The Road

The Road
by Jen Burns

There once was this road
I don’t know where it was leading me to
But I kept going straight
Because I felt it was right.

Every day on the road I’d see beauty – trees, animals, flowers
Then one day, I got tired of the same straight road
I was comfortable with that road
But something was missing.

So I turned
I was afraid
I was courageous
I was free.

I found obstacles
I found determination
I found fulfillment
I found me.

(dedicated to my friend who is taking the turn)


Cheesy Orzo with Sweet Potato and Broccoli


Cheesy Orzo with Sweet Potato and Broccoli Recipe


Box Orzo
Head of Broccoli (chopped)
Sweet Potato (diced)
3 Cloves of Garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan
Garlic Powder (optional)
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Small Onion Chopped
3 Tbsp EVOO
1/2 Lemon (juice)
Veggie/Chicken Stock (optional)


Boil a pot of water or stock. Toss in the orzo and sweet potatoes cook for about 15 min. Add the broccoli and cook for another 5 min or until everything is slightly tender then drain. In a separate pan heat 2 tbsp EVOO and add onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent. Then add the cooked orzo, sweet potato and broccoli to the pan with the onion and garlic toss in the Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp of EVOO, lemon juice, and other (optional) spices. Mix well and serve.