I am currently experiencing a mad author crush on Shauna Niequist. After reading her book, Bread & Wine: A love letter to life around the table with recipes, I have proceeded to follow her on every available social media option, put her blog on my blog roll, and try some of the recipes in her book.
Her writing spoke to me in so many ways. Her stories of friends, family, love, loss, disappointment, food, entertaining, health, running, Chicago, and marriage were in line with where I am in my life right now at this very moment. Her style is really accessible - both in writing and living. I love reading work that is lovely and filled with beautiful words and at the same time is straight forward, with no pretense or effort to try to be too fancy. Her writing is smart and honest. I love her. I want to be her friend. Yeah, I know, I am crushing hard.
I have made her breakfast quinoa and have a number of others on my list for this weekend - gaia cookies, Nigella's flourless chocolate brownies, mini mac and cheese, breakfast cookies, and more. Ok, maybe I won't make all of these this weekend, but I may get to one or two.