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Miso Polenta with Spring Vegetables and Poached Egg (GF / DF)

In Boston last week for a design conference (shout out to HOW Design Live!) I recharged my batteries with a ton of creatives, and also enjoyed a good amount of the culinary delights Bean Town has to offer.

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Pan-Fried Brook Trout with Herbed Parsnip and Carrot Hash

Living in a rather secluded and arid neck of the woods, I can't think of anything more exciting than being gifted with fresh fish. Truthfully, it happens to me more often than is fair, compared to other folks in town, because my boss is a fisherman. There's never a shortage of striped bass from Lake Powell, but I also tend to receive fresh cod and halibut when he visits Alaska (usually once a year), fresh red snapper, shrimp and oysters when he visits the Big Boss down on the Gulf of Louisiana, and most recently, fresh brook trout from cold-water creeks in Southern Utah.

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Oat+Ricotta Pancakes with Lemon and Blueberries

Next Monday will mark six weeks since my surgery. I feel fully recovered from the procedure itself so in that regard, I feel "normal" - but everything else about me has changed.

In the past two weeks I've progressed from pureeing everything in site to soft foods and lean proteins. I've graduated now to about 2.5-3 oz of protein plus about 1/3 of a cup of cooked vegetables, fruits, or complex carbohydrates per meal. While I've gotten the hang of "eyeballing" portions (4 oz of protein is about the size of a deck of cards, or your hand curled into a fist ) and I've memorized how much protein is in different foods, there is this new mindfulness that occurs every single time I sit down to a meal.

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