Tracy  Benjamin

Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean

Food, photography & inspiration from the SF Bay Area ✨ INFJ 💌 @thehandwritingclub
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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3 Hours ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Spent the morning visiting @lisasolomon in her studio in Oakland. Talk about inspiring! Thank you for the beautiful painting of me and my Mom being silly at NYE many moons ago, Lisa. Much love! Xoxo

18 Hours ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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👆🏽keepgriefweird

1 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Roasted potatoes and sausage over arugula with pesto, red wine vinegar and feta for shutterbeandinner What are you having?

3 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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I’m jealous of whoever gets the middle right one. ❤️🍫🤵🏼

3 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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I feel it all. ✨🌸🌿

4 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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We are having @inagarten roasted garlic shrimp with rice pilaf & broccoli for shutterbeandinner What are you having? 🍤🍋🥦🍚✨

4 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

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4 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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I put my mom’s ❤️❤️❤️ banner on the family room mantle and it’s making me all kinds of 😍 🤗 Thanks for helping me love my space again @painlesspersonalshopping ! shutterbeanhouse keepgriefweird

5 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Brunch with friends! Avocado toast party 🥑🍞⚡️✨🌟 shutterbeanbreakfast

7 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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I’ve been playing around with my Mom’s candy making molds. It’s been such a fun way to honor her. I wrote more about it on shutterbean today. keepgriefweird 🍫✨❤️

8 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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We are having chicken tikka masala (from costco!) with basmati rice, vegetable curry, a kale salad, vegetables from the shutterbeanmealprep and a cilantro yogurt dip. What are you having? shutterbeandinner

9 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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This week I’m doing some spring cleaning (it feels like spring here in the bay!). One of the things I am working on this year is to be better at asking for HELP. My mom wasn’t very good at it (sorry Mom). She was overwhelmed with her workload and her house was not in the order she wanted it to be in. It can be paralyzing when things build up and you don’t have the energy to carry on. I wanted to help her so many times but she always wanted to shoo me away. You should have seen how mad she was when I cleaned out her junk drawer! Through this journey, I’ve really learned that so much more can get done when you have someone to help you! Right now I need help. I need to get my house back in order. I need to sort through my workspace and move stuff OUT. Because now I have some of my mom’s stuff in my house and I’m overwhelmed! I can’t do this on my own, so I asked for help! One of my oldest college friends @painlesspersonalshopping came down from Oregon to help me organize and declutter/restyle parts of my house this week. She’s a libra and I love picking her Libra brain! Here’s a reminder that emotional and physical clutter needs to be worked through and you can’t always do it yourself. Ask for help! apeptalkforwhenyouneedone getthebalanceright

10 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

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We are having regular burgers and @beyondmeat burgers with crispy smashed potatoes 🤗 what are you having for dinner? shutterbeandinner

10 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Heading into this week with some food options. I made a tuna white bean salad, cooked farro, hard boiled eggs, cream of spinach soup (recipe on site!) washed lettuce, boiled potatoes, cut up vegetables, made croutons and roasted sweet potatoes. shutterbeanmealprep ✌🏼thingsorganizedneatly

11 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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✅ sip & paint with @mllehelenjane and Georgia O’Keefe 🍷💫🎨👩🏻‍🎨

13 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Fake sausage, cheese omelette with tapatio, coffee & rainbows. shutterbeanbreakfast

14 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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The mushroom tartine from @tartinemanufactory is one of the best things I’ve had in a long time. My dad agrees 🤗

15 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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When the light was just right 👌🏽✨

17 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

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We’re having pork fried rice with fridge leftovers! What are you having for dinner? shutterbeandinner

18 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Ginger pork noodle situation with peppers and stuff. Can I make a cookbook with recipe titles like that? That’s how cook. Last minute creations when I don’t really feel like cooking/there’s no time to order takeout. That is my specialty. What are you having? shutterbeandinner

21 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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✅ favorite lunch with my dad 🤗✨ Swan Oyster Depot, SF

21 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Gold star for roasted sweet potatoes in my mealprep this week! I love putting them in salads or just eating them cold as a snack. Great in a breakfast hash too! How’s everyone on whole30 doing?!! 🍠💫shutterbeanmealprep

22 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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My word for 2018. Did you pick one? I wanna hear! I shared my intentions for 2018 today on shutterbean Let’s make good things happen ❤️ apeptalkforwhenyouneedone

23 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Feeling a little more like myself again. My mom would have liked my new haircut, I’m sure. keepgriefweird

23 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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It’s tacotuesday up in here! 🌮💃🏽 ✅ what are you having for dinner?! shutterbeandinner

24 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Happy National Handwriting Day!!!!! Over the past two years I’ve been practicing my handwriting through bullet journaling and now writing letters & correspondence with some of my readers on @thehandwritingclub ❤️ One of the things that had helped me grieve is sharing the loss of my mother with my audience. Showing people that I’m working through it and taking action (self care through art!) has lifted me up through this. Your support means the world to me—- thank you. I started an @etsy shop and added this print to the shop today. I’m hoping to continue to bring inspiration into your life in 2018. We are all in this together! Link in profile 💌nationalhandwritingday

25 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

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Had a date with my kitchen today! Here’s what I’m adding to the fridge this week from stuff I had to use up: hard boiled eggs, roasted sweet potatoes, toasted coconut, brown rice, mixed greens, peppers, honey lemon ginger concentrate, vinaigrette, orzo salad, potato salad, refilled the trail mix container and made mocha energy bites to tuck into the freezer. Check out shutterbeanmealprep for more ideas! mealprep mealprepmonday

25 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

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Spent the weekend without cell phone service and it was GRAND! 🤗 More digital detoxes in 2018!

26 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Taking a break from technology this weekend to absorb some light and soak in some hot springs with friends. SELF CARE DIGITAL DETOX WEEKEND STARTS NOW! Don’t forget to take care of yourself! ✌🏼✨ keepgriefweird wishmeluck theresnocellservicewhereimhead apeptalkforwhenyouneedone

28 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Pizza night! What are you having for dinner? shutterbeandinner

29 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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Dim sum & art with @lslindell ✨🌲📿👩🏻‍🎨= ❤️

30 Days ago
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Tracy Benjamin

@shutterbean


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New recipe alert! Check out this orzo with pancetta and pine nuts dish on shutterbean today! My mom made it for company when we were kids!

30 Days ago