Happy New Year, dear friends. We’ve been, like college kids on Winter Break, away from the studio since just before Christmas. We ate well over the holidays, but not so much that we feel the need to go on a post-holiday cleanse. What punishment that would be when it’s so cold outside and all our bodies really crave is something warm, that fills our tums, and sticks to our ribs. Today for example, a perfect lunch that does all three: chunky Italian sausage, mushroom, and tomato sauce spooned over soft, buttery polenta. A “spag-bol” of sorts. We each started out with a dainty serving, then went back for thirds. Feels good to honor what your body asks for.