A Letter to My First Born and Chocolate Ice Cream

Yesterday I picked up my oldest from the airport. She graduated from college last May, and then spent the summer as a counselor at an idyllic camp in the Adirondacks. Now she is figuring out the "what comes next" part of her life. What follows is a letter I wrote, but never shared with her.  I…

Happy Bellies and Sunglasses

Today should have been "Happy Bellies Day". (And just for the record, I know that some of you are thinking it should be Happy Belly's Day. But it's not.) "Happy Bellies Day" is the day my youngest and I make a Happy Bellies Bake Shop run, indulging our sweet tooth (should it be sweet teeth since I 'm talking…

So…What Do You Eat When You Travel?

I have been asked that question numerous times over the past few years, and at least 3 times this past week. And while it's not always easy, it is always possible to eat vegan on the road. Plus, we've discovered some awesome restaurants along the way.  Hmmm…. What a great idea for a post! Or at…

So What Does Your Husband Eat? (Or the Best Sauce EVER!)

Remember my post "What do your kids eat?" If that was before your time, you can catch up on that here.  At the time, I promised my husband's eating habits would be the topic of a future post. Looks like it's taken me a while. But his time has come. Let me start with this. I am…

When’s a Casserole Not a Casserole?

Families are funny. Or at least mine is. For some reason, now that I can actually make food that tastes good and is good for you, my family occasionally likes to talk about meals from the old days. And most of the talk focuses on the many casseroles I use to make. And the talk…