Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals

Here’s how I navigate the intersectionality of my desire to eat Healthy-available/affordable-delicious/comforting foods: GF Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Maple-Chia Compote I got a bag of Gluten Free pancake mix from the food pantry. that’s certainly better for me than if it was wheat based, but pre-prepared ones are full of ridiculously refined ingredients like tapioca starch, and are a blood sugar nightmare, not to mention devoid … Continue reading Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry-Chia-Maple Compote- a Teaching Recipe to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Your Meals

Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

Beloveds— there are *so* many difficult hardships, stressors, wars, inequities happening around the world….our central nervous systems were not designed to be dealing with so many on-going stressors for so long, all at once.   As a former trauma therapist, I am noticing signs of vicarious trauma in myself as well as friends and loved ones. Make sure to be VERY proactive in your self-care. … Continue reading Self-care for Challenging Times Such as These- Top 10 ways to Nourish and Decompress

The Highs and Lows of Food Bank Eating and the Synergistic Benefits of Feeding the Poor Well

In Praise of Real Food~ I remember once at a professional training, a colleague who came from a lower socio-economic background, took a bite of an organic, local apple slice from the snack table and  proclaimed, “damn!  this is what an apple is supposed to taste like?  I didn’t even think I liked apples!”  He had grown up on cheap, mass-produced apples– you know the … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of Food Bank Eating and the Synergistic Benefits of Feeding the Poor Well

Raspberry Chia Oat Bars- recipe

RASPBERRY CHIA OAT BARS I’ve been craving sweets lately.  I miss being able to go to a coffee shop a few times a week and order a fancy coffee drink and nibble a decadent bakery treat.  But my days of being able to plunk down $10 for an afternoon treat are long gone, and even if I could still afford it, as my health requires … Continue reading Raspberry Chia Oat Bars- recipe