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Sunflowers & Thorns · 1w ago

Low carb and easy: Eggplant vegetable tian

I know it’s winter time, but I thought that a picture of bright, summertime food might brighten your day. OK, who am I kidding? I took these pictures last summer when we made this dish prett...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 1W ago

See the world through my eyes (TEDx talk)

Today’s blog is a bit of a mix. It’s about disability, it’s about empathy, it’s about communication, it’s about boundaries. What I want to focus on most, however, is empathy. I recently had ...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 1M ago

When One Word isn’t enough: #GiveThemJamie

It’s often said that women speak up to 25,000 words a day (or something like that). I write for a living and I talk a lot, so it should come to no surprise to anyone who knows me that this y...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 2M ago

When you are so done…but God isn’t (AKA happy 40th birthday to me)

Today at 4:16 a.m., I turn 40 years old. That feels weird for me to type. I don’t think 40 is old, in fact I have never even thought of my parents as old. But when I was growing up, the gene...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 3M ago

When you want to be understood (and a photo challenge)

I sometimes enjoy participating in Instagram or Facebook challenges when you post a certain number of pictures with a given theme for a certain amount of time. Right now, I’m trying to do tw...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 4M ago

Arkansas Granola Recipe (bacon, pecans, apples, honey and oats)

You’re probably already thinking, “bacon? who puts bacon in granola?” Well, as it turns out, that’s a thing. I found quite a few bacon granola recipes and I combined them with apple pecan gr...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 6M ago

Mexican-style brown rice recipe

In case it’s unclear from many of the other recipes on my blog, we love Mexican-style or Mexican-inspired food! We love Mexican rice but the packaged mixes have so much sodium in them that w...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 7M ago

Guest Post: Jayshica’s story of looking to the positives through chronic illness

Note from Jamie: My friend Jayshica wrote this blog months ago and I didn’t get it added because of my own battles with chronic illness and just, life. I believe everything happens for a rea...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 10M ago

Introducing Sunflowers & Thorns

You may have noticed that this space has a whole new look, name and feel. Welcome to Sunflowers & Thorns! Truth be told, I wasn’t thrilled at first about this rebrand but now I love it and a...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 10M ago

Farmers Market Pasta Bake (recipe updated)

We first came up with this recipe several years ago and have loved it ever since. It started when we had lots of vegetables left over from various recipes and we decided, basically, “hey, le...