Farmer’s Market Duck-Egg Drop Soup

Farmer’s Market Duck-Egg Drop Soup

There is a great Farmer’s Market in my little town.  I go every time its open, even through the winter months, because at the very least I like to buy my eggs there. I believe that happy birds produce better tasting eggs.  Don’t believe me? Run a personal taste test for yourself with a small-farm fresh egg vs. one produced in a large-commercial-farm, then make up your own mind. Today is a blustery day here which is abnormal for May in the south.  Having just come back from a 48-hour whirlwind visit to NYC where I walked 22 miles, visited with friends and squeezed in four yoga classes, it was the perfect Saturday to be completely cozy and do some self-care. I wore extra layers and laid around in the hammock, took a nap and made some yummy Duck-egg drop soup with ingredients I bought this morning from local farmers – all of us in the sunshine. Egg Drop Soup has just been put into permanent rotation.  In my younger years I ate it a lot from Chinese Take Away but in my lifestyle – where food is medicine – it had never once occurred to me to make it. Recently I had a craving for it, read a few recipes on the Pinterest and went for it. Not only was it DELICIOUS but it is simple, forgiving (meaning lots of ingredient options) and quick – less than 30 minutes quick. Duck-Egg Drop Soup 4 Duck Eggs whisked (or 6 Chicken Eggs) 4 cups Veggie Stock (homemade is best but store bought is just fine. You can also use...
An Afternoon with a Healer – Book Signing for Healing Footstep to Footstep

An Afternoon with a Healer – Book Signing for Healing Footstep to Footstep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2017 Brianna Bedigian Quiet Winds, LLC 240-409-2722 info@briannabedigian.com  Spend An Afternoon with a Healer Book Signing and Sound Healing with Crystal Singing Bowls Saturday, April 29 in Davidson   Davidson, NC (March 24, 2017): Local author and healer Brianna Bedigian will be hosting a uniquely restorative reading of her book Healing Footstep to Footstep at Main Street Books in Davidson on Saturday, April 29 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. During this offering, Brianna will interweave excerpts of her writing with the pure sound of crystal singing bowls, aromatherapy and guided meditation. Crafting a multi-sensory healing that will leave guests refreshed from the experience. William Rollow, MD, MPH from the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine had this to say about Brianna and her book, “How do we heal? Although each path is different, some footsteps are common: intention, acceptance of responsibility, turning toward the eternal, practice, support, doubt and darkness and pain and fear. Brianna knows how we heal.” Healing Footstep to Footstep is for anyone suffering with an illness – emotional, spiritual or physical. The willingness and intention to heal despite exhaustion and pain are often absent in stories of healing journeys. The reality is that healing begins one step at a time, often slowly and with acceptance of the self. Through storytelling, recipes, yoga lessons and meditation exercises, Brianna takes us on a journey of Self, where all healing begins. Available April 25, 2017 on www.amazon.com. About Brianna Bedigian Brianna Bedigian is an author, artist, teacher and healer who utilizes her personal journey, and years of formal...
Simple Soup

Simple Soup

I love simple food and I am especially fond of simple soup.  There is something so nurturing about a pot of something simmering on the stove and filling the house with its aroma.  This soup is about as simple as it can get and doesn’t contain cream or flour so it is both vegan and gluten free.  Next time you have a friend on a limited diet dish this decadent and creamy soup up. Brianna’s Potato Leek Soup 2 leeks, root and top 1/3 removed, sliced into 4″ pieces 4 Potatoes, peeled, rinsed and quartered 4 stems of Thyme (remove stem) 4 stems of Rosemary (remove stem) 4 cloves garlic, peeled 6 cups veggie stock (homemade stock is best) Salt and pepper to taste     Remember: nothing has to be cut perfectly because it will be blended. Bring this pot of goodness to a boil then immediately turn down the heat. Allow this to simmer for at least  45-minutes or longer. The potatoes and leeks should both be soft.  If you have one, use an immersion blender, or transfer to a blender in batches, and blend this simple soup to a creamy consistency. Personally, if I have time, I like to make soup a day ahead and reheat it before serving.  I find that letting the soup rest really allows the flavors to combine....