What’s In A Name? 

Most people don’t think about their names. It’s just what they’ve always been called from the day they were born. As humans, we respond autonomically when our names are called and many people rarely think any deeper about who we are and what our names say of who we are.  *shrug* “It’s just what my…… Continue reading What’s In A Name? 

Wagyu What!? 

Being from the southern Appalachian region, roast is cooked in a pot. Ya’ll know it’s true. So when my husband told me this afternoon while we were planning our brave grocery outing on a Friday afternoon during Ramadan, that he wanted a roast for dinner, I was mentally making my grocery list, preparing to put…… Continue reading Wagyu What!? 

My Inner Julia Child

I’d recently posted about some serious health issues I have been dealing with for the last several months. As the acute illness is fading, tests are finally turning up results and it’s looking like I have chronic Lyme’s Disease. Chronically it’s a difficult thing to diagnose as it is, even more so here in the…… Continue reading My Inner Julia Child

Food IS Medicine

It’s been a rough month. My cooking and creativity in the kitchen have been at an all time low. Meals have consisted of store bought grape leaves, hummus, easy fruit and veg, soups…Which, of course, isn’t horrible. It just isn’t “me”. But damnit, it’s been “me” for the last month.  My poor, sweet husband has…… Continue reading Food IS Medicine

Pot O’ Veggies – Soups and Whatnot 

One of the things I love about being Vegan or even Vegetarian is that plants go with plants. There really isn’t a lot that goes into “meal planning.” There are obviously certain ethnic foods that combine specific produce to create the flavors of that culture, but when it comes to something like a vegetable soup,…… Continue reading Pot O’ Veggies – Soups and Whatnot 

Honoring Our Bodies

“The female body is a complex thing. At once fragile and formidable, vulnerable and brave. It carries the seed of our hopes, the bloom of our youth, the weight of our fears. It can nurture and tremble, inspire and terrify. It oppresses and protects us, holding within it all that we are, projecting less than…… Continue reading Honoring Our Bodies

Comfort Foods Are Vegan Too!

Whole Foods Vegans aren’t alien. In times of illness, stress or worry, fears and loathings; like most people, we look to food for comfort. Sure, it may not be fried chicken or chocolate ice-cream but it’s just as hearty and warm and your soul sighs, “that was delicious”.  Our souls need to sigh. It brings…… Continue reading Comfort Foods Are Vegan Too!