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Astra Libris .. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
I’ve worked on a sheep farm, on countless horse farms, in a cell biology lab, in an Ethiopian refugee camp, in a bookstore, and in a shipping warehouse. I’ve worked as a caterer, as a waitress, as a prep cook, as an English tutor, as an editor, and as an instructor attempting to... Full Bio
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Two Picnic Salads by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring has finally arrived in Ohio - not nearly as early in the year as when we lived down south, but it its own quiet time all the same, bringing with it picnic weath ... Read on »
Coconut Spelt Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking To be honest, I didn't think Zach would like these cookies. No no, I'm not a mean wife who purposely bakes cookies her husband will dislike - its just that whenever I ... Read on »
Berry Lemon Muffins by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I am sure you could tell from my last two posts quite some time ago, Zach and I were off work recently on our second and final of the two vacations the military all ... Read on »
Creamy Garlic Pasta by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking To me, there's hardly a more perfect spring meal than a simple dish of pasta tossed with a spring vegetable and lots of garlic. This week's CSA box... ...an ... Read on »
Sweet Potatoes, Greens, and Spaghetti Sauce by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I cast about searching for inspiration to guide me on my return to the kitchen and a more centered life pattern, I couldn't have asked for more perfect timing for t ... Read on »
Spring Asparagus Dip by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I haven't written a blog post in a week, well, because honestly I haven't cooked in a week. I've written about the work-life balance challenge before, but clearly I ha ... Read on »
Simple Sauteed Cabbage and Peppers by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking With Easter and Passover on the same weekend, and Passover lasting an entire week, it's been a very eventful week in our fusion household! My parents also came ... Read on »
Slow Cooker Falafel! by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's no secret that I adore my slow-cooker. I even love to use it in the summertime, when it's so much more energy efficient than turning on the warm oven or even t ... Read on »
Healthy Biscuits and Gravy! by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I talked so much about our beloved Greek yogurt in my last post that it's only natural I share our recipe for Greek yogurt biscuits in this post! Biscuits and gravy ar ... Read on »
Late Night Sweet Potato Curry by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I rarely forget to cook dinner. I mean, part of my brain spends all day thinking about what to fix for dinner. (While  the rest of my brain processes payroll, deals ... Read on »
Spiced Doughnut Muffins by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I finally succumbed. Amidst all the gorgeous baked doughnut recipes floating tantalizingly around the blogosphere, I couldn't resist any longer. Especially when Lesley ... Read on »
Chocolate Tea Cake by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Time for the next week's update! :-) Amidst another whirlwind work week, my culinary culinary task was to bake a treat for a friend who just had a baby. I might not ha ... Read on »
Jerusalem Artichoke Gratin by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saturday morning dawned bright and cheery. After so many weeks of mostly gray drizzle, it's a treat to see the sun! After a good workout, a cozy bowl of qu ... Read on »
Peanut Butter Hamantashen Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On the week of my birthday... I am going to post cookies. This year I have finally come to terms with the fact that, as an adult, I am now responsible for my own birth ... Read on »
Thai-Style Noodle Curry by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Where have I been? Excellent question... I've been at work, logging absurdly long hours. I've been fixing fun veggie burger pizza sandwiches - child-like fu ... Read on »
Al Khabsa Tofu by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been far too long since I've cooked with the spices of my childhood - cumin, coriander, cardamom, turmeric. I came back to these flavors by accident, of course (h ... Read on »
Cajun-Italian Pasta Salad by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a hectic week at work, combined with finally succumbing to the cold which, according to reports from my friends, has been making the rounds not only at my of ... Read on »
Stream of Consciousness Spaghetti Squash by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My friend Alyssa gave me the idea of peas in Alfredo sauce, which caused my mind to immediately take flight from there, stream of consciousness as always... ... Read on »