What’s Your GratiTUDE? Day 329 (She’s All That) https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-329-shes-all-that/ https://lillianstestkitchen.com/episodes/beyond-the-apron/daily-gratitude/gratitude-day-329-shes-all-that/#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:31:10 +0000 lillianmedville https://lillianstestkitchen.com/?p=12329198240 Today I am grateful for She’s All That.

You know when you watch a movie you haven’t seen in years and are pleasantly surprised to see that not only is it still an enjoyable film, but it’s actually better than you even knew at the time?

Surprisingly, ‘She’s All That’ is that movie. For real. It’s gooooood.

The script is tight and hilarious, the heroine is actually interesting, the cell phones are hilariously 90′s, USHER is the school DJ (because of course he is) Lil’ Kim is one of the popular girls, Dulé Hill is hilarious, and this scene is so classic I can’t even stand it.

What’s your gratiTUDE today?

What is a “GratiTUDE”?:

GratiTUDE is a  general attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. 

What is “What’s Your GratiTUDE?”:

Every day, for as long as I can keep it going, I’m going to tell you something I’m grateful for. I want to do this because I want to remind myself how fortunate I am in a more concrete way. They will be small things, big things, meaningful things, and seemingly inconsequential things. They may repeat on some days if I happen to feel grateful for the same thing more than once. I’m not planning it or mapping it out. I’m just feeling grateful, publicly.  And I’d like you, if you’re feeling it, to do the same.

LOVElillian

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