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Lauren Rudersdorf  Lover of life ✨ Dreamer of dreams #FARMHER at @raleighshillsidefarm Writer, recovering runner, and gal on a mission to make my 🌎 better Follow along 👇

I felt pretty low energy heading into this weekend. The gray days after a rain-filled season are taking a serious toll on my usual sunny disposition. Then today, after almost skipping my Saturday run meditation due to fear, I decided to explore a new trail to avoid my usual route through abundant public hunting lands on this opening day of deer season. I passed dozens of beautiful farms I’d never seen before, stunning limestone rock faces, abandoned quarries, and six beautiful white-tail deer scampering through the woods. Sometimes all a person needs is a little change in perspective ✨🦌✌️




#explorehome #optoutside #forceofnature #shift #beauty #trails #meditation #run #healyourself #liveauthentic #gratitude

Always adventuring in this life ✨❄️🍂

Welcoming thirty with the man I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my birthdays with. He fills me up, brings me calm, and takes care of me with more tenderness and love than I ever knew existed let alone that I deserved 💕🎉

🐶 + 📖 + ☕️ saying goodbye to my twenties in the most comfortable fashion✌️

Could anything be better on a Friday morning filled with snow than baked oatmeal? Packed full of warming ingredients like apples, pears, maple syrup and coconut milk, this is a batch cooking staple I’ll be making on repeat for the next four months. Link in blog archives. 📷: the tremendously talented @sunny.frantz



#vegan #glutenfree #healthy #batchcook #breakfast #yum #healthy #healthyish #maple #apples #pears #foodporn #foodstagram #fall #comportfood #foodie #bareaders #f52grams #huffpostaste #feedfeed

And just like that, deliveries for the 2018 season are done! The last 72 hours have been pretty frantic preparing for the winter weather that’s coming AND getting $3000 worth of produce into the hands of storage share members, but it’s fun ending the season with as much mad energy as we put into it in the beginning. ✨
That being said, I’m not sure if I’d ever schedule our massive storage share delivery 10 days after returning home from vacation, a week after our employees’ last days, AND during Kyle’s first week of a new winter gig again. 🤣
#lessonlearned #chaos #foundtimetovoteanyway

Every time I travel, I come home with a long list of meals and bites and treats I want to create back home. That and my pictures are really all I need as souvenirs from most trips. 🍕
Hawaii was no exception. We had island classics, amazing pizza, surprisingly perfect pastries (from unassuming places on the side of the road), a life-changing bowl of popcorn (too dramatic?), and so much tropical fruit. 🍕
Since I can’t recreate the towering trees of star fruit and avocado in my backyard (😭😭), I’ll start with a pizza we had on day one of trip that set very high standards for the rest of our days. 🍕
This simple make-ahead crust is piled high with smoky slow cooker beef brisket, bbq sauce, red onion, jalapeño and cheddar cheese. It’s baked until the crust is crispy and then served with a tangy lime coleslaw on top. It’s hot and cool, creamy and crisp, salty and sweet. And it’s easy as can be. 🍕
Check out the recipe on my blog now alongside some words about end of season wind down at @raleighshillsidefarm and what it’s like traveling with a couple of friends just as food obsessed as you are. Link in profile 👆

What my last couple hours have consisted of 💕

Cookbook party with four farmers, two hunters, three chefs and several other food obsessed humans = massive success. Every damn time.

Got a pretty fun recipe coming to the blog soon! BBQ brisket pizza with red onion, jalapeño, cheddar and a surprise topping of coleslaw. Thanks for the inspiration @flatbreadcompanypaia! •



#explore #travelfood #pizza #brisket #brisketpizza #yum #foodie #foodporn #foodstagram #sundayfunday #huffposttaste

After a full year off from running (something that fueled my body, mind and spirit for over a decade) and another full year of taking it real slow alongside dealing with a myriad of extremely deeply rooted body image issues, I am back. ✨
I’m successfully able to run four miles once a week on flat trails. It’s not a lot, but it’s something. It’s progress. This journey into being gentle with my body has been soulful in a way I find hard to describe, but I’m so grateful for the journey. And I’m so grateful to be back out there on those trails! •



#runwild #runfree #trailrunner #optoutside #forceofnature #healwithpatience #heal #liveauthentic #dreambig

Back in my happy place and it already feels like forever since the last time I was out. Can’t believe we’ll wrap things up in the next couple weeks and say goodbye to the fields until April. #winteriscoming #winteristoolong

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